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 Post subject: Buying Corbin seat
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:53 am 
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I was looking at a Corbin seat for my S1, I went on the Corbin site and the price in the US was £327 but they dont seem to ship the UK, and diverted me to the Europe site the only problem their price is £608 I know we are used to getting ripped of in this country but that's a bit much, what methods have people used to buy these seats without getting totally ripped off is there someone in the UK that sells them at a realistic price?

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 Post subject: Re: Buying Corbin seat
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:37 am 
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Don't bother, they're as uncomfortable as a park bench. They are rock hard. I brought mine back from their shop in the USA. It wasn't worth the hassle of carrying it, frankly.

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 Post subject: Re: Buying Corbin seat
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:53 am 
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So Corbyn buys his own seat?... that explains everything! :rotfl:

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 Post subject: Re: Buying Corbin seat
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:13 pm 
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Far better than the original seat for me.

I was fortunate that I was visiting a mate in the US and I brought it back in my luggage.


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 Post subject: Re: Buying Corbin seat
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:16 pm 
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I find mine very comfortable, the original gave me pain in places I didn't know I had, a pure instrument of torture.

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 Post subject: Re: Buying Corbin seat
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:47 am 
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this one was on ebay US it seems to be different from the ones they have for sale today, it looks as if it may be comfier than the standard but doesnt look as nice as the new ones has anyone used the older one?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1998-Buell-Whi ... #vi-ilComp

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 Post subject: Re: Buying Corbin seat
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:53 am 
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Can`t tell , but may be a twin seat ,which needs other parts to go with it.

Had flashy wheels at one time .https://www.ebay.com/itm/1998-Buell-Whi ... 7675.l2557


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 Post subject: Re: Buying Corbin seat
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:04 pm 
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I think I will either have to get My sister to get it in Canada and bring me it or buy an old seat and get a custom one made.

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 Post subject: Re: Buying Corbin seat
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:07 pm 
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Beef (of this Parish) has a family member who owns Hide and Seam. I've seen some of their bike seats and they are superb. I think they have a website.

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 Post subject: Re: Buying Corbin seat
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:32 am 
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I think getting a custom seat made may be a good option, I think I would need to pick up an old seat as I want to keep the one I have which is original. Has anyone had a one off seat made for an S1?

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 Post subject: Re: Buying Corbin seat
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:29 am 
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ogri211 wrote:
this one was on ebay US it seems to be different from the ones they have for sale today, it looks as if it may be comfier than the standard but doesnt look as nice as the new ones has anyone used the older one?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1998-Buell-Whi ... #vi-ilComp


My experience for what it’s worth is trying to buy something cheap costs twice as much.
That seat is a dual seat so no good to you and look both tatty and uncomfortable.
Andy


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 Post subject: Re: Buying Corbin seat
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:20 pm 
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A decent seat builder will be able to puts gell insert into your standard seat or build it to Corbin measurements for a lot less than a genuine Corbin seat. I had this built for my xb body kit. It was just a glass fibre seat pan. I chose he materials and stitching colour and pattern and a gell insert and it came in at £280 it's infinitely more comfortable than the first version made from neoprene racing seat foam.


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 Post subject: Re: Buying Corbin seat
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:56 am 
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:yt: the fact that you are only about half the weight of your average Buell rider helps :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: Buying Corbin seat
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:36 pm 
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Yep, id squash the fook out of that


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 Post subject: Re: Buying Corbin seat
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:39 am 
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Just found this among my odd bits of paper.Advert. For the Biker by the Biker. All your seat requirements, Corbin style conversions a speciality. diggerseats@gmail.com Dave Harding tel 01633 216 360. www.diggerseats.co.uk Dont know any thing about them, based in Newport South Wales.This maybe some help.


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