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Old 05-04-2013, 03:15 PM   #58321
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Another question: who has used the Corbin seat for the XRL? y.
My used XR came with the Corbin, yanked it of after a few miles and spooned on a Seat Concept kit.

Corbin was too slick and I didn't like how cramped it made the cockpit.....literally!
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:05 PM   #58322
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Corbin's the worst. I'll take the stock seat over one any day
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:42 PM   #58323
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:48 PM   #58324
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I have a Corbin on my street bike. Thought it was going to be painful, it feels quite hard compared to the stock seat. But to my surprise as I took longer and longer rides, it turned out to feel more comfortable than stock.

But the XRL has a great stock seat (for one rider - it sucks to ride on the back). After an all day ride, every other part of my body hurts more than my butt.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:59 AM   #58325
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My used XR came with the Corbin, yanked it of after a few miles and spooned on a Seat Concept kit.

Corbin was too slick and I didn't like how cramped it made the cockpit.....literally!

That.... is the dumbest thing I've heard - well, since your other posts, anyway.





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Old 05-05-2013, 05:35 AM   #58326
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Another question: who has used the Corbin seat for the XRL? I know the Renazco is the preference of prominent contributors (take your bow Steve & others) so that doesn't need to be brought up. Just asking about the Corbin only.
I rode Medicine Creeks corbined xrl for a few hours giving him some time on my TE610. He had raised the front 1-1/4" otherwise it shoved you up on the tank, uncomfortably so. It's wide, but firm, AFAIK they build their own pan and they are kinda heavy.
I had a renazco built for the Husky, it was nice but expensive and kind of a hassle with the waiting list.
IMHO the seat concepts is the best deal, all day comfortable, quick turnaround and affordably priced. Sorry, you weren't asking about them though, my bad.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:50 AM   #58327
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IMHO the seat concepts is the best deal, all day comfortable, quick turnaround and affordably priced. .

Very Happy wine my 2 Seat Concepts also
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:02 AM   #58328
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Very Happy wine my 2 Seat Concepts also
The red and black one! Why didn't I think of that?

Happy wine?
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:17 AM   #58329
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Corbin Seat

This seat looks SO comfortable. NOT!!!



This looks like a nut crusher if I've ever seen one. Come to think of it I can't recall seeing one.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:01 AM   #58330
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Wow I just saw what the new transalps(well all the models look the same) look like. I think IMA move to europe
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:00 AM   #58331
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I rode Medicine Creeks corbined xrl for a few hours giving him some time on my TE610. He had raised the front 1-1/4" otherwise it shoved you up on the tank, uncomfortably so. It's wide, but firm, AFAIK they build their own pan and they are kinda heavy.
I had a renazco built for the Husky, it was nice but expensive and kind of a hassle with the waiting list.
IMHO the seat concepts is the best deal, all day comfortable, quick turnaround and affordably priced. Sorry, you weren't asking about them though, my bad.

No worries. I appreciate the feedback. The reason I ask is my wife wants me to sell the xrl & get a street only bike so we can do two-up riding. The stock seat kills the rear passenger and the bike really isn't big enough for two anyway. I was just thinking of seat alternatives that might make it tolerable for her. After seeing the pic Steve posted, I'm not interested in Corbin. Thank you to all who've chimed in. You save me $$$.

All my riding the last couple years has been on the slab and the xrl isn't the ideal street bike although its fun in town. Guess it's going on the sale block after I get the fork oil changed.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:08 AM   #58332
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For affordable two up riding get an older GL1200. 40k miles in the first year and all I replaces was a water pump, a head gasket and a few oil seals.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:57 PM   #58333
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So... changing fork oil on the XRL this afternoon. I've never done it on this bike but have done three others. Two of those were USD's, the other a conventional (DRZ). I had a couple "firsts" in the process.

#1: The old oil that came out smells like gear oil but is runnier and bluish. I don't remember fork oil, even old stuff, smelling like gear oil.

#2: Both forks had this set up on top of the spring and just under the cap:

The writing on the mini spring says "eibach 37/96" and "made in Germany". The bigger spring that was under the thin washer looks like it has the same gap between all the coils but looks shorter than I would expect. I've heard about Eibach springs but never seen any or even looked them up on the internet. I'm guessing this bike has a set installed but I'm not sure. Also have no idea about the rating. Is there special oil I need to use? Hope not 'cuz I hadn't planned on spending a bunch of $$$ on high grade oil for a bike I'm planning to sell. The bike is a 1994 model.

Suggestions? Comments?
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:58 PM   #58334
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Can you air up the front forks with a bike pump? If so how much pressure can you put in?
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:46 PM   #58335
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Can you air up the front forks with a bike pump? If so how much pressure can you put in?
Yes. 0 to 6 PSI.Per owners manual.
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