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From the Corbin Page at:
http://corbin.com/suzuki/sburgc.shtml

Close Saddle for
Suzuki Burgman 650


Another offering for the Burgman 650! The time tested design of the Corbin saddle is now available in two variations for your scoot. This model is designed for a seating area closer to the bars and a little lower height. As always, our ergonomically shaped buckets provide excellent weight dispersion for amazing comfort gains. And just like our standard model, we built in hardware for our removable backrest in the Rider and Passenger seat platforms. Excellent support and great looks!
Corbin backrests are simple to install and adjust easily to your riding posture. Just slide the backrest shaft into the internal hardware and lock it in place with a single bolt. You can then set the backrest angle to your preferred setting and lock it in with the easily accessible adjustment screw. Choose from a variety of backrest styles to suit your taste although we recommend the #02-S Ovalbac for a good combination of looks and support. With a backrest in place, the rider's seating area offers 16 inches of vertical support.

In the front, we have special hardware built in that allows the backrest to fold down and also to adjust fore - aft. This enables you to set the backrest position to your stature. Again, adjustment is very simple and does not require the seat to be removed from the bike... just change out a single set screw! To supply total comfort, the Corbin backrest is sculpted just like the saddle to provide an ergonomic fit to your body and give you support without pressure points.

Seat and backrest are built up with our exclusive Comfort Cell® foam. Comfort Cell® is nearly twice as firm as the stock foam so it offers long lasting support. This closed cell foam retains resilience indefinitely and will actually break in to take on your shape as the miles roll by. Under the foam is our rigid Fibertech basepan that is specially designed to support the foam shape and fit perfectly to every contour of your bike. The shape of this basepan keeps the same storage capacity under the saddle. Also, the Corbin saddle is designed to work with after-market trunks (see Standard Dual page for pics).


Ok, so how does it work for us short legged folk? Will have to tell you un a few days. Up all night and only rode for 25 miles to the beach and back. Several things.

1-Up all night with NO sleep and my back out, I still managed to install it myself in under 1 hour. Amazing considering I am a mechanical IDIOT.
2-It DOES retain the same as stock seating geometry to the distance to the dash etc but IS ONE INCH taller. I was expecting this to be a problem but it is NOT.
3-Since it is so close to the dash, there is not NEARLY as much of a "pocket" area for your but. But....IT IS FINE, much to my surprise. And with the extra 1" height, I was even MORE surprised that I now have what I thought impossible with this design. I have a seat I sit "IN", not "ON". EXACTLY what I was hoping for. I now have what was missing I believe. A seat that allows me to sit "in" it, not perched on top of a seat constantly trying to "slide" me forward, never able to get really comfortable. On my small 25 mile 1st ride, with NO sleep, my back "out" and in pain, I expected to HATE this seat as well as the Standard Corbin. Instead, it was as if I was back on my big 1500 Cruiser! If my health allows, tomorrow I'll ride out to the desert and back, about 150 miles or so? I'm absolutely "ALMOST CERTAIN" that this seat may make me keep this scooter and not go back to a big cruiser. I'm almost positive it is going to be THAT GOOD. With MY health problems, I usually know in the first minute that I have a winner or loser. With the Standard Corbin, I KNEW as soon as I sat on it in the garage, it was a problem.
I am really confused how the higher seat with short "pocket" comes together to make it so different? It's a whole different scooter in every way. EVEN the bumps that I always scream with contact feel MUCH less painful (SO FAR!) and I think it's because of a more correct POSTURE that it places you into? I probably should not have given it such a promising build up, but I think it may just literally change my entire experience with this scooter? I noticed at first, I kept trying to push myself against the now VERY HARD Step in the new seat to give myself more of that pocket to drop into. Once I quit trying to do that and simply relaxed, it was wonderful. Even my shoulders and upper back usually hurt in just 5 miles, NOT today. Hopefully tomorrow I can take a trip and see for sure. Mike :D
 

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I found a "Pocket" seat (higher in the front of the seat) puts more pressure on you upper thighs, and less on your tail bone. It really seems to help me.
 

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Mike - you deserve 12 out of 10 for perserverence alone. :notworthy:

No disrepect but don't you think a 150 mile ride is just a tadge ambitious. :shock:
 

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NormanB said:
Mike - you deserve 12 out of 10 for perserverence alone. :notworthy:

No disrepect but don't you think a 150 mile ride is just a tadge ambitious. :shock:
Hah! Wait till I'm awake! I just threw up a little (NOT fancy yet!) web page with pictures of the new seat at:

http://members.cox.net/pappysplace/

And just you wait, tomorrow I may come back and hate the thing. But I WILL BE HONEST! Tough things, opinions. Everyone is "different". It's a huge responsibility to try to express yourself knowing someone (like myself) may go out and spend hundreds of dollars they cannot afford for something YOU like....I hate feeling "responsible". Sure am excited SO FAR! Mike
 

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Jim said:
I found a "Pocket" seat (higher in the front of the seat) puts more pressure on you upper thighs, and less on your tail bone. It really seems to help me.
Exactly. My Russell Daylong Saddles were the BEST at this. But unlike Corbin, you have to send them your stock seat to have rebuilt. I HATE that wait of 5-8 weeks with NO seat and then you don't have anything to sell seperate if you sell the scooter/motorcycle later.

The darned stock Suzuki seat made me feel like I was always sliding slightly downhill. Never able to "RELAX". Heck, today I felt like sipping a beer while cruising through traffic with my NEW Corbin "CLOSE"...... :oops:
 

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I copied and modified my post of the other day on my new corbin regular.

My Corbin has the driver's backrest.

i am 6 feet tall, 185 lbs, 32 inch inseam and wear shirts with a 34-35 inch sleeve.

Installaion was straight forward with no problems. Everything lined up fine and no problems with closing the seat. Also the stock support rod had no problem keeping the seat up. I used the 1.25 inch bolt in the backrest.

IT FEELS DIFFERENT. Weird. I believe I'll get used to it. It is hard.

Now the analysis. I cannot flatfoot sitting all the way back on the seat. I can moving forward in the seat. Sitting all the way back I tilt the bike slightly and put down one foot. works well.

You do sit taller. I felt no increase in buffeting with the GIVI screen. I can move forward in the seat, slouch down and put pressure on the backrest. This eliminates all buffeting at highway speeds.

The legroom is amazing. I can straighten out my legs. With the backrest adjustment, my arms are almost straight and slightly bent.

If you have my physical dimensions or are larger, this model of the seat is for you. If you are shorter, buy the close version of the seat.

So far so good. I'll keep you all informed as I put the miles on it.
 

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Pappy said:
NormanB said:
Mike - you deserve 12 out of 10 for perserverence alone. :notworthy:

No disrepect but don't you think a 150 mile ride is just a tadge ambitious. :shock:
Hah! Wait till I'm awake! I just threw up a little (NOT fancy yet!) web page with pictures of the new seat at:

http://members.cox.net/pappysplace/

And just you wait, tomorrow I may come back and hate the thing. But I WILL BE HONEST! Tough things, opinions. Everyone is "different". It's a huge responsibility to try to express yourself knowing someone (like myself) may go out and spend hundreds of dollars they cannot afford for something YOU like....I hate feeling "responsible". Sure am excited SO FAR! Mike
Pappy, what is your height and inseam and sleeve length? I might get a Corbin down the road as the stock seat is killing me. My legs almost go to sleep on rides over 20 miles. I kind of slouch back when I ride[bad back], so wonder which version will fit me. I have a 32" inseam and am 6'2 1/2" tall with 35" sleeve length. However, I think the rider's seating style would be a major factor in fitting a seat. I find that if I lean way back for comfort and back compression relief, I have trouble reaching the grips-might need to extend the handlebars backwards if that's possible. Anyone know about bar extension? Billy
 

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Billy:

You'll fit the regular corbin just fine. Look at my dimensions. The adjustable backrest helps a lot

The risers will neccessitate the removal of the steering wheel cover and they are not needed
 
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