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post #31 of 60 Old 10-04-2013, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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I have an appointment to go in on Wednesday. They were very discouraging though saying just because the part numbers are the same doesn't mean it fits the same. They said their 2012 pan does not fit. They can make a one off custom pan when you go in but its like twice the cost. Not sure I'll do it in that case.
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I have an appointment to go in on Wednesday. They were very discouraging though saying just because the part numbers are the same doesn't mean it fits the same. They said their 2012 pan does not fit. They can make a one off custom pan when you go in but its like twice the cost. Not sure I'll do it in that case.
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This is not necessarily off topic, but I have a Corbin on my Harley (I know...ohh a Harley guy...lol) I rode up to Hollister last year and got a custom job done. They are not cheap...but I think its justified IF you go THERE. This is how the process goes:

1) You show up (Early if you can because they do get busy) and park your bike into their "Studio". Your bike is parked inside the factory next to where all

2) You then get a Corbin seat maker to work with you during the whole process.

3) He will take your OEM seat off and then walk you through the steps of making the seat. As in he takes you around the Factory...Seriously cool stuff!

4) He will show you all the materials he has available, what’s nice is you can feel and see what the leathers look like in person.

5) Once you pic your material you tell him "model" you want. For my Harley there were about 8 different ones I could choose from.

6) They pull out a base of it and put it on your bike. Its just the base and the foam. You sit on your seat whie its on the bike and tell him exactly where you want less and or more foam. They shape it how you want it basically.

7) Once the seat is shaped they wrap it with what wver material you want. I had a buddy mix three leathers! You can really go crazy here..lol. There is also stitching patterns you can have done, there are TONS of different patterns here. You can also bring in a custom decal that they can stich in. They can use whatever color stitching you want too.

8) Once everything is picked out, they begin the build. You can walk around the factory freely and watch the seat be build and everyone who touches it! Inside the factory they have a cool diner so you can sit back and have some breakfast/lunch. There is also a showroom full of custom bike to check out too.

They really do take care of their customers! They mailed my OEM seat, hardware and sissy bar to my place overnight for free!

I have had the Corbin on for over a year now and love every mile. You do have to break in the seat. So it just gets better the more miles you put on it!!! I hope this helped! Again I have no experience with a ZX6R seat (I will when I save the pennies), because of my wonderful experience on my Harley.


Here is a pic..Not the best of really showing the seat, but it will do... Enjoy

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That is the same experience I had with my Honda VTR1000 Super Hawk. Awesome experience and well with the money for the infinite increase in comfort on a sport bike seat.
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I was also interested in getting a Corbin seat. I saw online they were looking for a 2013 636 as a donor bike. I went ahead and contacted Corbin because I'm able to leave the bike there for the 4-6 weeks so they can use it as a donor. They are backed up as of now, but in about 2-3 weeks will get set up to drop it off. I was told sportbikes tend to go faster so they may only need it for 4 weeks.

Only down side is I cant ride for 4-6 weeks while its there, but getting a free seat is worth it to me. As a side note I guess I can buzz around on my son's 2013 Kawi 300. Such a fun bike to ride!!

Not sure if I get to pick out the color scheme and such, but if I can I was thinking carbon black down the center with natural black to the side of that. Then either a black snakeskin or the rough black look on the far outside. I wonder if they can do green stitching as an accent

Kinda like this but with just natural black instead of the black alligator look - Corbin Seat ZX-6R (2013)-corbin.jpg

I will let you all know how it goes and post up some pics.
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That is cool of you. I still don't want to wait 2 more months to get mine though
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I wouldn't have wanted to wait either, but I also didn't want to pay $500 for the custom seat. At that point my choices were loan them the bike or wait til someone else did. Either way I would have had to wait. At least I can ride my son's bike if I get that itch.

Post up on your seat when you get it done. Pretty awesome they let you in the shop and such when they make your seat.
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So I did make it to Corbin today. The Technicians confirmed what we already suspected that the saddle part numbers are the same as the previous model years. Their fiber base fit just fine. I'm still getting the cover sewn on but the saddle and foam part seem to work just fine.

I'll post some pics later.
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So I did make it to Corbin today. The Technicians confirmed what we already suspected that the saddle part numbers are the same as the previous model years. Their fiber base fit just fine. I'm still getting the cover sewn on but the saddle and foam part seem to work just fine.

I'll post some pics later.
Looking forward to seeing the pictures, let me know how much it was too. I guess I will keep my appointment for tomorrow, what time did they open up?
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Sorry for not posting more details. I got to Corbin very late because I freaking lost my wallet out of my MC jacket pocket on the way down there. They open at 8AM and I got there at 11:30. I ended up having to leave BEFORE it was even done because I had a Dr. Appt back in Walnut Creek at 5:15. They would have kept working on it till it was done but I did not want to be late. Get there early if you can.

OK, so once I got there they were pretty great as others always say and I experienced once before.

Here are some things I learned:

1 - the Seat Pan is 100% for sure compatible from 2012 to 2013 (it's even the same on the ZX10). Part number is = ZX10R-9-F. For some reason as the other guy stated they still want a loaner bike but I don't see why since this seat pan is an exact fit and so is the foam.

2 - The pattern that they offer for the seat cover is based on the pictures on the website has a 3 piece make up. Basically there is a seam running right down the middle of the thing. It looks cool cause you can have different colors and textures if you want. But I did not want that stitching and seams running right there so they had to make a new template to cover the seat w/ no seams.

I didn't get to stay long enough because I left at 3:30 to see the completed product let alone leave with the seat. They are gonna ship it to me. I'm sure it will be nice though.

To be honest, I think for this seat it's not really necessary to go to Corbin for customization unless you really want to do something with colors. They completely discouraged me from making any real modifications to the contours of the foam so there's not much else to do at that point. It's not like a Harley seat where you get a big ol' butt contoured cutout in the exact shape of your rear end installed. If you build it up too high, it puts more stress on your wrists. You can't really make it any lower or you will have no padding left. You could make some contours I guess but having a more flat seat if better for shifting your position on the bike while sport riding. I'm still glad I went there to make sure the pan fit and figure out I didn't want that 3 piece cutout seat cover.

Here are a few pics of the work in progress:

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Thanks for the update! I did expect that there would be less room for custimization on the sport bike seat compared to my Harley...lol. But The you will love riding with it! The material is second to none...and everything is made in the US of A...that is a plus!!
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Yeah in my experience it's the improved foam not necessarily the contours.
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Here are some updated pics from my Corbin Seat. The only difference is mine doesn't have that seam running down the center. I rode it for about 120 miles yesterday and it felt much better than the stock seat. Much better.



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