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I've no doubt that the Corbin is significantly more comfortable (I've got one on my VFR). What I am wondering is whether it significantly changes the riding position, i.e. puts you higher/lower, further forward/back compared to stock.
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There are 2 corbins that I know of, regular and "smuggler" for solo only with a flip up cover in back, which is the only one I know.
Actual riding position I would say, very similar to stock. Maybe a little higher. One big difference is that it is very wide, so at a stop makes it a much longer reach to the ground. If you are short of stature, avoid. Otherwise, excellent.
 

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Smuggler: I echo fizzy. Wider between the thighs so can feel sharper edged with both feet down. The onei have feels a harder ride so perhaps mine had some padding removed by previous owner (esp as it's a slightly lower ride than OEM). Construction is "solid" and therefore heavier (tgough that doesn't effect "comfort". Same fwd/backwd position. Good covering so not as slidy compared to OEM.
 

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Thanks for the responses! Good to know about the riding position. I currently have both the stock seat and a Russell Daylong that was designed for someone a lot taller and heavier than I am; the Russell is way comfier on the butt, but the seating position is quite rough on my back and wrists. The stock riding position works a lot better, hence why I asked about the Corbin. Specifically, it looks like the Gunfighter and Lady is the one I'd want, as pillion comfort over distance is a factor.
 

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It's a good thought - I called Russell and asked them about it. Upon their request, I sent them pictures of me sitting on the Russell seat, as well as the stock seat, to give them an idea of what I want the riding position to be vs what it is now. After looking at them, they concluded that they could bring it down and forward a little (~$150), but that would not get me to where I wanted. The guy it was designed for is 6-3, 265 lb; I am 5-10, 160 lb. It's a huge gap to bridge. To get the position I want, I would have to do a fresh build (~$650). I am not averse to working on my flexibility and strength to get to the point where the ~$150 solution works, but I have no guarantee that I will ever get there. So I am also considering the option of either selling it and buying a Corbin (which from the responses above should be much better suited to the riding position I'd like) or trading it for one.
 

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took a grinder to my smuggler and reshaped it so it's not as wide then had a local lady do a new cover. The smuggler sets lower than stock by a little bit.
 

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took a grinder to my smuggler and reshaped it so it's not as wide then had a local lady do a new cover. The smuggler sets lower than stock by a little bit.
Just did a whole bunch of reading on this yesterday, because I found my Corbin Gunfighter to be a bit low for my 6'1" height.
Generally, lower than OEM by about 1" according to other riders. I have no idea why they do that, unless they assume that everybody wants to be a 'lowrider'.

Grinder. New Cover. Plus your time! Ouch! After paying 'Mucho Dinero' for the seat in the first place.
 

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Ok, corbin maybe lower than stock but it is very firm so you don't sink down at all like the stocker so ends up about the same. Also, I lowered the foot pegs and added a higher double bubble screen. Good for me, I am 6'.

Only way to know what will work for you is to try it, unfortunately.

For all the bikes I've owned, I recon to have spent more money on seats, foot peg kits and alternate windshields than anything else.
 

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It's a good thought - I called Russell and asked them about it. Upon their request, I sent them pictures of me sitting on the Russell seat, as well as the stock seat, to give them an idea of what I want the riding position to be vs what it is now. After looking at them, they concluded that they could bring it down and forward a little (~$150), but that would not get me to where I wanted. The guy it was designed for is 6-3, 265 lb; I am 5-10, 160 lb. It's a huge gap to bridge. To get the position I want, I would have to do a fresh build (~$650). I am not averse to working on my flexibility and strength to get to the point where the ~$150 solution works, but I have no guarantee that I will ever get there. So I am also considering the option of either selling it and buying a Corbin (which from the responses above should be much better suited to the riding position I'd like) or trading it for one.
I have a Corbin on bird and love it last time I looked was around $1300 Australian dollars that was a while ago
 

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Just did a whole bunch of reading on this yesterday, because I found my Corbin Gunfighter to be a bit low for my 6'1" height.
Generally, lower than OEM by about 1" according to other riders. I have no idea why they do that, unless they assume that everybody wants to be a 'lowrider'.

Grinder. New Cover. Plus your time! Ouch! After paying 'Mucho Dinero' for the seat in the first place.
Yes but worth it. The Corbin stock is just too wide.
 
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