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Things I don't like about my Corbin seat set
Written by ascterransin on 8/24/2010 at 04:11 am

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 to slip my seat
in and out with just a moment of deliberate alignment of the raised trunk with
the front seat at the right angle just for a pico second long enough to clear
the tab under the seat.

Perhaps this weekend we could meet up and I'll demonstrate? That is if you're
not tied up with the PC800 Loud Pipes Support Group...

I'm quite happy with the firmness of my Corbin but I'm considering adding a
beaded seat to alleviate the water dam effect during rain rides. But if you
already have the AirHawk you ought to get your money's worth and use it.

Steve Johnsen
Manassas Park, VA
'94 PC800 "Baiku"

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Phillip Boyd" <phillip.g.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
enough to remove the front seat. I can get to the two bolts in the driver's seat
okay, but can't pull the front seat off while the back seat is installed.
>
> I'm also a very impatient person though, so I wouldn't be surprised if others
have had more success.
>
> Phil
>
> --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, Tim Davies <yankeesmuggler@> wrote:
> >
> > 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, "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 #96084

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