I bought my Corbin seat for my 1992 Nighthawk 750 about 5 years ago. Initially I loved the seat – it was a million times better than the stock seat.
But, as you can see from the picture, it is falling apart fast – and I’ve put less than 7,000 miles on that seat!
I have taken great care of the seat. I keep it conditioned, covered when I am not riding, and clean. In fact, I didn’t even RIDE the bike for 2 of the past five years because of my cancer.
About three months ago it started splitting at the seams. The top seam that you see there was initially fixed by my mother-in-law. It didn’t work though – her new seam is holding just fine (even if it isn’t as pretty as the original) , but the seat started splitting on the other side. And then, last week, a new seam split.
I am very disappointed, I love the feel of my Corbin seat. It was comfortable when I rode with buddy John almost 2,000 miles last year. It really was so much better than the stock seat – there’s no disputing that. I would not have dreamed of riding 2,000 miles on a Nighthawk with the stock seat.
Now, though, after just a few short years it’s falling apart. I need to buy a new seat – I loved the Corbin seat, but I don’t want a seat that will fall apart every couple of years.
While the comfort of the Corbin seat is a clear WIN, the longevity of the seat is clearly a FAIL.
Glad you posted this. I’m in the market for a replacement seat and was debating between a Corbin and Sargent. This makes my decision much easier to make. So far I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Sargent ones. I did have a Corbin on my old GSXR, but I never had problems with it and I did put quite a few miles on it before I sold it.
Thanks for sharing.
Yeah – I am pretty disappointed, Jaime. Such a good seat for it to break down so quickly.