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Old 12-16-2012, 12:14 PM   #3511
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:40 PM   #3512
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Nice pics Voluhzia.
It's snowing here today in SW Iowa. My TEX is all snuggled up under a sheet to keep the sawdust off her back. I did order a new Nelson Riggs cover for her yesterday. My wife will probably want her sheet back...


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Old 12-16-2012, 07:39 PM   #3513
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Wish it would snow here. I hate the mid 30's/40 degree weather. Specially when its rainy. Too warm to snow, but too cold to do much. But, if it stays like this Im just gonna order my heated jacket early and ride through the winter. This is getting really annoying. Mid 50's but raining again today.

Mine kept scratching at the door, so I had to let her in....

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Old 12-17-2012, 05:32 AM   #3514
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Wish it would snow here. I hate the mid 30's/40 degree weather. Specially when its rainy. Too warm to snow, but too cold to do much. But, if it stays like this Im just gonna order my heated jacket early and ride through the winter. This is getting really annoying. Mid 50's but raining again today.

Mine kept scratching at the door, so I had to let her in....





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Old 12-18-2012, 04:02 PM   #3515
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Nice pics Voluhzia.
It's snowing here today in SW Iowa. My TEX is all snuggled up under a sheet to keep the sawdust off her back. I did order a new Nelson Riggs cover for her yesterday. My wife will probably want her sheet back...


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Nice wood shop and wood shop equipment. I'm envious. Especially of the spacious shop.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:12 PM   #3516
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Thanks. It's been a 30 year dream come true. Hopefully have it fully stocked with equipment by the time I retire.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #3517
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My 2013 Tiger 12
Short video I made,
I say welcome to the show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idHPmH9dKjI
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:50 PM   #3518
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My 2013 Tiger 12
Short video I made,
I say welcome to the show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idHPmH9dKjI
Nice job. What video/camera/lens are you using and how is it mounted?

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:32 PM   #3519
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:58 AM   #3520
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:01 PM   #3521
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Corbin "Tall" Seat

Posted this on the Explorer Forum, but thought this thread could use a bump up, so posting here too.

A couple of months ago I scheduled a "ride-in" to the Corbin Factory in Hollister, CA. My goal was to get fitted for a seat that would give me the best characteristics of a Corbin, with the added value of some additional height for my 34" inseam. My first attempt was to have them add an 1 1/2 inches to their stock Corbin. Although the seat was extremely comfortable and my leg angle was great, the added height, combined with the extra width of the Corbin, made the reach to ground a little challenging. Reducing the height to 3/4 inches over stock, and a little trimming of the width gave me the reach to the ground, and still gave me a more relaxed leg angle. The other benefit was that the extra foam that was added was softer than their extremely firm base, giving me the best of both...a firm, solid foundation and a nice soft user interface, :)

If you have the inseam that can handle this, I would highly recommend this set up. I can ride all day with this seat. The other good thing about the Corbin is that you get to keep your stock seat, so I will certainly recover much of the cost of this seat by selling it to another tall inmate if/when the Explorer gets sold or traded.

Personal Stats: 6'2", 34" inseam, 52 year old who rides about 25K miles a year on The Explorer, V-Strom 650 and DR650.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:44 PM   #3522
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Corbin

I saw this post on the Explorer forum, and you've got me thinking seriously about the Corbin. I had a Russell on my last bike, and loved it, but the costs add up, with shipping both ways, plus the loss of the OEM seat. Do you have any pics of your seat? The pics on the Corbin site are very good, but I'd like to get a sense of the shape with the trimming, and also see the materials you chose.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:19 PM   #3523
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Corbin Seat Pic.



Here is the one picture that I have, and it is not great.

I am in Atlanta and the TEX is in Los Angeles, so I will take some close-ups when I return in a couple of days.

The touch surface is a traditional black leather, the sides are vinyl as they suggest, and I did not do any kind of welts. I like the smooth, clean feel of the bike without the bead.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:46 PM   #3524
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:52 PM   #3525
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Here is the one picture that I have, and it is not great.

I am in Atlanta and the TEX is in Los Angeles, so I will take some close-ups when I return in a couple of days.

The touch surface is a traditional black leather, the sides are vinyl as they suggest, and I did not do any kind of welts. I like the smooth, clean feel of the bike without the bead.

BTW, this pic was taken while I was at the Corbin factory. There was another rider there who had these GIVI boxes on his bike that he let me try on my Explorer. I have just been using the E-55 and the E-41's off of the V-Strom, but these boxes are pretty cool. They are sturdy and well-made, and look much more natural on the TEX than the rounded GIVI's.
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