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Ok, I know this sounds a little yuppie-ish, but I have an appointment at the factory next weekend to get a custom dual-tour for my Street Glide. They offer a heated seat option and I am wondering if anyone has one and can let me know if it is worth it or not? I am on the west coast, so it's not like it gets super cold out here but I ride when I feel like riding, not when the weatherman says I should, so taking a run up to Carson City at 1am isn't out of the question!! Has anyone got a heated seat here that can tell me if you think it was worth it??

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I was faced with this issue when I bought the dual touring, but quickly realized my rear end is last to get cold. Love the seat without the heat. If $$$ not an issue you might just want to go for it if you are a cold rider.
 

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This is my first post, so hopefully it works. I have been lurking long enough and now that I have something to say - it is time to say it.

I have a Corbin heated dual touring seat. When I bought it, I got a great deal which I couldn't turn down. I was not looking for a heated seat at the time.

Now that I have it, I wouldn't be without it. You are right that your butt doesn't get cold, but it does a great job of heating other parts in the area. The seat does a great job of keeping me comfortable if the weather cools off and I haven't put my chaps on.

Highly recommended.

Cliff
 

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I and a few others are having hell with our new sytle corbin seats. The new locking and mounting assembly sucks. I still can not get the seat off! Read Tirs post. Corbin has made great seats but I might wait till the problem is fixed. I have tried to get help and have sent pics no one has gotten back but I will keep you posted. I also have the Street glide.
 

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I and a few others are having hell with our new sytle corbin seats. The new locking and mounting assembly sucks. I still can not get the seat off! Read Tirs post. Corbin has made great seats but I might wait till the problem is fixed. I have tried to get help and have sent pics no one has gotten back but I will keep you posted. I also have the Street glide.

I was a bit leery of Corbin coming out with the new 06' seats so much faster than others. Hell, Lepera still doesn't have them ready to go. Maybe Corbin was too much in a hurry to make the seats fit properly?? I too own a Street Glide and am interested in a Corbin. Maybe having the seat made while you wait at the factory will solve the fitment problems??

Flyin Brian: please post your results after visiting the factory and if possible, include pictures of your new seat. If it works for you, I may be heading to the factory myself....................
 

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I was a bit leery of Corbin coming out with the new 06' seats so much faster than others. Hell, Lepera still doesn't have them ready to go. Maybe Corbin was too much in a hurry to make the seats fit properly?? I too own a Street Glide and am interested in a Corbin. Maybe having the seat made while you wait at the factory will solve the fitment problems??

Flyin Brian: please post your results after visiting the factory and if possible, include pictures of your new seat. If it works for you, I may be heading to the factory myself....................
You can bet I will be removing and reinstalling the seat at least 3 times before I leave the factory. Thanks for all the replies and I will make sure to post a follow-up with my results.
 

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i have the corbin heated seats on one of my other bikes . wouldnt be with out it on long rides 500 or more miles the heat helps not only your but but your spine as well great for cold nights the wife likes it too going to get one for my 06 deluxe next
 

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I was a bit leery of Corbin coming out with the new 06' seats so much faster than others. Hell, Lepera still doesn't have them ready to go. Maybe Corbin was too much in a hurry to make the seats fit properly??

Engineering a seat isn't rocket science. LePera is just far, far behind. In fact, they haven't even started yet..
I chose to buy a Dual Tour from Corbin, and my solo from the MoCo. The Dual Tour doesn't use that peg mount.

I am sure once the mount is adjusted, it'll be fine. I thought it was overkill on a sole seat.
 

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Follow up on heated dual tour (warning: it's long)

Ok, here is the follow up on our experience with Corbin:

AWESOME!!

We left the house at 6am saturday, temp was 44 and plenty chilly. I was up until 1am installing my new Fullsac true duals kit and the recored stock muffs and I never even got a chance to fire it before I went to sleep so the majority of the 2 1/2 hour trip was spent listening to the beautiful music coming from the pipes!!

The people at Corbin were real nice, they got started right away and showed us all the different material and design choices. I asked about removing the switch for the heating control so I could wire it to one of the switch blanks on the fairing but they already had it cut out of the foam. Now that I have seen the way they have the switch mounted, I am glad I let them do it the way they did.

For the guys having all the Solo mounting problems, the dual tour is secured just like the stock seat with just a phillips screw in back (which i plan to change to something a little more theft proof).

We took a test ride with the bare foam on the seat pan and I decided to have them remove about an inch of foam at the rear of the seating area so I would sit back a little farther since I am 6'3" and it felt like I was sitting closer than the stock seat. I took another ride like that and it was great so they started sewing the covering.

We got finished around 1pm. The guy who was handling the paperwork came across as kind of a BuII 5hitter but he was polite about it. Total time was 4 hours and $1300 including 1 backrest, heating unit and the stainless grab handle that curves around the back.

We rode from Hollister straight up to Sonora and then to Jackson and we were both grinning like crazy, the seat feels great, looks great, and momma's buns are nice and warm. Actually I think the front gets hotter than the rear because there were a few times I wanted to turn it down to the low setting but she said it was just right...figures.

We stayed way too long at the indian casino Sunday evening with a huge storm coming in and ended up hitting a huge front about 60 miles from home. We rode right on thru and never got cold at all and I know it was totally worth the price to get that heater installed for sure.

Thanks to all that replied with the positive replies, I probably wouldn't have spent the extra money if I hadn't seen the positive comments. The only thing I am not 100% thrilled about other than the price is that the nose of the seat is now 1/2" from the back of the tank trim, so I plan on calling Corbin to see what they can do about it, but it's a pretty minor thing and I may be able to adjust it forward a little.

Brian
 
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