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post #1 of 11 Old Jul 15th, 2015, 10:38 pm Thread Starter
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New to the site, was wondering if any one had any in put on the corbin seat for the gtl, or any other sugg
estions, the stock seat is not as comfortable as it was.
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post #2 of 11 Old Jul 16th, 2015, 9:07 am
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New to the site, was wondering if any one had any in put on the corbin seat for the gtl, or any other sugg
estions, the stock seat is not as comfortable as it was.
I have had a BMS and Corbin. I didn't care for either. Now I am trying a Sargent. Less than 1000 miles on it. Verdict is still out on this one.

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Thanks for getting back I was looking at the sargent a budy has one on an st1300 he likes it.
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There are lots of high quality seats available for our bikes. From your past experience, do you prefer a firm/hard seat or one a bit softer. Corbin and Sargent are harder/firmer and do not work for me. Rocky Mayer and Russell have a bit more give to them and keep me comfortable over the long haul. Decide hard or soft and that will narrow it down pretty quick. I have made many seat mistakes over the years and wouldn't mind having all that money in my pocket today

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I have a Russel Day Long with backrest. This is the second RDL seat that I've had and I won't have another bike without one. YMMV
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I have a Russel Day Long with backrest. This is the second RDL seat that I've had and I won't have another bike without one. YMMV
I have been following all the seat threads as I really need something more comfortable. I like the looks and reports about the Russel Day Long, but am concerned that the seat will interfere with my ability to reach the ground. With current low seat on my 2014 RT I can almost flat foot and feel very comfortable when coming to a stop, well comfortable everywhere except my butt. I am 5'6" with 29 to 30" inseam. Would the RDL saddle be a good option for the vertically challenged?


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I have been following all the seat threads as I really need something more comfortable. I like the looks and reports about the Russel Day Long, but am concerned that the seat will interfere with my ability to reach the ground. With current low seat on my 2014 RT I can almost flat foot and feel very comfortable when coming to a stop, well comfortable everywhere except my butt. I am 5'6" with 29 to 30" inseam. Would the RDL saddle be a good option for the vertically challenged?
Probably not. I'm 6'4" and actually had my seat built 3" up and 3" back to give me more room.
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I have been following all the seat threads as I really need something more comfortable. I like the looks and reports about the Russel Day Long, but am concerned that the seat will interfere with my ability to reach the ground. With current low seat on my 2014 RT I can almost flat foot and feel very comfortable when coming to a stop, well comfortable everywhere except my butt. I am 5'6" with 29 to 30" inseam. Would the RDL saddle be a good option for the vertically challenged?
Call them and discuss your concerns. They do have some design flexibility in allowing your feet to reach the ground. My RT seat from Russell is due to arrive to me on Friday. This is my 4th Russell seat.

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Russell makes some fine seats, but they do add some height. It's just the nature of the design, with the support wings adding comfort but reducing reach to the ground for shorter inseams.

You might want to look at Bill Mayer Saddles. Rocky makes good seats, and he's also short on inseam, so he understands. He uses pre-molded foam inserts in a variety of densities to account for different weights and riding styles, and he can set those pretty low in your original seat pan if needed.

You should at least contact them for advice. But give him a week or so, as they're currently at the MOA Rally in Billings, doing on-the-spot seat builds all weekend.

My only issue is that I had to keep telling them to go taller, as I have inseam to spare. They kept trying to put me low & forward, and I kept saying "No, I want to go up & back . . . "

Once we got that sorted, his seats worked quite well for me on several different Beemers. In fact, I'm currently running an extra-tall Bill Mayer Saddle on my GTL, and on my older K13GT.

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was wondering how you like the Russell ?
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was wondering how you like the Russell ?
If you are asking me, Russell is the best and the one I had done for my RT earlier this year is fantastic.

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