Corbin Seat - Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Corbin Seat

Just acquired a 2002 with a Corbin seat, not sure I will like it. Seems to me that for just cruising/touring it would be fine but for twisties, and track days it is not designed for sliding off the seat. So I would like to replace it with a stock seat or other suggested seat. Appreciate any thoughts or advice. Also it seemed difficult to get the seat off, had to remove rear bolts from behind with the passenger seat removed. Is that correct?
Curvecarver is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 09:30 PM
Member
 
Iceman_JD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Glendale Az
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have both also and I'm with you the stock is better for this type of bike. My butt isn't big enough for a Corbin's seat at least not yet, so I don't use it.
You can get it on and off the bike by bending the corner up just enough to get a socket on it with a long enough extension as a lever. It's a little difficult but doable. I Never tried it your way.
Iceman_JD is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't try it my way! The Corbin seat would not bend up enough I thought but maybe should have been a bit more determined. May pick one up off ebay. All model take the same seat?
Curvecarver is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 09:47 PM
Moderator
 
SubSailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 6,468
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iceman_JD View Post
I have both also and I'm with you the stock is better for this type of bike. My butt isn't big enough for a Corbin's seat at least not yet, so I don't use it.
You can get it on and off the bike by bending the corner up just enough to get a socket on it with a long enough extension as a lever. It's a little difficult but doable. I Never tried it your way.
I've always removed my seat by your method. Just lifting the outer rear edge and loosening the bolt.
It's like that on other bikes as well.
SubSailor is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 10:29 PM
Member
 
Iceman_JD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Glendale Az
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just checked eBay, I think it's the same?
Iceman_JD is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 02:05 AM
Senior Member
 
sdimex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: massapequa ny
Posts: 132
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
wanna sell it
sdimex is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Possibly

I will know if I want to sell the Corbin once I get a stock seat on it. The Corbin may come in handy for touring Deals Gaps! I will put it up on here first if I sell it.
Curvecarver is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 02:37 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: moncton nb canada
Posts: 389
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
corbin is a big improvement over stock. put it on your bike and enjoy.
finepooch is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-10-2010, 04:21 PM
Member
 
oldgeezer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 98
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to oldgeezer
Have you considered Sargent (see pic)? Don't know how they compare with Corbin but they look good and seem narrower. I've also heard Sargent makes a better seat than Corbin but that's just an opinon. Both are great seats. I had a Corbin on my Blackbird and it transformed the bike's comfort level, best investment I ever made. It's true you can't move around or hang off alot, but unless you do track days, a Corbin or Sargent will make 12 hour days in the saddle a piece of cake.
http://www.sargentcycle.com/howsrc51.htm
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	RC51 Sargent.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	97.3 KB
ID:	457  

Last edited by oldgeezer; 02-11-2010 at 08:36 AM.
oldgeezer is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-10-2010, 09:28 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 84
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i have rode on both corbin and stock ..... i would stick with corbin motly because i dont race my bike .... the stock is great for track days and things like that 100% agree.... i also have a friend that modified his stock seat by adding a few sheets of memory foam and it felt alot better then stock but still felt like you can slide on it when you need to
misiek is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome