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for those who have one, how do they go through twisties? i imagine they wouldn't be great for moving around on the seat or am I wrong?
Saddlemen makes several different styles... not all of them have the window in the bottom. If you contact them directly, they offer diamond or tuck-n-roll stitching that are not listed as options for FTR.
 

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Finally got some miles in on the Saddlemen.... AND some pictures.... The 3 densities of foam and gel certainly make a difference--in a good way.... I really like the narrow nose which makes finding the pavement noticeably easier.... The denser foam is also an improvement for me on longer runs.... I am still very impressed by the overall quality of materials and workmanship in this saddle.... Definitely a keeper for me....
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Looks nice. How did you decide between the one you got and the one with the split vent in the middle? Do you think the passenger portion of the seat is better than stock, worse than stock, or about the same?
 

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Looks nice. How did you decide between the one you got and the one with the split vent in the middle? Do you think the passenger portion of the seat is better than stock, worse than stock, or about the same?
I do tons of miles on road bicycles.... Have tried a number of split seats.... Not for me.... I really like the looks of the Saddleman GP.... The split seat not so much.... AND for those so inclined, the Saddleman GP is very easy to shift weight on from side to side on.... Love this seat....
 

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I agree. I found it much better to shift side to side for cornering and I can reach the ground slightly better. It might get a few sideways glances if I ever left it in a parking lot, but I went for the Track LS hoping it would offer just a bit more airflow and less fatigue. I think it succeeds on all counts.
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Awesome! I'm curious if you ever had a passenger on the stock seat who could give an honest comparison to your new Saddlemen seat. I'd like to improve my wife's comfort if possible with the aftermarket seat I purchase or at least not go in the opposite direction and be less comfortable for her.
 

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Finally got some miles in on the Saddlemen.... AND some pictures.... The 3 densities of foam and gel certainly make a difference--in a good way.... I really like the narrow nose which makes finding the pavement noticeably easier.... The denser foam is also an improvement for me on longer runs.... I am still very impressed by the overall quality of materials and workmanship in this saddle.... Definitely a keeper for me....
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Hey Ultratoad. Does this seat have a slight bucket towards the rear? Does this seat have a tendency to slide you forward?
 

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Hey Ultratoad. Does this seat have a slight bucket towards the rear? Does this seat have a tendency to slide you forward?
"Slight bucket"-- not really.... The actual aft sit spot is flat and not ramped forward like the Corbin.... I do not find myself sliding forward like on the stocker....
 

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What gets right up my nose is the way we get ripped off in the UK.....

The Corbin Gunfighter seat that R Warshawski likes in a previous post in my money can be had for £431 on your side of the pond. How much over here?....Wait for it.......£740 through the European Agent who is in my home town.

The only things that are missing are the mask (with Covid the mask is actually there) and musket and the words "Stand and Deliver!"

I really like the Corbin but am not prepared to be bent over to get one!

Despondently I didn't have the will to even look at Saddlemen.
 
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The Corbin Gunfighter seat that R Warshawski likes in a previous post in my money can be had for £431 on your side of the pond. How much over here?....Wait for it.......£740 through the European Agent who is in my home town.
yeah for that reason I'm not even contemplating them here.
i'll get a local guy to look at my seat.
 

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yeah for that reason I'm not even contemplating them here.
i'll get a local guy to look at my seat.
We are obviously in a similar boat.

I may do the same? I had a seat built from scratch locally with the material (leather in my case), foam density and gel inserts of my choice for actually less than 50% of the cost of a Corbin over here with the premise that if it wasn't right it would be reworked until it was. All I had to do was supply them with a base to build it on. Am exploring a couple of avenues regarding the Corbin before I commit to going local. Corbin's loss, local business gain which is a good thing especially in these unprecedented times.

EDIT The swing arm reflectors did end up in the trash by the way.😁

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yeah for that reason I'm not even contemplating them here.
i'll get a local guy to look at my seat.
I paid a few bucks for the Corbin seat for my Fatboy, but it was great quality and looked as good as new 10 years later. I'm going to upgrade the seat on my FTR when I can ride again, which is now one week closer...lol
 

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What gets right up my nose is the way we get ripped off in the UK.....

The Corbin Gunfighter seat that R Warshawski likes in a previous post in my money can be had for £431 on your side of the pond. How much over here?....Wait for it.......£740 through the European Agent who is in my home town.

The only things that are missing are the mask (with Covid the mask is actually there) and musket and the words "Stand and Deliver!"

I really like the Corbin but am not prepared to be bent over to get one!

Despondently I didn't have the will to even look at Saddlemen.
-5 points for spelling...;)
 

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-5 points for spelling...;)
About the spelling and an important caution.....

If you get a link called 'Free Porn' sent to you, don't opin it. It is a virus wich deactivates your splecheck and fcuks up yur riting.
I also receibed it but lukkily I don't uatch porn so I dint opin it.

Plaese warm yur frends. Wanks.
 

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About the spelling and an important caution.....

If you get a link called 'Free Porn' sent to you, don't opin it. It is a virus wich deactivates your splecheck and fcuks up yur riting.
I also receibed it but lukkily I don't uatch porn so I dint opin it.

Plaese warm yur frends. Wanks.
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......I really like the Corbin but am not prepared to be bent over to get one!.......
Update on this. I did manage to negotiate a bit of a discount. I also carried out a couple of days extra electrical work in my downtime for someone that needed an electrician at short notice for some shopfitting and rewiring. Ultimately (and perhaps a strange way of looking at it?) I got the Corbin for free. It should be here any day. Anything over 180-200 miles in a day on the FTR with my stock seat is an enjoyment killer without the Air Hawk fitted.
 

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Update on this. I did manage to negotiate a bit of a discount. I also carried out a couple of days extra electrical work in my downtime for someone that needed an electrician at short notice for some shopfitting and rewiring. Ultimately (and perhaps a strange way of looking at it?) I got the Corbin for free. It should be here any day. Anything over 180-200 miles in a day on the FTR with my stock seat is an enjoyment killer without the Air Hawk fitted.
Nicely done, Mal.
 
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