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Old 6 Mar 2002
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Well I got the corbin and put it on today. It is vinyl basketweave with blue trim and no dip. It looks very nice IMHO and it fits extremely well. It is so much wider - a must for long riding i believe. I may go up to death valley next week - is a 600 mi day feasible on the klr? I have time for a whirlwind tour - tammy, do you think i could do it?
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With 6500 miles of butt-on-KLR-seat experience I can say that I can easily do 50 miles and at a stretch 100 miles before taking a break. At the moment this is good enough for me. I only reckon to do about 200 miles a day.

A note on Corbin seats - I was very much welcomed by 3 different Transalp riders who I got in touch with from the Helpful People links page on HU - anyway 2 of them got custom seats made by Corbin. That is they went down to Corbin - who are somewhere 40 miles south of San Jose in California. It took the best part of a day and the guys waited in a cafe. Periodically they were asked to come out and try the seats for minor adjustments. One of the guys is super tall and had his seat specially raised up an inch or two above the normal Corbin standard.

I didnt know they provided a service like this. However, it may not be much good to you if you live on the other side of the world?
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I have to agree with the list. The first 1,000 mile day I did on the KLR was rather uncomfortable. I have only done four 1,000 mile days on the bike since I bought it. I find that after about 600 miles I am starting to shift my weight around occasionaly. I spent 10,000 miles riding to/from and in Mexico last November. If you plan on doing any more than an occasional thousand mile day, definitely get a new seat. Otherwise, the stock seat is OK.

Actually, I don't mind the seat too much except it is way too soft. I am 6'3" and anytime I am on the road I am sitting on the passenger seat. The drivers seat is too far forward. If I were to change the seat I would make it stiffer. Soft seats put all kinds of pressures on your butt and can actually cause the skin to stretch, which is really painful after a while. A sheep skin would be helpfull too. I am way too cheap to spend the big bucks on an aftermarket seat. I have a freind that does re-upholstery for cars and I plan on getting some good stiff seat foam from him and making my own seat. Some day. Hey, the bike only has 13,000 miles on it, it's still under warrantee.

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1000 mile day on a KLR? Man, you've got buns of steel!

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