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Old 10-12-2004, 07:50 AM   #11
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Default Yep, Me Too

I tried a Corbin on my CBR1000F; this was in 2001 or 2002, so maybe not all that recently.



I wanted to like the Corbin. I'd heard nothing but positives about Corbin seats and was disappointed to be disappointed, if that makes sense.



Quality was poor, comfort was worse than stock and it was heavier than one of my aunt's ruebens.



Rich's here in Seattle is supposed to be the shiznit. He's been making custom seats (fitted to your own personal heinie) for years.





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Old 10-12-2004, 08:43 AM   #13
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its a real pleasure to see someone refuse to give up on a bike. i wish i could do it.

my wife had a zzr 600. it was a fantastic all arounder for her. i'm sorry it went away in a trade. so is she.

i will always be amazed by the low number of people who don't upgrade their stock suspension if it needs it. i believe it is the single most important factor in riding pleasure.
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Old 10-12-2004, 08:57 AM   #14
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Good article. I haven't bought a new bike since 1999. Recently, it has been too much fun picking up a bargain, spending too much fixing one up and getting it back in circulation. I read a good article in Motorcyclist, (sorry MO) about resurrecting CBXs. There are many such worthy bikes. Find one, fix it up, write it up and pass the story on for us to read.
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Old 10-12-2004, 09:21 AM   #15
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Hate is such a strong word. Have you really put forth an effort to more thoroughly understand the issues behind your friendÂ’s diminishing performance? I'm sure she is doing her very best to cope with today's stresses. Try investing a few hours and a few dollars and you will be rewarded with hours of blissful togetherness. If your honest efforts fail to halt the decline of the relationship, have the courage to set her free so that she can explore a fulfilling life with another partner.
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Old 10-12-2004, 11:26 AM   #16
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I am glad to see another good article on here after the last few lame ones.



I have a 98 ZX 11 D model and agree that it is a classic. I bought the bike for $3000 last year.



Best money ever spent on a bike. Ok, there are more modern ones that are faster, but my bike still commands respect at the stoplight and turns a lot of heads.





Great article....

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Old 10-12-2004, 12:28 PM   #17
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I just bought a 1970 CL350 that hadn't been started since 1978. All I did was rebuild the carbs, change the earl, check the valve clearances and timing, and the damn thing runs perfect. Even idles. Here's what's in the "fleet":



1970 CL350

1971 CB350

1972 DT1F Yamaha 250 Enduro

1973 TM 250 Suzuki (basket case, new proj)

1981 KZ750

1987 CR500R



Get that old Trumpet running. Just ditch the Anal carb, stick on a Mikuni (or even a couple) and hit the road. '66 YDS1's were bad ass. Even better with the scrambler kit. Sell it to me!
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:38 PM   #18
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Excellent report! Very nice detail of everything done! Who says you need a Hayabusa to go really, really fast???
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:48 PM   #19
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Most excellent article! I really appreciate what he has done and how he views his machine - "a work in progress".



Thanks again.
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Old 10-12-2004, 04:39 PM   #20
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Sorry, just wanted to see a bunch of green words.



Corbin seats F650 VTR1000 Corbin R1150R Triumph Z1000 motorcycle tank bag ZX11
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