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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 05:40 PM
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Have you tried raising the front of your seat for $2 BEFORE you spend HUNDREDS...?
Yeah but to get it to a point where you are not sliding, the side rub against the paint on the tank which would very quickly burn through the clear coat. Great for a quick fix but not permanent IMO.
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I had a Corbin in my Nighthawk 750, while it was way better than stock, I felt like it was too stiff. I get that it was meant to be supportive, but it had 0 give, and was just plain uncomfortable after long rides. Maybe I didn't break the leather in proper, but I'm fairly certain I won't be buying one for the Versys.

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Yeah but to get it to a point where you are not sliding, the side rub against the paint on the tank which would very quickly burn through the clear coat. Great for a quick fix but not permanent IMO.
Just put some 3M clear paint protection film onto that area. I've ridden about 72,000 miles on my '08 w/out problems, as well as 63,000 kms on the '09 and 29,000 kms on the '15, all w/ the 3M stuff on.

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I'm 90% certain I'll go with either Corbin or Sargent, though the price is leaving me sympathetic to going with Seat Concepts.
1. Corbin vs. Sargent - my vote is Sargent if the pick is between these two only. I've owned both and the Sargent was way more comfortable than the Corbin.

2. Leather vs. Vinyl - I'll go with vinyl every time because you don't have to worry about the saddle getting wet.

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a. I see that nobody had mentioned Laam Saddles. I know several folks who have them and they all rave about their comfort and looks. I believe Seth Laam used to work for Russell saddles, the folks who make the Russell Day Long (the king of saddles for long distance riding).

b. Use an Air Hawk with the stock saddle. This is what I'm using right now and it's a huge improvement over just the stock saddle alone. I like the Air Hawk because of the perineal channel that runs right down the middle of it. The cushioning also makes it a lot more comfortable on my aging ischium bones.

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