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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Lets talk seats..

Looking for a good cushy seat that is inexpensive... what do you all look for in a seat and have you had any luck with particular brands?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 06:50 PM
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Inexpensive is a relative term , but youd probably find your less expensive option by checking out a local auto upholstery sho and have them modify your seat.


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Local shops can give you a better deal...

I tried 3 different ones in the past, Diamond, Corbin ( worst of the lot ), and I've forgotten the 3rd one.

I ended up buying the latest model OEM Honda seat to fit my gl1500.
by far, it was the best of them all.
around '97ish, they changed the seat design, and oh but did I love that one.

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Love the Corbin, but inexpensive they ain't.

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Having one made locally on your pan is the best bet. Any seat you find is going to be used and pretty old and you might not like it. Everyone's seat is unique so what 1 person likes might be terrible to you.

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If you like a horse saddle get a Corbin. Most of them are hard as a rock. Usually I don't have a problem with the stock Gold Wing seat. On my 1100 Shadow I had a Mustang seat, it was great. Before you spend money on a seat try a cushion. Air Hawk, Swaddleman and several others make them
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Local shops can give you a better deal...

I tried 3 different ones in the past, Diamond, Corbin ( worst of the lot ), and I've forgotten the 3rd one.

I ended up buying the latest model OEM Honda seat to fit my gl1500.
by far, it was the best of them all.
around '97ish, they changed the seat design, and oh but did I love that one.
I think the best way it to go about this is to go ahead and re-cover my seat and see if the foam is in decent condition. I found a pretty decent one for under $100
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Original pan. CAD $300 later............
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The most inexpensive solution is a common seat cushion from a local department store. A motorcycle specific cushion is a bit more (Airhawk, Skwoosh) or even wooden bead seat covers.

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I bought a $20 seat cushion from wally world, put it under a sheepskin cover and it doubled my riding time. Also, after an all day ride, I don't feel like i just went 10 rounds with George Foreman. In other words, it made a world of difference.

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