Additional info as I visited the Hollister factory yesterday.
Corbin offers 2 seats for the Scrambler: the Gunfighter
saddle and the Gunfighter & Lady
saddle. One gets to pick the material for the various aspects of the seat (seating, band, side, welt) as well as options like studs or backrest. I wish for my seat somehow to match my Full Thottle's color palette. I was uncertain about the colors given the swatches available on their site. I discovered that Corbin offers the possibility for ride-ins, where one drives one's bike to their factory and where they build your seat to your specs that same day. You have to schedule an appointment which makes total sense.
I called and spoke to Janice who explained that one has to bring the bike early in the morning as it takes roughly 7 hours for the seat to be built. They usually handle only a couple of ride-ins a day and I am not too sure what the backlog is these days. Placing an order online takes about 4 weeks right now. She inquired why I was interested by the ride-in option as it seems many customers come in as they have special request to their very personal ride: add some padding here, reduce the height there, and what not. Given I wanted to know more about the color swatches, she suggested I come over and see for myself.
Nice day, light workload, and here I was on my way to Hollister (about 90 miles form SF), 101 all the way (boring) til past Gilroy and then 25 and 156, a very enjoyable scenery - farm land, tractors, pickers in the fields, on a sunny mid-week California day. I promise you that by the time I reached Corbin (1h30), there was no 2nd thought about getting a new seat.
I asked for Janice who got me some samples. Goldenrod or yellow vinyl for the sides was the question. Which one was the closest to the Full Throttle yellow? Goldenrod is actually more of an ochre than the orangie yellow swatch shown on their material page
. I tried to do my best white balancing in Photoshop and you'll see the samples below compared to the site's swatches. I'd say that Goldenrod is RGB: 206, 154, 77 and Yellow is: RGB 253, 238, 94. Goldenrod is definitely way off. Nowhere close to FT yellow. The Yellow vinyl could be a good match for the yellow Icon I think. Janice suggested I could shop around for vinyl material that would be more fitting to my taste and for me to bring a swath on a ride-in day. As long as the weight is similar, there should be no problem. Since I was there, she offered for me to visit the factory. It was a pretty neat tour; it was nice seeing the different stations and understanding how a seat comes to life.
Now for the bad part of this story! I now had to drive back home with the same stock seat - that's right, another hour and a half enduring this brutal assault on my rear end. For the SF locals, I think this seat must have been designed by folks working at the Armory.