Main Motorcycle: 2018 Bonneville T120
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Southern California
Corbin Factory Ride-in Visit
Last October I stopped at the Corbin factory in Hollister CA. for an appointment to have a seat made while I waited. It was the morning of day 7 of an 8-day 1400 mile ride that took me from home here in So. Cal. to the High Sierras and across the valley to the coast and finally down SR-1 through Big Sur and home.
I knew I had posted photos of my visit to Corbin somewhere, but after an extensive search I'm convinced that it wasn't in the Triumph RAT forum where I could refer to them during discussions about motorcycle seats, so here goes:
BTW, appointments are required for ride-ins at the Corbin factory, especially on weekends. I decided to include this stop in my ride itinerary just a couple of days before I left and the only reason they were able to work me into their schedule is they had a cancellation. What they told me is weekend appointments usually need to be made a couple months ahead of time and weekday appointments need to be made 3-4 weeks ahead.
Hmmmm... This forum doesn't let me add any descriptions to the photos so I'll have to do it here:
The seat was custom-fitted to my ass before the covering went on. The guy worked the foam until it fit just right. The biggest difference from an off-the-shelf seat was they moved the seating position forward about 1.5 inches and lowered the seating height about an inch. Then the leather was cut and stitched to my specification and put on the foam.
All told, it took about 3.5 hours from when I rode in the door until I rode out with my new seat on. There's a really neat cafe right in the building where I had breakfast and coffee while I waited and there's a whole bunch of neat photos and memorabilia in the cafe and showroom to look at, so the wait actually went by very quickly.
By the way, the cafe is open to anyone whether you're a customer or not and it's a great place to stop for breakfast or lunch if you happen to be in the Hollister area.
Veni Vidi Velcro (I came, I saw, I stuck around)
Last edited by PGR; 07-21-2019 at 12:01 AM.