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Things I don't like about my Corbin seat set
Written by gibinmich on 8/23/2010 at 04:44 pm

My new to me 96 that I bought last spring came with a Corbin that the original
owner installed when he bought the bike new in 98. It took a little getting use
to the firmness but I like it now. I still had my old 96 so I got to try both
seats and decided to keep the Corbin on the bike. I took a 5000 mile trip to
Texas in the spring and had no problems. I even brought my sheepskin but I only
used it a couple of times even though it was over 90 degrees almost everyday. I
had no problem with it being slippery but then I just wear blue jeans. The one
thing I like the most is the looks of the PC with the Corbin seat. It makes a
sporty looking bike even sportier. I have no idea why you have to take the
passenger seat off first? Other than the two seat bolts being harder to get to,
it comes off just as easy as the stocker. I cut slots in the bolts so now I can
turn the bolts with a screw driver and all is well. I'm thinking about selling
the two like new stock seats if anyone is interested?

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Phillip Boyd" <phillip.g.boyd@...> wrote:
>
> A month or so ago I got a new to me Corbin seat set from another member of the
forum. I've had a few weeks to try it out now and at the risk of possibly
destroying my ability to resell it, thought I would post some of the things I
don't like:
>
> It's kinda slippery. I put an AirHawk on it this week and it grabs better, but
my Aerostich covered butt tends to slide without the AirHawk.
>
> It's very firm. The existing PC800 seat set was probably too cushy, but I'm
not sure I like the extra firmness.
>
> Probably the worst thing - You can't take the front seat off without taking
the rear seat off first. That just seems dumb to me. I wanted to hook up my
Powerlet adapter, but I'll have to wait until I have time to take the entire
seat set off (and the Givi rack - yuck).
>
> Phil
> Northern VA
> 1995 PC800 Tsunami
>

Message Thread for message #96064

pgboyd
8/23/2010, 04:02 pm
Things I don't like about my Corbin seat set
A month or so ago I got a new to me Corbin seat set from another member of the forum. I've had a few weeks to try it out now and at the risk of possibly destroying my ability to resell it, thought I would post some of the things I don't like:

    yankeesmuggler
    8/23/2010, 04:41 pm
    Things I don't like about my Corbin seat set
    I had a Givi seat for7 years and never had to remove the rear seat to remove the front. Do you remove the Corbin backrest (driver 's) before trying to remove the seat? Tim Sent from my iPod Touch On Aug 23, 2010, at 12:02 PM

      pgboyd
      8/23/2010, 04:59 pm
      Things I don't like about my Corbin seat set
      Tim, I have no doubt that I'm probably doing something wrong, but from what I see I can't slide the driver's backrest away from the underneath of the passenger seat enough to remove the front seat. I can get to the two bolts in the driver

        yankeesmuggler
        8/23/2010, 05:12 pm
        Things I don't like about my Corbin seat set
        The drivers's back rest is completly removable and does require a bit of a tug at the end. The trunk has to be open and held at about 45 degrees while sliding the driver's seat back to release the front of it. There is definitely a removal te

        obijuanak
        8/23/2010, 05:14 pm
        Things I don't like about my Corbin seat set
        On Aug 23, 2010, at 08:59 , Phillip Boyd wrote: > Tim, > > I have no doubt that I'm probably doing something wrong, but from what I see I can't slide the driver's backrest away from the underneath of the passenger seat

        ascterransin
        8/24/2010, 04:11 am
        Things I don't like about my Corbin seat set
        Phil, I can't believe you're talking to "some guy in NY" about checking out your Corbin when I'm 20 minutes away. I don't even bother using the two bolts to hold down the front seat because it's wedged in so well. But I'm able t

          pgboyd
          8/25/2010, 02:34 pm
          Things I don't like about my Corbin seat set
          LOL. I don't usually pre-qualify those who want to offer suggestions by requiring them to be in a certain geographical area, but your point is taken. :) I'll take another look at the seat/Givi rack setup I have and let you know if I can't

    gibinmich
    8/23/2010, 04:44 pm
    Things I don't like about my Corbin seat set
    My new to me 96 that I bought last spring came with a Corbin that the original owner installed when he bought the bike new in 98. It took a little getting use to the firmness but I like it now. I still had my old 96 so I got to try both seats

    spacetiger_j...
    8/24/2010, 01:33 am
    Things I don't like about my Corbin seat set
    Phil, The first 100+ mi trip in the seat will convince you firm is best. BTW, are you coming on the NoVA ride? It would be nice to see the progress you have made. Jerry --- In