Ridemalibu Motorcycle Rentals & Tours – Los Angeles CA
  1. Ciao Guest - You’ve landed at the ultimate Guzzi site. In SoCal? See the SERVICE tab above for the best in service, tires, tuning and installation of our products or custom work. NEW FORUM REGISTRATIONS REQUIRE EMAIL ACTIVATION - CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER - Use the CONTACT above if we can be of help. ALWAYS TRY A SEARCH BEFORE STARTING A NEW TOPIC - Most questions you may have are already answered on the Forum with FACTS, NOT OPINIONS. PLEASE DON'T BE A DRIVE-BY POSTER: As a common courtesy, check back if you are posting elsewhere on the web. Note there's decades of Guzzi hands-on experienced help on this site, all whom give endless amounts of their time for free; BE COURTEOUS AND RESPECTFUL! Also be sure to click on the STORE link also above for our 600+ product inventory, including many of our 100% Made-in-house-USA GTM products and engine kits. We appreciate the consideration, understanding and your business... past and future. And if you haven't seen our MotoCycle (not) art, click on the BUILDS tab above to see our work at our sister business; GT MotoCycles® -- WE ARE ONLINE ONLY - NO PHONE CALLS MADE OR RECEIVED.
  2. There is ZERO tolerance on personal attacks and ANY HYPERLINKS to a PRODUCT or other competing website(s), this includes personal pages, social media or other Forums. We work very hard to keep info relevant here. First offense is a note, second is a warning, third time will get you banned from the site. Sorry to have to do this, but we don't have the time to chase these. This is NOT a social media platform; It's an ad-free, privately funded website, in small help with user donations. Be sure to see our online STORE link above; GTM product purchases help support the site, or you can upgrade your Forum profile or DONATE via the link above.

Corbin seat owners, please reassure me!

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by Sleekmachine, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. xchristian

    xchristian Just got it firing!

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2014
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Japan
    My seat is ok. No major issues. Their customer service is awful and i'll never buy another. Straight rude & condescending. You can tell they are used to being the only game in town and could not care less.
     
  2. Vizir

    Vizir Tuned and Synch'ed

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Paris, FRANCE
    If someone has a corbin seat for sale for my 1400 touring, I could be interested .
    Many thanks
    Vizir
     
  3. Moto-Uno

    Moto-Uno Cruisin' Guzzisti

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2016
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Burnaby,B.C
    Should you get one ( I think there's someone on this forum with one for sale ) let me know , 'cuz my last
    experience was not so great comfort wise . In my 60's with almost no ass left and the Corbin made me
    aware of that every time I was on it :( . YMMV . Peter
     
  4. James Chance

    James Chance Cruisin' Guzzisti

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Cleburne TX
    FWIW, on my 2014 Cali1400 Custom, the Corbin seat raised the riding position at least 1 and 1/2", maybe two. And while still quite stiff (mine was bought used), it added an easy 100+ miles to how long I could stay on the bike. The contour of the butt bucket position is perfect for me. So I don't mind the firm factor so much. I DID add an Alaskan Leathers sheepskin cushion at the very beginning, as I had ordered one a couple of months before, and that's when it showed up. ;-) The stock seat of the Custom is very much a Harley Road Glide style of extreme bucket. MAYBE an inch of padding at the bottom of the bucket. No way I could tolerate that for more than 30 minutes. My knees and back benefited from the rise in elevation at the crotch with the Corbin. I'm thinking of getting a set of Todd's handlebar risers to help straighten out my back's position further...
     
  5. Vizir

    Vizir Tuned and Synch'ed

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Paris, FRANCE
    Yes, I'd like to buy a used one , because, 12 years ago, I put a corbin seat on my ST1300 Pan, and I was very happy with it .
    In addition, I find the 1400 touring seat, very uncomfortable, and to low for me .
    Temporarily, I'v put a foam cushion on the seat, home made , efficient, but not very elegant :))
    Vizir
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2021
    James Chance likes this.
  6. DominoDoggy

    DominoDoggy Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2021
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Johnson City, TN
    I just got my Corbin "gunfighter" seat today. Even brand new, fresh, and not broken in I was in love from the first moment my butt touched that seat. I wasn't dissatisfied with the stock V7 seat, it is 6 years old and had 9500 miles on it so it was good and broken in. But, I can already tell I'm going to love putting some miles on this new seat. If it does nothing but improve with use, well, count me a happy man.

    The worst part is the weather! I'll ride in cold conditions but I don't think I've looked forward to Spring getting here like this since I was a little kid!
     
    James Chance and John L like this.
  7. John L

    John L Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2015
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    South Australia
    I've just ordered a Corbin, how does the leather on the seating areas stand up in the rain? Does it need to be covered and if does get wet does it take a while to dry out. Cheers, John.
     
  8. James Chance

    James Chance Cruisin' Guzzisti

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Cleburne TX
    Not an issue. The leather is NOT thin. Mine lives in a garage usually, but there have been periods (a couple of weeks at a time, several periods over the last three years) where it has been parked outdoors for a period of time. The leather of mine shows wear, but nothing a good working in of Mink Oil (or something similar) hasn't taken care of. Corbin seats are not a comfy chair type of saddle, like the Russel Day Long are in my experience. I gladly note I've never owned a RDL saddle on any of my numerous bikes over the years, but I've seen a few, and swung a leg across them... ;-)
     
    John L likes this.
  9. DominoDoggy

    DominoDoggy Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2021
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Johnson City, TN
    I'd treat it like any other good quality leather product. which means I would try to keep it out of the rain. If I was out and got caught in the rain, I'd be surprised if it couldn't handle it. I'd probably treat it like a good leather jacket, meaning at least try to keep it dry but not really worry about it too much, but also - refrain from swimming with it.
     
    James Chance and John L like this.
  10. John L

    John L Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2015
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    South Australia
    Had my Corbin seat for a month or so now and very happy with it. Looks great on the bike and definitely more comfortable the the Guzzi Comfort Gel seat. For some reason their sales to Oz are handled by Dynamic Cycle Parts in Canada and Chris from there was very helpful and great to deal with, ordered on 14/01/21 and delivered in Oz on 23/02/21
     

    Attached Files:

  11. Moto-Uno

    Moto-Uno Cruisin' Guzzisti

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2016
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Burnaby,B.C
    Looks pretty good , so tell me (honestly :)) , is it as firm ( hard) as the lovely looking one on my LeMans 2 is ? Peter
     
  12. DominoDoggy

    DominoDoggy Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2021
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Johnson City, TN
    I've put about 1500 miles on my Corbin seat, they definitely break in a little and get more comfortable. It's a real saddle. Makes longer distance rides a pleasure. For me the firmness level is just right. Pics in my profile if anyone wants to see it on my V7.
     
  13. Vizir

    Vizir Tuned and Synch'ed

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Paris, FRANCE
    Hy, could you ask him if he can sell and send the same seat to Paris, France . What is the price in Canada in us $ ?
    Many thanks
    Vizir
     
  14. John L

    John L Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2015
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    South Australia
    It is very firm compared to the Guzzi seat, I haven't had a chance yet to put in an all day ride on it. I used an Airhawk cushion with the Guzzi seat but haven't needed it on the Corbin. If it 'breaks in' as they are said too it should be fine for an all day ride.
     
  15. John L

    John L Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2015
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    South Australia
    Vizir, you can contact them online, they are very helpful and quick to respond.
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2021
  16. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    11,954
    Likes Received:
    4,131
    Location:
    Malibu
    Guys, please. All I do is chase free advertising hyperlinks to other people’s websites for them to make money off of this site. I’m OK if you post the info, just do NOT hyperlink it.
     
    John L likes this.
  17. John L

    John L Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2015
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    South Australia
    Apologies Todd, fixed it.
     
    GTM® likes this.
  18. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    11,954
    Likes Received:
    4,131
    Location:
    Malibu
    Appreciated. You can leave the info, just not hyperlinked. It's called SEO, and helps them rise to the top, and pushes this site down in the search rankings. I fight for every click.
     
    John L likes this.
  19. Robert Gibson

    Robert Gibson High Miler GT Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2016
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    428
    Location:
    Menorca, Spain
    D5C2243E-5074-4D29-B011-85C087F230BF.jpeg
    NOT Corbin, but shows what a decent upholsterer can do for a fraction of the cost. And waterproof unlike Corbin.

    289ADC19-EE32-4FE1-85CA-17078ECAA60D.jpeg
    This is mine.
     
    John L likes this.
  20. Moto-Uno

    Moto-Uno Cruisin' Guzzisti

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2016
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Burnaby,B.C
    ^ That is truly an example of a great upholsterer ! Peter
     

Share This Page