Corbin Seat

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Corbin Seat

Post by manxie49 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:27 pm

I was looking at changing the seat on my MT10 for a Yamaha comfort seat, however, after reading reviews and the problems other people had experienced with parts of the seat wearing through where it comes in contact with the tank I decided to look a little further afield, California to be exact. I opted for a Corbin seat, a bit extravagant and I had to work a few hours overtime to pay for it, but it was worth it.

GOOD POINTS: The seat is extremely well made, you can feel the quality of the leather the minute you take it out of the box. The cover is riveted to the underside of the seat as oppose to the usual staples. If you go onto the Corbin web site you can actually design your own seat, different colours or mix of colours and different grades of leather. It's very comfortable but supportive, much more comfort that the OEM seat. The fit was perfect, if but a little snug, that wasn't a bad thing though because the original seat was a little loose, which, IMHO, made it feel as though it was an afterthought when being manufactured. It certainly looks better than the original, I've already had my mate tell me, when I'm not around, he's gonna nick it :D
BAD POINTS: I suppose the worst thing about the seat would have to be the cost, closely followed by the lead time for manufacture. I ordered the seat three months ago and it has only just arrived, although this was probably a lot to do with COVID-19 problems as well. Another possible, potential problem, could be the stitching. I had a stitched seat similar to this on a BMW I had a few years ago, when it rained water seeped into the seat through the stitching, this meant when you got it out of the garage for the next ride on a sunny day you got a wet arse. Seat cover for the rain may be needed. Another casing point, which some people may see as a pain, is the fact that it is leather. Leather as we all know requires care, it isn't like a vinyl seat that, mostly, you can just forget about.

All in all I'm very happy with it, I would definitely recommend the seat for comfort, looks and individualism.
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Re: Corbin Seat

Post by husoi » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:35 pm

For a moment I thought you were talking about Jeremy's seat.... :P
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Re: Corbin Seat

Post by manxie49 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:40 pm

husoi wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:35 pm
For a moment I thought you were talking about Jeremy's seat.... :P
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Re: Corbin Seat

Post by raesewell » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:45 pm

OK I'm sitting down, how much?

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Re: Corbin Seat

Post by Bender » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:14 pm

You can't put a price on comfort πŸ‘
Bite my shiny metal ass..

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Re: Corbin Seat

Post by RantMachine » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:15 pm

I found the Corbyn Seat
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Re: Corbin Seat

Post by manxie49 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:35 pm

raesewell wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:45 pm
OK I'm sitting down, how much?
Do you want the real price or the price I told my wife it cost :D ....... with postage it was Β£695
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Re: Corbin Seat

Post by Mickly » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:41 pm

RantMachine wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:15 pm
I found the Corbyn Seat
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You obviously sniffed it to authenticate it πŸ˜›
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Re: Corbin Seat

Post by RantMachine » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:54 pm

Mickly wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:41 pm
RantMachine wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:15 pm
I found the Corbyn Seat
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You obviously sniffed it to authenticate it πŸ˜›
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Re: Corbin Seat

Post by manxie49 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:32 pm

Mickly wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:41 pm
RantMachine wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:15 pm
I found the Corbyn Seat
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You obviously sniffed it to authenticate it πŸ˜›
Nothing like the smell of leather first thing in the morning!! :D
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Re: Corbin Seat

Post by raesewell » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:10 pm

manxie49 wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:35 pm
raesewell wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:45 pm
OK I'm sitting down, how much?
Do you want the real price or the price I told my wife it cost :D ....... with postage it was Β£695
I know Corbin are supposed to be the dogs danglies but I don't see 700 quids worth. I have had several seats doctored by Marty Walker at https://smartrrrs.store.buegle.com/inde ... sing/?k=:6::
He can do anything you want with a seat at a fraction of the price.
If you are happy with it that's all that counts.
Let us know what you think of it after a few months of riding.

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Re: Corbin Seat

Post by husoi » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:20 pm

raesewell wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:10 pm
manxie49 wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:35 pm
raesewell wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:45 pm
OK I'm sitting down, how much?
Do you want the real price or the price I told my wife it cost :D ....... with postage it was Β£695
I know Corbin are supposed to be the dogs danglies but I don't see 700 quids worth. I have had several seats doctored by Marty Walker at https://smartrrrs.store.buegle.com/inde ... sing/?k=:6::
He can do anything you want with a seat at a fraction of the price.
If you are happy with it that's all that counts.
Let us know what you think of it after a few months of riding.
.... just under 700 what a bargain. You can buy a whole bike with that
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Re: Corbin Seat

Post by raesewell » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:22 pm

Not with a Corbin seat on you can't :P :P :lol:

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Re: Corbin Seat

Post by husoi » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:30 pm

Sure, but the seat doesn't make go any faster.

Even my posh behind doesn't deserve $700 cloth to sit on :P :D
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Re: Corbin Seat

Post by Marino » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:36 pm

There is the Corbin Europe, https://corbin-europe.com/
Seats are depends on bike and your preferences from 600 to 1000 and over, eye watering, but seats are looking perfect.
I am looking for it for several years just cannot decide to spend so much money. For someone doing miles every day probably good invest

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