Seat Comparo Stock v. Corbin v. Sargent

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  1. OOTV

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    If it's any help, my wife likes the Sargent better than the stock seat but it is far from comfy she says. The best bet for comfort for both rider and passenger, IMO, would be a custom seat by an upholsterer. In hindsight, that is the route I probably should have gone with.
     
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    This one cannot go real well..
     
  3. reg71

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    not as comprehensive, but my wife rode on all 3 and she liked the sargent the best cause she felt like she slid more on the corbin. I think she liked the stocker better than the corbin even, but she never rode a long way on the stock seat which makes a difference. If she had, I think she'd order them sragent, corbin, stock.
     
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    I'm a big fan of Corbin's stuff. I have them on all of my bikes, and it's the first thing I buy when I get a new bike, I have many versions for each bike: solo seat, gunfighter & lady, etc, and I switch them out depending on whether I have a passenger or not. I even took two solo Corbin seats (for 2 different bikes) and had Corbin cut them down so I could use the OEM seat cowls with them. So they became sort of a solo gunfighter without the corbin hump.

    Being in SoCal, I've dealt with them all different ways: mail order, going thru work when I worked for an OEM for a number of years, and just making an appt. and riding up there and having them make on in front of me.

    I've done 1000-1100 mile days on many of my bikes with the Corbin, not even getting off to fill up and been a-ok comfort-wise. I've never had any soreness or anything. I'm 6'1" and a strapping, manly 180#.

    I will say though that their customer service has been shockingly bad for me at times. Like astoundingly bad. And that's saying something with me living in CA and being bilingual. I have sworn them off more than once just for that reason alone. Difficult to deal with, slow, giving me one price and charging another, giving one price then complaining that they were not making any money on it, etc etc etc. These days, if you want a Corbin, you REALLY have to be bullheaded with them on the phone it seems. I fully understand most mortal men not wanting to deal with the headache and moving on though.
     
  5. reg71

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    I'm guessing you mean pulling up to the pimp, filling up while sitting on the bike then keep on cruising? I had to do a double-take when I read that!
     
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    Or up to the pump...whichever way you fill up. It's yo bidness.
     
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    Yep. That's what I meant. You were thinking I had some sort of in-flight fill-up thing going on, like a supertanker or something?
     
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    Aww, yeah.[​IMG]
     
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    Hello. Guys, where is the cheapest Sargent seat WS-507-19 (Black Welt Black Trim)? So much discounts are for Sargent seat WS-507-11 (Red Welt Black Trim), but I don't like Red Welt.
    I have many read and decided that the best seat - Sargent.
     
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    Sargent seat on discount usually means used. Mine was $200. Black with black welt.

    Jose
     
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    I'm talking that for new ones are discount with red welt, but with black welt I can't found anywhere... Where did You buy Your Sargent seat?
     
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    Found someone with a corbin smuggler, problem is, it's yellow welted, with a blue/purple painted trunk area. Not exactly a good match for a red 5th gen, even if it's about half-price. Is it worth it? Or should I just bypass and get one I wouldn't have to paint or dye the welts? Running a stock seat, I've been wanting a new seat before my next long ride, which was just scheduled for October. Ugh
     
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    I've had 2 Corbin seats, and always wondered what all the noise was about.. they were both very hard.
    Now I have a Sargent on my Gen5, and I totally love it!! Seat time is a non-issue for me (within the limits imposed by fuel range).
     
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    ya cheap ass. You could have gone to the custom seat guy and had exactly what you wanted for the same price and be riding in comfort by now.
     
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    As I said earlier

     
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    cheap ass? I haven't even bought anything yet! lol
    I think I might pass on the corbin, the trunk would be nice, but I guess I already have sidecases I normally leave on anyway
     
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    this is easily the most usless thread in the last 120 days....add in billly goat, tinkerinwithpenises and the rest, there is nothing of value to be gained here. Your mom says, how embarassing, billygoat. Tink, this site is struggling to this day, hahahahahahaha. ban me, i dare ya.
     
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    :pound: looks like someone's drinking again.
     
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    Princess Norcalboy only sips champagne whilst pontificating from her throne.


    I'm thinkin all these dudes that buy these cookie cutter seats saw a scary movie about upholstery shops as little kids.
     
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    nah, his spelling is worse when drinking. looks like he is having fun, though.
     
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