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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-28-2019, 01:17 PM
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Bought the Corbin seat and love it.
Makes a big difference in comfort and lowered the seat height by a few mm.
My Corbin seat came yesterday and I rode on it for 65 miles this morning. Verdict as to shape is excellent. Firmness a bit too much, but that's typical for Corbin, who claim it will "break in" after about 1000 miles. The seat slants slightly down toward the front and I'd prefer it to be level or slanted slightly down toward the rear. I don't like to feel I'm being pushed forward by the seat. I've raised the bars 30mm and that helped a lot.

Overall, the seat is very sturdy, well made, worth its cost. I'm sure the seat would feel even better were the shock absorber beneath it more plush. Even with least spring preload, my light weight makes the shock overly firm. As it is, every bump in the road transmits directly to the rider through the seat. An Ohlins shock, sprung to my weight, will be fitted later in the year.

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post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 11:28 PM
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Does anybody feels the bum going numb after a few hours riding the CB500F.
I rode almost 200 miles today. I was forced to take breaks for the sake of my bum. It keeps going numb.
Yeah, the seat is terrible. Like sitting on a wooden bench. Disappointing AF. Not spending a bunch of money to put a seat on it. Looking at some sort of gel pad or memory foam.
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Well, I feel the seat on my 2018 CB500F to be quite soft and nice. I don't usually ride more than 90 minutes in one go, though.

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I said on the 2019 thread that I had bought a [slightly too big] Tourtecs air cushion. Yesterday I tested it.

In a roughly eight-hour 320-mile ride on all kinds of roads I probably spent about 20 minutes off the bike, though half an hour was spent sat stationary on the bike talking to someone at a petrol station. After that I had another 30 mile trip.

I am certain that I would be in agony after a journey of that length. Even had it been a normal day out, one with a several-hour gap in the middle. But I was not.

It is not that I did not feel anything, just that the discomfort was so minor that now I cannot remember it. Which is not something I would normally say. The pain from long rides will normally last the rest of the night and the memory hold for several days.

More experience with it is needed before I can say it has solved my problems, but my initial reaction is quite positive. (And with new tyres and okay weather the last 80 miles on rural B-roads (minor roads) was a super enjoyable ride.)
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See attached. I donít have a good close-up of it on the bike so hopefully the one attached will give you a decent idea. Itís on the white bike in the photo. Black one belongs to Snade here on the forum.
JCarrithers, Iíve read other descriptions of the Corbin seat made for the Honda CB500F, and the riders stated that the Corbin replacement seat also tilts forward, causing sliding into the gas tank just like the stock Honda seat. Have you also experienced this forward sloping Corbin? Do you know of any other replacement seats that provide a more level seating position?
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JCarrithers, Iíve read other descriptions of the Corbin seat made for the Honda CB500F, and the riders stated that the Corbin replacement seat also tilts forward, causing sliding into the gas tank just like the stock Honda seat. Have you also experienced this forward sloping Corbin? Do you know of any other replacement seats that provide a more level seating position?
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Yes same here, the stock seat is crap.


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JCarrithers, I’ve read other descriptions of the Corbin seat made for the Honda CB500F, and the riders stated that the Corbin replacement seat also tilts forward, causing sliding into the gas tank just like the stock Honda seat. Have you also experienced this forward sloping Corbin? Do you know of any other replacement seats that provide a more level seating position?
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Yes same here, the stock seat is crap.


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Mine has a slight rise to the front. I don’t have any issues sliding forward with it and I dropped the triple tree down on the forks and the back is lifted slightly. I attached a pic for you to see. It holds me in place quit well, much better than the stock plank.
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Mine has a slight rise to the front. I donít have any issues sliding forward with it and I dropped the triple tree down on the forks and the back is lifted slightly. I attached a pic for you to see. It holds me in place quit well, much better than the stock plank.



That looks great, how ever ,it will not fit on the post 2016 models.


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My Corbin seat came yesterday and I rode on it for 65 miles this morning. Verdict as to shape is excellent. Firmness a bit too much, but that's typical for Corbin, who claim it will "break in" after about 1000 miles. The seat slants slightly down toward the front and I'd prefer it to be level or slanted slightly down toward the rear. I don't like to feel I'm being pushed forward by the seat. I've raised the bars 30mm and that helped a lot.

Overall, the seat is very sturdy, well made, worth its cost. I'm sure the seat would feel even better were the shock absorber beneath it more plush. Even with least spring preload, my light weight makes the shock overly firm. As it is, every bump in the road transmits directly to the rider through the seat. An Ohlins shock, sprung to my weight, will be fitted later in the year.

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Thanks for reporting your experience with the Corbin seat. I'm OK with my stock seat, I'll never drive more than 20 miles or more than 1 hr on my CB500F, this bike is not intended for driving very long distances, I'd get the gold wing or similar bike for long trips. Driving long distances or long periods of time even in the more comfortable car one gets lots of pain in the back or butt.
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I said on the 2019 thread that I had bought a [slightly too big] Tourtecs air cushion. Yesterday I tested it.

In a roughly eight-hour 320-mile ride on all kinds of roads I probably spent about 20 minutes off the bike, though half an hour was spent sat stationary on the bike talking to someone at a petrol station. After that I had another 30 mile trip.

I am certain that I would be in agony after a journey of that length. Even had it been a normal day out, one with a several-hour gap in the middle. But I was not.

It is not that I did not feel anything, just that the discomfort was so minor that now I cannot remember it. Which is not something I would normally say. The pain from long rides will normally last the rest of the night and the memory hold for several days.

More experience with it is needed before I can say it has solved my problems, but my initial reaction is quite positive. (And with new tyres and okay weather the last 80 miles on rural B-roads (minor roads) was a super enjoyable ride.)
8 hrs /320-mile ridding a motorcycle? That is totally extreme for me
At that much ridding even seating on a bubble of air would cause pain on your butt no matter what bike you ride plus all the forces involved hitting your body.
A motorcycle is just a horse with an engine and wheels. Have you ridden a horse for an hour? That's the fun of a bike, that is rough, tough, jumpy, kicking, requires good skill to riding, not like a car that drives by itself.
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