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PostSubject: Corbin seat advice   Corbin seat advice Icon_minitime1Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:32 pm

I am reacquiring my '07 GRiSO and I plan to order a new Corbin seat (unless one of you want to sell me yours!). For those with experience, are there any choices I should/should not make when I pick materials? I plan to go with basic black with red piping and I want the most durable and waterproof selections.

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PostSubject: Re: Corbin seat advice   Corbin seat advice Icon_minitime1Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:13 am

The GRiSO is the sexiest bike Guzzi makes IMHO. The oem seat has always been a detractor to my eye, especially the part that sticks up for the passenger pillon. It just does not match the flowing lines of the GRiSO's tailpiece.
Any Corbin is a 100% improvement over stock. I have one done in  black ostrich leather and love it. It is very comfortable,and fits the bike perfectly.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

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PostSubject: Re: Corbin seat advice   Corbin seat advice Icon_minitime1Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:31 pm

Wet leather = soggy bottom. Go with vinyl, I say.

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PostSubject: Re: Corbin seat advice   Corbin seat advice Icon_minitime1Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:54 am

Or you could always do what I did - buy a new original seat & have it made exactly as you want.  Mine is full Alcantara - came in about half the price of a Corbin

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PostSubject: Re: Corbin seat advice   Corbin seat advice Icon_minitime1Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:29 pm

Very nice!
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PostSubject: Re: Corbin seat advice   Corbin seat advice Icon_minitime1Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:11 am

Let me know how you make out with your seat build with Corbin.
At this point they gave me the impression that you will buy what they have or nothing?? Shocked (West coast shop)

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PostSubject: Re: Corbin seat advice   Corbin seat advice Icon_minitime1Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:18 pm

I’m about to jump in too, although the $600 seems like a lot. They are surely making a healthy profit on that. Reminds me of my $800 parabellum scout fairing.... I’ll be glad once I have it.
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PostSubject: Re: Corbin seat advice   Corbin seat advice Icon_minitime1Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:17 am

$600 ? Corbin Europe wants £740 (not far off $1000). That's why I had mine made for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Corbin seat advice   Corbin seat advice Icon_minitime1Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:56 am

My order has the seat raised two inches at no extra charge. Ten years ago a fellow from GB ordered one and had it shipped to me in NYC. I then sent it on to him in London, saving several hundred dollars.
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PostSubject: Re: Corbin seat advice   Corbin seat advice Icon_minitime1Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:37 pm

I ended up ordering one like BBR from AZ above. Thought it looked awesome with the black ostrich leather on the sides and tail. Thanks BBR! Hope I’m still as jazzed when when it shows up and I see it for real. $635 including shipping and the special leather cream (snake oil). I can always put the old one on if I plan to be in the rain.
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PostSubject: Re: Corbin seat advice   Corbin seat advice Icon_minitime1Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:15 am

Hah, I stuck with vinyl all around. Friday can't come too soon!

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PostSubject: Re: Corbin seat advice   Corbin seat advice Icon_minitime1Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:19 am

Got my new corbin yesterday. Many thanks to whomever figured out you need to add a washer to get it to lock properly! Will add a picture shortly. It's pretty hard but they say you need a 2,000 mile break in.
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PostSubject: Re: Corbin seat advice   Corbin seat advice Icon_minitime1Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:35 am

I was impressed that mine latched properly first time.  [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

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PostSubject: Re: Corbin seat advice   Corbin seat advice Icon_minitime1Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:10 pm

I pretty much went with the same seat in the first pic...

My GRiSO is red, so the red piping sets it off nicely...

The back, non-seating part is called 'Asphalt'.

I will say the seat is pretty wide, so if you need a narrower seat to straddle, you better tell Corbin to make that change.
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PostSubject: Re: Corbin seat advice   Corbin seat advice Icon_minitime1Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:50 am

I got a Corbin made for my GRiSO in all black leather. I love it! After break-in it is extremely comfortable and feels great. Here is a pic I took while still at the Corbin factory in Hollister.

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PostSubject: Re: Corbin seat advice   Corbin seat advice Icon_minitime1Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:38 am

Dagnabit, butt bucket got here before the bike!
Called Corbin to ask about a minor modification to the standard pattern. I was hoping to get a very small patch or stripe in a different material.  No go.  Of course, the person helping me didn't seem all that sharp- he was talking up a carbon fiber pattern material that they use for a lot of the seating surfaces.  I had done a lot of due diligence on materials before placing this call, and read that for particular product line, a veneer (the pattern) is bonded on top of leather.  
I had already decided I wanted a leather seating surface so this was a no go.  The customer service person kept saying that the pattern was 'pressed in' until I lead him click by click to the actual language on their own website.
Other niggle is that I told them I wanted to the tricolor exactly as pictured in their product picture online.  Fail on that, but it's good enough.  I chose to get the Corbin logo 'subdued', in black.  The vinyl piping is 'Oxblood'. I had considered going 'Bomber Black' on seating surface, but they were adamant about variability in the actual color saturation/darkness. Also opted for standard vinyl sides instead of asphalt, thinking the former might be easier to clean.
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Couple minor manufacturing imperfections.  Leather has a nice hand, and hand pressure shows much more deflection/cushion than the one on my Victory.  Looking forward to getting up on two on it.
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