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Old 08-29-2019, 09:32 AM   #1
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Hey guys..So Iv had the vrod muscle for about six weeks or so and love It, except for the stock seat the back of It after about half an hour starts to hurt my tail bone and becomes very uncomfortable . So my question Is , Is there anybody using a Corbin seat ? how do you like It Is It worth the almost $600 ? I just checked there web site out the seats look very comfortable but then so does the stock seat until you get on It ,
Any input would be very appreciated ....Thanks .
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:42 AM   #2
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Hey guys..So Iv had the vrod muscle for about six weeks or so and love It, except for the stock seat the back of It after about half an hour starts to hurt my tail bone and becomes very uncomfortable . So my question Is , Is there anybody using a Corbin seat ? how do you like It Is It worth the almost $600 ? I just checked there web site out the seats look very comfortable but then so does the stock seat until you get on It ,
Any input would be very appreciated ....Thanks .
Corbin is involved with his EV car design. Could explain why the prices are so high as this company is feeding money into that. Not sure how good customer relations is, with the owner distracted like that. The seat does look comfy though. Me, I'm not sure those rivets wouldn't pound themselves into the painted parts?
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:46 PM   #3
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10000000 times better than the Corbin.......

https://www.bitchinseatstore.net/200...09-15vrscf.htm
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:34 AM   #4
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10000000 times better than the Corbin.......

https://www.bitchinseatstore.net/200...09-15vrscf.htm
Maybe..and for $236 more base price.

That being said, Corbin uses what is generously considered "firm" foam. It breaks in (eventually) to conform to your backside.

I have one of their Hollywood Solo seats on my Street Rod. And am happy with it. I also ran one of their seats on my FXR.

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I agree with flybigjet. I had the Corbin on my bike for about 6 months. It was a huge improvement over the stock seat, but then I found a bitchin seat on the want ads here and took the plunge. I thought the Corbin was a great seat until I spent the day riding with the Bitchin seat.
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Old 08-31-2019, 04:56 PM   #6
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I had a "not great" experience with Corbin, so that sort of colored my opinion of them.

I had a Corbin seat on my Street Rod that I'd ordered from them. After mounting it, I found that the pan mold wasn't remotely symmetrical, which explained why the seat didn't fit right.

I flew out to CA with the seat and drove down to Corbin's shop in Hollister. I got a lot of static on having them fix the pan and recover the seat. Even though the seat was literally less than a month old, it was VERY irritating that they a) put out a substandard product, b) I had to hold their feet to the fire to fix it and c) they really didn't care-- they looked at their other R molds and they were all flawed the same way-- they showed zero percent interest in fixing it for future customers (which may be one reason they stopped carrying that particular seat shortly thereafter).

I got it fixed eventually, but it cost me a day out of my life and sitting in an airplane for two flights.

BSC on the other hand? WOW! Talk about perfection. The owner spent HOURS talking to me about exactly what I wanted, sent me the uncovered seat to make sure it was what I wanted, adjusted it as per my feedback, sent it back to double-check, and then finally covered it.

In this particular instance? I'd say you get what you pay for.

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In my particular instance,I got what I could (barely) afford. If Bitchin' Seats were the only choice,I'd have been stuck with the stock Sundowner. Which I did not care for one bit.

And it's entirely likely I'd have soon sold the Street Rod.
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:16 AM   #8
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I prefer the Bitchin seat. Keep an eye out on here for the occasional used one. I found my perfect one used a few years back for 1/2 price.
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:59 AM   #9
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I took the plunge on the Corbin because of the uncomfortable stock seat. It looked great, but was dam stiff. I called in and they assured me that it would break down a bit and soften up. I'm a big guy and lets just say I had to go to a fabric store in the middle of a long trip to buy a big thick slab of foam to cut into the shape of a seat to stuff it under my ass after every fuel up stop. That brings a whole other point to light. If you use at Tee-Bag and have it facing the front like I do because I have a 3 gallon gas tank sitting on the tiny little luggage rack and strapped to the custom polished aluminum sissy bar and plumbed into the 5 gal tank under seat, every time you stop for gas you have to remove the Tee-Bag because the whole seat hinges. 15 min gas stops.
What I ended up doing was rebuild the stock seat, adding width and thickness, then had it re-upholstered. I'll add picks Later.
I still have the Corbin seat complete w/ hinge and lock / key and I would make you or someone a great deal.

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This is for a VRSCDX...

Never tried a bitchin seat but got the Corbin as have had them in the past and in the beginning it is very hard does soften over time and mold to you.

Again never tried a bitchin but dont think you would be disappointed with the Corbin after it breaks in plus I like the fact it adds a lock for the seat (not sure if the bitchin does that).

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Old 09-01-2019, 10:39 PM   #11
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I like the fact it adds a lock for the seat (not sure if the bitchin does that).
Why do you need a lock?
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Hey @MAR-VEL--

Have you seen this?

Basically brand new Corbin for a lot less coin.....

https://www.1130cc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=440813
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Why do you need a lock?
Never bothered to install it.
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Thanks flybigjet...Just sent him a pm .
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Why do you need a lock?
I live in south florida scoundrels will steal your gas. Plus since there is 0 storage I use the little space under the rear and is nice to be able to lock the seat down.

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