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Chico, where'd you get that tail bag from. Seems to suit the Fehling rack well.
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Excellent input sir, most valued. I was thinking of getting the quilted brown, stripping back the vinyl and adding a couple layers of closed cell foam and shaping a gel insert for it before recovering with the quilted vinyl.

But after hearing this I may just save myself the trouble and go with Corbin. I think the Oxblood leather would look great with my Ironstone grey tank. We'll see!

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I suggest you to read the Eisen thread about the seats, very helpful: Corbin in Black bomber jacket leather...

at page 5 post #48 starting my comments about my personal experience with the seats and my pains... maybe you can find some useful information.

The pictures in attachment show my Corbin seat just after unboxing...
Black leather, with welt, stitching and logo, all black.
The seat is well done. high quality of materials and construction!

Anyway, at the moment, I haven't had the opportunity to test the seat on the long rides, so I don't know if this seat solves completely my past problems.
I can't say that is the best seat, I can only say that is the better than previous ones...(in my opinion).
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Ah! we think alike comrade. Alex Leather..........though I needed to make mine sprung.
In the words of the late, great Richie Benaud "It must be something in the Tooheys, VB, Fosters, XXXX or even Cascade" as I too call Australia home (albeit i live in the UK currently). Not sure where you are in Sydney but would love to give a bobber a run up the old Pacific Highway, Out to Bathurst or through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park right on my old doorstep

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Chico, where'd you get that tail bag from. Seems to suit the Fehling rack well.
Bought from A&J Cycles, can also be found on Amazon:
Burly Brand Voyager Tank / Tail Bag Ė Black or Dark Oak Brown
$189.95

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or through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park right on my old doorstep
Unklechopz. My street backs on to the Berowra/Bobbin Head walking track. I live in Mount Kuring-gai!!!!!!!!
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I have a seat made by Alex leather craft, I saw a similar seat on the forum yesterday despite limited padding I actually think it is far better than standard as I have room to move so it suits me and my riding
Hey Uncle Chopz, lovin' your seat. I've had a look at Alex Leather Craft's site and their seats look great.

Just a few of questions:

Did you go for an A seat or B seat?

How much padding did you spec?

How easy was it to mount?

Did you have to specify it was for a Triumph Bobber when you ordered?

Although they're not required for the Bobber did it still have spring mounting point's like the ones shown in the pictures attached or could you spec it to come without them?

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Hey Uncle Chopz, lovin' your seat. I've had a look at Alex Leather Craft's site and their seats look great.

Just a few of questions:

Did you go for an A seat or B seat?

How much padding did you spec?

How easy was it to mount?

Did you have to specify it was for a Triumph Bobber when you ordered?

Although they're not required for the Bobber did it still have spring mounting point's like the ones shown in the pictures attached or could you spec it to come without them?

Thanks
I went for option A, XL size, 22mm padding. The one thing I never checked before ordering was the bolts however they have couple of faults that were not major for me but I would solve at least one if ordering another seat.

The spacing Alex Leather provide between the fore and aft bolts is a bit to long to direct fit on the standard bobber mount, I solved this by extending the channel so no major issue but in hindsight checking beforehand would have helped. I measured the standard seat just now in my garage and the bolts are 45mm apart (centre to centre) specifying this would give you room to move fore and aft. Secondly they do not protrude quite as much as I would have liked so again I would request that the bolts are at least 20mm beyond the leather as on mine they were a bit short and I needed to engineer the mount a bit to make it work.

The spring bolts are an interesting one, as I didnít check I got my saddle and it had them but then I had a moment of genius and realised that as I had swapped out various bolts on the bike with brass I could just put brass caps on them to match the theme of the bike, which looks awesome and means if I want to spring the saddle later I can

All in I am very happy !
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I suggest you to read the Eisen thread about the seats, very helpful: Corbin in Black bomber jacket leather...



at page 5 post #48 starting my comments about my personal experience with the seats and my pains... maybe you can find some useful information.



The pictures in attachment show my Corbin seat just after unboxing...

Black leather, with welt, stitching and logo, all black.

The seat is well done. high quality of materials and construction!



Anyway, at the moment, I haven't had the opportunity to test the seat on the long rides, so I don't know if this seat solves completely my past problems.

I can't say that is the best seat, I can only say that is the better than previous ones...(in my opinion).
Dumb question my man - where are the bolt studs? How did you mount this seat to the bike?

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Dumb question my man - where are bolt studs? How did you mount this seat to the bike?

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Not a dumb question at all. I was just wondering the same thing!
Perhaps some close up pics would help us...?
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