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Old 09-04-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
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Free Corbin seats

Heads up if anyone out there has a 2014 BMW on this list--corbin needs bikes to make these seats--they will give you a free seat for using your bike to make the patterns they need. They will need the bike for approximately a month. I have tried to get a new seat for my 2014 F700GS for 4 months now--they have sent me seats twice that were wrong before they realized they just don't have the seat to fit. They have the 800 adventure which is different from the 800 standard. The 800 standard and the 700 seats are interchangeable. If I lived closer I would give my bike to them for the winter months happily--but I am clear across the country. So if anyone ends up giving them an 800 standard or 700 please let me know thru a private message then at least I have some hope for one by spring and next riding season. Here is the list they need as of now
2014 F700 GS
2014 F800 GS
2013-2014 R1200 GS
2014 R1200 RT

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Old 09-04-2014, 03:34 PM   #2
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What's new about the latest model? MAX BMW's part fiche shows the seat is the same as the 2013. And from what I recall, the older model's seats also fits fine.
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:13 PM   #3
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A & S shows they are the same as well.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:09 PM   #4
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I have no idea--I have tried to talk to them about it and you can't get the same person twice and forget about getting someone in the actual shop where they make them. All I know is they sent me a seat for the 650 to put on it and it didn't have provisions for the two cone shaped positioning pegs making you have to retrofit the seat with shims and then it didn't hug the front of the bike like it should-leaving a gap. I even tried to get ahold of Mike Corbin himself thru an email after trying to talk to him in person and I got a generic email back from someone else. Then they sent me a F800GS adventure seat that definitely didn't fit it. I won't be happy till I have one on my bike--I tried a sargent and it is in a box to go back Monday. I had a corbin on my 650 and loved it. I can only hope they get this figured out.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:29 PM   #5
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Well the 800 GSA is definitely a different seat.

I dont know what happened over there but the last couple times I have dealt with them their customer service has been horrible.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:04 PM   #6
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F650GS twin and the F800GS have the same seat. If you got the seat from the thumper, then yeah it won't fit. Either you got a wrong seat twice, or you got a bad seat. There are several good seats out there - seat concepts, BMW comfort, some touratech ones etc... If corbin can't give you a good seat, I'd suggest looking at your alternatives.
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