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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Storm w/ Corbin Seat & Backrest

Hi All,

I prefer the look of my TBird with the pillion seat removed but my lovely bride wants to ride and doesn't like to without a backrest. I didn't want to go the route of the sissy bar and luggage rack so I bought the Corbin dual seat and backrest. Its a snap to put on or take off so I get the best of both worlds with the least hassle. Here's a link to a few pics....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/6355655...n/photostream/

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Looks mighty comfy there wild bill.
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That looks like a really nice seat. Can I ask what you paid for it?
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The seat was $550 and the backrest was another $230. It took about 16-17 days from the date ordered to landing on my doorstep.

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Looks great! I ordered the exact same configuration for my black Tbird and it should arrive tomorrow (Thursday). I really liked the idea that ordering a single backrest allows you to move it between rider and passenger - or leave it off altogether.

Can't wait to try it out - the stock seat is absolutely getting worse for me each time I go out, and I've heard too many mixed reviews on the Triumph long-haul seat. I have yet to see a complaint about the Corbin - other than pricing and their customer service. Here's hoping the latter won't be an issue for us.

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Hi All,

I prefer the look of my TBird with the pillion seat removed but my lovely bride wants to ride and doesn't like to without a backrest. I didn't want to go the route of the sissy bar and luggage rack so I bought the Corbin dual seat and backrest. Its a snap to put on or take off so I get the best of both worlds with the least hassle. Here's a link to a few pics....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/6355655...n/photostream/
It's a good looking set up. Have you done any long rides with the "Bride"? What's her opinion?

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56R I have not had a chance to ride yet as I recently had a surgery that's keeping me off the road. Hopefully in a few more weeks I can get her out and get a feel. I have heard a lot of good things about Corbin as Jeff above said so I'm hoping for the best.

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After 2 short runs (~20 miles each), I can say that my relationship with the new Corbin is off to a positive start. It does feel like I'm sitting closer to the tank, but the difference between it and the stock seat is amazing. Hopefully this weekend or next I'll take a more meaningful ride (at least 75 miles) to really confirm my initial impressions.

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wild Bill and jsprunner, is the seating position any higher than stock? I see jsprunner says he feels closer to the tank. That might be ok if it is also raised up an inch or two. Otherwise I'm afraid I will lose leg room.
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wild Bill and jsprunner, is the seating position any higher than stock? I see jsprunner says he feels closer to the tank. That might be ok if it is also raised up an inch or two. Otherwise I'm afraid I will lose leg room.
I do think it's marginally higher, and at this point, it feels like I'm sitting with a slightly more erect posture than before - a somewhat unexpected outcome, but I'm OK with it. Corbin expects the seat to break in and conform to you in about 2000 miles, so this could be temporary and the seating position may settle down to something closer to the stock seat. If it stays the way it is, then I really wouldn't expect to have any complaints about it. It feels great so far (pending a longer ride.) Just as a point of reference, I am about 5'9" and do use (and love) the footboards; if I were still using the pegs and my legs were stretched out a bit more consistently, I suspect the stock seat might have been sufficient. Stretching out was the only way to relieve the tailbone pressure in my case.

The other thing to keep in mind is that when you order, Corbin asks for your height (I think), your inseam length (I'm sure about that), and there's a field that allows you to add any other comments or special requests regarding your seat preferences. Thus, this would presumably be your opportunity to ensure that you maintain the legroom that suits you when they build your seat. It would be a great question to ask them directly.

Hope that helps.

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