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I've done some on my Monster but didn't ask the riders what they thought about the comfort level. I'm planning a longer ride with a friend and wouldn't want to discover half-way through that the seat becomes uncomfortable. I'm looking at about a 300 mile ride/whole day sort of thing.

I currently have the stock seat and am not looking for a replacement, but if Corbin or Sargent make a significant difference in that area, I'll be thinking about it.

So basically, I'm looking for opinions on how does the stock seat fair in long 2-up rides? (I've read Zina's account and hope it's not that bad) How better are the alternatives?
 
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my girls rear starts to get sore after about 45 minutes to an hour. I would think that if you took a break every hour you would be fine. I've got a stock seat. I'm not sure if the aftermarket seats provide more comfort for passengers. I'd like to know too.

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I have ride experience on all three. (stock/corbin/sargent)

For the front I liked the sargent the best, although it does feel a bit thick/tall till it breaks in. The rear portion is pretty close to the stock as in it gently slopes down to the tail. Riding on the back I felt I was going to slide right off. I dont think the rear on the sargent offers anything over stock...maybe a more dense foam?

The corbin on the other hand has a very slight scoop in the back section which gives a little better feeling of being planted. The drawback is that there is less padding on the back of the corbin. I had to put spacers on my seat cowl to close the half inch gap.

Like murry, my lady has about an hour tolerance with both the stock and the corbin I now have. Although she does like the shape of the corbin better. I really like going places with her, but her lack comfort has kept us pretty close to home...I have been taking SERIOUS looks and test rides on the multistrada to much amazement...she likes it too. Thats a whole different discussion though.

good luck!
 
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I find the stock monster seat pretty comfortable as seats go, maybe the problem is a lack of padding in the rear vs the seat ;D

Do most aftermarket seats kill the "vast" storage area underneath? I do not know where I would put my insurance card.
 

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The Sargent has a very generous (and clever) storage container in the seat base.
The Corbin doesn't appear to have any more storage than the stocker.
I don't have either one, so I'm speaking from memory.....

My only motorcycle savvy passenger was thoroughly underwhelmed by the stock seat within 10 minutes.
 
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Folks,

We are getting close to the finish line on the Backrest for the Monsters, if you would like, I will be holding an open house to show off the prototype at my shop in about 2 wks. on a Saturday and Sunday. You will be able to ride with it in the business park on a M620 (shop bike)

You will be impressed and it is very comfy, I will not be releasing pictures on the WEB until the productiuon units are finished. I know you guys can understand why??

I will keep you posted.

Refreshments will be served both days!

Kevin Kachuck
 

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I will be holding an open house to show off the prototype at my shop in about 2 wks. on a Saturday and Sunday. You will be able to ride with it in the business park on a M620 (shop bike)
Where is your shop?
 

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Re. comments on stock seat - the Monster isn't a 2 up bike in my experience. My pillions have stuck it for about 25miles before having to stretch and recover! Whilst the pillion seat slopes backwards which doesn't help, there is very little room for 2 on the seat - its just too small. I don't know of an aftermarket seat that offers bigger and more comfortable accomodation but I'd be pleased to hear of any.
 
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