Author [NL] [FR] [ES] [DE] [SE] [IT] Topic: seats for different years  (Read 2605 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • Offline KGB

    • Trophy Member  ‐    44
    • **
    • Topic Author

    Offline KGB

    • Trophy Member
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 44
    • Bike: 2015 Trophy SE
    • City / Town: WILMINGTON MASS
    seats for different years
    on: Jun 01, 2018, 01.47 pm
    Jun 01, 2018, 01.47 pm
    I own a 2015 TTSE
    I bought a Corbin one piece, dual heat seat for it.
    The seat says fits 2013.  I can't get the seat to lock. 
    It seems to fit ok, but doesn't lock.  I've tried to use the key holding the lock "open" put pressure down on the seat and
    release the key.  No luck
    Can I adjust the lock mechanism? Like move it for and aft?  Or do I need to move the piece on the seat?

    Hopefully I'm not SOL, or there will be a Corbin seat on here for sale.

    Thanks
    Keith
    Keith
    1997 Triumph Sprint Sport--Sold it and miss it
    1980 Suzuki GS1000S--aka Wes Cooley
    Ever notice you never see a motorcycle parked in front of a psychiatrist office?

  • Offline smash   us

    • Trophy Pro  ‐    191
    • ***
      #1

    Offline smash

    • Trophy Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 191
    • Bike: 2017 Trophy SE
    • Country: us
    Re: seats for different years
    Reply #1 on: Jun 01, 2018, 01.58 pm
    Jun 01, 2018, 01.58 pm
    Corbin seats rarely fit correctly.  I hope you can come up with some way to make it work, because I guarantee they won't take it back or do anything at all to help you since they already have your money.

  • Offline Xhdracer

    • Trophy Member  ‐    88
    • **
      #2

    Offline Xhdracer

    • Trophy Member
    • **
    • Posts: 88
    • Bike: 2017 trophy se
    • City / Town: Las Vegas
    Re: seats for different years
    Reply #2 on: Jun 01, 2018, 02.11 pm
    Jun 01, 2018, 02.11 pm
    I had same problem put some washers under the rear plate so that it fits deeper into the bike. Doesn't need much just enough so the latch can go thru ushaped part on seat.

  • Offline Volfy   us

    • Trophy Master  ‐    690
    • ****
      #3

    Offline Volfy

    • Trophy Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 690
    • City / Town: Gulf Coast
    • Country: us
    Re: seats for different years
    Reply #3 on: Jun 01, 2018, 02.45 pm
    Jun 01, 2018, 02.45 pm
    When I bought my '14 TTSE, it came with a Corbin seat.  It did fit but took quite a bit of physical persuasion to get the lock to latch.

    Very comfortable but too tall for me once I raised the seat height back up with stock links, so I sold it.

    BTW, no difference between model years.  All fit the same.
    Converto, ergo sum.       '15 300RR, '15 250XCF-W, '14 K1600GT, '12 VFR1200, '05 GSXR600 (track).

  • Offline Volfy   us

    • Trophy Master  ‐    690
    • ****
      #4

    Offline Volfy

    • Trophy Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 690
    • City / Town: Gulf Coast
    • Country: us
    Re: seats for different years
    Reply #4 on: Jun 01, 2018, 03.10 pm
    Jun 01, 2018, 03.10 pm
    You might try to see where exactly the point of contact that is keeping the seat from coming down far enough to latch.  You might be able to shave some material off the fiberglass seat pan to fit better.

    You might try the washers trick Xhdracer mentioned, if the seat just refuses to latch.  I agree just enough to get the lock to latch with a snug fit.  You don't want the seat to fit loose.  Corbin molds their seat to fit tight for a reason.  A heavy 1-piece seat like that rattling around would not be good.

    IMO, it's worth the effort to try.  I you have a "Corbin butt", they work wonders.  Here's mine the day I bought it.

    Converto, ergo sum.       '15 300RR, '15 250XCF-W, '14 K1600GT, '12 VFR1200, '05 GSXR600 (track).

  • Offline jaapvanthoff   nl

    • Trophy Pro  ‐    190
    • ***
      #5

    Offline jaapvanthoff

    • Trophy Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 190
    • Bike: TT SE my2014
    • City / Town: Rotterdam
    • Country: nl
    Re: seats for different years
    Reply #5 on: Jun 01, 2018, 07.20 pm
    Jun 01, 2018, 07.20 pm
    I had same problem put some washers under the rear plate so that it fits deeper into the bike. Doesn't need much just enough so the latch can go thru ushaped part on seat.


    +1
    so easy!
    TTSE bleu
    ex: Dnepr, Ural, BMW R1200RT :-))
    Some old Saabs, Daimler serie 3, and STR jag.

  • Offline smash   us

    • Trophy Pro  ‐    191
    • ***
      #6

    Offline smash

    • Trophy Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 191
    • Bike: 2017 Trophy SE
    • Country: us
    Re: seats for different years
    Reply #6 on: Jun 02, 2018, 01.38 pm
    Jun 02, 2018, 01.38 pm
    *Originally Posted by Volfy [+]
    You might try to see where exactly the point of contact that is keeping the seat from coming down far enough to latch.  You might be able to shave some material off the fiberglass seat pan to fit better.

    You might try the washers trick Xhdracer mentioned, if the seat just refuses to latch.  I agree just enough to get the lock to latch with a snug fit.  You don't want the seat to fit loose. Corbin molds their seat to fit tight for a reason.  A heavy 1-piece seat like that rattling around would not be good.

    IMO, it's worth the effort to try.  I you have a "Corbin butt", they work wonders.  Here's mine the day I bought it.



    It doesn't "fit tight" if it has to be modified to fit; that is precisely the definition of "doesn't fit."  I've never had problems with any OEM or aftermarket seat rattling around, and everyone of them fit the bike as if they were made for it.  Sounds like a poor excuse for poor workmanship.  Too bad no one else makes a saddle for the Trophy that doesn't require the OEM seat pan, but I'd ride around on a board before I ever deal with Corbin again.

  • Offline trophied   us

    • Trophy God  ‐    4878
    • *****
      #7

    Offline trophied

    • Trophy God
    • *****
    • Posts: 4878
    • Bike: 2013 Trophy SE
    • City / Town: New Braunfels, Tx
    • Country: us
    Re: seats for different years
    Reply #7 on: Jun 03, 2018, 01.28 am
    Jun 03, 2018, 01.28 am
    Had a Corbin on my R1200RT that was pretty good after about a 2000 mile breakin.  Problem was it took a long time to get it, they wouldn't respond to voicemail about my order, and the backrest mount was not installed at 90 degrees from the centerline of the seat causing the backrest to sit at an angle.  I put it on the ironworker at the shop and BENT the backrest post so that it fit better, not perfect, better.  Hard to recommend Corbin.  Wish it wasn't so, I really liked the leather seat.
    One of the Founding Members of the Twisted Trophies

     



    tweedy-bunch