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runninhorn


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posted July 04, 2004 08:28 PM        
Do we have a CORBIN seat out for our bikes yet?

As my 2000 mile ride coming up, dont think the stock seat is gonna cut it anyone know of a aftermarket gel seat?

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posted July 04, 2004 09:00 PM        
You can make your own. ANy bicycle shop will have the gel material... then take your seat to an upholsterer.
Ive never been happy with any of the Corbins Ive had.
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posted July 04, 2004 09:09 PM        
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You can make your own. ANy bicycle shop will have the gel material... then take your seat to an upholsterer.
Ive never been happy with any of the Corbins Ive had.


oh, ok, cool, so just go to any bike shop and they should have the necessary gel? Any special kinda gel, or just gel in general? And an upholsterer should know how to insert it properly? Thanks for the info........

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posted July 04, 2004 09:32 PM        
Usually comes with a neoprene cover and its meant for excersize bicycles which have oversized seats...so you'll get plenty of material to work with.
Here is an example. http://www.webmountainbike.com/gelseatcover.html

Most upholsterers are familiar with custom installs. ( I woud hope)
You may need to shop it around before you find someone you feel comfortable to do the job.

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posted July 04, 2004 09:33 PM        
Another
http://www.supergo.com/profile.cfm?LPROD_ID=23623&lsubcat_id=7642&lcat_id=7604&referpage=
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posted July 05, 2004 04:17 AM        
Thanks also, may look into this as well
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posted July 05, 2004 08:43 PM        
I road to Toronto from Detroit then back(530miles) in the same day on the 3rd of july. The seat was not my biggest problem. My right wrist was sore from holding the throttle. But the seat was not too bad with standing up every half hour or so. I'm not saying that some padding whould not help by far. Any kind of cruise control for our bikes yet? I have a Chicago trip coming up the first week of Aug. then, Heading out "West" with my dad around Labor day. The more comfort the better.
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posted July 06, 2004 03:26 PM        
o... try this....


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posted July 06, 2004 04:07 PM        
Heard good things about them, looks like it would get in the way if you had to chop the throttle?
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posted July 06, 2004 04:18 PM        
Whats it called and where can i get it?
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posted July 06, 2004 04:22 PM        
BTW, What kind of bike is that?
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posted July 06, 2004 04:56 PM        
I beleive that's the Throttle Rocker.

Bike looks like a Beemer or a Paso???

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posted July 06, 2004 10:06 PM        
The throttle rocker is NOT for tight, techincal roads or for heavy traffic.
Its best suited for open road use.... (i.e. Highway droning)
Of all the available "cruise control" products... Ive gotten the most use out of this one.
Its easy to remove when you arrive at your destination and its indestructible!
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posted July 06, 2004 11:53 PM        
thanks for the throttle rocker rec, just bought one........
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posted July 07, 2004 11:13 AM        
so Turbo-
why haven't you been satisfied with Corbins? You are the first person I've heard who didn't give them a glowing recommendation.
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posted July 07, 2004 06:09 PM        
Um, lets see first there was the fitament issues on a my 85 GPz.
Then I had issues with a ZRX Gunfighter/Lady setup.
Then a misformed ZX11 seat
Then my 12R seat fit like crap and was worse than the stock seat
Shitty customer service 3 times Ive called direct, etc.
Long waits on returns

I just deal with Sargent now. Since they are local to me and do everything EXACTLY as I describe in a fraction of the time.

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dnwhoop02


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posted July 08, 2004 07:27 AM        
so, Sargent vs. Corbin.....

Fit?
Comfort?
Any drawbacks vs. the stock seat?
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posted July 08, 2004 11:35 AM        
Only drawback to Sargent is that you have to use an OEM seat base...unless you happend to buy a bike 5,000,000 others will own too and then they may for a custom pan for it. (ie VFRs, Bimmers)
So this means some down time if you dont have a spare seat.
Fit is as good, if not better than stock.
Comfort is subjective to the rider. Ive never been disappointed with their work. They've turned a few bikes from torture racks to pleasure cruisers
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posted July 08, 2004 05:45 PM        
quote:
Only drawback to Sargent is that you have to use an OEM seat base...


The biggest complaint I've had with Corbin is that they don't use an OEM seat base. I've had difficulty getting Corbin's base to properly fasten into place with their bracketry. Although having to come up with an OEM base may be a pain (or expensive, depending how you go about it), it does assure you of a betting mounting fit, IMO.

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