Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: ON THE ROAD... (frequent stops in AZ-85338, TN-37205, CA-96150)
CORBIN SEAT... TOP OF THE LIST!! (best/worst)
Stromette's going to bump this post and add a review about the Corbin seat here for those considering a purchase of said seat. Ready for the great review: IT'S HORRIBLE! :twisted: The end.
OK, ok, I'll elaborate a bit. A friend of mine just acquired an 02 DL1k which came w/a Corbin. He called recently and pleaded w/Stromette to exchange seats so he could test the stock DL1k seat for several days saying the Corbin "sucks". Being the kind and generous Stromtrooper that I am, I rode over to trade seats thinking I could help him out and also test this fancy-dancy thing some people, including the original owner, rave about. Just sitting on it in his driveway I could tell why he wanted to trade. :cry: To say this seat is hard would be a gross understatement. A plank or piece of concrete would be more comfortable. :!: Aside from being rock hard, it feels significantly wider than stock; feels like I'm sitting on a horse, legs go out then down. (BTW, I'm 5'11). It's also a bit shorter than stock. The width and length difference in stock is just that-different, not really bad/good. I know and frequently ride w/the original owner of the 02 Strom (who put over 40k on the seat) so I sent him an email to rag him a/b the seat and he replied, get this, the Strom's Corbin was the most comfortable seat he's *ever* owned (this coming from someone who has 3-5 bikes in his stable at all times, 3 decade rider, 30k mi/yr) and that "YOU HAVE TO BRING YOUR OWN PADDING TO THE CORBIN PARTY!" :lol: - - so, there you go. This seems to be THE biggest factor I see in whether one loves or hates the Corbin on the Strom. The original owner is, um, ah, shall we just say a big boy. New owner is lanky like Stromette and, er, well, not much extra padding to bring to the Corbin party. I don't think I've personally experienced a modification that received such extreme love-hate reports more than this seat (it tops my list of "worst" and tops his list of "best").
In review, I'd *highly* suggest if you're thinking about acquiring a Corbin for your Strom to gain weight. No, no, not really. But I'd really suggest finding one and sitting on it before blindly plunking down a couple of C-notes. If Corbins get softer w/age then I can't possibly imagine what this thing was like new! :?:
Lastly, to my friend w/my stock seat... could I please have my stock seat back now??
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