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I have a 1999 CBR 900RR, I am considering buying a Corbin seat for my bike, I would like some opinions from board members who have put a Corbin seat on their bike, is it worth the money? and does it make a big difference?
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Re: Corbin seat:

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I have a 1999 CBR 900RR, I am considering buying a Corbin seat for my bike, I would like some opinions from board members who have put a Corbin seat on their bike, is it worth the money? and does it make a big difference?
I've got one on my 954 and it is a big plus from the standard seat, heaps more comfortable and worth what I payed for it. I bought mine on Ebay so it was a lot cheaper than you will pay from the supplier, which is fairly expensive over here but they are good. It took a little while to get used to it from the start but now its all good.
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Re: Corbin seat:

I do alot of riding with mine and find that what the Corbin does is it transfers the pain further down the legs, towards the top of your hamstrings instead of directly on your glutes.
All in all though I find it is nicer to ride with if your able to lean back a bit then you can transfer the pressure from the hamys to the glutes easier and releive the pain momentarily from each area and spread it out more.
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Re: Corbin seat:

I've also had em on the 954 and it's seriously a pain in the ars for me. I couldn't stand em. I bought the bike with the seats so I went on ebay and found stockers. IMO, they're too expensive for what yer getting.
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Re: Corbin seat:

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I have a 1999 CBR 900RR, I am considering buying a Corbin seat for my bike, I would like some opinions from board members who have put a Corbin seat on their bike, is it worth the money? and does it make a big difference?
I rode with the stock seat for months, until I took one long trip and my arss was numb and I felt very fatigued. I opted to get a Corbin seat after talking to other riders, and to this day that has been the best $$ spent on my 954! At first it felt very stiff and I was mad thinking I had wasted my $$, but after riding on it for a short time I realized just how much of the vibrations it takes out.
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Re: Corbin seat:

Go the correct route:
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Do a search and find the horror stories of Corbin products.
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Re: Corbin seat:

I just hope if you decide to go with one, and you buy from them, your experience is much better than mine. I have the grey and black 03 954, so I thought their charcoal carbon fiber leather would compliment the grey on the bike very well. Well after I got it, turns out it was silver...no where close to charcoal. I called them about it right away, even sent them pics. Their answer to me was "we ran out of charcaol, so we covered it with silver." That was almost 2 months ago. I called the other week and one of the managers was finally available and when he looked at the pictures I sent them, he tried to tell me it was charcoal. I told him sorry but you guys already told me it would be recovered in black. I returned it and they've had it since April 7 and it's still not done! If you can pick up a used one for under $200, I'd say go for it, the little bit I did ride with that seat was really nice, but I've been dicked around by customer service way too much to pay $289. That's not even worth their supposedly great warranty. Good luck.
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Re: Corbin seat:

Jesse954,

Yep, that sounds like a typical Corbin experience. If you can go to their factory and have them create it on the spot and make it 100% customized, then they are worth the money as they don't get paid until they are done. All of the issues happen through the mail and as soon as it leaves their hands, you are on your own.
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Re: Corbin seat:

I need to get ridd of my stock seat too......

How much did you all pay for your seat? and which brand(s) did you purchase? I am goiing to ebay now.
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Re: Corbin seat:

I just ordered mine from Corbin Canada, it was $259.00 plus $89.00 for shippingand $17.40 tax for a total of $365.40, quality products cost money, if it saves on pain it is worth it.
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Re: Corbin seat:

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I need to get ridd of my stock seat too......

How much did you all pay for your seat? and which brand(s) did you purchase? I am goiing to ebay now.
See post #6.
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Re: Corbin seat:

I love my seat. I have the black gator print with red piping. I have the black/silver 02 954 accented with red. I paid 299 + shipping. Its really hard to try and do color matching over the internet for anything, thats why I only changed the color of the piping and not the actual seat itself. I had a pretty good experience, and over all, I feel as if its worth it. Good luck withthe exchange. I know its taking a long time, as mine did too. I would rather them take the time and produce some quality than have it back in one day.
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Re: Corbin seat:

I ordered both the Corbin and the Sargent for my 071KRR.. The Sargent was better in every aspect when compared to the Corbin.. I had to send the Corbin back 2 to get it to fit properly on my bike... IMHO the Sargent is the better product, both look good....
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Re: Corbin seat:

From what I've heard from others, Sargent is the way to go. I've also heard the horror stories about Corbin.
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Re: Corbin seat:

I have always bought Corbin. and its true about Ebay, Excellent prices vs new but it has alot or Corbins for sale and very few sargents.
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