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Stampeed
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PostSubject: Corbin Seat Question   Corbin Seat Question I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 26, 2019 1:23 pm

I'm new to Swing's (just purchased an '07) I'm 6''3" and find the seating position a bit uncomfortable. Need a little more leg room and better support.

My question is: Does the Corbin seat move the rider portion of the seat any further back for more leg room) I've had several Corbin's previously on large touring bikes and find them comfortable.

Any info and or suggestions on other seat options would be appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Corbin Seat Question   Corbin Seat Question I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 26, 2019 3:30 pm

I have a Corbin on my current 2012 Silver Wing and also had them on a 2013 Burgman 650 and a 2003 Silver Wing. Obviously I'm a big fan. In fact, I am presently drooling over a 2016 BMW 650GT on craigslist in Orlando that has a gorgeous brown leather Corbin seat.

Corbin has a stock Silver Wing template and (if memory serves) they measure the front midpoint of the leather seat material back to the midpoint of the buttrest at 19". Might be 20" -- they can verify.

Order by phone and tell them you want to "push back" the seat any amount you'd like. I started with 1" (foolishly) and had to send the seat back to have it moved back another 2". It fits perfectly now -- I'm 6'1" and can stretch my legs fully and yet I can still have a little forward lean (a more alert riding position than "kicking back in your easy chair"). The extra firm support makes long rides a pleasure. I never get sore.

I would guess for 6'3" that pushing back a total of 4" would be an ideal fit. There is no charge for customization. Installation is simple, using the existing seat bracket on the SW. Corbin builds screw holes into the seat and provides the screws and a heavy-duty shock arm since their seat weighs more.

One tip you might enjoy: The Ovaltec passenger backrest ain't cheap ($295, I believe) but I ordered one to serve as a handle for opening and closing the seat. Instead of prying it open with your fingers or closing it with both hands to align the seat so it hits the latch squarely, the backrest makes it a breeze. Gotta say, it was a one-time expense that pays off every time I open the trunk. Looks sharp, too.

Love your signature quote about the dog sticking its head out the window, btw.

P.S. for temporary relief, remove two bolts under the seat and you can slide the stock buttrest off the bike and toss it in a closet. Two unsightly metal latches remain visible, but the extra leg room is immediate and pleasing.
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PostSubject: Re: Corbin Seat Question   Corbin Seat Question I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 27, 2019 1:11 pm

Stampeed; the first thing I do after purchasing a Silverwing is to remove the driver's backrest even for my 5'8" frame so I get an extra +- 3" of room. The driver's backrest is too confining even for me. Besides when on long day rides I like to place my butt on the passenger's portion to stretch my legs and arms.
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PostSubject: Re: Corbin Seat Question   Corbin Seat Question I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 27, 2019 2:06 pm

Do the buttrest to backrest conversion! You'll be glad for the extra legroom and get a backrest to boot. Info here someplace, just search.

Jay.
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PostSubject: Re: Corbin Seat Question   Corbin Seat Question I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 27, 2019 4:50 pm

I actually recommend the drivers backrest also. Firm lumbar support promotes good riding posture without tiring out your core muscles. I got the oval one with the cutout center for me.
Measure your height from seating position to the center of the small of your back to determine if it will be good to support your height.

Dan
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PostSubject: Re: Corbin Seat Question   Corbin Seat Question I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 28, 2019 7:41 am

cotetoi wrote:
Do the buttrest to backrest conversion! You'll be glad for the extra legroom and get a backrest to boot. Info here someplace, just search.

Jay.

Here is my version of it.  Lots of folks have done something similar.  I added the airhawk which makes longer rides tolerable.

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PostSubject: Re: Corbin Seat Question   Corbin Seat Question I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 28, 2019 11:25 am

Thanks all for the responses and suggestions.  I removed the butt rest bolts  but was unsure how to remove it(no service manual).  Does it slide forward to remove?  I may try the backrest solution, and I’ve had an Air Hawk for years.

Delray: I talked to Corbin last week asking if there seat provided more leg room than stock and they never mentioned that they could ‘push back’ the seating position.  Perhaps another call to them is in order.

Best Regards,
Roger
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PostSubject: Re: Corbin Seat Question   Corbin Seat Question I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 28, 2019 11:44 am

It slides forward. Sometimes takes a little "oomph" because it gets settled in there. I had to use a rubber mallet to get my last one loose.

Corbin definitely will push back (their term) the seat to your specifications. I think they generally don't offer this unless someone brings it up -- it's more work for them with no extra $$. But I give 'em credit. They always aim to please.
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PostSubject: Re: Corbin Seat Question   Corbin Seat Question I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 28, 2019 11:48 am

EvilTwin wrote:
cotetoi wrote:
Do the buttrest to backrest conversion! You'll be glad for the extra legroom and get a backrest to boot. Info here someplace, just search.

Jay.

Here is my version of it.  Lots of folks have done something similar.  I added the airhawk which makes longer rides tolerable.

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Any chance you can tell me whos backrest adapter you used? Or was it a home made one?
Thanks
Dan
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PostSubject: Re: Corbin Seat Question   Corbin Seat Question I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 28, 2019 3:06 pm

DLK wrote:
EvilTwin wrote:
cotetoi wrote:
Do the buttrest to backrest conversion! You'll be glad for the extra legroom and get a backrest to boot. Info here someplace, just search.

Jay.

Here is my version of it.  Lots of folks have done something similar.  I added the airhawk which makes longer rides tolerable.

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Any chance you can tell me whos backrest adapter you used? Or was it a home made one?
Thanks
Dan

It's homegrown.  Two aluminum bars with a bit of a bend and then I added the padded section in the middle that is plywood with some foam and a bit of black vinyl stapled on to the front.

This is what it looked like without the padded section:

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PostSubject: Re: Corbin Seat Question   Corbin Seat Question I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 28, 2019 3:12 pm

EvilTwin, that looks nice.
Thanks
Dan
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