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Which seat to get? Sergeant or Corbin???

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I've had Corbins on many bikes but have heard they've gone to crap since they changed hands. Is this true? I need something with a good passenger seat for my Mrs. Thoughts?
 

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^^^^^^ What he said^^^^^^

One cool thing about the NC is that the pass/pilot seats are separate. Do one pan or do both....Can have two completely different styles/designs....
Happy with mine.
 

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If you could come into Corbin's shop and have them fit it to your butt, they are much better than getting one buy mail. They will fit you they let you try it, then will adjust it's if not right before you leave. I think you get one more chance to get it fit latter!
 

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Neither.
When I put a Day Long saddle on my 04 ST1300 one saw many used of the above for sale but never any DL. By far the best in the day and assume still.
 

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The problem with Corbin is their quality control sucks. I ordered a seat for my NC from Corbin and its pretty good. I just got a seat for my CRF250L and its really nice. But if you do a little searching you will find a lot of complaints about fit problems and crappy cover jobs and then they just ignore you when you complain. If it was me, I would get the Sargent and try it first before ordering a Corbin. If you don't like it you can return it for a refund. Plus they are having a sale right now, 10% off and free shipping. If you don't like your Corbin you are stuck with it. No returns and no refund.
 

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If Wingnut is in the NYC Brooklyn, it's a long way to CA. It's a shorter ride to the FL Corbin store, but they don't do custom seats there.

I found the Sargent seat works well for me. The foam is very firm, but well shaped. The standard height one is a little lower than the stock Honda seat.
 

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There are many other seat choices like Saddlemen, Shad, Russell, Top Sellerie, BMS, Seat Concepts, Daytona, and custom seat builders. What works for one person most likely won’t work for everyone else. I have to think that’s why Honda puts little effort into building a good seat, as it would up the cost and still wouldn’t satisfy everyone.

I’ve tried stock, Shad, Seat Concepts, Sargent, Saddlemen, and Russell Day Long, and I’m still looking.
 
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I'm going with the corbin. I've had them before and fooun a front for a song on ADV. If it's no good for me I'll sell it and try again. I'll let you know how it goes.
 

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I visited the Corbin Shop in Hollister and had them make a pilot’s seat for my NC700X. After riding awhile I went back to Corbin’s for a few adjustments. Rode awhile longer and then returned to Corbin’s for a third visit. The total time involved with the Corbin visits was over a 5 month period. That did it for me. The seat then fit me like a glove and I rode it comfortably for the rest of my ownership until I sold the bike.
There were no additional charges for my additional visits to Corbin’s.
 

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I have a like new Corbin seat that is awesome. Wife loves it. I sold the bike and have the seat for sale for $400 if anyone can use it.
 

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Corbin and other thoughts

I've had 3 amazing Corbins, including for the NC. Had a Sargent on my BMW once and hated it. I think the Sargent for the NC only includes a matching passenger seat cover.
If we were going to continue any more serious trips on the NC, I would definitely opt to go the full custom route for the passenger.
My Mrs. (5' 3" 105lb) claims the Corbin was about twice as comfortable as the stock seat, but was still not happy on rides over 45 minutes unfortunately - I can't get her on my NC unless we're on the way to a neighborhood brewery...

We measured that the passenger seat was shorter front to back but considerably wider and taller, the latter especially didn't help her reach the passenger pegs as she was already on her tiptoes to reach them.

Food for thought on the Corbin passenger seat:
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