I have been driving around on my (new to me) SP-2 in the last weeks (in between the rain and cold front periods).
I should say that I am quite happy with the bike, but one thing annoys me terribly.
The problem is that I am sliding forward and backward on the saddle uncontrollably.
It is fitted with a Corbin aftermarket seat, which seems to have more padding in the front part.
It also looks a bit saggy at the back end.
This seems to make the saddle too flat.
The fact that the cover material is also pretty slippery does not contribute to the matter.
I am considering just to replace it with a OEM saddle, or rip it apart and built the padding / cover myself.
Any suggestions on this (minor) matter?
It sounds like your corbin's in terrible condition, whoever had it before you probably leather conditioned it
like wingnutt mentioned. Try the mtn dew on a cloth trick and see if that makes it less slick.
I've seen a few different materials used for the covers on these, maybe yours is one of the originals?
As far as the overstuffed front, saggy back, that doesnt sound anything like my corbin.
Flat it is, but IMO its the perfect shape for the most comfortable saddle for any distance riding on an RC.
As far as hanging off goes, I kinda like that flat edge of the saddle to hook the backside of your other
legs knee onto while your other knees draggin.
If your unhappy with it, I would send it to Corbin and ask them to fix it for you.
Their a great company and I believe were the first to come out with the aftermarket RC seat.
If they didn't offer to repair or replace it for you at minimal to no cost I would be surprised.
My all black carbon weave Corbin seat was one of, if not the first mod I ever did to my first SP1.
I have transfered that seat onto my 3 different RC's that I've owned/own and put over 50k mi on it cumulatively.
The only seat that could replace it I already own, the factory HRC waffle seat foam pad.
But that requires a thorsten SBK tailsection so they're shelved right now till I have that.