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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-19-2014, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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So on September 29th I ordered a dual tour seat from Corbin Just the way I wanted it which I was happy about until I was told 4-6 weeks because it had to be made.

Well the seat arrived yesterday 10/18 and I was pumped, it looks awesome and it's put together very well. Now I have multiple projects going on that I need to get finished before the white stuff flies but my wife insisted that I put it on right away and I didn't argue with that it wouldn't take long is what I was thinking.

Before I go on I must say that I did not read all the information on the Corbin site when I ordered it so I am to blame for most of the following that you are about to read. My advise to you is read all the information so you will not go through what I am dealing with right now.

My factory seat was easy to get off so I then tried to set the Corbin on the bike to see how it look. The back rest pad was in the way so I had to remove it to set the seat on the bike. Then I found that the seat was hitting the sissy bar and would not go down all. At this point I was not a happy camper because I also found that the seat would not work with my luggage rack either.

I removed the luggage rack and sissy bar and mounted the seat to see what I could do to at least make the sissy bar work, my 9 year old rides with me and I need the sissy bar. I will deal with the luggage rack later. I like the look of the sissy bar and if I can't make it work then I will resort to the backrests made for the Corbin seat.

With the Corbin on the lower mounting hole of the sissy bar is about a half a hole off from being able to get the bolt in it due to being against the seat. I have removed the saddle bag/sissy bar brackets and plan to remove the spot welded bushings/spacers then oblong the bolt holes on the brackets then re-weld the spacers back on.

Has anyone else done this with good results?

Also the seat is comfortable and will get better when it breaks in. It feels like it has moved me forward a little, I will say that they are right when they say it is built for having your feet on the floorboards cause with my short legs and regular shoes I am on the balls of my feet when I put both on the ground. My boots will help with that issue, it wasn't quite as bad with the stock seat and regular shoes.

I'll stop rambling now, here's a couple pics. Sorry that the lighting in my garage sucks.
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It's a good looking seat. Once it's broken in, I'd like to hear how comfortable it is. This winter I'm going to try my hand at customizing my seat, because the guys at work like to go on long rides, and the stock seat kills my boney ass after an hour or so. Also, let us know how modifying the sissy bar and such goes

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I hear ya about the stock seat. I'm always glad when its time to fuel up when on long rides.

I got it all done, I did take the bushings off and opened up the holes and welded the bushings back on. The sissy bar fit but It was too close to the seat and I was afraid over time it would wear through the cover so I opened up the lower sissy bar bolt holes a little. Now the sissy bar has about a quarter inch of clearance and I can live with that. It also now has some angle to it but it feels fine. My son sat on it and said he likes it. We'll see what the boss thinks when she gets on it.


Not sure when I'll get a chance to take it for a ride, here's a couple pics.
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Nice work. I hope it works out for you and the family. Corbin seats aren't for everyone. Mine is well broken in, but not sure it is "great". It is far better than the stocker and I had it adjusted to do some things I wanted. They are built pretty well, but they missed badly on the first attempt on mine. It was a rodeo to get it on. After they finally got it back to me, it slipped on like it should.
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The seat looks even better with the bags and sissy bar on. Glad to hear you made it work

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