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Old 01-25-2013, 02:32 PM   #2596
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Just in case anyone is wondering how the Corbin seat order went, here is my email from them ....

Hi ~

Thank you for your interest in our products and for ordering with Corbin!

Attached you will find a PDF of your order that shows a description of your order including prices and freight charges. Please look over this order to make sure we have understood your requests and are producing the product as you have requested. If everything is correct, there is no need to reply to this e-mail.

Our products are custom made for you, therefore once an order has gone to production, the order cannot be modified or cancelled.

Current production lead time is approximately 2 -3 weeks for seats and 2 weeks for backrests and glass is 4-6 weeks from the sales order date shown on this PDF.

A tracking number will be e-mailed to you once your order has shipped, and signature required for delivery.

Your credit card will be charged before the order is sent to production. All seats are built to order and are non-refundable.

Thanks again for ordering with Corbin!
WOW! I didn't know they were non refundable. Did you fulfill the order then? Looking at close ups of the seat it looks like it will be very comfy doesn't it. Plus plenty of taper at the front for getting the feet down and not pushing the legs out. I sure hope thats the case and everything turns out great.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:33 PM   #2597
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I am really interested in seeing this next month. I hope it kicks out at least one more gallon.
I agree. Anything less than 3-gallons would not justify the additional expenditure. One can easily pack an extra gallon on fuel on the ManRacks RotoPax rack.

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Old 01-25-2013, 02:39 PM   #2598
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I agree. Anything less than 3-gallons would not justify the additional expenditure. One can easily pack an extra gallon on fuel on the ManRacks RotoPax rack.

Spud
That was my thought too. I don't know how much more I would really want in the tank. 4 might be too much for me for most of my riding. Meaning it has to add quite a bit of top weight when your weaving in the trees on single track. I figure if I am going longer distances and need more than 180 miles I could just throw my flex tank on the rack and pack the tent and what not above it. I'm going with a Giant Loop Coyote as soon as I get the dough so the rest wont be an issue when carrying extra fuel.

***EDIT*** Then again, I don't have to always fill it. Hahahahaha!
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:01 PM   #2599
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That was my thought too. I don't know how much more I would really want in the tank. 4 might be too much for me for most of my riding. Meaning it has to add quite a bit of top weight when your weaving in the trees on single track. I figure if I am going longer distances and need more than 180 miles I could just throw my flex tank on the rack and pack the tent and what not above it. I'm going with a Giant Loop Coyote as soon as I get the dough so the rest wont be an issue when carrying extra fuel.

***EDIT*** Then again, I don't have to always fill it. Hahahahaha!
Given the excellent fuel mileage for this bike, I think a 3.0-3.5 gallon fuel tank will be just right.

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Old 01-25-2013, 03:04 PM   #2600
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Just in case anyone is wondering how the Corbin seat order went, here is my email from them ....

Hi ~

Thank you for your interest in our products and for ordering with Corbin!

Attached you will find a PDF of your order that shows a description of your order including prices and freight charges. Please look over this order to make sure we have understood your requests and are producing the product as you have requested. If everything is correct, there is no need to reply to this e-mail.

Our products are custom made for you, therefore once an order has gone to production, the order cannot be modified or cancelled.

Current production lead time is approximately 2 -3 weeks for seats and 2 weeks for backrests and glass is 4-6 weeks from the sales order date shown on this PDF.

A tracking number will be e-mailed to you once your order has shipped, and signature required for delivery.

Your credit card will be charged before the order is sent to production. All seats are built to order and are non-refundable.

Thanks again for ordering with Corbin!
Here's my current opinion on seats. The seat concepts seat at $160 is a steal. There are a huge number of folks out there with this seat for the CRF, and I have NEVER head a complaint about it...except installing it. They also make a huge number of seats for KLR650...again, no complaints. Plus, they'll install it for $20...that's frikin PEANUTS. Finally.....you can buy a whole NEW CRF seat for $100 from honda....so if you're worried you might not like the seat concepts seat, buy it, buy a new honda seat, let them do the install of the foam and cover. If you don't like it, there will be someone here that will buy it in a blink!
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:37 PM   #2601
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Altitude

I have read all the pages of this thread, took a while. Lots of really high quality info in here and I thank everyone for sharing their info.

I live at 5,600' elevation and the fun riding is all uphill, as much as another mile above me. Any folks here at altitude? How is this bike performing, at say, 8,000 - 10,000'? I realize that the altitude folks in the northern half of the planet are mostly snowed in...

I had an '07 250KLX - jetted for "altitude", it was pretty much a dog when I got it up in that 8K-10K height.

And, anybody have one of these bad boys, here on the Colorado Front Range?
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:20 PM   #2602
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With the FI it should do fine at altitude I would think .
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:23 PM   #2603
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I have read all the pages of this thread, took a while. Lots of really high quality info in here and I thank everyone for sharing their info.

I live at 5,600' elevation and the fun riding is all uphill, as much as another mile above me. Any folks here at altitude? How is this bike performing, at say, 8,000 - 10,000'? I realize that the altitude folks in the northern half of the planet are mostly snowed in...

I had an '07 250KLX - jetted for "altitude", it was pretty much a dog when I got it up in that 8K-10K height.

And, anybody have one of these bad boys, here on the Colorado Front Range?

I have only had it up to about 6400 feet but it didnt miss a beat. Felt exactly the same as sea level to me.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:50 PM   #2604
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With the FI it should do fine at altitude I would think .

How???


Does the fuel injection somehow add more oxygen to the air the engine sucks in???


It should run fine if the FI is working correctly, but it will lose power.

At 8,000' the CRF will have about 15.2 hp and at 10,000' is would only have 14 hp

These numbers are based on a 20 hp engine at sea level.


Try me....
http://www.wallaceracing.com/braking-hp.php

At 6450' you lose 3.87 hp if you have 20 hp at sea level.

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Old 01-25-2013, 07:12 PM   #2605
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How???


Does the fuel injection somehow add more oxygen to the air the engine sucks in???


It should run fine if the FI is working correctly, but it will lose power.

At 8,000' the CRF will have about 15.2 hp and at 10,000' is would only have 14 hp

These numbers are based on a 20 hp engine at sea level.


Try me....
http://www.wallaceracing.com/braking-hp.php

At 6450' you lose 3.87 hp if you have 20 hp at sea level.

Guru: Just out of curiosity, does their power correction algorithm take into account loss of power due to the effect of lower air density, and loss of combustion efficiency because of the loss of compression ratio? Also, do I assume it assumes that air fuel ratio is held constant at both elevations?

No wonder my 1979 XR185 on mosquito pass (Colorado) in 1985ran "poorly"
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:26 PM   #2606
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Guru: Just out of curiosity, does their power correction algorithm take into account loss of power due to the effect of lower air density, and loss of combustion efficiency because of the loss of compression ratio? Also, do I assume it assumes that air fuel ratio is held constant at both elevations?

No wonder my 1979 XR185 on mosquito pass (Colorado) in 1985ran "poorly"


Yes, that would be with the correct air/fuel ratios and accounts for the loss of volumetric efficiency caused by the given altitude.

You find it hard to breath and so does your engine. You can take a deeper breath, but your engine can't...

That is the corrected for altitude formula. It's the opposite of corrected for sea level HP figures.

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Old 01-25-2013, 07:47 PM   #2607
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WOW! I didn't know they were non refundable. Did you fulfill the order then? Looking at close ups of the seat it looks like it will be very comfy doesn't it. Plus plenty of taper at the front for getting the feet down and not pushing the legs out. I sure hope thats the case and everything turns out great.
Yes I did order it and will be sure to post my opinion on the seat after a good long ride. Thanks, I hope it turns out great as well.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:58 PM   #2608
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Just an FYI, the big gun eco does not fit the factory header. I modified the stock one (welding). It is nice quality and looks sharp. So if your ordering one get the header too. I will be contacting big gun tomorrow.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:01 PM   #2609
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Did anyone get the seat concepts low seat yet? I'm wondering if it actually makes it lower or does it push your legs out wider and actually makes the bike seem taller. I'm short lol
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:41 PM   #2610
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Here's my current opinion on seats. The seat concepts seat at $160 is a steal. There are a huge number of folks out there with this seat for the CRF, and I have NEVER head a complaint about it...except installing it. They also make a huge number of seats for KLR650...again, no complaints. Plus, they'll install it for $20...that's frikin PEANUTS. Finally.....you can buy a whole NEW CRF seat for $100 from honda....so if you're worried you might not like the seat concepts seat, buy it, buy a new honda seat, let them do the install of the foam and cover. If you don't like it, there will be someone here that will buy it in a blink!
Thanks for your opinion Ed, I totally agree with you and hope I am not wasting my money. But I must also say you get what you pay for in most cases and Corbin has been around a very long time and produce some really high quality stuff.
This Little Red Pig for me is going to be something special. (call me crazy)

Here is a list of parts I am buying ....

Corbin seat
FMF full exhaust - mega bomb with the Q4
Fuel injection programmer
13/45 sprockets
speedo calibrator
Race Tech rear shock
Rox risers
HDB handgaurds with mirrors and a set of fat bars (have not decided on what bars yet)
Pro Taper Pillow Top Grips
Scotts steering damper
Flatlands radiator gaurd and skidplate
Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Kit
steel braided brake lines front and rear
Probably Dunlop D606's but going to burn some tread of the stockers first.
(I'm sure I forgot a few others)

A little back ground on me. I am 50 years old and a single Father of an 11 year old son. I got him a 2008 CRF80F to learn on and hope to upgrade him to a CRF150R as soon as possible and I will need something to keep up with him.
Back in my youth I had several dirt bikes... YZ125... IT175 and my last dirt bike was a RM250. Its been 25 years since I have been on the dirt and I have really missed it..
I have also owned several big cruiser bikes that I tricked out.

I am not a hard core rider. I am just at a point in my life where I want to (and can) build the best LRP out there and make some memories with my boy !!!

It's still winter here in Nebraska but, I'll share some pic's when it all comes together.
Thanks to all for the posts that have helped me in my research
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