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New seat for 1000rr

I just completed a 3200mi trip on my '08 1000rr with a stock seat. I made it but I started hurting around 2200 miles and it was hard to find a comfortable spot. I expected this of course but for future rides I'd like an upgrade to the seat.

Do any of you have a positive experience with any aftermarket seats for the 1000rr? I don't race, I just ride street so comfort is most important.
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Honda's own e-Cushion seat.
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Re: New seat for 1000rr

Try Corbin or Sargent. Or better still, take roads with more corners

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Try Corbin or Sargent. Or better still, take roads with more corners


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Re: New seat for 1000rr

Seems like people on the lighter side, like Sargent. People of a little more, um, girth, prefer Corbin, as a . About 200lbs is the dividing line.
One thing I know from reading posts, Corbin uses harder foam and people always say there's a break-in period of up to a year or more. Sargents require no break-in. They're comfortable from day one.
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Seems like people on the lighter side, like Sargent. People of a little more, um, girth, prefer Corbin, as a . About 200lbs is the dividing line.
One thing I know from reading posts, Corbin uses harder foam and people always say there's a break-in period of up to a year or more. Sargents require no break-in. They're comfortable from day one.
Unless you're a really big fatty and then they feel mighty fine from the off !

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Re: New seat for 1000rr

I have a Sargent on my 954, a friend has a Corbin on his. Bith are very comfortable. I've also seen people re-do their own seats that came out very nice. Plenty of options there
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Re: New seat for 1000rr

Can I wake this thread up?

Looking at a new seat and am wondering if the sargent for lighter/corbin for heavier is true.

I'm only 170
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I put somewhere in a post an idea my friend did. He had his seat stripped down and custom memory foam put into it. Once compressed into shape and re-covered it added just a hair bit of height, pretty much un-noticeable, and he loved it. He did a lot of 500+ miles in one day trips and never complained after he was done. I think he was all-in at $120 from the upholsterer.

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Re: New seat for 1000rr

Hmmm. That sounds like a good idea. My uncle had that done on his Harley... but I hadnt considered it for smaller sport bike seats. I'll have to look into that
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Re: New seat for 1000rr

I know it is one I'm considering in the very near future. The RC51 lacked anything resembling cushioning in the seat.... and for $120(ish) to be able to ride longer with less breaks.. totally worth it. Plus a corbin/sergant costs what, about $200-$300. Always worth giving the cheaper option a go first, especially when others have done and liked it.

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Re: New seat for 1000rr

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Plus a corbin/sergant costs what, about $200-$300. Always worth giving the cheaper option a go firstit.

indeed. I'm going to give some auto upholsters a call. Maybe make a seat-refoaming thread of it
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