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Slippery Corbin Seat

Hey! I just bought a Corbin for my bike and I love it compared to the stock seat, but I slide around on it. Anyone had this problem tried roughing it up with something?
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I recently had a similar problem, but only after using leather conditioner. I thought that may have caused the seat to become slippery.
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Conditioner

Did you find a way to safely remove the conditioner? I bought my seat used and I believe conditioner was used on mine too.
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Actually, recently it hasn't seemed as slippery lately. I believe some of the conditioner wore off. Maybe try some leather cleaner then a good quality conditioner. Don't forget, the seat is leather, so a good conditioner is a must. I didn't do anything different to the seat
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I used Lexol cleaner and conditioner on my leather Baldwin worked great and not slick at all. Most Auto Supply Stores carry Lexol ...

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TechSpec makes seat pads (as well as knee pads) that do wonders for a slippery seat...I put one on my Sargent low seat and no more mashed nads...

http://techspec-usa.com/magento/inde...les/seats.html

I cut down the pad to fit...you can also buy a sheet piece and cut it to your own design...
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Hey! I just bought a Corbin for my bike and I love it compared to the stock seat, but I slide around on it. Anyone had this problem tried roughing it up with something?
I have been riding with a Corbin on my V for 6 years. It is a little slipperier than the stock seat and a Seat Concepts seat. I like it that way, because its easier to shift my position when riding the twisties, or when I just want to shift my position on long straight rides. I have never used any leather conditioner or cleaner on it. I think I use my core muscles and hip muscles to keep myself where I need to be on the bike.
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I find that Armor All on the pillion part of the saddle is an excellent method of ending unwanted relationships.
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