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like my new (to me) seat

this might not be the place to brag on a corbin seat, but Im really liking it. it fits me perfect. and its already broke in. I bought it from a guy in Georgia a few days ago, for $125. I went down there to get out of this ky weather for a few days. should have stayed there till spring. damn, its cold here!
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Nice looking seat
I am sure he had a small market due to the red piping.
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Nice looking seat
I am sure he had a small market due to the red piping.
yes, that occurred to me as well. I like the red trim, but I guess I could dye it black if I change my mind. he sold me a givi windscreen, 405st, for $50. I may have to trim it a little to clear the handguards. I was hoping the motowerk riser would let it clear, but it still touches at full turn. I hate to do that to a new (at least it looks new) screen, not sure if there are any other options.
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It's weird. I've never had (or even felt the NEED for) an aftermarket seat until I bought a Vulcan 900, that stock seat is a torture device. Since then I've bought aftermarket seats for my Versys and Harley Sportster. All three have been significantly better, but all three have felt VERY awkward for the first couple hundred miles. They all felt like they were gonna roll off the bike. I see a lot of mixed reviews concerning the Corbins on Versys's (Versi?) but I'm loving mine. Getting it "used" for $125 makes it that much better.
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yes, that occurred to me as well. I like the red trim, but I guess I could dye it black if I change my mind. he sold me a givi windscreen, 405st, for $50. I may have to trim it a little to clear the handguards. I was hoping the motowerk riser would let it clear, but it still touches at full turn. I hate to do that to a new (at least it looks new) screen, not sure if there are any other options.
No need to trim the windscreen. All the screens i had touched at full lock. Been like that for 4 years now..

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It's weird. I've never had (or even felt the NEED for) an aftermarket seat until I bought a Vulcan 900, that stock seat is a torture device. Since then I've bought aftermarket seats for my Versys and Harley Sportster. All three have been significantly better, but all three have felt VERY awkward for the first couple hundred miles. They all felt like they were gonna roll off the bike. I see a lot of mixed reviews concerning the Corbins on Versys's (Versi?) but I'm loving mine. Getting it "used" for $125 makes it that much better.
im not exactly sure why, but I can get on and off the bike a whole lot easier with this seat as well. if I had to say one good thing about the stock seat, it would be the weight of it.
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No need to trim the windscreen. All the screens i had touched at full lock. Been like that for 4 years now..
i haven't put it on yet, just laid it up against the mra screen that's on there now. looks like there would be 1/2 inch or so loss of turning which may not matter. i hate to butcher up a part, and it looks bad if i decide to sell the bike later on. i think ill use it as is---------
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is it any higher than a stock seat? it looks a lot wider than stock too...other than that..it's a corbin..i'm sure it rides great and at $125..i'm jealous..except for the red piping...
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is it any higher than a stock seat? it looks a lot wider than stock too...other than that..it's a corbin..i'm sure it rides great and at $125..i'm jealous..except for the red piping...
actually, it seems like its a little lower than stock.if I think about it, i'll do some measuring later today and find out.
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