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Corbin 10 40.00%
Gel 5 20.00%
Neither, the stock Kat saddle works just fine for me 10 40.00%
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Old 01-19-2005, 11:38 AM   #1
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Default Corbin or Gel ?

Whats your preference ? Which do you have?

Ive been mulling over the benefits of each, as tax return time comes and after my new exhaust, I was thinking of picking one of these up.
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Old 01-19-2005, 12:12 PM   #2
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I have the Gel, my wife has the Corbin. The Corbin is HARD, very, very, hard. It's not really a seat, but more of a saddle.

The Corbin is also on a metal base, so if weight saving is key, this product will not help. However, if your motor blows up, it will be a great scatter shield I bet.
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Old 01-19-2005, 12:18 PM   #3
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Yeah , the Corbin doesn't seem to have alot of padding . And apprently the shape doesn't sit well with some people (right Jim !) . However , I DO think it's fairly comfortable . I have'nt taken any day-trips yet , but after a couple of hours , I feel in better shape than the with stock seat . It's be nice if you could try both out and see for yourself .
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Old 01-19-2005, 12:24 PM   #4
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I want a Corbin. Don't have it yet. I have always heard it is the best for 2 up and long hauls. Jenny (wife) doesn't like the stock seat comfort.
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Old 01-19-2005, 01:16 PM   #5
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i go corbin..for comfort. its hard and heavy as hell but comfy
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Old 01-19-2005, 01:22 PM   #6
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I thought the stock seat was terrible. The Corbin is so much better. It is harder and doesn't feel like it would be comfortable but it is. I think that was the best money I"ve spent on the bike.

I have the carbon fiber weave, with grey piping.
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Old 01-19-2005, 03:52 PM   #7
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All in all..the stock seat for the Kat could be alot worse. But having something alittle more comfortable and stylish would definatley fit the bill for that NY trip I wanna take next fall.
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Quote:
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The Corbin is also on a metal base, so if weight saving is key, this product will not help. However, if your motor blows up, it will be a great scatter shield I bet.
My Corbin has a plastic base....all 3 of them do. Yes, it is hard, but still more comfortable than stock. But you failed to mention Travelcade. I have never tried a gel seat, but to date the Travelcade is by far the most comfortable seat I ever sat my ass on. And it had the same gunfighter style as a corbin.

Have a look see

http://www.saddlemen.com/

I recommend them over a Corbin
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Old 01-19-2005, 04:59 PM   #9
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My wife gave me a Corbin seat fo Christmas and it is great. So much better than the stock unit. Even for short rides it's much better. And the word from my wife is it is much more comfortable for the passenger as well.
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I have never tried the Corbin seat. I do have the Gel seat though, and it is so much better over the stock seat.
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