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Old 03-20-2013, 05:59 PM   #61
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I've only had one aftermarket seat on my 2011 GS - a Sargent low with a Alaska Leather sheepskin on top. This is an awsome combination and works well for me :)
Any problems with the leather?
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:50 AM   #62
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Any problems with the leather?
http://www.alaskaleatheronline.com/s...-Deluxe/Detail

No problems as the sheepskin is natrually water resistant - it just runs off on most cases... I commute most days so it's not like I've never observed its performance in foul weather.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:18 AM   #63
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Any problems with the leather?
I have an Alaska leather sheepskin as well. If it's raining I usually take it off since it gets a little swampy once soaked. Just shake/ring it out and no problems.

It works really nice on hot days to give some space between you and the vinyl of the seat. I had kept it on my last 3 bikes, except rain, all the time. It made my stock GS seat tolerable on a 1700 mile ride last July.

In my experience the sheepskin pad with a good seat is a great combination.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:02 AM   #64
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I keep a "the absorber"

Just dab up any moisture on the sheepkin - it's dry as a bone in a jiffy.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:33 AM   #65
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:34 PM   #66
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:17 PM   #67
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I have a Tall Top Saddlery seat on my Yamaha FZ-6, like it a lot. TS makes their seats "to-order" and it took a long time to get (from France; it did go through Le Mans.... )
However, I'm a bit impatient to do some long rides on my new '09 Boxer, so I just ordered the "Comfort Seat - High End Actively Breathing" seat from Touratech; they had one in stock and it should be here in a week or so.
I'll let you guys know how it works.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:56 PM   #68
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Sounds like they are honoring orders up to and including the 17th. Give them a call, that's what I did. Since my order was already shipped they credited my credit card. As others have already said here they have great customer service.
I must be the exception, no discount for me. Got my 2nd confirmation today and my bill went UP $35.
I working Nights so I can't call. I had to send an email to ask why. Hope it's an error or oversight, Not impressed!
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:06 PM   #69
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My new-to-me 2004 GSA had a Corbin, and was missing the stock seat. I did 750 miles in that seat in a day and a half, and I have to say I have mixed feelings. My rear was usually pretty comfortable on the seat, but I didn't like how low the seat was (and I'm only 5'10") as it made my knees bend more than I liked. I'm going to get lowered pegs and see how much that helps. I also like to be able to move around on the seat and the prominent dish for the rider kept me stuck in one spot.

Since I never carry a pillion, I think I'm just going to replace it with a stock seat if I can find one. Maybe keep the Corbin around in case it grows on me more.

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:14 AM   #70
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My new-to-me 2004 GSA had a Corbin, and was missing the stock seat. I did 750 miles in that seat in a day and a half, and I have to say I have mixed feelings. My rear was usually pretty comfortable on the seat, but I didn't like how low the seat was (and I'm only 5'10") as it made my knees bend more than I liked. I'm going to get lowered pegs and see how much that helps. I also like to be able to move around on the seat and the prominent dish for the rider kept me stuck in one spot.

Since I never carry a pillion, I think I'm just going to replace it with a stock seat if I can find one. Maybe keep the Corbin around in case it grows on me more.

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IMHO The Corbin on the 1100/1150 is THE best seat for comfort! I hated the weight of the seat pan (fiberglass, really?), but the seat was great!

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Old 03-26-2013, 07:28 AM   #71
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I must be a hard ass, I'm still running the stock seat with an Airvent cushion. At 86K, it's starting to show some cracking around the edges so I was thinking of the Seat Concepts and recover it myself. Put one on my DR and it seems good enough.

I had some issues with my Goldwing stock seat so tried different seats, ended up with a bead rider on the OEM. Trouble with seats is, what is comfortable to one is pure posterior torture to another. The only thing our asses have in common is they are all cracked down the middle. To find the one for you, you must experiment and that takes time and money.

Taking someone else's recommendation on seats ranks right up there with asking what oil should I use.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:46 PM   #72
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I must be a hard ass, I'm still running the stock seat with an Airvent cushion. At 86K, it's starting to show some cracking around the edges so I was thinking of the Seat Concepts and recover it myself. Put one on my DR and it seems good enough.

I had some issues with my Goldwing stock seat so tried different seats, ended up with a bead rider on the OEM. Trouble with seats is, what is comfortable to one is pure posterior torture to another. The only thing our asses have in common is they are all cracked down the middle. To find the one for you, you must experiment and that takes time and money.

Taking someone else's recommendation on seats ranks right up there with asking what oil should I use.
There is some truth to that, but hearing what people like and why, combined with similar hights/weights and riding styles could help narrow the search.

BTW The SC seat is pretty good, and easy to install!

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