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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-09-2011, 11:38 AM
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I have been looking at getting a Corbin solo like Hagatha's set up but the only place i can find that distributes them in Australia is way over the other side of the country and they want nearly $700.00 au and a 12 week wait to get it to me.That seems a bit too much to me and i worry that i wont get what i want and the lack of a duct concerns me some-what. I've tried to email them direct but get no reply. I've started looking into getting my stock seat re-done
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I'm not sure how it's done where you live but, get the corbin. Don't worry about the duct. You are right it took me several calls to corbin to ensure I would get what I wanted.

I feel the stock seat is way too flat. The corbin cradles your a$$ nicely. I've only got a bout 400 of the 1000 breaking miles but I can tell the difference already. Order directly from corbin if you can.

I'm out of town right now and I'll post more picks when I get home.

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I have been looking at getting a Corbin solo like Hagatha's set up but the only place i can find that distributes them in australia is way over the other side of the country and they want nearly $700.00 au and a 12 week wait to get it to me.That seems a bit too much to me and i worry that i wont get what i want and the lack of a duct concerns me some-what. I've tried to email them direct but get no reply. I've started looking into getting my stock seat re-done
Mine here in the US is almost $600 for the dual tour so $700 with shipping and duty is probably close. Go on the Corbin website and email them and see how much it will cost. I think you will find you may be able to save $50-100. But the shipping has to be a killer.
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Greetings,

I dug out the receipt... mine was $468 (total)...

I ordered directly from Corbin.

I specified, no seams in the seat... & Bomber jacket leather (brown)

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Thanks for the info fellas I will try another Email to them. Considering our dollar has been the same if not more than the $US lately I reckon I could get a better deal direct.
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Thanks for the info fellas I will try another Email to them. Considering our dollar has been the same if not more than the $US lately I reckon I could get a better deal direct.
LOL, yeah, wait a year and it will be $6 Australian for the seat & shipping
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Greetings,

here are the pic I promised



I see no issues with the Air Duct shown here.



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hagatha, the paint is looking good! Need some tank badges back on there! Also did you consider putting a white strip down the center? You could try it with removable vinyl.
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I just got the tracking email for my seat from Corbin.......but now I have to wait for FedEx to deliver it...which is the worst part
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I see no issues with the Air Duct shown here.
I wasn't saying there would be as far as an opening back there. I was referring to whether or not the seat duct was re-used on the corbin. I removed mine and as i said in the past, when i put it back on months later i was surprised how much torque i had lost without it, even tho there was now more room for air. The duct apparently causes a smoother less turbulent flow that allows more air to flow even with less space. So if the corbin is sans duct, you are probably losing power. Just ride it for a while them put the old seat on and see if thats the case. Maybe for whatever reason you won't notice. I did tho, and quite a bit, which is why i mentioned it. The tricky part, and i have noticed this with all things in life, is that the initial change often goes un-noticed, but it's the change BACK where you really notice the difference. When my duct was off for several months after a while i began thinking i remembered the bike being stronger. But i had no idea if it was true or not and forgot i had made that change. When i read someone else saying the same thing i reinstalled it and was shocked to find there was that power i had felt i was missing ! So just ride it for a few months then swap the old seat back for a ride and see if you notice it. Takes all of 2 minutes to swap so no reason not to. If the corbin seat DOES have the seat duct bolted to it, then as rosana rosanadana used to say, "nevermind".
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Thanks for going to the trouble of getting me those email contacts Hagatha, I've tried them both a couple of days apart after you posted but still no joy.I'll try again one more time and I could try ringing them but It will probably cost an arm and a leg from over here!.
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