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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Getting rid of the plank!!!

Who has replaced there stock plank of a seat with an aftermarket seat? What did you get and do you like it? I am looking at the Corbin. I put one on my ZX and loved the change. I've heard mixed reviews though.
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corbin is good.
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I heard the corbins are real good. What I did was just buy a new oem seat and the difference was night and day for me. Just haven't brought myself to spend that much on a seat yet. If the pain gets to bad then maybe.
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if you are the do it yourself type try this site. i did and i found it to be a nice project.
www.diymotorcycleseat.com

keep an eye out for a used corbin. it took me months but i finally got one for $100 and it is worth it. i got my diy seat done then found the corbin a week later!
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I saw your DIY article. I'm normally that type of guy but I'm not sure I could do it as well as you or Corbin.
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I ordered a custom Sargent a month ago (they are 4 weeks out) and it arrives tomorrow. I'll post up my impressions. I ordered the World Sport Performance seat with their Super Cell Atomic Foam and a Daytona Leather seating insert.

I had a Corbin on my FZ1S and it was nice.
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I was hoping I could get a seat sooner than two weeks. That is what Corbin say it will take to make one. So with that being said, I might try the DIY way. I have a spare seat. Now to find the materials.
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waldo,
you can carefully pull off the cover and foam in one piece. this way they are intact so you can put the seat back together if the diy seat desn't work out.

the corbin is better than my diy seat. i did learn a lot and i bet i could make a better 2nd seat.

some of my mistakes:
too dished out
foam is too hard
leather i used is too "sticky". i like to be able to slide around on the seat.
almost took my finger off with grinder. yikes!
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I was hoping I could get a seat sooner than two weeks. That is what Corbin say it will take to make one. So with that being said, I might try the DIY way. I have a spare seat. Now to find the materials.
Corbin seat for sale here: http://www.speedzilla.com/forums/cla...tml#post571744
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I got my Sargent seat on and man, what a difference! First of all, it grips better than the stock vinyl. It's also more comfortable and the padding does not compress all the way and bottom out like the stock foam. It is more comfortable on long rides. The quality is top notch, too. I recommend them!
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