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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
The stock seat definitely has some good foam in it, I weigh 220, and after 10 years and 70,000+ miles, it is still just as comfortable as ever. It also still looks new (when clean) but that is because it is kept in a garage. Left outside in the AZ sun, a seat would be completely destroyed in a year. If you can find a used Mustang, it will probably be at least as good, but doesn't blend in with the lines of the bike as well as stock. There are a few who actually seem to like Corbin, but sometimes I wonder if it is just because they paid so much they don't want to admit it is not a good seat. They are well made, but the one I tried was more like a torture device than a motorcycle seat.
Part of the reason why I find the Vulcan so comfortable is not just the seat, but the riding position. The stock grips are also very comfortable, and the bars, seat, and pegs just happen to all be in exactly the right position. If you put the Vulcan seat on a sport bike, I'm sure I would find it uncomfortable.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike