I loved the stock saddle too.....until I got the Mustang. I didn't realize the stock seat had such a up turned nose that crowded my gentleman parts. But if I hadn't been injured I would still be rocking the stocker because I didn't want to drop a grand on a saddle but pain pulled my wallet open. In the end(get it?) I'm happy I got it. I got mine for just over $800 compared to about $1500 for the Corbin I was also looking at.I am not going to drop a grand on a motorcycle seat. You should not have to drop that kind of cash for a decent seat. I don't care for the long turn-around, either. Besides, it's not going to be any more comfortable than this amazing stock saddle. So I will either go with a local source and recover my seat or I will take a serious look at Will (CycleOps) and see what can be done there.
I have a cycleops seat. Looks great and quality is top notch but it isn't cheap and a long day of riding still wears out my butt. I wanted a Russell but it just became too expensive and a custom Ultimate became semi custom. I have a spare seat I am gonna get redone locally thankfully I have an upholstery cat I trust in town that isn't tooo expensive. Long story short more short stops makes it better. But I am a fat ass so maybe it's just my ass lol.I hear ya, dog. I just can't do it now. The seat I have is just fine, I can just have Will recover it. There is a local guy that supposedly does really good work as well and is very reasonable; the dealer sends customers to him for custom work. You get your seat back in just a few days, too.
The nice thing about the Corbin is that I can get a passenger backrest. I still want one but I am not going to pay what people are asking for them. And they will sculpt it to your behind. I like that idea. $1,100.00 though. We are right back to that!