Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Harrisburg , PA, USA
Re: Please Help...Custom Seat
Russel here and love it.
Got the heavy suspension and it took a bit to break in, but it fits like a glove now.
I have a Corbin Low with Backrest and was what I used for about 5,000 miles or so. I will let it go reasonably. Nice seat and with the low it makes flat footing very easy at 5' 10". However the shape of my butt and the Corbin shape differed. I need the wings of the Russel for full support. It differed from any other Corbin I had on other bikes as they were always my first choice.
I also hear good things on Ron's seats and his fabrics are supposed to be second to none.
Again another choice to make. I like leather seats, others don't. I know how to care for leather and it lasts a long time under my care. My seat is water proof so in the rain a old towel to dry it off and sit down and ride, no wet butt.
And no matter what seat, a sheepskin, or beads, or gel, or air hawk will give you a different feel after many hours in the saddle. Just raising your self off the seat an inch or two changes you body position enough to take a "set" in a different position, changing pressure points. At least it helps me.
17.5 R1200 GSW Black Low
15 R1200 RTLC San Marino Blue Metallic (Sold)
10 Liquid Silver FJR1300 (Sold)
O7 Biarritz Blue Metallic LT (Totaled 2010)
ATGATT I am breathing proof.
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