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It's a unique looking seat, for sure!
And for a Corbin, the price isn't to bad, either.
Me? I just got an email that my Seat Concepts cover & foam kit has shipped.
I'll post photos and comments on the installation once it arrives and I have a chance to do the swap.
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My last two Corbin experiences:
In April of 1997, I placed an order for a Honda Transalp XL600V seat with several options confirmed over the phone including welt color, vinyl color & texture and the then free-at-time-of-order back rest mount.
The seat I received was late, missing the back rest mount and covered with the wrong color vinyl and texture. The only thing right was the welt color.
I called back and they wanted me to ship it to them at my expense and also pay for the back rest mount since it wasn't done at the time the seat was constructed(!).
As for the color/texture combo I ordered, I was told that'd been long discontinued. The customer service rep even saw it on my order and didn't understand how it got confirmed.
I wrote a detailed complaint letter to them and 14 months later got an urgent reply asking me to contact them as soon as possible so they could make things right.
In the mean time, I figured out what'd happened. My "custom" ordered seat had a build date on the bottom that predated my order.
In other words, they had the seat for an obsolete US Honda on the shelf and shipped it. It wasn't a mistake. It was deliberate.

I decided to give them another shot while in Daytona Beach for Bike Week in 2003.
I had a 10 month old Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom and really liked the Corbin design on that new model bike.
At the track in the vendor area, I inquired about it with the Corbin folks there.
The DL1000 was the most represented demo bike there and they were lined up not far away.
The booth personnel looked high & low didn't have a seat, but called and said there was one at the store on Main Street.
Off I went.
I eventually got through to the store and it was understandably busy with fellow riders.
I asked this employee and that about the DL seat and no one could help.
I finally got to the one person that could look it up. "It's at the booth at the track."
Grrrr. I ended up with a wool seat pad from Aerostich and saved myself $400.
 

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I really like this seat. What it does is help diguise the stock light tree on the rear fender. For those who choose to keep the stock rear fender/rear lights, it improves visual flow and compliments the bike nicely. For those who plan to remove the rear fender in its entirety, this seat will be a brilliant addition. Nothing beats real leather and all the available options allow for a nice personal touch. The one thing I don't like is the gratuitous 'corbin' stitched into the side. No big deal though, a little precision work with a black sharpie and it almost disappears.
 

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Seat Configurator

The "configurator" feature is now functional on the website. It's kind of cool to play around with all the different color options and different color combinations. You can actually get the logo in different colors too, no need for a black Sharpie!
 

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Corbin update

maybe corbin should spend some money on their website.
First impressions...
I agree, that website looks just like it did back in 1995 when I ordered a seat for my '79 Bonneville. As a matter of fact, the seat that they offer for the SCR950 looks a lot like the one I got for my Bonnie, just a smaller version. Personally, I don't like the little 3" backrest because it takes away from the passenger seating area, which is small enough already. JMO! jevers
 

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Personally, I don't like the little 3" backrest because it takes away from the passenger seating area, which is small enough already. JMO! jevers
Yep, it definately makes it a one person machine, if it isn't already. At 6-2, there's no way I'm comfortably taking a passenger as it is. Also, on a completely stock SCR this seat might look a little out of place...

I really like this seat in all black, and also that it's a complete seat and I won't have to tear apart my OEM seat. To me the only way the SCR looks good is bobbed, with the rear fender completely removed, and this seat is great for that.

I bought my SCR to radically customize, but I understand that for most people here it's just a way to get out on two wheels, or a cheap form of transportation.
 

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Personally, I don't like the little 3" backrest because it takes away from the passenger seating area, which is small enough already. JMO! jevers
Yep, it definately makes it a one person machine, if it isn't already. At 6-2, there's no way I'm comfortably taking a passenger as it is. Also, on a completely stock SCR this seat might look a little out of place...

I really like this seat in all black, and also that it's a complete seat and I won't have to tear apart my OEM seat. To me the only way the SCR looks good is bobbed, with the rear fender completely removed, and this seat is great for that.

I bought my SCR to radically customize, but I understand that for most people here it's just a way to get out on two wheels, or a cheap form of transportation.
I will have to say this about the Corbin seat. Very high quality and comfort! I would order one if they offered it in the Seat Concepts style. I too, don't want to recover my own seat, but it is currently the only option. Good luck with your Corbin. If you like the look, you are going to love the comfort!
 

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While I generally like it, I don't like the bum-stop. It's not a cafe bike, it doesn't need a bum stop. It's a dirt tracker, it needs a flat seat. I like my canadian seat cover very much, and I'll be sticking with that.

Charles.
 

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Corbin Seat

Buddy at work just ordered a seat from Corbin for his SCR. 4-6 Weeks to build and $40.00 to ship to Washington state.............Just a FYI
 

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Okay, so I’ll admit...I was the lucky guy that got to drop his bike at the corbin factory for 3 weeks and have them fab up the prototype... luckily for me, it was snowing and I wasn’t in the mood to fight with the fluffy white stuff while waiting for them to finish up.

The corbin seat I ended up with isn’t what they initially created.. here’s how it all went down.

When I got to the shop to pick up the bike, they scheduled me as a “ride in” in case there were any adjustments needed. After looking at the seat, and sitting on it, I said, “this is a cool seat, but where is my wife supposed to sit?”

The guy I was working with said he would make me any seat I wanted for it, and got to work fanning up a 2-up seat for the wife and I.

He had me test ride the bike several times to get the shaping dialed in.. I ended up with a seat height about 2.5” higher than stock, with some back support for me, and a nice pillow for the Mrs. The riding position now allows me to clear my knee on the **** air box. They had me pick out the colors for the leather, and I chose the distressed “bomber” black with gray and asphalt accents and red stitching..

My son got to play around the shop, we ate breakfast at their Wizards cafe, and even had a nice chat with Mike Corbin himself.

The ride is now spectacular, and I definitely feel more in control and comfortable. I’m aiming for more “adventure bike” than classic scrambler with my ride, so the lack of a flat saddle doesn’t bother me a bit. First pictures are of the saddle they came up with.. following are mine. Check out the pics.
 

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While I generally like it, I don't like the bum-stop. It's not a cafe bike, it doesn't need a bum stop. It's a dirt tracker, it needs a flat seat. I like my canadian seat cover very much, and I'll be sticking with that.

Charles.
It's a dirt tracker? What, you miss the memo lol? In case you forgot it's actually a little cruiser... that's right, a little cruiser called Bolt. And the powers that be in their almighty wisdom decided to mount a bench seat on it... and some dirtbike handlebars...teardop tank and all lol! What it is, is an awesome little platform to build whatever kind of bike you want.
It's nothing, and it's everything. Dirt tracker... lol
 

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I ended up with a seat height about 2.5” higher than stock, with some back support for me, and a nice pillow for the Mrs. The ride is now spectacular, and I definitely feel more in control and comfortable.
That seat for riding two up looks sooo comfortable.

The photo of the young man on the SCR is exactly how I felt on my first ride home from the dealership. ;-)
 

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Okay, so I’ll admit...I was the lucky guy that got to drop his bike at the corbin factory for 3 weeks and have them fab up the prototype... luckily for me, it was snowing and I wasn’t in the mood to fight with the fluffy white stuff while waiting for them to finish up.

The corbin seat I ended up with isn’t what they initially created.. here’s how it all went down.

When I got to the shop to pick up the bike, they scheduled me as a “ride in” in case there were any adjustments needed. After looking at the seat, and sitting on it, I said, “this is a cool seat, but where is my wife supposed to sit?”

The guy I was working with said he would make me any seat I wanted for it, and got to work fanning up a 2-up seat for the wife and I.

He had me test ride the bike several times to get the shaping dialed in.. I ended up with a seat height about 2.5” higher than stock, with some back support for me, and a nice pillow for the Mrs. The riding position now allows me to clear my knee on the **** air box. They had me pick out the colors for the leather, and I chose the distressed “bomber” black with gray and asphalt accents and red stitching..

My son got to play around the shop, we ate breakfast at their Wizards cafe, and even had a nice chat with Mike Corbin himself.

The ride is now spectacular, and I definitely feel more in control and comfortable. I’m aiming for more “adventure bike” than classic scrambler with my ride, so the lack of a flat saddle doesn’t bother me a bit. First pictures are of the saddle they came up with.. following are mine. Check out the pics.

I like that a ton better than the one showing on the Corbin website. The one on their site looks like an oven mitt with that dumb diamond pattern. I think I'll give them a call and order one. Thanks for posting your pics.
 
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