Looking to purchase a comfort seat for my '17. For some reason they have seats for both the FZ and MT (links below.) I imagine they are the same but does anyone know for sure? MT saddle is $30 cheaper for some reason.
I had the same 'dilemma', and bought the MT seat. Why pay $30 more for the same thing? Besides, neither seat fits perfectly, and I was hoping the MT one had resolved those issues, but that was wishful thinking. The front of the seat eventually wears out both the bike's paint, and the vinyl, creating a hole on the inside. When watching used seats for sale with those holes I knew they weren't seating properly. So I glued a thick washer of the exact thickness needed under the metal 'tongue', where the front of the seat latches, and grinded the leading edge of the washer at 45-deg, so the seat could slide into place easily. Also added Velcro where the seat hits the paint, since the curvature of the comfort seat is tighter than the stock seat, for some reason (both use the same base). Zero issues with my seat after that fix. Oh, and also adjusted it to slide as far forward as possible, since the front gap was also larger than stock, and look bad. It's barely acceptable now. That's the first time I had to make so many adjustments to an OEM part, but it was my only choice, since I don't like seat covers (Seat Concepts), and the Corbin was too tall for me. Sargent was going to make a seat for the FZ/MT-10, but don't think they ever did that; I like those better than Corbins.
Last Edit: May 21, 2020 15:19:54 GMT -7 by elptxjc
Post by freemaysin on May 21, 2020 16:06:07 GMT -7
I have a custom Corbin seat that cost almost 400$ if i remember right, i'd be willing to sell it for 180$ + shipping. It isn't even broken in yet, i sold the bike. I sat on a friends corbin, and a Yam comfort seat at the dealer, and decided it wasn't enough of a difference.
I have a custom Corbin seat that cost almost 400$ if i remember right, i'd be willing to sell it for 180$ + shipping. It isn't even broken in yet, i sold the bike. I sat on a friends corbin, and a Yam comfort seat at the dealer, and decided it wasn't enough of a difference. PM sent.....
Last Edit: May 21, 2020 21:03:58 GMT -7 by fjrchuck
I'm one of those that actually think the stock seat is actually pretty comfy so just got a cover for mine and fitted it myself...
About $100 from a company in Italy called Volcano Industries.
Hey, thanks for taking the time to post this, like you I like the Volcano cover better. Did you choose any of the gel options and if so, which one and why? Trying to decide which one to order. . . . Price has gone up at 159 euro plus gel if I so elect but still worth it IMHO. I'm glad I searched the forum, I was about to order the factory comfort saddle. Also, how does it attach, did you have to staple all around the bottom I'm guessing?
This is my first post on the forum, hoping I'm doing this right! Ha ha