Suzuki Burgman USA Forum banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,402 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Have been spending a lot of time on the Corbin site lately.
http://www.corbin.com/
I have been looking into creating a shorter reach to the ground for 650 I'm getting soon. I have a 29" inseam.
My dealer recommended shaving a little of the foam off or having it done.
Jim tells me there is only about 5/8" of foam to start with, so I can't gain much there, unlless I want to sit on the naked pan under the vinyl. :(

Corbin offers a "close" model which is closer to the dash than the regular model (which is a little farther back than the stock seat apparently).

Does that mean it is the same as the stock seat or closer?

They also hint that the seat height is lower too, (which is my main interest), but I can't tell by how much. 1/2" to 1" would probaly do for me.

All things being equal (seat height wise), I am sure that the leather is more comfortable than the vinyl will be.

Pricey of course, but maybe worthwhile!
Their backrests are way cool too. :)

Another incentive for the "close" seat option is it still has the same capacity for two full face helmets etc., while the other seat states it does not.


Any thoughts on this anyone?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,402 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
les height

Will Corbin custom make a seat to tlower the seat height?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,363 Posts
Re: les height

lilleyen said:
Will Corbin custom make a seat to tlower the seat height?
Corbin sometimes does custom work. And sometimes that requires you to bring your bike to their factory in California - sometimes not. There also may be limitations to what they can do due to the seat pan that they use. You'd really be better off asking Corbin your questions on this.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
292 Posts
Corbin Seat

The nicest way to get a Corbin is to make an apointment on Saturdays to work with the Corbin Craftsmen to get the seat made custom. In this fashion, you can try it some before the wrap it up in the covering of your choice.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,402 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Re: Corbin Seat

Monterey10 said:
The nicest way to get a Corbin is to make an apointment on Saturdays to work with the Corbin Craftsmen to get the seat made custom. In this fashion, you can try it some before the wrap it up in the covering of your choice.
:lol:
Well, if I didn't live about 5000 miles away, I would do that.
I admit it would be the best option.
I wonder if there is anyone in the Toronto area that does custom seats?
Toronto, Canada, is geographically about as far away from CA as you can get and still be on the continent.
Well I guess I could be in New Brunswick! :wink:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
30,278 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,070 Posts
Paul, I think they have been out for a little while. I'd sure like to hear from anyone who has a Corbin on thier 400. I know a lot of people love them, but years ago I briefly rode a BMW with a well used Corbin and while it fit the old tush nicely, it was hard as a rock. I don't think I would live long enuf to "break-in" one as they suggest.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
30,278 Posts
I know there's a couple of riders that have them. 'Lapine Rider' just bought one and I'm gonna raid his house to park my behind on the Corbin. Maybe once he gets a few miles on it we'll get a review? <hint, hint>
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top