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Old 04-06-2012, 07:29 PM   #1081
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That's my bike in those threads.
How do you like your Corbin? I had one on my KLR and hated it but it was the low option which was thin. I want to use mine as a long distance tourer as well, it's going to have to have a better seat.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:29 PM   #1082
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Man I need a couple walk throughs like that pertaining to the new cbr250r.
One of the many reasons you should have gone with the Ninjette.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #1083
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One of the many reasons you should have gone with the Ninjette.
No offense but.....ummmmm no. I'm QUITE happy with my weebeearr

I like having modern tech.

But I like the ninjettes. Will probably grab one for my wife soonish.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:37 PM   #1084
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My SO picked this up yesterday, she had so much fun riding it home, can't wait to get out and get some miles on it.

2009 with 400 miles on the odo:

Awesome!
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:04 AM   #1085
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We went riding yesterday and had a ball!!
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:18 AM   #1086
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One month of ownership and 1500 miles down!

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Old 04-09-2012, 01:55 PM   #1087
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Changed the oil in the Ninja (it was disgusting) to Amsoil 1040 synthetic and put new Pirelli Diablo tires, its a whole new different bike!

Sooooo smooth now and much better shifting.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:01 AM   #1088
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Did an oil change a few days ago at 8,000 miles.

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Turns out a PO lost the washer that sits on top of the spring you set the oil filter on, I reckon its not very critical because my oil pressure is fine and the filter seems to be filtering. I'll source another in the meantime but another 2,500-3,000 miles won't hurt nothin'...

Shifts better when downshifting now, was getting kind of crunchy before the change.

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Old 04-18-2012, 12:55 PM   #1089
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Did an oil change a few days ago at 8,000 miles.



Turns out a PO lost the washer that sits on top of the spring you set the oil filter on, I reckon its not very critical because my oil pressure is fine and the filter seems to be filtering. I'll source another in the meantime but another 2,500-3,000 miles won't hurt nothin'...

Shifts better when downshifting now, was getting kind of crunchy before the change.

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Please, please, please, no oil wars please! But I see your location being Florida. Any reason you did not opt for a 20W50 OIL due to your climate??
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:18 PM   #1090
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Can't speak for him but I live up in SAV, GA, and I go with 10W40 because of the climate. People don't understand the heat and humidity until they live in it (dunno if humidity affects the oil or not). For example, I have a Honda Civic with black interior and it is unusable between June and August.

FWIW I switched to Castrol for my last oil change. Had been using the Suzuki branded oil. Shifts like a dream.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:06 PM   #1091
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Please, please, please, no oil wars please! But I see your location being Florida. Any reason you did not opt for a 20W50 OIL due to your climate??
I clock about 12-1500 miles a month so my next oil change will be in the dead of summer here. I may try 20w-50 then, but my morning commutes at 4am are still in the 60's and 70's and the highs are only in the mid 80's at best.

In due time

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Old 04-19-2012, 08:46 PM   #1092
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How do you like your Corbin? I had one on my KLR and hated it but it was the low option which was thin. I want to use mine as a long distance tourer as well, it's going to have to have a better seat.
I just rode with it for the first time yesterday. It's... Interesting. The vibration, pressure points, the inconsistent cheap feel, and general discomforts of the stock seat are gone, which alone are worth the cost of admission for me. The pan shape is an exact fit for my "plus sized" posterior and it's less of an effort to grip with the knees. The seat also somehow forces my posture upright and more forward towards the tank a bit, but in a consistent way, as if there's only one way it can be sat on. I like how it forces me into a consistent position, I just would prefer to be a little more tucked.

Strangely, it's very slick compared to stock; I was worried that the grip panels on the butt of my Teiz Power Shell suit would rough up the leather somehow, but while on the stock seat I was locked in place, on the Corbin the Power Shell isn't sticky at all.

Weather is forecast to be nice this weekend, so I'll hopefully squeeze in a 300+ mile ride for a distance test.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:24 AM   #1093
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I just rode with it for the first time yesterday. It's... Interesting. The vibration, pressure points, the inconsistent cheap feel, and general discomforts of the stock seat are gone, which alone are worth the cost of admission for me. The pan shape is an exact fit for my "plus sized" posterior and it's less of an effort to grip with the knees. The seat also somehow forces my posture upright and more forward towards the tank a bit, but in a consistent way, as if there's only one way it can be sat on. I like how it forces me into a consistent position, I just would prefer to be a little more tucked.

Strangely, it's very slick compared to stock; I was worried that the grip panels on the butt of my Teiz Power Shell suit would rough up the leather somehow, but while on the stock seat I was locked in place, on the Corbin the Power Shell isn't sticky at all.

Weather is forecast to be nice this weekend, so I'll hopefully squeeze in a 300+ mile ride for a distance test.
Very good info, much better than the typical "I love it". Report back after the ride.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:35 AM   #1094
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Did an oil change a few days ago at 8,000 miles.




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AUGH! Stock Dunrocks! How are you still alive?
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:45 AM   #1095
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AUGH! Stock Dunrocks! How are you still alive?
There was a guy doing a track day at Jennings last sun, the thing had race plastics, safety wired and those stock rock hard tires...I thought the same thing,' How is this guy still alive?'
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