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Corbin rear seat and backrest

Does anyone have experience with these products? I would assume that your significant other would probably be the one that has the actual feedback on it though.

I was looking into this for my wife. She gets tired faily quickly having to put her hands on the tank and I thought this might give her some relief to have a backrest. So, I'm looking for some feedback from some who has used one.

Does anyone have one for sale? They are quite pricy new.
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Re: Corbin rear seat and backrest

I have a 1 piece two seater Corbin for my 99 VFR. I also have the back rest for it. The back rest for this seat is removeable. It is also very comfortable. It's plenty wide and is not flimsy nor too small for comfortable support.

You didn't mention what kind of bike this would be for but based upon her getting tired from leaning on the tank, would that really change if she had a backrest? If the seat forced her to lean forward, would a backrest make a difference in comfort? If she was leaning opposite the slop of the seat, that would have a substantial affect on your handling too?

My rule of thumb for making decisions like this is to determine if I'd be comfortable in that spot too, if the riding position was switched. Maybe give it a try and see how long you can sit on the rear seat before becoming uncomfortable. You can do it with the bike on the side stand if you don't have a center stand or other means to keep the bike upright. I'm thinking that that may help you with your decision.

I never thought I'd have to ride on the back 'seat' of a 929. I had to one day because I got a flat and there was no other way to get home. I will say that a backrest would not have made the ride better. The seating position makes you purposefully lean forward into the driver. I did get complaints when I positioned myself more towards the rear of the seat because it did affect the handling of the bike. Now I know I'll never put anyone else through that torture on a sportbike.

Good luck and be extra extra nice to your wife if she endures riding on the back of your bike.
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Re: Corbin rear seat and backrest

Had one on my old 954 just the seat no back rest. According the the GF at the time it was more comfortable but it didn't offer anymore in keeping her from resting on the tank. As for the back rest, more comfort option to give the passenger a sense of security from falling off than anything else. Last thing you want is your passenger leaning back on one of those things as you lean into a turn. Mess up your CG big time.
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Re: Corbin rear seat and backrest

thanks for the responses. I was talking with her and she didn't think it would make any difference either since she is mainly leaning forward and her arms are what get tired. I thought that she might be able to sit up more but I guess not really.
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Re: Corbin rear seat and backrest

Buy her a couple 10lb weights and have her lift for a few minutes 3x a week
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Re: Corbin rear seat and backrest

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Buy her a couple 10lb weights and have her lift for a few minutes 3x a week
Awful brave when you are 1000 miles aways there LTL.
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Re: Corbin rear seat and backrest

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thanks for the responses. I was talking with her and she didn't think it would make any difference either since she is mainly leaning forward and her arms are what get tired. I thought that she might be able to sit up more but I guess not really.
It's a little more expensive but perhaps she'd be more comfortable on her own bike...

Seriously, what are you doing on the street that has her hunched over you so far? My wife (before she got her own bike) could sit upright and not topple over backwards. She would just grab a handful of jacket or belt.
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