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I am looking to buy a new bike and I really like the new CBR. But the seat is like a brick. So I was wondering if anyone has a Corbin seat on their F4i and could let me know how much of an improvement it is? Or is it not worth it?

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You are right about the stock seat. It sucks. Honda needs to $hit can whoever designed it.
I've got a Corbin on order should be here in a few days.If you'll check this thread later I'll post my thoughts on it.
BTW, as bad as the seat is, don't let it be a deal breaker.The F4i is a fine machine.
 

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Thanks

I would really appreciate you letting me know how the seat works out. I am torn between the CBR and a YZF 600R. Right now I am leaning towards the YZF just because of comfort, but I think the CBR looks better and I like the fact that it is a lighter bike. Not for speed, for handling. I am only 5'6 and I am afraid the YZF's 50 extra pounds might make a big differnce in how well I can hold it up at stoplights, move around the garage, etc.

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Save $$$

Take seat to auto upholsterer for more padding and recover. It saves a lot of bucks and is just as comfortable. I know, I have had both. Corbin way overpriced anymore and the auto shop seat looks just as nice if a good person does it with a color-matched welt, etc.
 

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sjn,

Sorry to be so long in getting back to you.Sat on a Corbin equipped F4i today.Canceled my order when I got home.

The Corbin is obviously made of better materials but that is about the only thing it has going for it.It's contour locks you into a single position well behind the tank.I don't recommend it.

Getting the stock seat reworked like the other fella mentioned.

Good luck with whatever you decide to get.:D
 

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I bought a corbin and I love it! it does seat you in one position but it kicks ass for those long rides. And wheelies feal much better too!
 

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Hey Dirty!
You got my attention with that post. I hate the seat on my VTR, its truly sucks. The only reason I didnt get a replacement was the cost. How much did it you pay to get your seat redone, and what did they do exactly? By that I mean did they sculpt the foam, etc or did they just cover it with more of the same? Also what covering did they use and how does in compare to the OEM in height? Thanks for the info.
 

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In Orlando...

Bob's Top Shop did mine, he is a friend so it was a favor and a dinner out with friends as payment. Twice before I had it done in St. Pete for about a hundred. New padding over the old so that affects rider height in seat. They use the old cover as a pattern for the new and you take your choice of materials, leather, fake leather, perforated headliner material that makes it look like the Corbin. I also had welts made that were color-matched to the body color made out of leather and a string insert to make the shape. Bob did a great job and would probably charge $150.00 or so, beacuse it took him at least 3 hours to finish it. Good Luck.:cool:
 

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love hate relationship with vtr

nick_nolastname Did you you ever get your seat redone would like too know how it turned out,the difficulty im having is spending $600 for a corbin and another $600+ for Helibars not too mention other mods i would like to do,have you heard anyone trying 750 vfr clipons on this machine,thanx for your time and response.
 

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600!!!!!! OMG. I'm going to wait on the seat. I might get it as a Christmas gift from my wife, but Im not sure. The little seat cowling that VTRs come with might not fit over an overstuffed seat so Im still mulling that over. I like that little cover on the back, it looks cool. As for helibars, you can get Genmar bar risers for a little over $100 bucks. Thats what I use. The Genmars have the same little indent as your original clip ons ( check out how your handlebars fit on) so they wont rotate if the bike falls over. Im not sure about the helibars. The price alone would make me get the Genmars instead. There may be some advantage to the helibars that Im not aware of. I cant believe its 600 for the seat and 600 for helibars. Are you sure thats right???
 

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Sorry i was tired when i was writing the prices they are $550 canadian for the seat and helibars around $530 still lots of money,Thanx
PS.wife hates bikes
 

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I've got Corbin front and rear seat I removed from my 02 CBR600F4i after the insurance company declared the bike a total loss. Gave the insurance company the stock seats :D

I only had them for a couple of weeks. Comfortable seat for driver, wife was pissed I didn't get it earlier. If anyone is interested I'll sell them both for $250 plus shipping.

I even still have the original packaging.
 
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