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most comfy, all-day touring seat?
Written by yankeesmuggler on 6/16/2010 at 02:48 pm

I used the stock seat back in July, 1998 when I bought my 1998 PC800
new from the dealer (too bad more people didn't). During the first
week of ownership I rode to Marysville, Ohio for the 1998 Honda
Homecoming. Half way there, about 3 hours, I knew I'd be shopping the
vendors for a new seat. I bought a Corbin seat which I used until the
end of 2004. It was a great upgrade from the stock seat for me, but it
seemed to get firmer and firmer over the years and the lower seat
height bothered me with the hard armor in the knees of new riding
pants I was wearing. It also didn't help the comfort situation for me
to upgrade my rear shocks to Hagon brand while still using the Corbin.
I used an AirHawk for a while with this set up just to raise me up and
cushion the jarring from the Corbin/Hagon combo. I'm not sure I'd like
to have to deal with the AirHawk all the time making sure I secured it
in the trunk each time I leave the bike, but it felt great. One nice
feature of it was having air flowing under your seat while riding.
Especially noticeable on those cold morning...brrrrrrr.

In 2005 I had Rick Mayer built a seat for me and my maiden voyage with
it was a 5 week ride out to Leland's PCH ride and back. Great ride,
great seat, so much better than the Corbin and the stock seat. I know
some guys have no complaints about the stock seat.. more power to
them. I bought the leather version of the seat from Rick and it is
holding up well after about 87,000 miles of use. This year I started
using Doc Bailey's Black leather treatment and it works great as a
waterproofer and restorer back to new looking leather.

Tim Davies
Seneca Falls, New York 13148
'98 Honda Pacific Coast "Yankee Smuggler II"
"Yankee Smuggler I" (Retired at 124,000 mi.)

IPCRC #4 : AMA #688662
"The ride is the objective, the destination is the excuse!"


On Jun 16, 2010, at 10:28 AM, richardslatin wrote:

> What your experiencing in having the best seat?
>
> Stock?
> Corbin?
> Airhawk?
> Gel?
> Custom?
> ???
>
> Thanks,
>
> Richard
> Phoenix, AZ
>
>
>

Message Thread for message #94186

richardslatin
6/16/2010, 02:28 pm
most comfy, all-day touring seat?
What your experiencing in having the best seat? Stock? Corbin? Airhawk? Gel? Custom? ??? Thanks, Richard Phoenix, AZ

    yankeesmuggler
    6/16/2010, 02:48 pm
    most comfy, all-day touring seat?
    I used the stock seat back in July, 1998 when I bought my 1998 PC800 new from the dealer (too bad more people didn't). During the first week of ownership I rode to Marysville, Ohio for the 1998 Honda Homecoming. Half way there, about 3 hours,

      nataharli
      6/16/2010, 03:31 pm
      most comfy, all-day touring seat?
      --- Tim Davies <yankeesmuggler@...> wrote: <snip> In 2005 I had Rick Mayer built a seat for me and my maiden voyage with it was a 5 week ride out to Leland's PCH ride and back. Great ride, great seat, so much better tha

    swiftly1...
    6/16/2010, 03:01 pm
    most comfy, all-day touring seat?
    I'm not a "long" rider but have an Rick Mayer custom leather seat, passenger seat and backrest since 2005 http://www.rickmayercycle.com/ It's very comfortable and I think much better than th

    bdpickett
    6/16/2010, 04:19 pm
    most comfy, all-day touring seat?
    I am another satisfied Rick Mayer customer ( http://www.rickmayercycle.com/ ). Mine's been on the PC since 2001, and it still looks and feels like new. Rick can do the seat customizing via mail, howev

    gibinmich
    6/16/2010, 05:31 pm
    most comfy, all-day touring seat?
    I thought my stock seat was comfortable enough until my latest PC came with a Corbin. It took a little getting use to the firmness but after hopping back and forth between the old and new bike its obvious that the Corbin is much more comforta

    cameron19444
    6/16/2010, 06:55 pm
    most comfy, all-day touring seat?
    I have the stock seat and am fine with it for most rides. However, if I know I'm going to be in the saddle all day, I use a small sponge-filled air cushion from REI that cost less than $30. http

      gibinmich
      6/17/2010, 02:35 pm
      most comfy, all-day touring seat?
      I was satisfied with the stock seat but on longer trips would use a sheepskin. I didn't notice a big difference using the sheepskin on my 4000mi.+ trip last month with the Corbin seat. I used it most of the time anyway just because I had it a

    macjohno
    6/18/2010, 06:05 pm
    most comfy, all-day touring seat?
    I have a Rick Mayer, I've spent many 500-mile days with no discomfort. Love it. JohnO in NashVegas --- In ipcrc@yahoogr