|Posted on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 12:45 pm: ||
Has anybody tried one yet? Purchasing 2007 Long and a bit short on the inseam. Would appreciate feedback.
|Posted on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 01:16 pm: ||
I think someone posted about this last week... I don't think anyone's managed to get their hands on one just yet, though several are interested. Wait, maybe that was the new Sport seat? But it's lower, too....
|Posted on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 01:38 pm: ||
I'm interested as well. I sat on a XB12ss and it feels just a bit too tall for me, I have a 32" inseam. But, i do like the idea of a longer wheel base.
|Posted on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 01:57 pm: ||
I just got my touring seat for the xb12ss on Friday. I'm pretty disappointed in it, so far. It looks great but it didn't lower my seating position. It is cut down about an inch but it is quite a bit harder than the stock seat and it doesn't compact as much when you sit on it, so the effective height seems unchanged. It's also not as comfortable as the stock seat.
When I took the seat out of the box the corner pads fell off and I had to re-set the staples, not a big deal but less than ideal. Also when I put the seat on the first time the left side was sticking out about a half an inch from the air box, so I had to use a heat gun to reshape the seat pan for it to fit properly.
I am going to give it some more miles before I condemn or praise it. I am hoping it will break-in and be more rider friendly.
|Posted on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 03:59 pm: ||
I'm still waiting for my sport seat. No one seems to have 'em yet. I too have a 32" inseam, but I don't have any issues with the stock seat height.
Personally, I think only BEGINNERS should worry about getting their feet flat on the ground. Your feet spend 99% of their time on the pegs, and buying a seat for the 1% of the time they're on the ground makes no sense at all.
Naturally, if you're just starting out riding, you'll probably want the psychological crutch of being able to reach the ground with both feet, but once you gain experience you'll learn you'll have a LOT more stability with the left foot SOLIDLY on the ground and the right foot on the brake holding the bike in place.
By the way, firm saddles usually work better for long rides. Soft saddles feel great in the showroom, but quickly get uncomfortable after a couple of hours of actual riding. Corbin's saddles almost always feel rock hard when you first feel them, but as someone with hundreds of thousands of miles under his belt, I can tell you they're supremely comfortable (except when it rains) on week long trips. When it rains, they soak up water like a sponge and give you embarrassing stains for days afterwards.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 09:09 am: ||
I have the long and I have a 29" inseam, so seat height was a bit of an issue for me. There is so much foam in the stock seat that you can cut the hell out of it. I brought mine to a guy in jersey and he did a great job. He probably took about two inches out of it and it didn't affect the comfort at all.
I was thinking of getting the touring seat to see if there was a difference, so thanks for that review redrocker. Also, I called corbin and found out that they will make a seat for the long if someone will bring in their bike and let them make a mold of the stock seat. For doing that they will give you the new corbin seat for free.