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Old 05-16-2013, 11:32 AM
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Corbin Seat,,, it dont fit

My *** and reach that is.

Just took a 30 mile ride with my new to me Corbin seat....

1st thoughts..... It's going up for sale I think.
  • The "Sweet spot" or "Butt Pocket" is too far back for my short little arms.
  • Gas it hard and I slide back.
Not happy at all.. I had high hopes.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:47 AM
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Idea on how much you might want?
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by festertruck View Post
Idea on how much you might want?
Yup, if I sell it (know by monday)
Just what I paid for it 3 days ago.. $275 plus shipping. No one will win on this deal but paypal
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:51 PM
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My 2 cents is they LOOK awesome...otherwise they fit the bike and the solo seat cover like **** and they're also boat anchors...if you haven't already try a sargent.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by captainchaos View Post
My 2 cents is they LOOK awesome...otherwise they fit the bike and the solo seat cover like **** and they're also boat anchors...if you haven't already try a sargent.
Mine fits well, and looks as good as the OEM seat with the cowl.. Just dont fit my ***
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:29 PM
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Ever see this? I posted this awhile back. If you're crafty and have some free time...

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Old 05-16-2013, 01:47 PM
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Well that sucks Erik. At least you can resell to recoup the money. I like my Corbin but I've never tried a Sargent so I couldn't give an objective comparison. Hell, put up a want for a Sargent, you had great luck with the brace.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
Well that sucks Erik. At least you can resell to recoup the money. I like my Corbin but I've never tried a Sargent so I couldn't give an objective comparison. Hell, put up a want for a Sargent, you had great luck with the brace.
I tried both... I ended up selling the Corbin, and keeping the Sargent...
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I may be interested. Does it have the rear cowl,and what color is it
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We know its because you tired to pick the Corbin up and gave yourself a hernia......

The are a bit "hefty" huh......
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Originally Posted by captainchaos View Post
My 2 cents is they LOOK awesome...otherwise they fit the bike and the solo seat cover like **** and they're also boat anchors...if you haven't already try a sargent.
Ain't that the truth! I just took my Corbin off for fun to see how the old stock one felt, it's been 10 years since I sat on the stock seat. Not bad! The Corbin makes the bike feel fatter/wider, the stock makes it feel like a bicycle. The front of the stock seat sits lower on the tank, so when riding with a passenger, your ***** are in for a tough ride. The Corbin has a solid inch rise over the stock, and better cushion for the passenger. I think this is where they went wrong because I too slide back in the seat at times. But I'm 6'4 and have long arms. The weight though...stock is like 1/2 the weight of the Corbin. I figured that I will just swap seats when a passenger wants to go for a scoot, and I actually like the stock seat again! Go figure.
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So after sitting in the sun a few hours and another 30 miles.. It's better, I no longer slide on it.. Perhaps the seat was "cleaned" before purchase and that cleaner was making it slippery...
No matter one of my concerns is no more ....
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by diverpik View Post
I may be interested. Does it have the rear cowl,and what color is it
The cowl is not part of the seat.. so no... the seat has no cowl

The Seat is black on black

You can see it here https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...blk-blk-30364/
As this is the seat I bought.

Im letting it ride...pun intended till monday.. by then I'll have put another 300 -400 miles on it and we will see.
I'll put up a proper classifieds ad if i decide to sell.
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Originally Posted by diverpik View Post
I may be interested. Does it have the rear cowl,and what color is it
There is a RED cowl for sale in the classified section.
https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...k-stuff-30225/
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Originally Posted by captainchaos View Post
My 2 cents is they LOOK awesome...otherwise they fit the bike and the solo seat cover like **** and they're also boat anchors...if you haven't already try a sargent.
+1 on the Sargent. I had a Corbin on another bike and the sargent is a better fit for me. Sorry for your troubles EM. If you have an old stocker and some time, maybe a DIY is a good project to take up...
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I'm almost 6 ft tall and I can't ride with my *** that far back in the pocket of my Corbin either. But it's broken in, and I don't slide around. What's pissing me.off is that I can't get the "lady" backrest off of my "gunfighter" even with the biggest mallet I own. It is unbolted, it just refuses to budge. Any ideas?
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Originally Posted by supermarto View Post
I'm almost 6 ft tall and I can't ride with my *** that far back in the pocket of my Corbin either. But it's broken in, and I don't slide around. What's pissing me.off is that I can't get the "lady" backrest off of my "gunfighter" even with the biggest mallet I own. It is unbolted, it just refuses to budge. Any ideas?
I have not looked.. Does the hole go all the way through the seat? If so, a drift and dead blow hammer from the back side should work
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Originally Posted by supermarto View Post
It is unbolted, it just refuses to budge. Any ideas?
Did the bolt come out clean, is part of it still in there broken off?
The hole doesn't go all the way through from the backrest post. I just looked at mine and it appears that you may be able to drill a hole and try to push it out as Erik described. I would advise a delicate approach if you plan to continue using the backrest though. I would try some PB Blaster in there and try to work it loose the normal way first. Maybe a wood working clamp reversed would help. The top one in this image:

You could try to make it work with some straps?? Just trying to throw out some ideas.
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Originally Posted by Tweety View Post
I tried both... I ended up selling the Corbin, and keeping the Sargent...
Ditto but I had Sargent make mine +1.5" and the carved my patented ball gutter & tush pan in and added some memory foam. So now it's +.75" for more leg room along with the Vario pegs.

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68 more miles today...and it's growing on me..... Wifey works Sat now (love her working at a bike shop.. but it puts a cramp on our weekend rides)

I'll ride sat, and sunday for sure.... and have a final buttOmeter review then.
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Originally Posted by E.Marquez View Post
68 more miles today...and it's growing on me..... Wifey works Sat now (love her working at a bike shop.. but it puts a cramp on our weekend rides)

I'll ride sat, and sunday for sure.... and have a final buttOmeter review then.
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A small addition to your riding gear and you'll really love the seat.....

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Revision 4, good for 3~5 tank full before a feed stop
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Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
Did the bolt come out clean, is part of it still in there broken off?
The hole doesn't go all the way through from the backrest post. I just looked at mine and it appears that you may be able to drill a hole and try to push it out as Erik described. I would advise a delicate approach if you plan to continue using the backrest though. I would try some PB Blaster in there and try to work it loose the normal way first. Maybe a wood working clamp reversed would help. The top one in this image:

You could try to make it work with some straps?? Just trying to throw out some ideas.
Mine has a length of billet aluminum coming off the bottom of the backrest extending under the passenger pad about five inches. Theres a single bolt on the underside of the pan, screws into the billet arm that is definitely all the way out. I can't see what's holding her in.

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Originally Posted by supermarto View Post
Mine has a length of billet aluminum coming off the bottom of the backrest extending under the passenger pad about five inches. Theres a single bolt on the underside of the pan, screws into the billet arm that is definitely all the way out. I can't see what's holding her in.
Mine's the same of course, I was just throwing out ideas as to how you could possibly get it out. If the screw came out clean, there shouldn't be anything significant holding it in. I want to make a GoPro mount that goes in there very soon.
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Originally Posted by skokievtr View Post
Markus, how's the homestead coming now that winter is just about over for u?
OT...

Just about over? I'm standing in the friggin sun sweating my *** off, making new gates for my workshop...
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Originally Posted by supermarto View Post
I'm almost 6 ft tall and I can't ride with my *** that far back in the pocket of my Corbin either. But it's broken in, and I don't slide around. What's pissing me.off is that I can't get the "lady" backrest off of my "gunfighter" even with the biggest mallet I own. It is unbolted, it just refuses to budge. Any ideas?
Have you tried contacting Corbin and asking them?

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Originally Posted by 8541Hawk View Post
Have you tried contacting Corbin and asking them?

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Sure did. To quote Phil Collins, "There's no reply at all..." probably because I told em' it's a second hand unit. Even though I also mentioned I want it off because I'm thinking about their luggage.
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I just test fitted my backrest into my Corbin. There is nothing except the bottom screw holding it in. Just put some muscle behind it and it'll come right out.
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Originally Posted by VtrInMtl View Post
I just test fitted my backrest into my Corbin. There is nothing except the bottom screw holding it in. Just put some muscle behind it and it'll come right out.
Thank you. I'm gonna go at it tomorrow.
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