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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 2006, 8:01 am
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FOR MONOPOSTO SEATS: I think only Corbin makes a solo seat for the SL And FE models. You can get one from Sargeant but it will have to be custom made ('though they used to make the solo seats).

FOR BIPOSTO SEATS: The Sargeant is the way to go. Much lighter than the Corbin and it has the retractable hooks and storage compartment.

FWIW, I like the aftermarket seats only for Long Distance riding. Defintely great for that. But the aftermarket seats are lousy for hanging off and for trackdays. For that I revert back to the OEM solo seat or the OEM dual seat. YMMV.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 2006, 8:21 am
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I like to have both feet on the ground and being 5'8" an inch or two of seat height makes a big difference. There is less padding in the Corbin than the Sargent. It's a two edge sword in that it gets my toes closer to terra firma but is also harder than the Sargent. With my seat Sargent didn't go quite as thin with the padding as Corbin but it is noticeably less than their seat. I'll get some pics this weekend.

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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 2006, 9:03 am
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But the aftermarket seats are lousy for hanging off and for trackdays.
Stock seat is great for hanging off, but hard as a rock. I have a BMW with a comfort seat for long distance.

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+1 on the corbin!
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 2006, 12:37 pm
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If you live anywhere close enough for it to make sense, Corbin offers a custom fitting program where you visit their shop in Hollister, get assigned one guy who builds your seat from the pan up. A little shorter here? A little taller there? More padding for the tush? Custom colors/leathers/piping? You get 'The Works'. I've done this three times and have been very pleased each time. And the best part is that they'll buy you lunch in the "Corbin Cafe" (or whatever it's called), excellent burgers and shakes. All this for the price of a stock seat ordered on the internet.
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custom corbin seat sounds the business!
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2006, 8:49 pm
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Well, it took much longer than expected but here are a few pics of my Sargent/OEM/Corbin seat. The yellow markings on the seat are from the seat cowling.
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