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WingAdmin 1500 seat

Postby wrightwing » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:22 pm



That is one good lookin bike. Question, is that seat stock, or is it possibly a corbin, and if its a corbin, is it comfortable ? Id like a nicer seat for my 1200, but I don't want to spend 500.00 until I get some opinions.


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Re: WingAdmin 1500 seat

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:05 am

It's a Corbin, and it's by far the most comfortable motorcycle seat I've ever sat on. When I picked the bike up, I rode it back 6 1/2 hours straight from Chicago, and wasn't at all sore. Wonderful!

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Re: WingAdmin 1500 seat

Postby ka4yqi » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:45 am

I was going to wait a little while till he left it outside one night, then I am going change seats while him and the family are sleeping. Do you think he would notice it to quick? I need at least 2 states head start.

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Re: WingAdmin 1500 seat

Postby wrightwing » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:10 pm

Well WingAdmin, that will help make my decision a little easier. One more question. Do you sit lower on the bike, it looks like, with the seat being dished out, you would sit lower. Again, that is one good lookin bike 8-)
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Re: WingAdmin 1500 seat

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:38 pm

wrightwing wrote:Well WingAdmin, that will help make my decision a little easier. One more question. Do you sit lower on the bike, it looks like, with the seat being dished out, you would sit lower. Again, that is one good lookin bike 8-)


Thanks! Yes, you sit lower, and because the front of the seat is tapered, your legs are actually closer in to the bike at the front, so it gives you a bit more reach to the ground as well.

I always thought the seat on my 1100 was very comfortable, but the Corbin is so much better.

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Re: WingAdmin 1500 seat

Postby themainviking » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:23 am

wrightwing wrote:Well WingAdmin, that will help make my decision a little easier. One more question. Do you sit lower on the bike, it looks like, with the seat being dished out, you would sit lower. Again, that is one good lookin bike 8-)


One thing, wrightwing, you might consider, as you live within range of WingAdmin, and if he would permit it, would be a quick trip to his place to actually sit on the Corbin seat on his motorcycle. Some designs of Corbin seats are not comfortable for all. I rode a GL1800 for a two hour trip with a corbin seat, and I hated it. I rode a Valkyrie for two hours with a Corbin seat, and loved it. When I got a seat for my GL1800, I chose an Ultimate Seat. Mustang also has good seats, so I believe the big three are Corbin, Mustang and Ultimate (in alphabetical order, not necessarily order of quality). Also, as you are going to be reseating a 1200, you may wish to find a Corbin seat for one of those to try also.
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Re: WingAdmin 1500 seat

Postby wrightwing » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:48 am

I think '' the cats out of the bag '' ka4yqi ;) Thanks WingAmin, and themainviking . viking I have posts in two 1200 forums , with no one having a corbin or mustang on a 1200 :(
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Re: WingAdmin 1500 seat

Postby detdrbuzzard » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:45 am

i have a markland seat on my 1200 wing and what a big improvement it is over a stock seat. the only problem is that the seat is old now and needs recovering and everyone around here want $300 to recover it so i've been looking at this http://www.ebay.com/itm/SADDLEMEN-ROAD- ... 1298197741 , i have a saddleman on my 1500 wing also


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