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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2008, 6:19 pm Thread Starter
 
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Russell day-long?

I haven't seen anyone talk about the Russell Day-Long on the website. I see Corbins mentioned a lot, just shopping for a seat, the stock GT seat is getting a little sore after 3000 miles.

What say y'all about the day-long? Link
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I don't need another seat for my GT yet, but if I do I'll get a Corbin. They need to be broken in but are fine once they are.
The Day Long might work OK, but looks like doo-doo.
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I like mine. It does take some time to get used to the "wings" in stop & go traffic, but once you get used to it, the seat is great. If you're short legged, you might find the wings will keep you from touching the ground easily.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 2008, 8:26 pm
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I've had my Russell for a little over a month. Without a doubt the best money I have

spent for any upgrade I have ever done. Went with a ride in appt. was treated like a king.

I can finally ride all day and get off the bike ready to do it again. I've had both Corbin

and Rick Mayer seats in the past and can say the Russell stands out in a class by itself
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I've had my Russell for a little over a month. Without a doubt the best money I have

spent for any upgrade I have ever done. Went with a ride in appt. was treated like a king.

I can finally ride all day and get off the bike ready to do it again. I've had both Corbin

and Rick Mayer seats in the past and can say the Russell stands out in a class by itself

Can you please (or anyone) expand on that? They seem mighty similar in construction and price to the Corbin, why is this better? Or if you have the Corbin, why is it a better choice? Thanks!
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Because Russell is the only one that has the internal springs (similar to your couch at home) in their seat and is a patented design

All the others can build anything they want and call it a seat. Little difference other than coverings and foam stiffness.

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Because Russell is the only one that has the internal springs (similar to your couch at home) in their seat and is a patented design

All the others can build anything they want and call it a seat. Little difference other than coverings and foam stiffness.

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I'm curious then if the springs make you fell at all "disconnected" from the bike. Maybe makes the twisties a little harder to do with a couch under you instead of a saddle? I'm still on the fence, lots of $$ to eat if I'm wrong. Thanks everyone for the replies.
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I'm curious then if the springs make you fell at all "disconnected" from the bike. Maybe makes the twisties a little harder to do with a couch under you instead of a saddle? I'm still on the fence, lots of $$ to eat if I'm wrong. Thanks everyone for the replies.

The springs run horizontal in the seat to prevent the foam from packing down. You would not know they were there unless someone told you.

Seat comfort is VERY subjective. What works for one person, may not for another. Age, weight, height, pre-existing conditions, etc. all factor in.

I have a Corbin on my GT. It was an improvement over stock; however, I still felt like I was sliding forward. I cut the rear seat supports down about 1/4 inch and added an Alaskan Sheepskin cover, which helped.

I have put about 2k miles on with the Corbin and what I am beginning to feel I need for more comfort is more support under my legs. This is what a seat like Russell offers if you look at the design. I have called Russell and they will build their seat on my Corbin frame so I can keep my Smuggler.

Looks are subjective and very secondary to my motives. So, you could start with a Corbin and see how you like it.
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Russell Day Long

Put front and rear on the day we left for a 28 day/ 17,000k(10,000m) cross Canada tour. Absolutely perfect. No break in needed (thankfully). Long days, short days, dry days, wet days, nothing but good things to say. Good luck with your choice. Glenn.
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I'm curious then if the springs make you fell at all "disconnected" from the bike. Maybe makes the twisties a little harder to do with a couch under you instead of a saddle? I'm still on the fence, lots of $$ to eat if I'm wrong. Thanks everyone for the replies.
If you're still "on the fence", and if Corbin is on one
side of that fence, I'd suggest you search the site for
Corbin and see what kind of service and support you can expect.

That should answer any questions you may have.

tim-----still on the right side of the frostline

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