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post #41 of 45 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 11:08 PM
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The Corbin seat does place you in the center most of the time, not up against the tank. I have the oem seat, but have not tried it since the PO converted to a quick release system and the stock seat won't bolt down now, bolts are too short. I also discovered with the Corbin that the stock pillion will fit and lock, but the locking mechanism jams because the Corbin is a bit longer than stock or maybe just needs to be adjusted more forward. Not sure what you mean by risers. The bike does have Helibars installed, if that's what you mean. I don't care for them. I might try Apex in the future. The bike is now sporting an Ohlins steering damper with the Skyking bracket.
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post #42 of 45 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 11:32 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I started a thread early today about risers and seats for the T595 and early 995i because I am thinking of buying a 1999 model. Due to my height, if I do buy, I think I will have fit problems so just thinking ahead. No one has posted to my thread yet so maybe not many owners have made any changes. Then I saw your photo.

Helibars and Two Brothers stopped offering risers for the Daytona. Why are you dis-satisfied with Helibars and how might Apex be better? I have also researched Gilles Variobars, Cycle Cat, Sky King, LSL, Sun Risers, and Sprint Manufacturing. It's a little confusing as to what might be best and most are pretty expensive.
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post #43 of 45 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 08:39 AM
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I also had Helibars on my SV650S. They just don't offer enough adjustment. You are stuck with the angle of the bar. You can swing the bar fore and aft on the fork away or closer to the tank, but that's it. Also, the finish over time starts to pit and rust. Apex bars are fully adjustable in every direction. Up and down, many different angles for the bars themselves, etc. Another point about the Corbin which was mentioned in your other thread by Brad is the Corbin is wider at the tank than the oem which will splay your legs out further. He was talking about hanging off the seat in corners, not as natural a slide with the wider seat and lip. For you, this wider seat will give you maybe more legroom at a stop. I am short inseamed and find the wider seat makes the hgt of the seat taller at stops and harder to make contact with the ground. Not a problem for your hgt. You will find most aftermarket bar/riser kits to be pricey. Look over at Woodcraft. See if they have an application for 45mm forks. They sell separate hgt clamps and clipons.
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post #44 of 45 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 11:09 AM
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I have an 03 zx9r which really fits me like a glove. I feel bulletproof on it and I love the performance. I notice that on the ZX9R I sit IN the bike and with my T595 I sit ON the bike. I like the Daytona because it makes me feel and sound like a hooligan even though I am a 48 year old father of four boys and who tries to be a responsible rider. I had an 05 Daytona Carbon edition but sold it because it was too mint and I worried so much about scratching it that I could not enjoy riding the bike! The T595 feels like it would eat the 05 but that is probably more a function of the mapping. The T595 reminds me of the 900SS Ducati I had- always prepared for a mechanical issue to occur. WITH my ZX9 and The ZRX1100, I just look for the next corner and never give a thought to mechanics. The way I see it I don't make a living riding, I live to ride so ride what makes you come to life!
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post #45 of 45 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 12:17 PM
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The way I see it I don't make a living riding, I live to ride so ride what makes you come to life!
Well said! This is so true.

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