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post #1 of 10 Old Dec 31st, 2009, 1:33 pm Thread Starter
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1200 / 1300gt

I am interested to know opinions on Corbin Seats for the slant 4 GT. Is the comfort worth the $1000 for a set of seats? There has been plenty of complaints on the stock seat and am considering the Corbin.
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post #2 of 10 Old Dec 31st, 2009, 3:17 pm
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Re: 1200 / 1300gt

I, personally, wouldn't consider anything but a Rick Mayer seat. He's up in Anderson and will build a seat to fit you and your riding style. Ride it, if you don't like it, he'll adjust it. A great guy!

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Worth every penny over the crappy stock seat.
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Re: 1200 / 1300gt

Seats are kind of like anything else when it comes to comfort. One man's treasure...

If you like a firm seat you will love the Corbin, but just know you have to allow a couple K miles before it is broken in and that first 1500 miles are down right painful at times, but nothing compared to the stock seats.

I have had Corbins on my last eight bikes and love them. I considered a switch to the Komfort seat awhile back based on recommendations for a lot of friends here, and now that he makes a "Big Boy" seat I may have to look into it when ever I get my HD sold and my tushe back on something.

Set on some if you can. Every one has their own opinion.

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post #4 of 10 Old Jan 3rd, 2010, 5:18 pm
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Re: 1200 / 1300gt

I added a Corbin seat within the first week of owning the GT.I kept sliding backwards on accelerating.I went with the Corbin low seat and smuggler as wife has her own and I never ride two up.With the smuggler you get a small back rest that really helps.I had them make my seat a little softer than they normally make them as I also had a corbin on my LT>You will want to deal with Julio,he is great.
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Re: 1200 / 1300gt

My brother in law has a Corbin on his R. Loves it.

I was happy with the factory seat and the Alaska butt pad. Used the butt pad on my LT & GT. It is a whole lot cheaper than Corbin.

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Corbin's definition of "firm" equals "rock hard" to most and their customer service, if it can be called that, is abysmal. Corbin makes a top quality product and, consequently, you'll likely never have to ever deal with them, but if you're unfortunate enough to run into a problem with one of their seats, don't count on any help or support from them.

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Corbin's just a name anymore. I had always bought Corbin saddles until I tried a Rick Mayer.

The hardness in a Corbin seat comes from their leather. They use what I would describe as a "belt" leather. Very hard. They silicone the seat heavily making it waterproof, but very slippery.

Rick Mayer uses almost a glove leather. Very supple and soft, but the seat itself (the padding) is firm.

No comparison in quality or service. You deal with Rick and Rick alone.

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Corbin seats feel like iron. I have owned a Russell a Bill Meyer and Rick Meyer seat. All three of them are light years ahead of Corbin in fit and comfort.
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Re: 1200 / 1300gt

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Seats are kind of like anything else when it comes to comfort. One man's treasure...

If you like a firm seat you will love the Corbin, but just know you have to allow a couple K miles before it is broken in and that first 1500 miles are down right painful at times, but nothing compared to the stock seats.

I have had Corbins on my last eight bikes and love them. I considered a switch to the Komfort seat awhile back based on recommendations for a lot of friends here, and now that he makes a "Big Boy" seat I may have to look into it when ever I get my HD sold and my tushe back on something.

Set on some if you can. Every one has their own opinion.
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Re: 1200 / 1300gt corbin seats

Hello to all,

I have two sets of leather corbin seats, one set is heated and one set non-heated for the K1200GT and K1300GT that I would like to sell.
Also, I have one backrest, fits either set.
I would sell the heated seats (front and rear) for $600.
I would sell the non-heated seats (front and rear) for $400.
I would sell the backrest for $100.

I might be interested to trade one set for a 49L topcase; prefer it to be painted blue to match 2007 K1200GT.

You can PM me if interested or e-mail me at [email protected].
Thanks, Rodney
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