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Corbin Seat Too Low?

Hi All.

Recently installed a Corbin seat, and while it is much more comfortable on my bum than the BMW "Comfort" seat, it seems that I am sitting lower than before and it is a bit rough on my knees as a result. I do not see any obvious way to adjust it, nor is there a pal e to mount the stock adjuster bar.

Any suggestions on how to raise it an inch or so?

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Re: Corbin Seat Too Low?

Sorry I don't have info on how to raise this seat, but i'm curious as to which corbin seat you have? I am inseam challenged and a lower seat would be a great help since I haven't seen may bike lowering options.

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I cut a piece of 1x4 to fit in the space above the shock adjuster and since my seat won't stay up on it's own anymore it also serves as a prop for the seat when necessary. Hey it works and the seat still latches in the down position.

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I cut a piece of 1x4 to fit in the space above the shock adjuster and since my seat won't stay up on it's own anymore it also serves as a prop for the seat when necessary. Hey it works and the seat still latches in the down position.
Does the seat wiggle around with the board in place?
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Does the seat wiggle around with the board in place?
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No, of course it evenly supports both sides and the rear latch still works so three point stability.

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Re: Corbin Seat Too Low?

Hmmmm... going to have to try that this weekend.

Anyone have a regular Corbin seat but wish they had the low one?

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Re: Corbin Seat Too Low?

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Sorry I don't have info on how to raise this seat, but i'm curious as to which corbin seat you have? I am inseam challenged and a lower seat would be a great help since I haven't seen may bike lowering options.

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I am very interested in your question. It seems like no one has answered it. Let me know what you found out. Thanks; Greg.

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Re: Corbin Seat Too Low?

I had the same issue with my Corbin seat. I went to the local Hockey shop and bought a couple of pucks. Drilled them to accept a nut and bolt. Bolted to the frame on the left and right side. The seat sits on the pucks. The pucks are hard rubber and they give a little so it's not a "hard" mount.

Works great. Easy to install. If you want to try it, PM me...

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Sorry I don't have info on how to raise this seat, but i'm curious as to which corbin seat you have? I am inseam challenged and a lower seat would be a great help since I haven't seen may bike lowering options.

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Timmy: I am very interested in finding a way to get my feet flatter onto the ground at stops ( I only have a 30'') inseam. But I do not want to lower my bikes ground clearance at all to get it. I have recently installed Ohlins shocks which gave me great ground clearance while cornering. If I could get my butt a few (or any) inches closer to the ground with seat mods, I'd do it. But some of these guys talk of the lowered corbin seat as if it is too wide, resulting in no net gain for the feet on the ground at stops. Somebody out there must have a clue. Help.

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Timmy: I am very interested in finding a way to get my feet flatter onto the ground at stops ( I only have a 30'') inseam. But I do not want to lower my bikes ground clearance at all to get it. I have recently installed Ohlins shocks which gave me great ground clearance while cornering. If I could get my butt a few (or any) inches closer to the ground with seat mods, I'd do it. But some of these guys talk of the lowered corbin seat as if it is too wide, resulting in no net gain for the feet on the ground at stops. Somebody out there must have a clue. Help.
You may want to consider having a cobbler add some height to your favorite riding boots - and at the same time switch over to a "gummy" wider platform for increased grip. I recommend Vibram Mayatur as a great all around compound:



Most motorcycle specific riding boots have very narrow platforms, which of course make for easier "feel" of the brake and shift levers. A quality hiking or work boot offers virtually the same protection, especially if they are an extended boot like these loggers - which *might* be an acceptable boot for you since the heel is already raised dramatically, unfortunately the toe is probably way too thick, but you might be able to find one that will work:



Of course, the downside is that you'll need to revamp your riding wardrobe as well to match:



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Re: Corbin Seat Too Low?

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Sorry I don't have info on how to raise this seat, but i'm curious as to which corbin seat you have? I am inseam challenged and a lower seat would be a great help since I haven't seen may bike lowering options.

Thanks,
The Corbin seat that I have is wider in the front, and is harder for the vertically challenged to reach the ground. Mine also has the adjustment bar on the back similar to the stock seat. I love the back rest on it, but the seat itself is hard as a brick after awhile. I rode for a season with it, but put the stock one back on, since its easier for me to touch the ground. Miss that backrest though. Not only for the support, but it keeps the ole lady off of me.

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Re: Corbin Seat Too Low?

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I had the same issue with my Corbin seat. I went to the local Hockey shop and bought a couple of pucks. Drilled them to accept a nut and bolt. Bolted to the frame on the left and right side. The seat sits on the pucks. The pucks are hard rubber and they give a little so it's not a "hard" mount.

Works great. Easy to install. If you want to try it, PM me...

Kimble
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Cool idea. May try that one, although will probably find a different way to mount to frame as am not crazy about drilling into it.

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Cool idea. May try that one, although will probably find a different way to mount to frame as am not crazy about drilling into it.

You don't drill the frame....there are already holes to use. You drill the pucks.

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Cool. Thanks for that. WIll pick up a couple pucks this weekend.

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Re: Corbin Seat Too Low?

I bought a used Corbin last week.Not a big fan .I found it to be wider in front .Loved the back rest though.I'll likely be posting it for sale soon.It's got heated front and rear with the backrest

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Jeff,

I have the rider seat with rider backrest. Would be interested in pax seat and pax backrest if you would be willing to split it up and sell rider seat sep. PM if interested.

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