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post #1 of 61 Old 07-29-2015, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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These 2 new cafe seats by Roland Sands look as if they'd be great. Better materials than Corbin.

Tidy tail may be an issue with the shape though?





One concern is that the image on Revzilla looks different: Roland Sands Traction Seat For BMW R Nine T 2014-2015 - RevZilla
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They look awesome; better alternative than Corbin. Here is a good one I screen shotted from a YouTube clip.
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Certainly nice looking stuff, but as @roadrunner says there might be an issue if you have something like a Motobox LED tail tidy installed (like I have).

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What do you mean by "better materials"? Are you talking about leather quality or comfort of the seat. I find Corbin's leather to be pretty good although some people prefer a softer seat.

Just curious what you mean by "better".
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Here's some photos of a RSD seat I took at my local dealer, hope it's relevant and helpful.

















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Here's some photos of a RSD seat I took at my local dealer, hope it's relevant and helpful.
Quality looks great vs Corbin. Pity the RSD tail end doesn't look like it would work with the LED tidy tail kits out there. Surprised RSD haven't made one.

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I love the brown one btw what do you think how tall is that guy from the pic?
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Though the RSD design looks good, from what I can see in the pictures here, there doesn't seem to be much cushion for a bit softer feel. I've a Corbin currently and it has overtime become akin to sitting on a plank of wood and the stock seat in comparision feels way more comfortable. I feel sore after a 30 mins ride with Corbin. I'm planning to get some gel in the corbin for some relief.

Hopefully RSD version has better cushion/foam right out of the box than Corbin.
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They look awesome; better alternative than Corbin. Here is a good one I screen shotted from a YouTube clip.
Very nice other than the tail

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What do you mean by "better materials"? Are you talking about leather quality or comfort of the seat. I find Corbin's leather to be pretty good although some people prefer a softer seat.

Just curious what you mean by "better".

By better I'm personally speaking aesthetically. The Corbin seat has always appeared (I've never seen it in person so if you have one don't nail me to the cross) clunky and large. The RSD one looks more like something I would see on a custom airhead.

I can't comment on quality, longevity or materials; however this one looks like it compliments the 9T better.


As far as tail tidy, I'm not much of a fan on the tron tidy. As an effort to keep it looking "factory" I'll go with something that reduces the huge factory tail which I think won't have an effect if (when) I go with this seat.
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