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Re: Holeshot/Corbin seat

Post  barry_mcki on Thu 25 Oct 2012, 3:45 pm

Good quality, comfortable, love mine, just did a trip from Canberra to Tassy, no issues at all.

It is an inch lower than standard, could make a difference if you are tall. The optional backrest will not fit properly if you have a Givi Top Box, slopes too far forward.

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Post  Boatz on Fri 26 Oct 2012, 5:03 pm

crimsondawn wrote:Cheers. I am 6'2" so hopefully it will be fine. Ordered it today Smile.

Can i ask how much for seat and postage. Thanks.

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Re: Holeshot/Corbin seat

Post  kewwig on Sat 27 Oct 2012, 4:56 pm

A mate just got one in from the USA. Really really nice seat and you sit much more in the bike than on the bike. I have the OEM gel seat and the Holeshot Corbin is a lot better to sit on.
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Re: Holeshot/Corbin seat

Post  Dekenai on Sun 28 Oct 2012, 6:27 am

IMHO the Holeshot is more a sports rather that a touring saddle, its shape allows you to move around on the bike (i.e. hang off) and the hump allows you to relax your shoulders powering out of corners. That being said I did go to PI last year on mine and suffered no more discomfort that the other 3 riders in the group. There is a Sargent for sale over at [url=TWT]http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78479[/url] which, from what the yanks say, is more comfort oriented.
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Re: Holeshot/Corbin seat

Post  holdenman on Sun 28 Oct 2012, 2:44 pm

I have a sargent seat. It is 10x better then the stock.

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Re: Holeshot/Corbin seat

Post  kewwig on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 12:35 pm

A friend recently bought one and has loaned it to me to try, so I thought I'd review it here.

The seat is very well made and covered with leather with a non-slip texture. It's on a strong fibreglass reinforced synthetic base (Fibretech). It sits about 1" (2.5 cm) lower than stock and the key thing I notice is I sit well into it and feel "in" the bike rather than "on" it. It feels a lot harder just sitting there, but half the problem with the stock seat is that it is not supportive enough.

Riding it feels good. Nice control and a different riding dynamic. The front of it tapers nicely into the tank, and the sides round off so they don't dig into your legs.

I really like it. I have a gel and a stock seat already, and this one is very nice indeed. I'll be trying it out with a long ride tomorrow.

First pic is the Suzuki gel seat as a comparison:















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Re: Holeshot/Corbin seat

Post  reddog on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 1:26 pm

Seat looks good. I wonder if you could scuplt enough out of the stock front seat to make it follow a similar profile. At least then my balls wouldn't get squashed into the tank Smile
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Re: Holeshot/Corbin seat

Post  Dekenai on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 2:32 pm

Was wandering through one of the bike parks in town the other day and found this. It's a 1250 with a MJM seat, only one I have seen (on a B1250 that is). MJM is a motor trimmer in Goulburn with a big reputation around the Southern Highlands/Tablelands for doing excellent motorcycle seats. From what I understand he likes to custom tailor to the needs of individual riders, so you need to pop in to his shop with your bike. I have a friend who has one on his brick (K100RS) and he swears by it.




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Re: Holeshot/Corbin seat

Post  reddog on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 7:07 pm

@crimsondawn: don;t make the suspension too soft, maybe look at fitting an airhawk seat as it makes it super soft. Think Nike air for your back side, it'd work great on a flatter seat than stock
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Re: Holeshot/Corbin seat

Post  kewwig on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 3:25 pm

Took it out for a 100 k ride today. Nice for handling in that I felt more secure. Comfort similar to my gel seat. I'd have one but new price and postage from the USA to NZ would be prohibitive. There's locals who do good seats ("Rider") I may look at.
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Re: Holeshot/Corbin seat

Post  rd400f on Sat 15 Aug 2015, 4:49 am

Hi
So can someone, who has a Holeshot/Corbin seat,please post up a pic of what their seat looks like after a few weeks use?
Is the fabric still tight on the seat?
How did the fabric fair in wet weather?
Did it absorb or shed water?
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Post  V17R on Wed 19 Aug 2015, 6:56 pm

had the seat for approx 4,000km's some of that 2 up
showing a small amount of wrinkling/stretch but nothing worrying
Comfort wise it is brilliant and is actually better now than when brand new
only had it in light rain so far but no staining ect

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Re: Holeshot/Corbin seat

Post  rd400f on Thu 20 Aug 2015, 8:04 am

Hi
Thanks for the pic.
I got mine last week and the very first day it got drenched in a downpour.
It soaked up heaps of rain and went quite baggy.
Once dry again it has come back into shape a bit but still baggy.
Dale has been onto Corbin and was most apologetic.

The seat still rides beautifully and I am still way happy with it.

Just make sure you get some leather waterproofing on it as soon as you get one.

Dale has been really good about helping with this seat and I would absolutely recommend him and his
products to anyone....Top Bloke. Very Happy

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Post  V17R on Thu 20 Aug 2015, 10:09 am

good idea about the leather protection, I will get onto it
got to agree about Dale, very helpful
have you done the stage 2 tune, I'd highly recommend that also
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Post  2wheelsagain on Thu 20 Aug 2015, 12:36 pm

@V17R wrote:good idea about the leather protection, I will get onto it
got to agree about Dale, very helpful
have you done the stage 2 tune, I'd highly recommend that also
 Make sure its not slippery.

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Post  rd400f on Thu 20 Aug 2015, 1:05 pm

@V17R wrote:good idea about the leather protection, I will get onto it
got to agree about Dale, very helpful
have you done the stage 2 tune, I'd highly recommend that also

Hi
I just got the bike new and it only has 850 k's on it so far so i will be waiting for a bit longer before I 
look at any engine mods.
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Post  rd400f on Thu 20 Aug 2015, 1:08 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:
@V17R wrote:good idea about the leather protection, I will get onto it
got to agree about Dale, very helpful
have you done the stage 2 tune, I'd highly recommend that also
 Make sure its not slippery.

Hi
Just picked up some "Elephant Leather Preserver" and I will be trying it on some thing else first.

I have scary memories of my one and only "Armorall" on the seat event. Not fun.

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Post  madmax on Thu 20 Aug 2015, 1:13 pm

@rd400f wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:
@V17R wrote:good idea about the leather protection, I will get onto it
got to agree about Dale, very helpful
have you done the stage 2 tune, I'd highly recommend that also
 Make sure its not slippery.

Hi
Just picked up some "Elephant Leather Preserver" and I will be trying it on some thing else first.

I have scary memories of my one and only "Armorall" on the seat event. Not fun.

Thanks
Richard

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Post  V17R on Thu 20 Aug 2015, 1:27 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:
@V17R wrote:good idea about the leather protection, I will get onto it
got to agree about Dale, very helpful
have you done the stage 2 tune, I'd highly recommend that also
 Make sure its not slippery.

good point
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Post  paul on Thu 20 Aug 2015, 6:25 pm

@rd400f wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:
@V17R wrote:good idea about the leather protection, I will get onto it
got to agree about Dale, very helpful
have you done the stage 2 tune, I'd highly recommend that also
 Make sure its not slippery.

Hi
Just picked up some "Elephant Leather Preserver" and I will be trying it on some thing else first.

I have scary memories of my one and only "Armorall" on the seat event. Not fun.

Thanks
Richard
Is the seat leather or vinyl ? ........Leather = porous skin .................vinyl = poly vinyl chloride = plastic film ,  with a usually cloth backing, with a very thin expanded foam layer in between if you look at a side on view  ( for a very simple description of seating vinyl )

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Post  Re-Cycled on Thu 20 Aug 2015, 8:01 pm

@rd400f wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:
@V17R wrote:good idea about the leather protection, I will get onto it
got to agree about Dale, very helpful
have you done the stage 2 tune, I'd highly recommend that also
 Make sure its not slippery.

Hi
Just picked up some "Elephant Leather Preserver" and I will be trying it on some thing else first.

I have scary memories of my one and only "Armorall" on the seat event. Not fun.

Thanks
Richard

Yes I detailed my Enduro bike with Armorall back in the day, like you say it's a mistake you only make once. Laughing

BTW for those with vinyl seats I discovered recently that de-solv-it does a good job and it isn't slippery.

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Post  rd400f on Fri 21 Aug 2015, 5:18 am

@paul wrote:
@rd400f wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:
@V17R wrote:good idea about the leather protection, I will get onto it
got to agree about Dale, very helpful
have you done the stage 2 tune, I'd highly recommend that also
 Make sure its not slippery.

Hi
Just picked up some "Elephant Leather Preserver" and I will be trying it on some thing else first.

I have scary memories of my one and only "Armorall" on the seat event. Not fun.

Thanks
Richard
Is the seat leather or vinyl ? ........Leather = porous skin .................vinyl = poly vinyl chloride = plastic film ,  with a usually cloth backing, with a very thin expanded foam layer in between if you look at a side on view  ( for a very simple description of seating vinyl )
Hi
Leather on the tops and vinyl on the sides.

I always used Neopol furniture polish on my other bikes.
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Post  Maxwell55 on Tue 27 Oct 2015, 8:43 pm

what are the upside down forks off of please and am thinking of going to mjm to see about my seat too very soon as am heading out on a lonely journey soon thank you

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