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SOLD! Corbin Seat and Cal Sci Large Screen for Sale
« on: August 24, 2015, 07:32:17 pm »
I have decided to sell the Corbin seat (unheated) and the screen that came with my 2014 TTSE, which has 5k miles on the clock and had been owned for less than 1yr when I bought it.  Dunno how recent the original owner purchased these items, but they look pretty much brand new to me.

The screen appears to be Cal Sci Large, from what I can gather.  If anybody knows it to be a different make and model, please let me know.  I can post measurement if anybody is interested.  Just tell me which dimensions you want to know.

It is often said that you either have a Corbin butt or you don't.  Well, I do apparently... as I have found the ones I've had very much to my liking.  I prefer firm seating surfaces, both on motorcycles and in cars.  To me, a soft seat too often creates pressure points where there shouldn't be and I find less comfortable on long rides than a well-shaped firm seat.  I actually like this Corbin at lot, but it is just a bit too tall for my 30" inseam to feel comfortable for around town riding with frequent stops.  I kept it thinking I might reserve it for longer rides and touring.  I now have ridden long enough on a stock low seat to know that it will work well enough for me even for long rides, so I have decided to sell the Corbin.

$100 for the screen, plus actual cost for shipping method of your choosing.

$350 for the Corbin seat, plus actual cost for shipping method of your choosing.

I would prefer not to ship USPS.  Too many bad experiences.  If you must ship USPS, I will only ship via method that offers tracking & insurance (protection for both buyer and seller).  Otherwise, I have found FedEx Ground usually is the best value.  UPS is good too.  Once I get them packed up ready to ship, I will give exact dimension and weight, so you can check online for the exact cost an delivery estimate.

Location is Houston, TX.  Local pickup is no problem.

« Last Edit: September 03, 2015, 02:23:08 am by Volfy »
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Re: Corbin Seat and Cal Sci Large Screen for Sale
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2015, 11:06:23 pm »
Volfy,

I am also 5'10" with a 29-30" inseam.  I have a corbin seat and love it, however, it requires that I use the Lust Lowering Links to drop the bike about 3/4" and raise the forks a 1/2".  The bike rides great, the seat is wonderful, and my feet are firmly on the ground. The only problem is getting the bike on the center stand.

Just a thought before you give up the comfort of the corbin seat.  If you interested I have an extra set of the lust links I got from an ex-trophy owner a week after I ordered mine.  PM me if interested.

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Re: Corbin Seat and Cal Sci Large Screen for Sale
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 12:12:14 am »
Tempting sale on the seat.  Can it be modified for heat or is that something that's done during the build?

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Re: Corbin Seat and Cal Sci Large Screen for Sale
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2015, 01:14:32 am »
My experience is that heat is done at the time of build on a Corbin.  I think Cal-Sci sells a seat heater that can be used on any seat, it just requires removing the upholstery and getting a circuit to it.  I don't remember if my Corbin on the R1200RT looked like an easy removal of the cover or not.  The Trophy seat is a snap, I removed it on the rear to install the Utopia backrest and reinstalled it no problem.  Volfy can probably tell you what it looks like if you want to try aftermarket heat on it because it is a bargain after all.
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Re: Corbin Seat and Cal Sci Large Screen for Sale
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2015, 04:11:01 am »
I'm not sure about adding heat to it, although I remember talking to the Corbin rep when I ordered for my VFR1200 about the heated option.  I sorta remember he said I could send it in to have it added, but I am 100% positive.  I will call Corbin tomorrow to confirm.

Zshyster, I appreciate the offer, but my '14 already came with Lust lowering links.  I kinda think you and I probably measure inseam a bit differently, as I'm 5'7" and not that long legged in proportion.  I measure inseam by straddling a book and measure down to the floor.  I know some people say it's down to the ankle bone, but that requires a helper, so I never bothered with that method.  Anyhow, The bike feels good with the stock low seat at the lower positions.  I can't flat foot on both sides, even with my TourMaster boots with really thick soles, but I can walk the bike back and forth easily enough.  I can actually ride with the Corbin, but walking the bike I'm doing the ballerina toe dance, and coming to a stop I have to shift my butt to the down leg side.  This big girl weighs a lot, and I don't have frame sliders or crash bars installed, so I really rather not feel scared of dumping the bike all the time.  Like I said, it wasn't an easily decision and I brewed on it for a couple of months before deciding.

I may eventually get a stock low seat to send in for customizing with denser and firmer foam to see if I can lower it even more.  That way I might have the option of putting the stock rear suspension links back on.

Anyhow, here are some more pics.
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Re: Corbin Seat and Cal Sci Large Screen for Sale
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2015, 04:11:52 am »
Couple more.
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Re: Corbin Seat and Cal Sci Large Screen for Sale
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2015, 04:24:17 am »
From having done a few seat recovering jobs myself, I can tell you the Corbin rivets look like they will take more work to drill out and remove, but it will be easier and fairly idiot proof putting the covering back on, as the holes are all "indexed" so all you have to do is match up the holes and pop the rivets in.

Other style seats with stapled covers is a no brainer to pull out all the staples, but stretching the covering back on properly takes some skills.

That's my $0.02
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Re: Corbin Seat and Cal Sci Large Screen for Sale
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2015, 01:49:18 pm »
I obviously had forgotten that Corbin used pop rivets, but that should make it even easier.  The only issue is if you don't use the Trophy wiring harness the bike may not recognize the seat heaters.  I'm personally in the don't need seat heat for the added expense of it camp.
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