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Thread: Corbin Dual Touring Saddle with Backrest for K1600B

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    Corbin Dual Touring Saddle with Backrest for K1600B

    Well it finally arrived after eight and a half weeks, not the three to five stated on the Corbin web site. Just a quick review after the wife and I put 200 miles on it yesterday. Overall quality is good, not great. Stitching in the riders pocket is a little uneven, rows not parallel, some puckering. The saddle is about twice as heavy as the BMW part. It is also much firmer and has a deeper pocket to sit "in" not "on" like the BMW. The wife is much happier having the backrest and a wider seat. The BMW seat is good for both of us for about 45 minutes, then it becomes uncomfortable with pressure on the tailbone area. The Corban is good for about a full hour without a break, but still needs to be broken-in.

    I'll add more details after I take the time to actually weigh the two saddles and make some plug and socket changes to the heating element wiring.

    See the comparison photo below.

    Corbin_BMW_Saddle.jpg

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    Hi,

    Two questions for you:

    1. How does the Corbin saddle affect seat hight?
    2. If you purchased the heated version, does it install with the OEM wires?

    Thanks and ride safe.
    Best regards,

    Vic

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    Corbin Seat

    Vic,

    Sorry it took so long to get back to you; flu had it way with me.

    1. The original equipment seat on my bike is the lower one. The Corbin might be just a little lower than the original. Feels that way anyway. I haven't taken any hard measurements. You will have to slide forward a little to get to the narrowest part of the seat to get that lower height. The original seat is better for running around town, with lots of stoplights and stop signs. The Corbin is better for the open road.

    2. I did get the heated seat, but haven't given it a good test yet. Corbin sends a weatherproof connector on the seat electrical harness, but it does not match the BMW connector. I purchased some weather proof connectors form Amazon and replaced the Bike side and the seat side on both seats.

    Tom

    PS I did a three and a half hour ride from the west side of the valley down to Coolidge and back; before the flu. Seat felt great!

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