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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 8th July 2010, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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I bought a 2003 SV1000 that the owner had put on a new Corbin seat. The bike itself at this point only has 3200mi, so it's in great shape. It's great for long rides, but I'm not that tall and it's just a bit wider and firmer in the middle/front which makes it harder for me to flat foot it when I'm maneuvering around slow. I don't do a lot of long distance riding and would trade for stock seats in good condition - since the seat is a pretty pricey item, I'd ask that the guy getting them cover the entire shipping costs - still a steal for someone that wants a like-new Corbin seat set!
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I bought a 2003 SV1000 that the owner had put on a new Corbin seat. The bike itself at this point only has 3200mi, so it's in great shape. It's great for long rides, but I'm not that tall and it's just a bit wider and firmer in the middle/front which makes it harder for me to flat foot it when I'm maneuvering around slow. I don't do a lot of long distance riding and would trade for stock seats in good condition - since the seat is a pretty pricey item, I'd ask that the guy getting them cover the entire shipping costs - still a steal for someone that wants a like-new Corbin seat set!
You do understand that the stock seat will raise you up about an inch? So if you are having issues flat footing it now it may make it worse. What is your inseam? You might want to see if there are any SVers in your area & try out the stock seat before you do this.....

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Yeah, I'd see if I could pick up a used seat off of fleabay and maybe have it cut down. Then just sell the Corbin.

Or you could find someone with a standard seat you could try out.


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Good Idea - It's not so much the height, but the stiffness that makes it hart to 'pinch' the seat with my legs - you know?
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I bought a 2003 SV1000 that the owner had put on a new Corbin seat. The bike itself at this point only has 3200mi, so it's in great shape. It's great for long rides, but I'm not that tall and it's just a bit wider and firmer in the middle/front which makes it harder for me to flat foot it when I'm maneuvering around slow. I don't do a lot of long distance riding and would trade for stock seats in good condition - since the seat is a pretty pricey item, I'd ask that the guy getting them cover the entire shipping costs - still a steal for someone that wants a like-new Corbin seat set!
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Suggest you follow hkyglie and Malkey's advice. If you are still up for a swap after that and don't find anyone more local to you then I'll pay shipping to US for my stock seat and from US to UK for your Corbin. I will send photos of mine for your approval before shipping - it's mint.
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I have a stocker that is cut down, it just needs the cover put back on. Otherwise I have a Suzuki gel seat if that is any lower.
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I bought a 2003 SV1000 that the owner had put on a new Corbin seat. The bike itself at this point only has 3200mi, so it's in great shape. It's great for long rides, but I'm not that tall and it's just a bit wider and firmer in the middle/front which makes it harder for me to flat foot it when I'm maneuvering around slow. I don't do a lot of long distance riding and would trade for stock seats in good condition - since the seat is a pretty pricey item, I'd ask that the guy getting them cover the entire shipping costs - still a steal for someone that wants a like-new Corbin seat set!
I would do a swap with you for my 03' stock seat. Only 12000 km on the bike so seat is still mint. No PM so send email [email protected]
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Thanks guys - will let you know soon.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 10th July 2010, 11:18 PM
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I'd suggest keeping the Corbin and changing the shock linkage to lower the bike. You'll hate the stock seat. It's the worst stock seat I've experienced.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 17th July 2010, 06:36 AM
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I've got an '05 stocker up here, but I don't know if that will switch out with the '03 or not due to some of the idiosyncrasies of the '03 design. Might be interested if it does, though.
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I've got an '05 stocker up here, but I don't know if that will switch out with the '03 or not due to some of the idiosyncrasies of the '03 design. Might be interested if it does, though.
No the '03 S seat will not work on any other year SV nor on the '03 N & vice versa, due to the difference in the rear subframe.....

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Good to know. Thanks.
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What is your inseam?
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 10th August 2010, 06:18 PM
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I did the seat swap with the OP, everything worked out great! I put about 50 miles on the Corbin seat on Sunday and can say it's much more comfortable for me compared to the stock seat (I'm 6'3, 185 lbs).

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