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Does anyone have any experience with this seat? I like the idea of a passenger backrest without having to buy the yamaha one. I've never sat on a Corbin though.
 

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I put about 7000 miles on a Corbin dual tour this year. Really comfortable after some use, but it took some getting used to. It is a saddle in the truest sense of the word. While many seats go for cushioning as the source of comfort, the Corbin goes for perfect weight distribution on a very firm surface.

The seat I had was well loved and had a lot of miles on it. It came on the bike when I got it and left on the bike when I sold it. Overall it was a fantastic seat and I would like another one, but I'm not going to pay retail for it. Holding out for an E.D. or an Ultimate as my next seat purchase, but did very much like the Corbin. With a backrest you're looking in the neighborhood of 800-900 for one of those seats, and there is a reason they can charge that much.

I'd buy another used one if it came available in the $300 range, but I've already mentioned what I'll buy once I hit the $500 range. Once real nice feature is the ability to put the backrest in either position. My bike had a tourpack so the backrest was for me, but that's flexibility you can't get with most other brands.
 

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Thanks. I'm between the ultimate and buying a sissy bar, or the Corbin with the backrest that my wife can use. Either way, it's going to be close to the same money. I haven't figured out why the sissy bar is so expensive.
 

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One of the reasons I went back to an 1100 after a two year hiatus is that the bike fits me like a glove. I have ridden sleds, jet skis, dirt bikes and ATVs, and none fit me as if it was made for me like the VStar. Actually, my King Quad 500 comes pretty close. Anyway, the factory seat on mine only gets me about 30 minutes before I start to feel uncomfortable, and after an hour, I absolutely have to get off and stretch.

I find that standing up at stop lights and other opportunities, even if just for a few seconds, helps me recover enough to go on for another 10-15 minutes before starting to become uncomfortable again.

I would like to get another seat, but am terrified that it will affect that perfect position that the bike puts my 6'1, 225 lb body in. I don't want to mess with it.

Is there an aftermarket seat or options that will not change the seat height or anything else that would affect the seating position??

Sorry if this hijacks the thread, thought this related topic would be of interest .
 

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Ultimate seats make the claim that you'll remain exactly where you are in the stock seat. I didn't even think too much about this until your post.

Originally I was hoping to get my hands on an E.D. seat, but all of their seats are designed to sit you about 3/4" lower than the stock seat. I've got my fairing windshield height right where I want it. Looks like I'm saving for that Ultimate seat now.

"Our V-Star Midrider seat will sit you at the same height and the same distance to the handlebars as your stock seat."

http://www.ultimateseats.ca/yamahavstar1100classic.html#specs
 

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Great advice, thanks. I have checked out the Ultimate seats and they look like the answer. Will continue to investigate.
 

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I researched many seat manufactures before I purchased my Mustang wide Vintage seat with front back rest. Of course the damage was in the $600 range but I got the two piece and is works great with the sissy bar I already have on... The front back rest takes some getting use to but really like it now.
 

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I purchased an Ultimate seat with backrest. I just completed an 6900 mile ride through the Canadian and US Rockies and I couldn't be happier. Seat was fantastic. I had not issues. I have never ridden with a mustang seat and it might be as good, but I know the Ultimate is great. You cant go wrong with an Ultimate.
 

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I scored a Corbin Dual tour seat for my roadstar used for 200 bucks. LOVE it love it love it. I also love the look - it was made for Star by Corbin and has the star logo and looks awesome. I bought the rider backrest new on ebay and could not get far enough back for it as I am short. Sold that. I have a sissy bar on the back though I don't generally ride anyone on the back. My daughter has been on the back I think three times now for very short jaunts and loves the backseat comfort of this bike - she more frequently rides on the back of the boyfriend's bikes which are mostly sport and less comfortable to ride the back.
 
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