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Corbin or other seat for F650GS

A few weeks ago I bought a 2000 BMW F650GS.
I am very happy with it except for one thing;
because of the shape of the seat, I'm forced to sit almost against the tank. Off-road this may be good but I travel 100km of freeway to work so I like to sit more to the back.
Is the Corbin seat better ?
Are there other solutions ?

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The Corbin seems very heavy. Comfortable, but heavy. Touratech make a replacement seat. Or you could get it rebuilt by a specialist with gel inserts.
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Those that I have talked with that have the Corbin are quite happy with it. I have one on my R80 that is a similar shape, and I am very pleased despite the added weight. Only problem is I keep running out of gas because my butt no longer demands a pit stop in time.
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And who has experience with the Touratech seat? It is half the price of a Corbin seat in the Netherlands so if it's good, it is very interesting.
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Bought my Touratech seat this year and together with Touratech bar risers can do London- Lake Constance(Austria) on the F650GS in a day without any problems. Took me 2 days with the original seat. Have just been in Corsica for a couple of weeks with the wife on the back and she is much happier on longer stretches. Worth the money, it changes the bike!
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Another consideration is that the Corbin is wider, and hence less comfortable when standing up on the pegs. I think the Touratech is narrower, like a trail bike seat.
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