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inkman
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Postby inkman » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:30 pm



have a stock seat on my 85 goldwing, tired of having a sore butt on long rides, who makes a good seat, there a so many out there and dont want to waste money on one that is not any better than what i have.



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Re: seat

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:23 pm

No idea if Corbin makes a 1200 seat, but the Corbin that I have on my 1500 is the absolute most comfortable motorcycle seat I've ever sat on. I've ridden 19 hours straight and not been sore.

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Re: seat

Postby inkman » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:01 pm

thats a long time on the seat, i am sore after 2 or 3 hours. thanks i will check it out.

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Re: seat

Postby HALBUDD » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:34 pm

inkman, I have a 1200 and your right the seat will kill your buns, I when to wallmart and picked up a gell pad in the automotive section. There about $20 bucks it does help but i love my set on my 1500 better. Hey see if it helps its cheap fix until you can check on something else.
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scmoon
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Re: seat

Postby scmoon » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:20 am

Highly recommend a genuine "Airhawk" cushion designed for a large cruiser motorcycle.
I have used one on my 1200GL the last couple of years, and can claim a more comfortable ride over long distances.
The individual air pockets support your buns separately and are adjust based on level of inflation.
Item was originally seen in my late father's wheelchair and bed to prevent sores.

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shawnee1952
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Re: seat

Postby shawnee1952 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:22 am

My 1200 has a Mustang seat on it and it is easy on the butt. A little pricey but my comfort is worth it.

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Fatwing Chris
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Re: seat

Postby Fatwing Chris » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:43 am

HALBUDD wrote:inkman, I have a 1200 and your right the seat will kill your buns, I when to wallmart and picked up a gell pad in the automotive section. There about $20 bucks it does help but i love my set on my 1500 better. Hey see if it helps its cheap fix until you can check on something else.


We looked in a few Walmarts this summer and weren't able to find the gel-pads.Heard when we got home that they don't have them anymore.

To the PO
Any aftermarket seat is lightyears ahead of stock,so don't worry too much about taking a chance on any of them.Even a used one.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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wilmo
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Re: seat

Postby wilmo » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:55 am

I replaced mine with the saddlemen double saddle kit. This is a seat that does not include the pan. You remove your old uphostery from the pan, stapled, and reinstall this seat on your pan again using staples. I used a local upholsterer to reattach the seat to the pan for $20. A huge difference, especially for the passenger. I can ride much longer and it has more support. The back of the driver seat sits up considerably higher and supports your lower back and it is wider than the stock. I found mine on ebay for $156 free shipping. Look around and you'll find it. It's a great deal for little effort. Color is black and diamond pattern.
You may have to trim the tongue on the front of the pan where it slides into the tunnel about 1/2". It's plastic so it's easy to do but that's it for mods. Well worth it... :)

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Fatwing Chris
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Re: seat

Postby Fatwing Chris » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:21 pm

WingAdmin wrote:No idea if Corbin makes a 1200 seat, but the Corbin that I have on my 1500 is the absolute most comfortable motorcycle seat I've ever sat on. I've ridden 19 hours straight and not been sore.

Don't know if you can still get them or not,but I had 2 buddies that had Corbins on their 1200's.


If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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