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post #1 of 8 Old 01-31-2017, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Corbin seat

I have done some research on here about the Corbin seat, but can't find a good answer to my question. Being 6' with a 34" inseam, I sit right on the back edge of the seat, kind of between the front and rear seats. On my 2004, I removed the steel plate from the front seat, but it didn't help a whole lot and I messed up the seat in the process. I don't want to do this on a brand new bike I plan to keep for the rest of my life. This is my biggest problem with the bike. It is very painful sitting like that. Especially after 50-60 miles. And I plan to ride this bike several hundred miles at the time. Does anybody out there currently have the Corbin seat, and did you get it for that reason? I notice it has a large bump in it in about the same place as the stock seat, but it could still be a lot more comfortable if there is nothing hard in there to sit on. Due to the price I can't afford to get one unless I'm pretty sure it will solve my problem. Opinions? Experience? Is there anything else that might work? I had one person suggest using an Airhawk seat pad.
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-14-2017, 05:36 PM
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I guess no one has a Corbin seat on their Rebel, Jerry.

I have had them on various Harleys, and I love them all except for the price. Never had one on a Rebel, but should be an improvement.

I am also 6' with long arms and legs. The Rebel is pretty cramped for me too, and if I were planning on riding it on anything other that short errands or around the farm, I would have to put forward controls on it like my Dyna.

This will bump it back to the top for you, and maybe someone who has tried it will notice.

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post #3 of 8 Old 02-14-2017, 05:57 PM
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It's not a corbin, but it may solve your problem. With your mechanical ability I'm sure you could mount this without seat without changing anything on the bike but just mod the seat to fit the factory mounting spots.

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post #4 of 8 Old 02-14-2017, 06:23 PM
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post 32 and 38 from that link should get you what you're looking for.

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post #5 of 8 Old 02-15-2017, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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My guess is you don't see many Corbin seats on Rebels because nobody wants to spend $350 on a seat for such an inexpensive bike, especially if they don't know whether it would be a major improvement or not. If I knew it would be it would be worth it to me. But I can't afford to take the risk. I like that Hondamatic seat, it doesn't look bad on the Rebel at all (to me) It would solve my problem because it would allow me to slide back as far as I needed to. But I have a brand new bike, and want to keep it nice. I definitely don't want to be cutting or drilling holes in it. I might get a used Rebel seat off eBay, take it to an upholstery shop, and see what they can do with it. Looks are not important, but I don't want to modify any other part of the bike.

Thanks for all the information.
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post #6 of 8 Old 02-16-2017, 08:43 PM
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I had a Corbin on my '09 Rebel.
Once it broke in according to Corbin's recommendations it was awesome and worth every penny.
The saddle sits more level and you sit further back than on the stock piece.
BTW I'm 6'3"

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post #7 of 8 Old 02-22-2017, 10:09 PM
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Ive never had a problem I'm 6'1" ride my bike 100+ miles a day. I actually think the seat is compatible lol. I also weigh 155lbs.

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post #8 of 8 Old 02-23-2017, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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I can easily ride 100 miles in one day, by switching my feet back and forth between the front pegs and the passenger pegs. But I'm starting to feel pain from the back edge of the front seat by then. I want to be able to ride 300-400 miles per day. Moving the controls 6" forward will help, I did that on my '04. I fabricated my own brackets. Now a place makes a kit. I may just give the Corbin a try. A couple of inches farther back is all I need. It's super expensive, but I plan to ride this Rebel for the rest of my life. I'm 58. I'm also 240 pounds. I suspect that makes a difference. On the '04 I found a cheap 12"x12" pillow on the seat helped a lot. An Airhawk cushion is also a possibility. I need to sit right in the middle of where the 2 seats come together.
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