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Old 03-27-2008, 10:27 AM   #1
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After riding to work in an absolute downpour yesterday morning, the Suzuki and 'stitch combo soldiering on warm, dry, and impervious, I get home to find my new Corbin seat in a box on the porch !!!!

I parks the Suzook over my drip pan and douse the now dry as a bone chain in synthetic gear oil (first things first..) I dig the seat out of the box and it's just as I ordered. A Gambler model w/ Black leather seating area and Tan leather sides..totally cool, believe me. Installation was easy enough, Corbin uses a key lock system now. Just jack the bike up, on a Dyna anyway, remove the lower shock bolts and drop the wheel to gain some room under the fender, relocate the rear seat nut to the middle of the fender, the hole is pre-drilled and blanked off for a solo seat mount..the bracket and spike bolt on with a little lock tite, drop the seat down on there and ...crap... the tongue in front isn't long enough to fit under the tank....Oh well, nothing a little aluminum bar stock, a drill and a pop riviter won't cure...

Stand back and check it out....OO yeah, looks good !! Kinda like the same colors as a Doberman or my beloved Black& Tans Guinness and Hales Mongoose IPA. It's 39 and raining out but who cares, off I go and I'm lovin' this seat. The pocket is moved back 2 1/2 in. @ my request and the fit is perfect with my foreward controls and baby Apes..I ride around for an hour or so just local roads and the rain is turning to snow, a lot of snow acutally...in fact it's a gad'damm blizzard !! I hate riding in that stuff though it was wet enough not to be real slick..

Anyway I get my butt back to the barn and shake the snow off, grab a Guinness out the garage fridge and stand there checking out the seat and watching these fat wet flakes pile up outside. By the time it was done we had 3~4 inches....in almost April ???? still snowing a little this morning but once I got down off the hill it was rain...I tell yaz, ol Algore can shoot some of that global warming my way anytime now. At least the seat looks totally cool. Black and Tan on a Black bike with minimal chrome...Starting to look pretty dam* good..
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:05 PM   #2
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If ya got Guiness in the garage fridge I'll be there and we can throw snowballs at anyone that drives by. By the way, it's f&cking snowing here too.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:17 PM   #3
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Sarnali,

So you say the tank tongue is too short and you had the asspocket moved aft?

I'd say they moved the pillion forward, and the rest of the seat moved aft...
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:23 PM   #4
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If ya got Guiness in the garage fridge I'll be there and we can throw snowballs at anyone that drives by. By the way, it's f&cking snowing here too.

Nasty sh*t I tell ya'...the garage fridge always has Guinness in it, usually some kind if Ale to go with it too. Right now I have some Hale's Ale Mongoose IPA in there, a good bitter beer. Hales is a Seattle brewery that specializes in British type Ales and Porters. The combination of bitter and stout is pretty Tasty, c'mon over and gargle a few..If we run out I'll send my daughter on a beer run..


Pushrod, I was thinking the same thing, no biggie like I said a 3 inch long piece of 1 in. aluminum flat stock and a couple of rivets or small flat screws and nuts should snug it up there. The seat looks totally cool, narrow like a cobra seat on a rigid but a little thicker. Corbin puts out some pretty good products in my experiance
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:31 PM   #5
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Nasty sh*t I tell ya'...the garage fridge always has Guinness in it, usually some kind if Ale to go with it too. Right now I have some Hale's Ale Mongoose IPA in there, a good bitter beer. Hales is a Seattle brewery that specializes in British type Ales and Porters. The combination of bitter and stout is pretty Tasty, c'mon over and gargle a few..If we run out I'll send my daughter on a beer run..


Pushrod, I was thinking the same thing, no biggie like I said a 3 inch long piece of 1 in. aluminum flat stock and a couple of rivets or small flat screws and nuts should snug it up there. The seat looks totally cool, narrow like a cobra seat on a rigid but a little thicker. Corbin puts out some pretty good products in my experiance
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:36 PM   #6
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Hey! Stop that Shyte! I gotta come up there in a few weeks to pick up that PC 800 I bought - an' I don't wanna see none O' that whitecrap on the streets an' ground when I get there, Y'hear?!
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It's snowing here as well. All of this to make me feel better since I don't have the front caliper rebuilt
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The way global warming has been kicking in, I wouldn't be shocked to see a f&cking glacier sliding down the road.
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LR,

You need to get Hillary and Barack up there for another debate!

Just think of all the road salt they'd save!
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The way global warming has been kicking in, I wouldn't be shocked to see a f&cking glacier sliding down the road.
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