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    Default Need A New Seat, Is Corbin the Answer?

    I have got to replace the stock seat before Sturgis, feedback on this seat lead me to believe it may be the best option. For those that own one, does it fit the bike like the stock seat, does it change rider position? Are there different seat patterns to choose from, does it latch securely or do they use the old seat pan? Are there better seats out there? I really don't know where to start, some expert guidance would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricerider View Post
    I have got to replace the stock seat before Sturgis, feedback on this seat lead me to believe it may be the best option. For those that own one, does it fit the bike like the stock seat, does it change rider position? Are there different seat patterns to choose from, does it latch securely or do they use the old seat pan? Are there better seats out there? I really don't know where to start, some expert guidance would be appreciated.
    I personally prefer the Ultimate Seat, but many like the Corbin.
    Corbin has a bunch of available options. You design your own seat. It is a matter of preference. Luckily, I only live an hour from Daytona, so I went down and tried out both seats. The Corbin is not bad, I just liked the Ultimate better. The Corbin feels like you're sitting in the bike vs on the bike, IDK about rider position, it felt somewhat closer to the bars to me, but I've read on here, the seat pan is molded so that helps. Here's the link to Corbin, play around with the designs, you get to see how it would look like, pretty cool.

    http://corbin.com/suzuki/m109rsp.shtml

    Ultimate link
    https://ultimateseats.ca/suzuki-moto...rd-m109r-seats

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    There is a Corbin on eBay right now for around $160 I believe. I am not affiliated with the seller, just happened to see it this morning passing through.

    Edit: Here's the link

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Corbin-Fron...PLq3:rk:4:pf:0
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    ^^^^^

    good price,I would jump on that..easy sell if you don’t like it.


    love mine,like mentioned above,you sit in them not on top...fit bike just like the stock,can be a little tight locking in till it breaks in...on the firm side compared to the ultimate,but support you around the outside of your ass..bike feels a little bit lower..1000kms rides no problem..mine sits me a little further back than the stock...they will customize if you have an odd need,many styles/patterns to choose from..
    very few people have complaints other than price
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    Love the Corbin. Lots of 8 plus hours day after day on holidays last summer and no pain or stiffness at all.

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    I should have my Corbin by Friday. Went with black leather top, black vinyl sides, blacked out logo, no piping or backrest cutout, with grey diamond stich pattern. Cant wait to see it and test it out.

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    Keep existing and get an airhawk.
    https://airhawk.net/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macd7919 View Post
    There is a Corbin on eBay right now for around $160 I believe. I am not affiliated with the seller, just happened to see it this morning passing through.

    Edit: Here's the link

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Corbin-Fron...PLq3:rk:4:pf:0

    Thanks for the link, great price! Don't care for the stitch design though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper109R View Post
    Keep existing and get an airhawk.
    https://airhawk.net/
    Do you have a picture of yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper109R View Post
    Keep existing and get an airhawk.
    https://airhawk.net/
    No disrepect intended, but those Airhawk seat pads look tacky and cheap in my honest opinion. I would never put something like that on my bike. Part of the lure of a Corbin seat is the style and look it adds to the bike, in addition to the amazing comfort it provides.

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    I've had my Corbin a few weeks and love it. It does feel more like sitting in the bike as opposed to sitting on the bike. Also gives some good lower back support. I did feel a little closer to the bars, which at 5'7", is fine with me. I can't wait for this damn rain to clear!

    Good luck with your decision!

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    Years ago I put a Corbin on my V-65 Sabre. It was made to my body dimensions and once it was broken it, it was very comfortable. However, after several years the seat cover deteriorated and I had no recourse with Corbin. The bike was never parked outside, yet the seat cover split and cracked. Hopefully they are using different materials now.

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    Finally got my corbin. Looks better in person! The grey stitching matches my flat grey paint. Now if only it was warm enough to ride..
    The price was a bit much though. Never thought I'd spend that much for a seat, but the stocker was killing my tailbone.

    As for your original questions, obviously I cant attest to thecomfort yet. The quality looks great. The site you order from sucks. Theres no pics to help you choose options, and there's a ton of options. I called and told them I wanted a diamond plate stich pattern with grey/dark silver stiching with no cut out for the back rest. They told me to go with leather on top, vinyl on the side for durability. I chose no piping, looks better all clean and I blacked out the corbin logo. Just call and talk to someone, I found that way to be much easier to place my order.
    Don't know when your trip is, but mine took about 4 weeks to get made n shipped out, so plan that accordingly if you go with corbin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho1000R View Post
    Finally got my corbin. Looks better in person! The grey stitching matches my flat grey paint. Now if only it was warm enough to ride..
    The price was a bit much though. Never thought I'd spend that much for a seat, but the stocker was killing my tailbone.

    As for your original questions, obviously I cant attest to thecomfort yet. The quality looks great. The site you order from sucks. Theres no pics to help you choose options, and there's a ton of options. I called and told them I wanted a diamond plate stich pattern with grey/dark silver stiching with no cut out for the back rest. They told me to go with leather on top, vinyl on the side for durability. I chose no piping, looks better all clean and I blacked out the corbin logo. Just call and talk to someone, I found that way to be much easier to place my order.
    Don't know when your trip is, but mine took about 4 weeks to get made n shipped out, so plan that accordingly if you go with corbin.

    Once you get riding on it you'll completely forget about how you spent on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingCircus View Post
    Once you get riding on it you'll completely forget about how you spent on it
    I hope so lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingCircus View Post
    Once you get riding on it you'll completely forget about how you spent on it
    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho1000R View Post
    I hope so lol!


    After 10 years in my corbin saddle..the price dosnt even cross my mind,worth every penny and just gets better with age..and like you I had the tailbone issues with the stocker and gel seats..corbin saddle solved all that...money well spent
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stavros View Post
    After 10 years in my corbin saddle..the price dosnt even cross my mind,worth every penny and just gets better with age..and like you I had the tailbone issues with the stocker and gel seats..corbin saddle solved all that...money well spent
    Very well stated Stav. I havent had my Corbin seats quite as long as you have, but I can confirm that the comfort of the Corbin seats are second to none and well worth every penny. Im so glad I finally got over the cost (even for a used but excellent set), and made the purchases. I had to realize that I was actually making an investment in myself, and that helped me to get over the hump. I now can ride either of my 9s for hours upon hours without any discomfort whatsoever. Ive got just over $20k in upgrades and mods invested in my 08 M109R, and the Corbin seats are certainly at the top of my list as one of, if not the best, mod on that bike other than the paint scheme.

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    nothing but corbin

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06MrMike View Post
    nothing but corbin

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    Nice. I was messing with those colors on the Seat Configurator Looks great

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    Just to cheer you up a little,

    with these prices wouldn't it be cheaper to have the

    last segment of the tail bone to be chopped off? ....

    I know I know... My long distance trips on 9 in Europe

    never did give me any seat trouble.. We all have

    different comfort zones.. 6-7 hundred daily km

    trips were all ok.. One huge problem.. no beer allowed...

    .... Keep your butts safe!!!...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by thevili View Post
    Just to cheer you up a little,

    with these prices wouldn't it be cheaper to have the

    last segment of the tail bone to be chopped off? ....

    I know I know... My long distance trips on 9 in Europe

    never did give me any seat trouble.. We all have

    different comfort zones.. 6-7 hundred daily km

    trips were all ok.. One huge problem.. no beer allowed...

    .... Keep your butts safe!!!...............

    You are the lucky one. Nothing worse than a tail bone pain

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    I went with the black bomber jacket color. I got mine toward the end of the season, so haven't spent too many miles on it, but seems like a vast improvement already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kratos109 View Post
    I went with the black bomber jacket color. I got mine toward the end of the season, so haven't spent too many miles on it, but seems like a vast improvement already.

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    Very nice. Your colour combo looks like it goes very well with the matte grey body.
    I was struggling between matching one to the bike (same colour) or to my one-sided bag which is black with blue highlights.


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    Corbin, Large Gator on top with flame stitching and Bomber Jacket sides .

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    Heres the set I just purchased from another member recently. Theyre leather on top with a pinstripe design stitching and what they call a black gravel design on the sides. Upon receipt of the Seats, I had my very good friends who also paint schemed my 08 M109R to scheme the back plate of each Backrest to match the scheme on the bike.Click image for larger version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kratos109 View Post
    I went with the black bomber jacket color. I got mine toward the end of the season, so haven't spent too many miles on it, but seems like a vast improvement already.

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    I tried to switch my order to the black bomber top the day after I put my order in. I was kind of talked out of it...I'm sorry I did now. I have the same color bike as you. Looks great man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho1000R View Post
    I tried to switch my order to the black bomber top the day after I put my order in. I was kind of talked out of it...I'm sorry I did now. I have the same color bike as you. Looks great man.

    Thanks! Can't wait to put more miles on it. What was their reason for talking you out of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoSetFine View Post
    Very nice. Your colour combo looks like it goes very well with the matte grey body.
    I was struggling between matching one to the bike (same colour) or to my one-sided bag which is black with blue highlights.

    Thanks! I couldn't be happier with the color combo.

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    Default Corbin it is!

    I ended up with the Corbin seat. A big thank you to JUDAH-9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kratos109 View Post
    Thanks! Can't wait to put more miles on it. What was their reason for talking you out of it?
    Just style. He said he thought the black would look better then bomber black on my bike, too many different shades of grey on a grey bike.
    The seat was a real pain to lock into place, really had to put some pressure to get it to snap in, then getting it off again was worse, thought I was going to snap my key.
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