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Hi everyone,

I have read alot of the posts on the site about different seats etc but can someone please comment on whether it is worth spending the extra money getting a seat from Corbin, Africa Queen, Tourtech etc rather than getting GA Wells to mod the seat.

I realise that choosing a seat is a personal choice but I value your opinion.

Thanks in advance.
Stewybear
 

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stewybear said:
Hi everyone,

I have read alot of the posts on the site about different seats etc but can someone please comment on whether it is worth spending the extra money getting a seat from Corbin, Africa Queen, Tourtech etc rather than getting GA Wells to mod the seat.

I realise that choosing a seat is a personal choice but I value your opinion.

Thanks in advance.
Stewybear
If you're ever in North London, you are welcome to try my Touradreck seat. Did just under 500 miles over Saturday and Sunday and me bum's fine (IMHO :D ).

Cheers
-Simon

PS Or come along to one of the get togethers, there'd probably be plenty of choice to choose from!
 

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First thing I changed on the bike - could not live with the standard seat for long periods of time. I went for Africa Queens reworked seat which is about 1 inch thicker everywhere which goes up to about 2 inches in the rider seating area. Much harder foam and slightly wider than standard. I have used this for almost 7 years (70,000 miles) and it still is comfy. Having had a modified seat I would know exactly what I wanted - so if you go to a specialist bike seat maker then they should know what works and is cost effective. I seem to remember when looking for my seat that Corbin had a poor reputation for quality and finish - also very expensive . Touratech probably similar to AQ.
One thing to watch for is that you could be without a seat for a few days or weeks depending on who you go too! - they normally need the seat base and/or cover depending on how you want it finished.
 

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:roll: I have a Corbin seat on my AT. The seat is ok when I ride solo but it is losey for two-up. Because of the downward slope, my wife keeps sliding into me. I contacted Corbin and they are going to modify the seat to be like the seat they sell for the Transalp which is stepped. You can see the seat on www.corbin.com
I will post results when I get the seat back. Total cost for the re-make is only $65!!!!
I think the quality of Corbin seats is first rate. I have used several of them.
You must be patient because they take a long time to "break in"
 

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Corbin sells nowdays "stepped" seat also as a finalproduct for AT: http://www.corbin.de/honda/HAT-GL.html (also available for RD04). Unfortunately i have to say that it aint a beauty at all. Why have they made it soooooo high from the backpart? Yaiks! Transalps seat is much more stylish than AT's.

Here's the picture of "normal" Corbin seat: http://www.corbin.de/honda/HAT.html Have they changed the upper material to nonsliding one or is it just my imagination? Every other pictures what i have seen about that seat has been with different kind of look.
 

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Are there any other good @ seat manufacturers out there?
 

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I managed a good 50 miles on the pad but to be honest it's just to fiddly to get setup right and the fact that you can't leave it on the bike as someone could steal it was another factor that I sold mine faster than you can say Airhawk Seat Pad. There is other users who would not leave home without it just my expierence.
 

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touratech seat on mine and its bloody marvelous been nearly all day in saddle and no probs :D
 

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touratech seat on mine and its bloody marvelous been nearly all day in saddle and no probs :D
+1, as mentioned above.

Have you thought about a sheepskin pad?

Some of the ADVRiders and Iron Butterers swear by them. Or at them. Or both!

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corbin seat

Looks like a good job. Where did you get in done? In Bangkok? I have had a couple seats modified in Chiang Mai and they are better but I still am not satisfied. I'd like to try one like yours. Thanks Joe
 

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Hi Guys
I just found this Company(http://www.oxted-trimming.co.uk/index.shtml) in Oxted where i work.
Never knew they where there :oops: ,so i went there yesterday and had a chat with the guy wich does the bike seats and he told me they can do anything i would like to have done to my seat. :D
Mr.Admin is there a way to search this site just for @ seat pics??
Or maybe if some of you guys with different seats could maybe take a pic of there seats and post it here?
I would like to take quite a few different designs to this guy to see what he says.
Next question would be have we got any design people or "Artist" on here?
I thought since i have my seat redone i might as well go the whole way and have a nice design put on it.
Any idea is welcome
 

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Search for "seat" and you will find a thread with pics of different seats. Maybe it´s called "who´s got the most comfy seat" or something like that.....
 

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Thanks

Hi Guys,

Thanks very much for your reply's so far.

Nobody has commented on if it is worth spending the extra for another seat (circa £250) or get GA Wells to do it for £20.

Any thoughts.

Regards
Stewart
 

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I've got a Touratech single seat with rack that I use sometimes, very comfy over long distance, but strangely not as good as stock in the short term. Oh and it lowers the seat height too.
 

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my touratech seat was worth every penny :D :D :D
 

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stewybear said:
Hi Guys,

Thanks very much for your reply's so far.

Nobody has commented on if it is worth spending the extra for another seat (circa £250) or get GA Wells to do it for £20.

Any thoughts.

Regards
Stewart
It's a no brainer really.
Spend £20 at GA Wells and if doesn't work out then buy an expensive one. Either way you've only lost £20.
 

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DaveS said:
It's a no brainer really.
Spend £20 at GA Wells and if doesn't work out then buy an expensive one. Either way you've only lost £20.
:lol: You have got me there. Just showing off my tight side. That said, it looks like the Touratech seat is very highly thought of so I am probably going to get one of those I think.

Also, thanks for the invite Slimie. I definately mean to get on one of the local meets.

Regards
Stewart
 
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