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DazzleRebel

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DazzleRebel says:

Replacement Touring Seats?

Hi folks,

I've been looking around for a replacement seat for my ER6n because after 50 miles on the motorway I begin to lose all feeling in my ass.  I've been looking at Corbin and Bagster seats but does anyone have any experience of them and are they a big enough improvement over the stock seat to justify the cost?

I cover some serious miles on two wheels and I'm looking to make the hours spent on a dull motorway a little more confortable.

Any help is appreciated, cheers.

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Replacement seats

Corbin - expensive but brilliant kit.  Had one on my Blackbird some years back.   

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DazzleRebel

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DazzleRebel says:

Cheers Marcus

Did you find it helped on a long motorway run? I've had a search for reviews but there doesn't seem to be a lot out there in the way of objective reviewing.  All I know is they are supposed to be firmer and give better support.

I haven't got the longest legs so I find the standard seat just about right and wouldn't want any height gain especially if they are wider than the standard seat.

Ta.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Seat comfort

I use a sheepskin pad from www.lambland.co.uk I had to attach some elastic myself to make it stay on the seat. The bit of sheep cost £14. The elastic cost a few pence.

A lot cheaper than a new seat.

Alternatively, try www.williamsofwestrunton.co.uk and have your stock seat retrimmed...

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Corbin seats

It wasn't any taller as I recall but it was a different profile.  At first it felt a lot firmer, almost as if it would be uncomfortable on a longer trip, but actually the additional support adds to the long-term comfort. 

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DazzleRebel

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DazzleRebel says:

Great

Thanks folks, sheepskin thats food for thought?  Might even give that a go first before shelling out on getting the seat recovered.

Though I do like the look of those Corbin seats.

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canberra27

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canberra27 says:

Bike seat comfort.

Hi there, this is my first post, so don't laugh. I was talking to a old biker who covers lots of miles on his vintage Vellocette ( hope  I've spelt it right). He uses Bubble wrap on his seat. and swears by it. Try that & save a fortune. Regards and enjoy riding. Use the larger bubble type.

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