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Does anyone know if Corbin's 2000 Mille seat will fit a 2000 Falco? Scotteq? Is your aftermarket seat a Corbin?

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No, it won't. Corbin, as far as I know, has no plans on a seat for the Falco. I was dying for a Corbin on the Falco when I first got it, since I had one on my 9R and it was amazingly comfy. I'm used to the Falco seat now, and have no desire anymore for the Corbin. Scott's was redone by Sargent's, which is a better idea to retain the stock shape. The one thing the Corbin will hamper is your ability to slide around on the seat when going through corners. The Sargent's shouldn't hamper that.

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PB - Unfortunately, the Mille and Falco seats aren't the same... Mine is a Sargent-redone stocker, and I like it a LOT. I had actually given Corbin first shot at the business, but they were rude and obviously didn't need the business. Maybe it's different now, but 2 years ago....

Anyways, I had a nice long talk with (Mark??) and he helped me pick out the best combination of materials to fit my riding style (mildly aggressive) and comfort needs. We settled on their 'Griptex' covering - I don't know why they call it GRIP-tex - It's actually slippery-er than stock, and it also allows for more airflow under your butt. The used that with their foam in the stock depth, and I had a red welt and Italian flags installed in the trim.

It's comfi-er than the stocker, mostly because the sculpted area that digs into the insides of your thighs on longer rides is not there any more, and it allows me to shift around on it as I ride very freely.

If I were to do it again, though, I'd lose the red welting and maybe put in 1/4~1/2" thicker foam. But the old "padded bicycle shorts under the leathers" trick works GREAT on long rides, so...

Definitely call them before sending them anything: Their busy season lasts from Jan~June adn the wait could be 6~8 weeks. I sent my seat off in early December, and it was at the house when I got home from a trip I was on over the holidays - so three weeks.

http://www.sargentcycle.com/

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Wow! Thanks for the great write-up. I've mostly gotten used to the stock seat but was curious if there's something better out there. I just did an Ironbutt SS1K this past weekend on the stock seat was OK. Fortunately, in addition to my bicycle shorts, I also had some expedition weight polypropolene on under my leathers (good thing too, it never got out of the 40's).

Thanks again for the info! I may consider it near the end of this year. /images/icons/smile.gif
 

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Hey Scott ~ Howzabout you lend me your seat while I send mine off to Sargent's?? /images/icons/tongue.gif

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There ya go - Trying to get your hands on my seat again.../images/icons/laugh.gif
Not that there's anything WRONG with that./images/icons/crazy.gif

Nick - There's a chance that the bike'll be done for next weekend - Still going to M/D???

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C'mon Scott, don't be afraid.......You can tell them all that I've already had my hands on your seat!! /images/icons/shocked.gif

Myself and Crudmop are still going to M/D, along with a few others I'm guessing. I think Jim is planning on meeting up there, then hitting Bear Mtn.

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In the immortal words of our buddy Tony Soprano...
"This sounds very gay..."



 

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In the immortal words of our buddy George Costanza:
"Not that there's anything wrong with that!"

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MF - ROFL!

Scott - how is the new seat? Worth the price? After my Hondas, the Falco is a comfy couch - but it is still a bit hard, I would love a new seat.

 

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By way of suggestion - There was a guy parting out his totalled Falco. If he still has it, I bet you could buy his seat cheap, and send it out to be redone at Sargent's convenience. I have his eMail, so PM me if you like.

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Scott ~ I've already shot him an email about the seat and some other items. Waiting to hear back.

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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr>

Scott - how is the new seat?

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Crud - LOL!!! It's nearly 2 seasons old!!/images/icons/laugh.gif/images/icons/laugh.gif/images/icons/laugh.gif

Here's a pic of the thing, though:



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Hah - well, what I meant is...Scott, how is the seat compared to the stock saddle?
ROFL!

Damn, that does look sweet!
 

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It's just a hair softer, I can slide around on it more easily, and the profile is more rounded near the insides of your thighs. Hindsight says maybe I could/should have added 1/4" deeper foam, but it's definitely better than stock as it is.

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