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Hey - So now I have put about 1000 miles on my new ninja - and my butt is bruised. I am looking into replacing the stock seat with a Corbin seat. I have not found anyone else that makes a replacement seat for the next generation. After a full day of riding, the stock seat really has taken a toll on my body. By the time I was almost home, I was standing on the pegs going over bumps cuz I could not take one more hit.

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Has anyone tried one? Any replacement or gel seat? or specifically a Corbin seat.

Is it worth $259? I mean, but butt really hurts and the weather is great here so I have another long ride day planned today.

Will it change the seat height - if it made it a tiny bit lower I would be happy cuz I am a shorty. If it is going to make it higher, I totally cannot do it. I am at the tallest I can be right now, without 2x4s strapped to my boots.


Help me out - before I fork over the cash I want to know what you think.


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Shady
 

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Shady .. I ask about this a while back. And corbins are the ones that keep poping up. I have not tried it. Yeah it is pricy.. Maybe some of the guys here that travel a lot may help on that question.
 

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OK, Thanks. I didn't mean to ask an asked an answered question.

This chick that rode with us today had one of those walmart things. I guess it would be worth trying. I sat on it on my bike for a minute but did not try riding with it. It felt nice. However, I was concerned about that height issue I have. But I guess $20 solution is worth a try before $250.

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Yeah, I have been checking out the padded shorts option. But not sure they are for me.

My buddy told me to stick a pair of socks down my pants.. Not sure if she thought that would help or if she just wanted to see if I would do it so she can make fun of me. LOL

A friend from work said to use Charmin and stuff my pants, like those old commercials.

So many good options, lol, whatever will I do.

I think I'll check out the Walmart pad thing and maybe see if they sell the padded shorts so i can look at them in person, not just online. (Ha Walmart again, I'll have to make sure to properly park this time so I don't get another stupid parking ticket)
 

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Shady, you're probably going to have to go to a bicycle shop for the shorts. I personally wouldn't trust "padded shorts" I buy from Wally World... I'll be riding along and all of a sudden the gel padding they have in them busts a seam and I have a wet, gel coated, gooey butt for the rest of the ride... I don't know about you, but I wouldn't find that comfortable at all. :p And definitely check out seat cover options.... I know a lot of people who just throw a small plush pillow on the seat - then they have a pillow to take a nap with in the middle of the ride with too! Haha, just kidding, but there are just so many options out there you almost need to try them all and see what works for you..

Good luck!
 

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on an episode of king of the hill, hank had to get butt implants so he could ride his lawn mower....haha, obscure reference I know.

anywho....I wouldn't trust a thin cover that you put on the seat as it could shift underneath you while leaning over. I'm not certain if that would happen or not, but the possibility is there and I wouldn't want anything to happen to you shady. I do agree that the seat is pretty firm though. I'll see what I can find and get some more info.
 

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Shady,
I'm with you on the hard seat. I got the cushion from Walmart and it does not slide underneath you. It has a non slide rubber coat that is sort of tacky underneath of it. The longer you seat on it the more it forms to the bike. It is not a lightweight cushion. It actually feels kind of heavy. It even stays in place when the bike is on the side stand. Worried about sliding off? A simple velcro strap around the seat will do it until you decided if you want to spend $300 on a new seat. Besides if you look on the internet for motorcycle seat cushions you might see something similar with simple fastening systems. I dont know how hard you ride, but if your ass is coming off the seat alot riding on the street, you need another seat. I ride hard in turns and have not felt the cushion move, neither sideways, forward or backward. A good $20.00 investment? Yep!! If it does not work uncle Wally will give you your money back or you can use it in your car. However, I am still getting my seat recontoured, refoamed and recovered. It should be done in a couple of days. I will let you know how it turns out.
 

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ive just changed my suspention from 2-4 and it seems to have made it more comfortable somehow?! have you tried this shady?
 

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most likely because im like 6ft 6ft1 tall its made it more comfortable...probs not the seat but the slightly higher riding position :p
 

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metbandit1,
That is possible. However it does make for a much stiffer ride. (ouch) :p Taller riders or riders with long legs (such as you & myself) will benefit from a higher seat height / riding position. A deep seated position can pull on the Glut muscles more and make the top of the femur press into those muscles causing discomfort, burning or numbness.
Adding a seat pad or cushion also helps to raise the seat height and help to reduce the angle at which your hip and knees are when seated with both feet on the pegs. Hips should be even or just slightly higher than the knees for good comfort.

And by adjusting your suspension from 2-4, you mean turning the preload on the shock from position 2 to position 4. Also to note raising the rear ride height may lower the front slightly. Heavier (200+ lbs) riders may find this optimal, lighter riders may find it a little stiff. Also adjustments to the suspension can affect the overall ride (depending how you ride) Stiffer suspension is better for heavy loads and track racing, lighter settings better for normal street riding, cruising. See which one suites you best.
 

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yeh i did that and also im 10 stone..about 140lbs? and i think its a really good ride...i love the more solid racy feel to it.
 

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just came across this thread. i have the corbin rider and passenger seat. at first i thought i had wasted my money because it wasn't much better than stock. after the break-in period and it "molding to my butt", i gotta say that it is pretty comfortable. it doesn't slide you forward like the stock seat. also, i find i don't have to shift around as often to relieve pressure point aches. the seat surface is flatter as well, so it supports the butt cheeks better imo.

overall, great seat. i would recommend them.
 
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