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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thorn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2017 at 16:55
There's a photo of a V7 with a Corbin seat on either the Guzzitech or the Wildguzzi forum. Looks a bit of a cruiser seat.
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Originally posted by Wits Wits wrote:

Chris, don't tell everybody how good the roads are here in shropshire, we need to keep them....
Shrewsbury to Knighton A488 (hope valley) with a stop off in Clun for tea and cake in the little cafe by the bridge.
Then back via church Stretton and much wenlock to telford is a good run.....
this I agree with ,when I see these mags and MCN telling of my fav roads it really P me off .
Chris my T just kept going for the 25 years I had mine ,but like most it did leave a trail of oil most of the time lol


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It's the Guzzitech forum, V7 section,"new seat question" commencing April 2016.
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Thanks Thorn, I have already checked out the Corbin. Website where it shows the seat fitted to a classic. I certainly don't think it enhances the aesthetics, but we would only use it when touring. We used to call this style of seat a King&Queen seat in the old days, but I guess that is non PC now!
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Originally posted by johnno johnno wrote:

Originally posted by Wits Wits wrote:

Chris, don't tell everybody how good the roads are here in shropshire, we need to keep them....
Shrewsbury to Knighton A488 (hope valley) with a stop off in Clun for tea and cake in the little cafe by the bridge.
Then back via church Stretton and much wenlock to telford is a good run.....

this I agree with ,when I see these mags and MCN telling of my fav roads it really P me off .
Chris my T just kept going for the 25 years I had mine ,but like most it did leave a trail of oil most of the time lol



Thanks for the suggestions chaps, wife insists the Sunday pre dinner pootle includes cuppa and a slice of cake so very useful. Speaking of which, we can thoroughly recommend the Kerry Vale vineyard near Montgomery for their afternoon teas, lovey ride there too. http://www.kerryvalevineyard.co.uk
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Hi Chris, from Tettenhall (or Wolverhampton if one is completely accurate.  Welcome - I'm mulling over the V7111 very carefully...
 
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Originally posted by Safety Chris Safety Chris wrote:

Thanks Ken, will bear that in mind, quite fancy the look of the Corbin seat, would allow the wife a bit more leg room and better view over my shoulders perhaps? Any one tried these?


I have decided that she who must be obeyed can try a Tourtec gel seat pad before I risk making a mess of of the original seat or spending lots of dosh, only to discover that she doesn't like longer journeys after all. I will report on the verdict after testing. In the meantime, all I can say is it does nothing to improve the flowing lines of the Stone. Although as it will covered up by her derrière most of the time, I guess that won't matter too much. I have tried to upload a photo of the steed to see if I can master the mysteries of this process! (Can't do it- file size slightly too big and I don't know how to change this on the damn Kindle! Further investigation requied....)
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Originally posted by Beerman Beerman wrote:


Hi Chris, from Tettenhall (or Wolverhampton if one is completely accurate.  Welcome - I'm mulling over the V7111 very carefully...
 
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Hi Beerman, have you tried the mk111 yet? I would be very interested to know what you think as and when you do. I am due to have the annual service done next month so I think I shall have to book one to road test at the same time. Still can't find any proper reviews online.
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I've just bought a sheepskin for £20 and am going to give that a go.
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Quick update on the Tourtec gel seat pad for the pillion (wife). 2 hour test proves successful and although it doesn't look as nice as a professionally modified seat, at circa £40 from Motea is is a lot cheaper and is easily removed in one minute for when I am solo, or even repositioned to the front for my benefit.
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I seem to struggle getting comfortable on the front of most of my motorcycle seats. I’ve tried sheep skin – it got wet and soggy (I suspect you need one less processed and more oily?), a bead seat – spookily breezy in places you wouldn’t ordinarily expect, and also an AirHawk - horribly expensive. The AirHawk, which used to run with the tag line ‘absolutely prevents soreness’ was a bit of a disappointment. I do still use it, and also with a gel pad inside the cover – it does help a little at least, and also increases space to the footrests which helps if you are longer in the leg. I also have one for the rear perch when Mrs B is coming along for the ride. One other aspect of the AirHawk is that it does detach you from the road in as much that it is harder to feel the rear end hooking up when powering through turns etc.

Best bet is probably just to take more stops along the way. 

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Have you tried the small trailer tyre inner tube partly inflated?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 2017 at 17:38
Whenever I've tried things like this before all that mostly happened was that the ground was made further away for my tootsies to reach.

What works best for me, still is, wide seats.


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