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Yamaha gel seat vs Corbin?

Anyone make the comparrison? The thought of saving $200 +/- by getting a Yamaha gel seat has me aroused.
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Just a word of caution about the use of gel in seats, or in seat pads... they absorb, hold, and radiate heat like a mofo... and depending on where you live in CA, the chances of your bike sitting in the sun is great.

Gel give a whole new meaning to the phrase: sitting in the hot seat

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Just a word of caution about the use of gel in seats, or in seat pads... they absorb, hold, and radiate heat like a mofo... and depending on where you live in CA, the chances of your bike sitting in the sun is great.

Gel give a whole new meaning to the phrase: sitting in the hot seat
I did not know that, thanks. My testies thanks you as well.
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Just a word of caution about the use of gel in seats, or in seat pads... they absorb, hold, and radiate heat like a mofo... and depending on where you live in CA, the chances of your bike sitting in the sun is great.

Gel give a whole new meaning to the phrase: sitting in the hot seat
That is one of the reasons Corbin no longer offers gel inserts.
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That is one of the reasons Corbin no longer offers gel inserts.
Corbins aren't gel?
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Corbins aren't gel?

nope. foam.

http://www.corbin.com/funstuff/media/corbin_ecc.shtml
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Gonna have to re-think this now, thanks for the gel heads up
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I don't think Corbins are worth the money. I have sat on some friend rides with the Corbins and I was really not impressed. I think you are paying more for the name. I would personally take the seat apart and install thicker foam and have an upholstery shop recover it with what ever I thought would look good with the bike. I have one of those memory foam beds and I sleep really well on it. I would just use the memory foam personally.

I found that my stock seat is comfortable if you just scoot back on it. I does not pinch the back of your thighs. It puts you in more of a sportbike position, but I alternate front to back depending on conditions. Seems to work well enough not to warrant altering the seat.

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I don't think Corbins are worth the money. I have sat on some friend rides with the Corbins and I was really not impressed. I think you are paying more for the name. I would personally take the seat apart and install thicker foam and have an upholstery shop recover it with what ever I thought would look good with the bike. I have one of those memory foam beds and I sleep really well on it. I would just use the memory foam personally.

I found that my stock seat is comfortable if you just scoot back on it. I does not pinch the back of your thighs. It puts you in more of a sportbike position, but I alternate front to back depending on conditions. Seems to work well enough not to warrant altering the seat.

For people with a Corbin butt, they work great. I have owned two Corbins on previous bikes and they were great. Their foam is more dense than memory foam. After having owned a Sargent modified seat, which is good, it does not compare to a Corbin.

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