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I haven't ridden on a Corbin. Looking at that pic of your bike, that seat looks really comfortable.
Corbin takes a different approach from Mustang. I've had a couple on earlier bikes. The Mustang is all cushy padding and wide support. The Corbin will be much firmer, but more sculpted and the leather forms to you. So when you first sit you might wonder how comfortable it will be, but after your first long day in the saddle, you know.
 

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My Ironhead Sporty hasa Corbin Gunslinger type on it...
I dunno IF I could ride on Corbin all day, like I have my Stock seat...
Yeah, I would say the Corbin is like Scotch. Not everyone is going to appreciate it. But for those that do, there's none better.
 

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You and your wife will love the Mustang seat. As far as the Sissy bar goes, I went with the genuine Honda one and rear rack. No fitment issues at all.
Enjoy!
Thanks! I already know that we both love it, is been on a while already. Mine fits with a Cobra backrest and tubular rack. It's a great saddle.
 

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I have a Cobra backrest that I think is "standard" height. Top of the bar is about 12 inches above the fender. Originally it had a tiny little pad on it, about 3-4 inches tall and no higher than the bar. She never complained, but it was too small. I looked at the Mustang vintage pad, and it's pretty much what I wanted. But they come pretty dear. So I ordered a cheap imitation off eBay, $20.

What I got was a pad more or less the same oval shape as the Mustang. Obviously lower quality vinyl, and I expect overall. Plastic backing plate inside, with two built-in nuts that if I were lucky would line up with the mounting tabs on the bar. Ha! No way. At first I just mounted it with some sheet metal screws into the plastic. Janky, and wouldn't last long like that.

So I took some reject metal from work (3mm aluminum, 2219 heat treated, was scrapped for lost traceability). Cut it to the same shape as the bar. Marked it for the three mounting tabs and drilled a 6mm hole at each tab location and matching holes in the plastic plate. I put a 6mm bolt in each hole and slipped it into the pad, so it sandwiches the plastic plate between itself and the bar. Now I had three 6mm bolts sticking out from the back of the pad, through the mounting tabs. I have it mounted with some regular nuts and washers, but will need to get some prettier acorn nuts to lock it down. At any rate, the pad is now super solid, I can grab it and use it to move the bike around. The top of the pad is now about 4 inches higher than the top of the bar, so it's a good comfortable height for her with the thicker Mustang pillion pad. So I got a nice oval backrest pad that adds height to the bar for two ten-spots and a little creative thinking.

I'll add some pictures tomorrow morning.
 

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Here's the pics as promised:

The pad from the front. The material doesn't have exactly the same texture as the Mustang, but it looks ok anyway. Much more comfortable for her.
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From the rear. The main reason I added the aluminum is to get the pad higher than the bar without worrying about it self-destructing. The profile of the aluminum plate matches the outside of the bar. The plastic plate that came with it isn't very strong. If you could look through the layers you'd have the vinyl, the plastic plate, the added aluminum, then the padding. It's very strong now.

I think I'll add a small aluminum plate to mount behind and cover the mounting tabs. It'll clean up the appearance considerably. Maybe I'll put some sort of logo or my initials or something on it.
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Comparison between the two pads. The original pad sat just at the top of the bar. It was ok with the Honda saddle, but far too low after adding the Mustang.
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So far I'm very happy with it for the investment. One more pic of the bike as a whole with the new pad:
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