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kent moor
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new seat

Postby kent moor » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:27 pm



i would like to replace seat on my 88 GL1500 Goldwing .
anyone have suggestions ? I like the Corbin but is it
comfortable ?



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Bamaeagle
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Re: new seat

Postby Bamaeagle » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:22 am

I would go with the Corbin seat. I have one on my 1500 and the wife and I love it. I plan on changing the seat on my 1800 to a Corbin soon...
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kent moor
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Re: new seat

Postby kent moor » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:03 pm

ok thank you . I was told that they were hard to the touch so was
wondering about comfort rider and pass . Also if ok when rained on
etc.
Thanks! K.Moor

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Re: new seat

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:08 pm

I've had Corbin seats in the past and found them okay but rather stiff. If I was in the market I would be looking at the Russell Day Long saddle.

Another you might want to consider is the TS Custom from Tom Simmons. I've heard good about it but have no actual experience.

http://www.tscustomseats.com/gpage.html


Buying a seat is like buying a bed. You won't know if you like it until you've road 500 miles on it.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

kent moor
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Re: new seat

Postby kent moor » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:20 pm

im suprised to see prices are all about same range and Corbin
has the best buy 789.oo 3pc.set others want extra money
for driver and pass. backrest
Thank! K.Moor

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liquineer
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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 Panther Trike

Re: new seat

Postby liquineer » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:54 am

I love the look of that TS seat- definitly a comfy armchair style- my kids already think of the GW as a pipe and slippers style of bike.
Are we having fun yet?

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Re: new seat

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:56 pm

kent moor wrote:im suprised to see prices are all about same range and Corbin
has the best buy 789.oo 3pc.set others want extra money
for driver and pass. backrest
Thank! K.Moor



Don't go by price. Cheap does not mean good. See if you can find some locals with different seats and have a sit on them.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: new seat

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:30 pm

I have gone 19 hours in the Corbin on my 1500, then turned around the next day and did another 15. Without a doubt the most comfortable seat I've ever had on a bike.

kent moor
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Re: new seat

Postby kent moor » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:08 am

Thanks for info on Corbin seats . Im working on
getting one now . Hoping to get a sale price
but dont believe its going to happen . LoL.

Kent Moor

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Davek80514
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Location: Dacono, Colorado
Motorcycle: 1992 Goldwing 1500 SE

Re: new seat

Postby Davek80514 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:35 am

The Corbin seat I have sits way to low for me (1992 1500). If it was stock height I'd most likely enjoy it better. I put the original seat back on it.


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