I just finished another one of my "bright ideas", a motorcycle ride to Sturgis. I figure what's the big deal, it's only 435 miles each way and the 750 cc street model should be up to the task. Which it definitely is considering the previous week I'd taken it on a 400 mile round-trip. I took a three hour break in between legs and I still had a sore butt when I got back. I did have to stop halfway back and take a 20 minute break and give my back a rest. The problem is mostly in my tailbone and lower back. Around town, or short regional jobs it isn't bad. But 400 and some odd miles in one shot is brutal. Luckily I had my two overstuffed dry bags on the passenger seat. They made a fantastic backrest, however it was very cramped on the seat. But we made do. It took me approximately nine hours to make the 435 miles counting fuel stops and rest breaks. Upon arriving I made a promise to myself that if I could find an aftermarket seat at the rally I would definitely switch out. Mustang and Corbin were the two that I could find. I wanted a touring seat but I've seen pictures of the Mustang seats rubbing up against the Sissy bar luggage rack combo. The saleslady at Mustang said they had a touring seat but not the fastback. I told her that if she could get that touring seat to fit, without rubbing up against the luggage rack, I would buy it. They installed it and it was jammed into the luggage rack. They took it off in the saleslady said they would contact Mustang and find out what gives. I went down the street to Corbin and looked at their touring seat, they also said it would fit. After putting the seat on it was the same all over, scrunched into the back rest and Sissy bar mount. Mike Corbin, the CEO of Corbin seats, was there and said it was no biggie, they'd take care of it. The tech then pulled the seat off, popped the rivets, and proceeded to grind the seat down in the back. An hour later he reinstalled it and it fit perfect.
Fast-forward to the end of the rally I Broke camp and headed home. No more lower back pain, or butt pain. The seat was a pleasure to ride. The only problem I then had was in my thighs and legs due to the cramping on that small of a motorcycle. The street models definitely let you know that they're a small bike. It was definitely cramped on the bike. As usual the wind in South Dakota was horrendous. Had it not been windy it would've been a rather enjoyable trip, a lot more comfortable coming back and going out. That Corbin seat definitely did the trick. If any of you are looking for an aftermarket seat and have a luggage rack Sissy bar combo, and decide to go Corbin or Mustang, call them first and make sure they corrected the problem. They took pictures at both dealers and said they were going to forward them to their engineering department and have the seat remolded. I do have to commend Corbin for taking the time to make sure my seat fit perfectly at no additional charge. Both dealers and rally specials, 10% off. Mustang offered free shipping of your own seat, but Corbin charged for shipping. Also I had to pay South Dakota sales tax. The Mustang would've been about $330 and the Corbin came out to, with shipping about $460. The main difference being Corbin is leather seating and Mustang uses vinyl. I am definitely impressed with my Corbin seat.