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1Back to top Go down    What seat is this? on Sun Jan 24 2016, 10:48

Holister

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Bought this on Gumtree. Just wondering if anyone knows what it is and maybe what its worth?


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
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2Back to top Go down    Re: What seat is this? on Sun Jan 24 2016, 11:24

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Corbin Canyon.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: What seat is this? on Mon Jan 25 2016, 00:45

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G'day Kap , certainly looks like a Corbin Canyon dual sport , it should have all the Corbin stickers on the underside , it even has the cover lifting in the same spots as mind did , from memory I got around $230 for mine ( vinyl cover , is that one leather ? ) on Ebay

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4Back to top Go down    Re: What seat is this? on Mon Jan 25 2016, 00:49

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I have a leather version of that seat on my '87 RS which came with the bike when I bought it secondhand. It's hard as a hot desert rock but after a day in the saddle me bum's not complaining, much. It weighs more than twice what a stock seat does due to the heavy fibreglas base Corbin use. Another thing, it locks the rider into one position so I find myself shifting forward after a coupla hundred kilometres, but then the nungas are up against the rise at the back of the petrol tank.

Done again, I would not have a Corbin. After a year of pain, I pitched the heavy, hard leather Corbin off my R1150RT and sold it on eBay (for $600!!!) for a really comfy Sargent seat. That one will need a reskin. It looks as though the riders' area cover is rising off the foam beneath.


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'77 R75/7-1000cc, '87 K100RS, '93 K12 Big Block, '94 R100 Mystic, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150RT, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R & '09 K1300GT
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5Back to top Go down    Re: What seat is this? on Mon Jan 25 2016, 01:57

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So far for me the 'Comfort' seat has been the best and miss it on the RT due to it being the earlier configuration. However a very recent purchase has sortedthat pretty well.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: What seat is this? on Mon Jan 25 2016, 03:14

Holister

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Thanks Inge

John/TWB, looks like vinyl to me. I noticed the seat area looking a little funky but wasn't sure how it was supposed to lay. It was cheap enogh but postage may be the killer. Anyone from Melbourne coming up for the Snowy Run in Feb. Beer drinker Very Happy
I'll have a go at sticking the covering back down when I get it.

Olaf, my comfort seat is great but the edges are a bit square which rub on my inner thighs. After about 5 or 6 hours they get a bit sore. The Corbin looks narrower and a bit more rounder on the forward edge. Thought this seat would be worth buying to try it out for shape. The vinyl on my comfort seat is splitting in 3 or 4 places now so looking at re-upholstering.

Thanks for all the comments... very helpful.


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
Engine Oil:Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil: Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: What seat is this? on Mon Jan 25 2016, 05:20

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X2 on TWB's comments re: corbin comfort , on a long run I would never have any pain at all , the seat is rock hard but because of the shape and high contact patch with your bum there are no pressure points , commuter riding I would also tend to sit more forward squishing the jewels , main reason I let it go was because the vinyl split , I opted to get my stock seat re-covered

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8Back to top Go down    Re: What seat is this? on Mon Jan 25 2016, 17:56

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I have a similar seat with a Sargent tag on it, but the base has a sticker that says "Corbin, made for BMW". Beautiful looking seat, but...

...it's the most excruciatingly painful seat I have ever sat on. Two hours is the daily limit with it it. Anything beyond that is pure torture on the butt bones. It is hard as a rock and raised right where those two bones on either side of the butt crack are located. And the shape of the damn thing prevents moving anywhere to get away from the pain.

The comfort seat on my '94 RT is the best I have ever sat on. I can easily do 10+ hour days with that seat.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: What seat is this? on Mon Jan 25 2016, 18:23

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:I have a similar seat with a Sargent tag on it, but the base has a sticker that says "Corbin, made for BMW". Beautiful looking seat, but...
Back in the early to mid '90s Corbin made an optional seat for BMWNA to fit LT models which one could purchase from the dealer as OEM equipment. I recall they weren't universally loved and perhaps that's why Sargent was tasked with re-covering yours by a previous owner. Sargent may have used the original Corbin concrete as well as the base pan.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: What seat is this? on Mon Jan 25 2016, 19:32

Point-Seven-five

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TWB, that sounds like a likely scenario. Upholstery looks brand new. Corbin concrete is fully cured, that's for sure. Odd thing is that the pillion seat is as soft as an angel's flatulence. Will being going on eBay this spring, but first I need to recover an old comfort seat I have here.


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1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

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1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

11Back to top Go down    Re: What seat is this? on Tue Jan 26 2016, 08:16

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I have a Corbin (early K up to 85) here in the garage to recover due to some scorching on one side. The structure is interesting, I was thinking of removing the foam and attaching it to a later base but its not really possible, the seatfoam and the fibreglass base really are like one piece. Looks like they pour the makings of the foam into a mould, then add the glass to it and mould the lot together. The foam and glass base really do merge together.

Al


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