I really like the look of the Corbin Gunfighter seat, What are the pros and cons of having one on your bike. It there any quick-change mod to put the orig back on in a jiffy for your pissed off significant other when she just has to go riding with you???
I have one of the earlier model Corbins that attaches to the shock mounts, just like the stock seat. Works just like you describe. Although I have to admit that my SO will not ride on that ironing board that Norton called a seat. The Interstate seat is much more comfortable two-up. My stock Roadster seat only goes on when I need that "completely original" look, which is for photos only.
Anyway, you might keep an eye out for a used one. If the cover is damaged and you can buy it right, I would think an auto upholstery shop would have little trouble making a new cover.
Mark, Ask Corbin about the Gunfighter w/ lady option. Seems like I've heard Corbin can make the gunfighter with a seat pad behind the driver.
I have two Commandos. One with a gunfighter and the second with a seat purchased from Old Britts. Frankly, the seat I bought from Old Britts is more comfortable, has appearance closer to stock and has a "cafe-like" hump at the rear. Both the Corbin and Old Britts are spendy - there may not be much price difference.
have a gf on my 03 bonny pros butt is very happy on long rides. cons wife must ride her 01 bonny with a gf oh wait thats a pro!! we are both very happy with the corbin gf seats.also black/gold nortons with gf seat is a *****in lookin ride!!
Re: Pros and Cons of Corbin Gunfighter seat#76281 08/21/084:28 pm08/21/084:28 pm
I have 2 Corbin Gunfighter seats, one on a '76 T140 and the other on a '71 Commando. I like the T140 seat a lot but I think the seating position of the Commando seat puts you too far forward and too close to the handlebars.
Will S. BSAs: '66 & '69 Lightning Triumphs: '68 TR6R, '68 Bonneville, '73 TR7, '55 6T '71 Norton Commando
I have the solo for my T140. Quality construction and comfortable. Plus, it looks like it supposed to be on the bike.
What's better, your bike won't be yet another Commando with a Corbin GF seat. Don't get me wrong, the Corbin looked cool on the first 5 Commandos I'd seen it on. But after seeing the 500th, it kind of lost its magic.