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Old 11-26-2007, 07:19 PM   #1
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DRZ400S Corbin question

How is the seat when riding both on and off road? Just wondering if you slip around on it when riding off road. Can you go for 2 hour rides without your butt aching? Oh, how is the seat height compared to the stock seat? Yeah, I am thinking about asking Santa for one.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:09 PM   #2
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I bought mine only to use on longer rides, and it worked so well that I left it on. It is thin near the front and wide near the back, so it works good both on and off. I did several 400 mile days on mine and it worked well.

With regard to height, if you call you can request a specific height. I ordered mine with a similar profile to stock but approximately .75" taller. I'm not sure how high the standard Corbin (the one on their website) is or how comfortable it is.

BTW: Order the black griper cover. It is fairly tough and prevents you from slipping around.
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Old 11-27-2007, 06:18 AM   #3
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I bought mine only to use on longer rides, and it worked so well that I left it on. It is thin near the front and wide near the back, so it works good both on and off. I did several 400 mile days on mine and it worked well.

With regard to height, if you call you can request a specific height. I ordered mine with a similar profile to stock but approximately .75" taller. I'm not sure how high the standard Corbin (the one on their website) is or how comfortable it is.

BTW: Order the black griper cover. It is fairly tough and prevents you from slipping around.
Thanks for the info!
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:25 PM   #4
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What'dya know...

I have one and I think it is pretty comfy. Probably wouldn't use it for racing, but DR-Z is not typically raced.

Hey, what'dya know. I might have one in brand new condition for sale.
I'm too tall for the bike, so the shorter seat is not a move in the right direction.
It is not gripper material, but the carbon fiber, which is tough and looks really cool.
JMO, but unless you are trying to do front wheel stoppies, gripper material might just get your shorts in a knot over a long trip. LOL

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Old 11-28-2007, 03:20 PM   #5
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no more gripper........

I just bought a Corbin for my Z a couple of weks ago and they no longer offer the Gripper cover. Something about the glue not adhering to the foam and the cover and would come loose if ridden agressively. I havent done any long rides but it is very comfortable for a couple of hours. It did lower the seat height a little and when riding you seem to just slide towards the front of the seat. I found myself gripping the tank more with my knees, which isn't a bad thing, to keep my butt back on the wider part of the seat. So far I give it an A for comfort. Still would have liked the gripper but like somebody said that might be bad on those 8 hr days.
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