tuck-and-roll seat like sportsterís stock - Honda Rebel 300 & 500 Forum
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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-24-2019, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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tuck-and-roll seat like sportsterís stock

The Rebel's stock seat just suck. And all other alternatives such as motozaaa suck as well.


Does anyone know how to get the same seat?
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Go to a local automotive upholster shop and show them a pic of what you want and they can get close to it.

It should cost less than $200.00 or the equivalent pound amount.

I have an additional 3 inches if foam in my seat and I am soon going to add a gel pad.

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corbins are nice
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Only deal with a shop that you feel is listening to what you want or youíll end up with what they want to do. Donít ask how I know
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Go to a local automotive upholster shop and show them a pic of what you want and they can get close to it.

It should cost less than $200.00 or the equivalent pound amount.

I asked a East County Customs, they are based in the UK, and the quote to make it based on my stock seat, was £400- £450 with gel fitted.
I'm not quite sure is it worth it, for this price I can get a Corbin seat which proofed to be good and comfortable.
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I asked a East County Customs, they are based in the UK, and the quote to make it based on my stock seat, was £400- £450 with gel fitted.
I'm not quite sure is it worth it, for this price I can get a Corbin seat which proofed to be good and comfortable.
Once you get past the hump and finally see the corbins beauty and how the curves match the bike, you'll be glad you bought it. It's really really nice and I'm only a little over half the break in period (I'm at 1200 miles, break in period is 2000 miles) went on a ride yesterday for 2 hours and didn't want to stop. with the stock seat that could of been a mild torture. I got the black leather seat with the gripper tail and it looks nice and when i have a backpack on it doesn't slide around and rests on the hump nicely. When I have a fully loaded pack this can be pretty helpful and awesome haha. Good luck on the choice and buy the seat conditioner.
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I asked a East County Customs, they are based in the UK, and the quote to make it based on my stock seat, was £400- £450 with gel fitted.
I'm not quite sure is it worth it, for this price I can get a Corbin seat which proofed to be good and comfortable.
I have a Corbin seat on my Buell and I love it, it was worth every penny.
The only reason I don't have a Corbin on my Rebel is that the Corbin pushes the rider forward an inch or two.
Being of the traditional 6' height the Rebel is close quartered for me anyway, so I went with elevating the stock seat with 3 inches of foam.

You might want to try a second local upholstery shop for pricing......

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The only reason I don't have a Corbin on my Rebel is that the Corbin pushes the rider forward an inch or two.

It's pretty much what I've experienced with my Motozaaa seat, which is the same shape as Corbin. It's too slim and the you feel a pressure points where the frame is.
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that was also my only real issue with the corbin seat as Kenny said. it moved me slightly forward and honestly lower another inch as well IMO. which being tall did not help. my butt felt great in the seat.. but knees didn't like it so much.
I'm also currently having the stock seat redone at a shop. I priced at 4 different shops, and while I didn't chose the cheapest one, I went with the one who asked me the most questions about what i want, and spent the most time listening to me.
Will post pix once I get it back
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The Rebel's stock seat just suck. And all other alternatives such as motozaaa suck as well.


Does anyone know how to get the same seat?
I like the idea so I played with it a little bit. Here is the look of Rebel with tuck and roll seat from 883.
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