Originally Posted by iflybricks
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.