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I was up in Scotland over the weekend on a 500 mile trip, the last day had slightly more miles than the 1st so Sunday was a 265 miler. I have to say the last 100 odd miles were agony on my butt and when I arrived home and got off I looked at the seat and the foam had completely collapsed (looked like my old 250 MK3 seat ie no foam) and I was just sitting on the seat pan. It took nearly an hour for it to slowly grow back to its normal shape ( I know, I should have taken a pic but it looked like a cut down seat).
The Scotland trip was a bit of a test of its distance capabilities as next year will be taking it to Europe so the comfort part didnt go too well.
On the plus side, my recently installed 16 tooth front sprocket has made the bike more useable and at one fill up I managed 63mpg UK (57mpg over the whole trip of 4 petrol stops which included 3 figure speeds so it wasnt a tootle).
My next expenditure will be to get a gel pad fitted from Saddlecraft as they come highly recommended and are local to me (for once).
 

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Yep, I waiting on a seat from either Mustang or Saddleman since I have had good experiences with their seats in the past and personally stay away from anything Corbin. I also am not too impressed with reports on the Ducati Comfort Seat.
 

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I did 800km this week over two days blatting around Ronda and grazalema and then back home to eastern Granada. The seat is way too narrow in my view so i put on a 25 quid sheepskin. It's good for these trips but a weeks worth might see it fall short. I'm going to have the seat modified to be wider and firmer. I think it can go about 35 or 40mm wider for the vital section, without looking silly, and that should spread the load considerably.
 

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Well heck, sounds like the factory foam is crap. I thought I'd try to DIY my factory seat but that may not be worth the trouble if a person plans to ride the bike for any distance. Did you all see the Sargent thread:

Sargent seat

I just went to their website and pre-registered, every little bit helps.
Thanks for the seat report, mk3.

Sarah
 

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People do seem to have mixed feelings on them . I had a Sargent on my old Monster that I liked well enough. .

What I always here about Corbin is that you have to personally break them in for about 500 miles before they are quite right.

Just what I've heard though.
 

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Gel pads sorted my classic seat did 250 miles at high speeds as well, was getting a little fidgety towards the end, but still could walk at end lol
Did it myself £65 and a couple of hours work Best mod so far!
 

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Gel pads sorted my classic seat did 250 miles at high speeds as well, was getting a little fidgety towards the end, but still could walk at end lol
Did it myself £65 and a couple of hours work Best mod so far!
Any tips on doing it yourself?


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