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3 years 8 months ago #231 by 12144
Seats are Parts??? was created by 12144
I like the new website.

I currently am riding a 1988 R100RT I replaced the corbin canyon seat with the stock seat which helped my seating position. I am looking for a flatter seat since when I slid back a bit on the Stock seat it puts me on the passenger shelf and raises me up.. NOT where I want to be when riding long distance. I am thinking of the gunfighter by corbin or another aftermarket seat. Does anyone of you Taller riders have an suggestions. Does not look like Russell or Sargent are a choice.

thanks and ride safe.
Eric

Eric Repking
currently R75/5 toaster
R75/5 Hack
R100 RT
R100 S (clone)
R100GS oilhead

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3 years 8 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #236 by 1559
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A Mayer and Russell are choices
Rocky, ...
...... NOT Rick. He has $$ issues and you may get burned, many have. actually i'm not sure he has this business anymore
and the finest riders seat made, a Russell daylong. After some work on both the Mayer works well, is some what flat and wider than a junk stock seat. I hate stock seats ! The Russell was a recent purchase, that should be a nice fit / ride. Many don't like the looks of a Russell, I could care less as me arse loves it. :lol: I'm a LD and tall rider. I have bar-back / risers and K75 bars on my RS.


this is a Rick Mayer seat I bought on ebay. contact Rocky if you wanta seat....... i do NOT believe Rick is in business any longer.

. Harry


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3 years 7 months ago #382 by Wobbly
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Not a super tall person at 6ft, but I have longer arms than most (34" shirt sleeves) and experience many of the same concerns.

I would take a slightly different and definitely cheaper route. Find a seat your rear end likes, then change the handlebars to where you sit in that position. On the RT this is easy. You definitely don't want to experiment with $200-$400 seats when you can experiment with $39 handlebars.




If you are afraid the cant of the bars will not be suitable when the set-back distance is correct, there are multi-piece handlebars by Helibars and others available used on Ebay in the $75 range. Just keep searching with "adjustable handlebars" and they'll show up. With a pair of those and a tubing cutter you can be pretty much set.

Don't hide 'em, Ride 'em !!
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3 years 7 months ago #387 by 8166
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12144 wrote: I am looking for a flatter seat since when I slid back a bit on the Stock seat it puts me on the passenger shelf and raises me up.. NOT where I want to be when riding long distance.


I purchased a Russell for my '95 R100RT 18 months ago, and am mostly happy with it. It did lift me about an inch higher, which gave me more leg room, but that put my head in the wind. Fixed that with a taller Clearview shield, their tallest, but still needed a Laminar Lip on top of that to quiet things down. I've very long waisted (not to be confused with very long wasted :woohoo: ). The nice thing about a ride in appointment is that the seat is made for your body proportions and riding position. The bad thing, at least first time around, is that you don't know what you want and the staff will give it to you anyway. That's why they offer free adjustments to the seat for the first year.

I can no longer recommend any Corbin product. For some reason they just don't fit my butt, even after a ride in fitting and multiple adjustments. If I wasn't so close to Russell, I'd see Rocky Mayer, as I've been very happy with three of his seats.

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3 years 7 months ago #401 by 14613
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I have been patiently looking for a Russell Day Long solo seat for my GS for at least a year. By far the most comfortable seat Ive tried. Corbin's are like sitting on a sculpted rock. Currently use stock seat recovered by local upholstery shop, with new foam and gel pad imbedded in base foam. Rides OK, but it's not like a RDL.
G.Baker

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'92 R100GSPD Supermotard
'77 R100S Airhead Magazine Cover Bike!

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3 years 7 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #402 by 1559
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Progress on my cheap, recently purchased, fleesed bay Russell seat for the RS........ this Russell took me about two yrs to find. i started off w/ a stock seat ..... NEVER AGAIN folks, Then an ebay hard corbin seat that I will probably sell, About 2 yrs ago I found an ebay [rick] mayer ..... BTW, the only way to buy a rick mayer seat ] and now this Russell.









The pan has been reworked, welded, tweeted, modified and ... Now, if the painter would just call me back ....... I'll do a write up on seat restoration for airmail. i'm writing a krauser article now

. Harry


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