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Hi Kawi'ers,

We all know that the stock seat on most of the supersport bikes is not comfy.... To overcome this problem, the most obvious solution is to go with the aftermarket seat by Corbin. There are two issues with this seat:
1- It's a little bit expensive
2- It rises the driver by about an inch

I saw a lot of guys implementing the "Gel" pad solutions, but practically, those solutions doesn't give you the required comfort.

On the other hand, I saw a lot of positive feedback on the seat cushions that are produced by AirHawk. Those cushions are supposed to be placed on top of the stock seat for more comfortable rides....

I didn't like that typical scenario of placing it on top of my seat, I did a small project here, here what I did:

1- I took out the stock leather
2- Took out the stock seat sponge
3- Placed the "Medium Cruiser" Cushion on top of the seat plastic
4- Placed the leather back on the seat. This time, I didn't install the leather with the nails because I didn't want to screw up with the cushion. Instead, I used a contact cement glue to glue the leather on the seat.
5- Left if for a day and then installed it back on my bike

Boy, I was so happy that I did that project... Now, I can cntrol the amount of air that is in the seat. Consequently, control the hight of my seat. The level of comfort with these cushions is just great!

Here are some pix of the seat after I installed the cushion.

Hope that this helps who are looking for a nice solution to the sock seats.
 

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I don't like the way it looks. Maybe if you ran the nozzle underneath with the hose that came out in the storage compartment and made the leather look a little smoother, it would be a winner. It's cool that it is more comfortable and you were creative (I will give you that).
 

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that looks terrible while sitting there but then again so does the little pad people put on top that you were talking about. but you can't see either one while you're riding the bike so who cares? stock seat doesn't really bother me that much im a leightweight. there is a crappy aftermarket for seats tho i do agree there.
 

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I don't like the way it looks. Maybe if you ran the nozzle underneath with the hose that came out in the storage compartment and made the leather look a little smoother, it would be a winner. It's cool that it is more comfortable and you were creative (I will give you that).
Absolutely right... The thing is, it was really hard to control the leather when closing up with the glue.... About the hose, running it from underneath could be possible, but I think I like it this way.

Anyways, thanks for the reply.
 

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Guys, let me clarify something here... I didn't ask for opinions, I just wanted to share what I did with my seat. The whole topic is about the level of comfort that this seat is having now, I didn't mention a thing about the look. I know it doesn't look like the stock one, but who cares as long as it provides the required comfort that allows you to ride with no feeling of pain nor nomb.
 

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Guys, let me clarify something here... I didn't ask for opinions, I just wanted to share what I did with my seat. The whole topic is about the level of comfort that this seat is having now, I didn't mention a thing about the look. I know it doesn't look like the stock one, but who cares as long as it provides the required comfort that allows you to ride with no feeling of pain nor nomb.
add some fur!LOL
 

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Dude, it's your seat.

If you like it, than that's good to go. :thumbsup: The question I have is, how much did this mod cost you to do, for everything?
 

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Dude, it's your seat.

If you like it, than that's good to go. :thumbsup: The question I have is, how much did this mod cost you to do, for everything?
Around $150 bucks.. See, I could've simply just baught the Corbin ones, but I didn't like the idea of raising the seat hight for an extra inch.

Thanks for your reply.
 

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Is that how you deal with uncomfortable seats in Alberta?! LOL

Anyways, thanx for the reply.
fucking right! lol Damn cold province! I miss East man! Miss the roads,the humidity in the Summer, the good food, the lakes! affordable homes! it cost me $110 hour in labor from my dealership to work on my bike lol Alberta is insane man!
 

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I guess i've never had a problem with the stock seat...my wrists and back give up a long time before my butt does!

Neat mod....nobody can see it while your riding anyways, so who cares what it looks like?
 

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fucking right! lol Damn cold province! I miss East man! Miss the roads,the humidity in the Summer, the good food, the lakes! affordable homes! it cost me $110 hour in labor from my dealership to work on my bike lol Alberta is insane man!
I see you really don't like it in Alberta, bro. You know you could always come back to the east...

Wish ya the best.
 

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I guess i've never had a problem with the stock seat...my wrists and back give up a long time before my butt does!

Neat mod....nobody can see it while your riding anyways, so who cares what it looks like?
That's true... For the wrists, I got the Heli bars just yesterday. I'm still wondering whether I should install it myself or get them done by the dealership.

These bars should be enough to fix all the long riding problems (Nomb Wrist and back pain.)

Take care.
 

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you're brave posting that pic up amongst this crowd :wink:but hey function over form right:spit:
 

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Guys, let me clarify something here... I didn't ask for opinions, I just wanted to share what I did with my seat.
Not to rain on your parade here or anything but your in the wrong forum if you don't want opinions, this is a very opinionated site, trust me i learned from my first post when i shared my bike and i got all kinds of "opinions" some good some bad!...so be prepared for it plus most of what you get will be constructive criticism!

And yes the seat looks like shit but it was a very nice attempt at the seat and im sure its hella comfortable but she def. aint much to look at...for my two cents i have to have things that look good, even if i have to sacrifice some comfortably:eek:ccasion1
 

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didn't ask for opinions...haha. Well, you didn't have to ask. With a seat looking like that, you're going to get them. But, to some such as yourself, comfort is more important. I never felt the hardness of the seat was a problem. I have issues with certain bikes whose seat is too narrow. For example, my wife's 250 ninja feels comfortable for 15-20 minutes, but then my butt starts going numb. It's plenty soft, but something about the shape of the seat. Anyway. Thanks for posting it regardless. I'm glad it's more comfy for you.
 

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I don't know how to respond. I am sure from a comfort standpoint it is great. But it just looks :eek: I also wouldn't want to raise my seat height with a Corbin though. I think you could clean up that wrap by not using the adhesive and instead going back to staples. A good clean job might take a few tries? :dontknow:
 
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