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Old 03-22-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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KLR650 Corbin Flat Seat Review

I just posted this review somewhere else

Very nice saddle !
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:53 PM   #2
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That all sounds nice. Except I've got a 30" inseam and am already higher off the ground than is good for my legs. Any higher and it's a deal breaker. I'm just hoping that a lowered saddle, as I don't want to lower the bike, is going to be helpful to me. The reactions I've gotten from putting out a query as regards the Corbin dished saddle are about 50/50 pro/anti. Some love it, some hate it. Colorado said it made him feel as though he was, uncomfortably, sitting on his huevos. When I get home I'm going to try to take a test ride on a KLR with a lowered seat. One ADV member in ColoSpgs offered to let me test his - now I just have to go through old posts and see if I can find out who it was.

Thanks for the review. Happy to hear that you seem pleased with your purchase.

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Old 03-22-2007, 02:22 PM   #3
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Feel free to share the review or a synopsis here. Posting to indicate you have a review somewhere else is frowned upon.

We keep getting more and more people using ADVrider to drive traffic to their sites, which normally contain google ads or other revenue-generating materials. Since we work hard to keep this site non-commercial, we can't allow others to use our name for this as well.

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Old 03-22-2007, 02:41 PM   #4
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I absolutely will not buy a new Corbin product. They are arrogant pricks that will not stand behind their products. If your seat won't fit, which is pretty often, they won't take it back. They also won't fix it if it comes apart within one year like most custom seat companies.

I hate to say it, but they do make a quality product, but they charge accordingly, which is their right. I will pay for quality, but I won't support a company with a bad customer service attitude.
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Old 03-22-2007, 02:47 PM   #5
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I had a look at this review and while I did not edit the links, I see JColombo did..

Please post your review here and let's not turn this into a Corbin bashing thread. Any who wants to know, can quickly find out what the inmates think of Corbin's customer service by doing a quick search.
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:53 PM   #6
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I just rode a KLR650 from Ushuaia, Tiera del Fuego to Cartagena, Columbia and the seat was a Corbin. Better than the stocker but still not what I'd call comfy by any stretch.

It wasn't particularly tall either. I have a 29" inseam and height in a seat isn't a feature I look for. The stocker squishes down quite a bit and the Corbin looks lower than the stocker from the moment you put it on. It doesn't squish though so the height overall is probably about the same.

The one thing that I noticed about it that some may have an issue with is that the tongue on the front of the seat is longer than stock so some tankbags might require extra fiddling to take on and off, depending.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:25 PM   #7
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I just rode a KLR650 from Ushuaia, Tiera del Fuego to Cartagena, Columbia and the seat was a Corbin. Better than the stocker but still not what I'd call comfy by any stretch.

It wasn't particularly tall either. I have a 29" inseam and height in a seat isn't a feature I look for. The stocker squishes down quite a bit and the Corbin looks lower than the stocker from the moment you put it on. It doesn't squish though so the height overall is probably about the same.

The one thing that I noticed about it that some may have an issue with is that the tongue on the front of the seat is longer than stock so some tankbags might require extra fiddling to take on and off, depending.
Did you ride the flat Corbin, or the dished? Your comment about the tongu makes me think it is the dished version. I prefer the flat version by a long shot.

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Old 03-22-2007, 10:51 PM   #8
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Did you ride the flat Corbin, or the dished? Your comment about the tongu makes me think it is the dished version. I prefer the flat version by a long shot.

all the best,

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Might've had a slight dish to it. I've not seen any other KLR650 seats from Corbin except the one I had so I'm not completely certain which it was. Seemed pretty flat to me but...
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Old 03-23-2007, 02:46 AM   #9
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Feel free to share the review or a synopsis here. Posting to indicate you have a review somewhere else is frowned upon.
I didn't know this was an issue, as I have not read that here.
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:08 AM   #10
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No worries. See PM
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:11 AM   #11
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I've done a thousand mile day on the stock seat...never could figure out what all the whining was about.
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:08 AM   #12
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Corbin customer service sucks...but the seat is way better than stock. I guess there's a trade-off there; i figure the physical pain in my ass is more important than Corbin CS being a pain in the ass
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I didn't know this was an issue, as I have not read that here.
shit I just wanted to read the review
While I see the point editing peoples post isnt moderation its censorship

Now where is that review?
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