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Old 03-09-2012, 09:59 AM   #11581
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First negative comments I've ever heard on Corbin.
I've known for some time that Corbins (I have one on my ZZR) are heavy sums-o-bushes, and I'll admit that the fitment on the one I have is a little less than stellar (it squeaks when I put weight on it as it does not fit flush.)

I'd buy one again (I got this one secondhand) if:

A. I could get it for a significant discount (did, in my case.)
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2. There are no other aftermarket options available.

Personal experience with Sargent, Renazco, etc., lead my preferences to other brands.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:01 AM   #11582
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Not so much Corbin hate as Corbin disappointment. I had a Corbin seat on both a BMW K bike and a Yamaha and they both were heavy, soaked up rain, fit poorly to the point of having to shim their latches and hinges, and came apart at the seams within 2 years. Never again.
Agreed, the Corbins for the K100, K1100 series were horrible for me, worse than factory. Other Corbins, like on the V-Strom and Funduro were amazing, best seats I have owned. The T8 seat it right up there with the best, in comfort and fit the bike with no adjustments. I will not leave home without it.

At one point I said never again on Corbins too. Then, after two Sargents that had a tiny riders section and huge pilling area, bigger than the rider area, I decided to try Corbin again. Happy I did.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:22 PM   #11583
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Rusty's in the club.

Picked up yesterday, installed a few goodies then went out for 100 miles today. Two hours of orangegasm.



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Old 03-09-2012, 05:26 PM   #11584
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Aftermarket exhaust heat issues

Nice pics (above)

I am thinking about getting an aftermarket exhaust for my bike, but notice none of them have a heat shield any longer. Is heat emanating from the exhaust can a problem for passengers? Will they burn themselves if they touch it? Is the carbon fiber version not hot? Is there a way to take the stock heat shield and transfer it to the aftermarket can? I don't want my passengers to get burned.

Thanks for any info you may have.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:31 PM   #11585
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Is the carbon fiber version not hot?
Others certainly have more experience with the Leo Vince Carbon than me, given that I've only got 100 miles on it. Still, I picked it up based on reports that it stays pretty cool - my intent is to hang soft bags over it.

Today was fairly warm - 75F or so. Given that I was doing engine break-in, there was a lot of acceleration/deceleration going on - but no long bouts of high RPM's. I checked the pipe at several stops - and never had a problem keeping my hand on it. It was definitely warm, and if right up against a pair of pants - perhaps uncomfortably so. It didn't feel anywhere near hot enough to melt bags, though.

Standard tune on mine so far - not sure if the richer Arrow tune would make much temp difference one way or the other.

And no - the stock heat shield won't bolt up to the Leo Vince, as-is anyway.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:07 PM   #11586
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Anyone running an aftermarket pipe with the factory luggage? I might want a lighter pipe but don't want to melt a hole in the nicely sealed and waterproof factory bags.
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:49 AM   #11587
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Got my CJ Designs tail rack mounted up. A very nice piece and fast shipping.





Seahorse case, I don't care for large tail boxes, this one is perfect for me.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:07 AM   #11588
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Seahorse case, I don't care for large tail boxes, this one is perfect for me.
what seat is that?
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:11 AM   #11589
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XC shock fit in roadie

Curious, would the XC shock with the rebound adjustment fit the 800 roadie?

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Old 03-10-2012, 08:11 AM   #11590
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what seat is that?
I had Loren at Baldwin custom build for me. Love it!
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:19 AM   #11591
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Curious, would the XC shock with the rebound adjustment fit the 800 roadie?

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It probably would but it's longer so your ride height would be as per the XC.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:24 AM   #11592
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I've gone back to the stock windscreen. Originally I got awful wind noise in the front chin vent of the Schuberth C3 I had. I now have a Suomy D20, so I decided to retry the stock screen and the wind noise has reduced by 80%. Don't think I'll bother trying to find anything better now because I find this screen takes most of the wind pressure off me and I can now sit at 80mph in comfort without too much noise.
Moral of the story.............it's not always the screen that's the problem.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:31 AM   #11593
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Hi fellas

Got my XC a couple of weeks ago. Spring will be here soon and am looking forward to getting out. Will probably be popping in on occasion to ask a question or two. This thread is the reason I own an XC.



A group of us from Central Indiana have been to the Smokies each Father's Day since 2002 to visit my Dad. I won't be running the same roads this year.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:34 AM   #11594
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Agreed, the Corbins for the K100, K1100 series were horrible for me, worse than factory. Other Corbins, like on the V-Strom and Funduro were amazing, best seats I have owned. The T8 seat it right up there with the best, in comfort and fit the bike with no adjustments. I will not leave home without it.

At one point I said never again on Corbins too. Then, after two Sargents that had a tiny riders section and huge pilling area, bigger than the rider area, I decided to try Corbin again. Happy I did.
Seats are rather subjective. I've known plenty of BMW guys who've done OK with Corbin on various bikes over 20 years.

I rode a Corbin equipped DL1000: one of the best seats I've sampled. (I had stock seat on my Vstrom) I bought a used VFR with a Corbin and never realized how good it was until I mounted the stock seat back on. YIKES!

Currently running a Corbin on my DR650. It's weird at first but once you're used to it ... it's pretty amazing. Very firm but 8 hours into your ten hour day, it works! Mine is now 6 years old, still holding up well.

The real problem with Corbin is lack of customer service. If you have a problem or need help ... not so good. (Haven't dealt with them in 5 or 6 years so perhaps they've improved by now?) Lots of complaints on forums.

My DR650 Corbin seat is leather covered, has got wet many times over 45K miles, never sucked up any water. No idea why.

For years Sargent made 2nd rate seats, many complained. I've not tried any recently but their Rep has improved dramatically, mostly ALL GOOD reviews! Good news.

The best way to deal with Corbin is go there, in person. Dealing One on One, the seat gets built while you wait. Takes about three hours or so. Don't like it? Needs adjustments? They take it right back inside and fix it to your comfort ... on the spot.

But dealing on the phone or sending things can come unglued. ?Habla Espanol?
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:48 PM   #11595
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Helmet hooks

Here is a simple and elegant solution to the "unsatis" factory helmet hooks:

http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,4695.0.html
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