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Old 11-23-2012, 10:35 AM   #46
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How have you found the Corbin seat on the 919? I had one on my DL650, and for that bike it was a big improvement. However I did find it a bit slippery -- every time I stopped hard I would slide forward quite a bit. It was also pretty heavy, but undeniably useful on long trips.
I have had Mustang Seats on my Valkyries and found the Corbin to be a good replacement for stock on the 919 and I liked it better than the Mustangs for all day saddle time.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:14 AM   #47
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Just picked one up very cheap on trade in. No outdoor pics yet as I pretty much bought it and rode it home.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:30 PM   #48
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How have you found the Corbin seat on the 919? I had one on my DL650, and for that bike it was a big improvement. However I did find it a bit slippery -- every time I stopped hard I would slide forward quite a bit. It was also pretty heavy, but undeniably useful on long trips.
I had a corbin seat on my 919, it was light years better then the stock seat. It was the best money I spent on the 919, without question.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:58 PM   #49
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How have you found the Corbin seat on the 919? I had one on my DL650, and for that bike it was a big improvement. However I did find it a bit slippery -- every time I stopped hard I would slide forward quite a bit. It was also pretty heavy, but undeniably useful on long trips.
The corbin is awesome! I had a hard time putting any kind of mileage on the bike until I got one. The stock seat is terrible.
I don't think the seat is anymore or less slippery than the stock seat.

Regarding the vibes - Ditching the stock bars and going with renthals fixed it for me. I have never noticed a "stink", from the bike anyways.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:35 PM   #50
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The corbin is awesome! I had a hard time putting any kind of mileage on the bike until I got one. The stock seat is terrible.
I don't think the seat is anymore or less slippery than the stock seat.

Regarding the vibes - Ditching the stock bars and going with renthals fixed it for me. I have never noticed a "stink", from the bike anyways.
I remember my first "long" ride on the bike. This was before I understood the joy of touring. After an hour on the stock seat, my ass was killing me. 4 weeks later I had a corbin and the stock collected dust for 3 or 4 years in the garage, and still does at its new home.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:24 AM   #51
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I should point out that the stink really isn't that big of a deal and I only started to notice it as my time on the bike was fewer and fewer between. And it's better, far better then most of my other much older and much more loose engines.

The vibration isn't much of an issue most of the time.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:10 AM   #52
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I put up with the "stink" for years on mine, when I swapped to the CBR 900 exhaust it completely went away.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:32 AM   #53
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Never had the stink problem until I did the "bafflectomy". The bike sounds more growly, but I wouldn't do it again.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:35 PM   #54
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was the down side of the bafflectomy simply the smell, or was there another down side? I have been thinking about doing a bafflectomy as well.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:11 PM   #55
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was the down side of the bafflectomy simply the smell, or was there another down side? I have been thinking about doing a bafflectomy as well.

Blah, do the CBR 900 exhaust conversion. It all bolts up and is pretty cheap if you shop around. I got the header and two brothers slip on from Ebay for 100.00. Knocks about 20 pounds off the bike, sounds amazing, and looks pretty good IMHO.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:01 PM   #56
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was the down side of the bafflectomy simply the smell, or was there another down side? I have been thinking about doing a bafflectomy as well.

IMO it sounds like crap. Couldn't wait to get that mistake off the bike. Heck there giving away cut-up OE cans over on the Wristtwisters forum.

MIVV X-cones sound and look the best.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:28 AM   #57
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For exhaust, I want something that sounds good, but doesn't wake the neighbors when I come home. Does Mivv x meet the requirements -- ie. can it be quiet, when at lower rpm?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:06 AM   #58
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For exhaust, I want something that sounds good, but doesn't wake the neighbors when I come home. Does Mivv x meet the requirements -- ie. can it be quiet, when at lower rpm?
If it's street legal, it will be as loud as stock at half available revs with
the dB killer insert.

Not just the Mivv. ANY street legal exhaust.
Some are even quieter then stock at low revs.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:27 PM   #59
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was the down side of the bafflectomy simply the smell, or was there another down side? I have been thinking about doing a bafflectomy as well.
To each his own; did the bafflectomy on mine, had numerous positive comments vs no comments before, stink didn't seem to decrease or increase... I would do it again in a heartbeat if I couldn't afford the Scorpion.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:10 PM   #60
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How is this bike for someone who's 6'3" long term? I've always liked this bike, but sitting on a used one at a dealer felt kinda small. I got an Bmw F800R instead....
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