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Thinking of a Corbin solo I need to sit lower , According to specs of bike and Corbin specs on seat height, its less than an inch lower than stock and I would like a little more than that . Unless Corbin measures differnt . When I talked to Corbin they said they could go a little lower but I might be sacrificing comfort. Thanks
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An Inch is a Lot

I have a custom Corbin which lowed my seat about 1.25 inch's and I've got short legs, 28" inseam. The seat is pretty low and I'll feel a little crowed in the leg position on the floor board (pegs). Unless you have a 25" inseam (I think you'd need to sit on the frame) you should be OK with what Corbin offers.
 

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Just a thought

E-Z Chuck,

I have a Corbin Solo as well and love it. My only suggestion, which I wish I had known about, if you are vertically challenged (I'm 5'11") is to have the "driver's seat and backrest moved forward an inch or two. I've the pull back handlebars but I'm still fully extended to take advantage of my backrest. I hope this helps.

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yep...what Dickson said. I had my seat moved one inch forward (i'm 5-11 and a half)....and my wife had her Corbin moved yet another additional one half to three fourths inch forward (she is 5-9). she also had her seat given 'a nose job', which is where they shave down the front a bit on the sides so the ladys don't have to sit with their legs spread so far apart on the bike. (alright guys, no comments from the peanut gallery on that one :roll: )

now we both can reach the bars easily and use the backrest. hers is a bit too far forward for me and would feel awckward for me to drive, but it's perfect for her.
 

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I am 5"-10" and I have the Corbin Fast Gun seat. I had Corbin raise me about 2" higher than their normal height of 1" lower than stock. I have a 30" inseam and have no problems reaching the ground flat footed. I also have an Ultimate that lowers me 1" below stock and moves me forward 1". The Corbin position is the most comfortable for me of the three seats including the stock.
 

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Hey Runeman, did you order your Corbin moved forward as well? Do you have forward or rearset bars? What's your sleeve lenght? I wear 32/33 sleeve on dress shirts.

I'll have to get a Corbin w/backrest in order to put a seat bag behind it; I don't have a choice (hate tankbags or backpacks). I'm 5'10" and 30" inseam as well; that's why I asked you. Do the controls feel better perched higher? Why do you like it better? How about hitting the tank while braking hard?
Thanks for your help, and hope you don't mind.
JC
 

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My Corbin 2 up seat broke yesterday. The hook broke out of the foam+fiberglass. So my seat was sloshing around until I got home.


Any suggestions guys? I will call Corbin and ask them why a bit of urethatne foam is actually supporting the bracket in the seat... Ken (12,201 miles, and I dropped my Rune today at the rail road tracks - engine guard scraped on the right side and the right muffler has a 1" scratch on the bottom. It slid about 3 feet :evil: I need that rear tire!)
 

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yes Ken....you need that rear tire....and we need to know if the 200 fits 8) I'll be needing tires sometime soon....but i'm not gonna' get the kind of mileage you are. I'm at about 7500 miles now....and i'm thinking i'll be lucky to get another couple of k miles? That seat latch issue is bothersome too. Many of us have had problems with the seat latching from day one (mine still has washers under it). So this may not wind up being an isolated issue? also, one of Sherry's seats little rubber feet broke off....no doubt from the force placed on it when you try to get the seat to latch....and you have to hit the back of the seat pretty firmly forward to get it to latch. i'm thinking that force...pushing against the little rubber feet horizontally, broke the rivot right out of the seat pan. I epoxied it back....but probaby still similar issues to the seat not fitting PERFECTLY, perhaps???

But i am sorry to hear you dropped her :oops: . Sherry dropped hers once....went right off the edge of a parking lot...into the dirt and rocks...and dropped hers. It was the second day she owned it. It was a SAD day. 3,105 dollars of damage when she dropped hers, mainly because it was off the road....and the case savers couldn't do their job as well...since the bike sank in the dirt and started scraping EVERYTHING on the left side. Anyway, we replaced all that stuff back in February...and she learned her lesson!

And JC....you got to get a bike.....before you get a seat, dude :roll:
 

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ELP_JC said:
Hey Runeman, did you order your Corbin moved forward as well? Do you have forward or rearset bars? What's your sleeve lenght? I wear 32/33 sleeve on dress shirts.

I'll have to get a Corbin w/backrest in order to put a seat bag behind it; I don't have a choice (hate tankbags or backpacks). I'm 5'10" and 30" inseam as well; that's why I asked you. Do the controls feel better perched higher? Why do you like it better? How about hitting the tank while braking hard?
Thanks for your help, and hope you don't mind.
JC
The Corbin seating position was only moved up and not forward. I have rear set bars and my sleeve lenght is 32". I tilted my handlebars up slightly after I raised the seating height.

The added seat height eliminated most of the hip and leg pain that I was experiencing because of the cramped riding position when using the stock and Ultimate seats.
 

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Hey Runeman, thanks for your help. In reality I'm also 32" sleeve, so I can pretty much take your experience to the bank. Glad to know the Rune doesn't have dowell pins to keep handlebars in one position; it's always nice to be able to tilt them slightly.

Does anybody know if the Corbin solo seat present the same fitting problems described above? That's not good. Only problem for me would be what the heck could I buy with a backrest to attach a bag?

Redvalk, there's nothing wrong saving a few bucks if you can; I WILL get the bike. Only question left is '04 (used or new), or '05 <he he>. Since I don't want an even lower seat, I'll pass on that deal, and buy a seat (to al least match stock height) AFTER the bike :twisted:

Thanks to all.
 

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Sorry to hear about the bike spills.

The first or second day of Rune ownership can be precarious. The weigh and balance of the beast takes some getting used to initially. My Black Cherry leaned over about 15/20 degrees while I was casually sitting on it the first day I had it. I underestimated it's heftyness. Fortunately someone was right next to me and lent a hand before it leaned to the "degree of no return!"

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I epoxied the broken seat bracket back in place. I also drilled and mounted 4 screws around it and then gooped the epoxy over the screws, thus increasing the adhesion. If the seat continues to not want to latch down, I will have to shim the latch that is mounted on the rear fender.

I decided that I dont want to do without the 2 up seat for 3 or 5 weeks! :(
 

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Corbin Seat

I have the 2 up rumble by Corbin.. I was afraid to buy it (pricey at $870 deliverd) without having seen it in living color and performing on an actual Rune... My fear was that it would detract from the looks of the bike... My fears proved to be baseless. The seat actually compliments the already awesome lines of this piece of art. It does give it a kinda 2 hump camel look but is very comfortable with a nice driver backrest built into the design. I have black cherry and the paint match is perfect. I am only 5'9" and 175 with a 30 inch inseem and I have a good, bent knee, flat footed feel when stopped. Passenger sits high so two up with this seat makes a heavy bike extremely top heavy and is requiring a lot of getting used to... Maybe it has more to do with my size than the weight distribution...but I do have to be very cautious. Unlike my 1300 VTX (didn't feel my passenger) this bike is trickey for me 2 up. Like all good things in life, I'll get used to it. :shock:
 

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The Rune was built with a low center of gravity for a reason, it's a heavy solo bike. Sitting that extra weight high upon the rear fender has to change the balance of lots of the forces that are at work when you're riding. Caution until it's familiar is very correct!
 

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corbin seat

I love my Corbin Rumble seat "flip-up". Fits & feels better than factory, plus heated seat. When Rumble seat is down, plenty of back support. When up ... great for passenger (w/Rivco floor boards) or storage for backpack.

Pic in my gallery
 
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