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post #1 of 21 Old 04-21-2011, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Corbin seat -Got it done this weeked at the Ride In Service

As long as the weather holds I'm riding out to Hollister this Saturday to the Corbin shop to have them re-make my seat. I currently have the Dished and want the dual platform low.
After my 200 mile ride last weekend I know know that I am never going to like the position of the dished seat. My butt be hurting, and my back too. I sat on a Dual platform seat at the Santa Rosa Tech day and if felt right.

I'll post some pics after it's done.

Before: - The Corbin Dished


After: The Corbin Dual Platform

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Ah Corbin, I love my dual platform, though i think we talked about it at the techday. I've started to notice that I can't quite get as far back as I'd like to sometimes on it though. But I doubt there is such a thing as a perfect seat. Also get a leather that isn't too slick, I've got the carbon fiber like one for both options and wearing anything besides jeans, I slide forward while decelerating and braking.

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Ah Corbin, I love my dual platform, though i think we talked about it at the techday. I've started to notice that I can't quite get as far back as I'd like to sometimes on it though. But I doubt there is such a thing as a perfect seat. Also get a leather that isn't too slick, I've got the carbon fiber like one for both options and wearing anything besides jeans, I slide forward while decelerating and braking.

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Yeah,
it was after sitting on yours that I decided on the dual platform.
I really slide forward on the dished that I have now. I suppose I'll talk to them about it when I get there. They also have the "flat" model.

i don't think I need to worry about moving back on it so much because I'm a small dude. I was moving back on the seat on our long ride last week and didn't really like being pushed back so I don't imagine that is much of an issue for me.

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From what I've gathered over the years, the happiest Corbin customers are those that can ride in and get stuff done right there..

If I saw Mike Corbin on fire, I wouldn't go out of my way to spit on him.. Then again, I've only dealt with Corbin as a Mail Order customer.. (Strike that.. Former customer)

Good luck with the seat.. Those that can ride there seem to get customer service.. I know I never did..
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Hey, I'm a new guy around here. I'm a hoser from the great white north, eh! Your post caught my eye. I just yesterday has my Corbin Flat custom shaped. The flat was a little too high. I had it made into a Dual Platform but with a more gradual transition from dished out drivers to high passenger. I was going to send it back to Corbin to have done but they wanted all most $300 to customize it. Their shipping was over $100. I took it to a local shop that has a great reputation. Triple K(Niagara Ontario)did a nice job with 1day turn around. Good luck-Brody
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From what I've gathered over the years, the happiest Corbin customers are those that can ride in and get stuff done right there..

If I saw Mike Corbin on fire, I wouldn't go out of my way to spit on him.. Then again, I've only dealt with Corbin as a Mail Order customer.. (Strike that.. Former customer)

Good luck with the seat.. Those that can ride there seem to get customer service.. I know I never did..
Wow, tell me how you really feel.. Don't hold back, I can take it..

They made it pretty clear to me on the phone that there are no promises if you don't come in for the fitment. I've always heard that and would never buy their product without going in to have it fitted. Luckily I live close enough to go in to their factory and have it done.

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Oh, I've made it clear for years how I feel about the Corbin family.. Mike's brother was the one who really pissed me off.. I had a seat stitching fall apart within the first month of ownership, and they wanted $125 to fix it.. After I had waited 5 months and had been lied to over and over again..

Mike's brother plainly told me "tough @#$%" when I complained about my zero service and poor quality product.. That was after almost 6 months of paying for a seat and waiting for it to arrive... I wasn't happy.. It was like they went out of the way to piss off a customer, and that seat was my third Corbin seat that I had purchased new..

Spitting was being nice..
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Oh, I've made it clear for years how I feel about the Corbin family.. Mike's brother was the one who really pissed me off.. I had a seat stitching fall apart within the first month of ownership, and they wanted $125 to fix it.. After I had waited 5 months and had been lied to over and over again..

Mike's brother plainly told me "tough @#$%" when I complained about my zero service and poor quality product.. That was after almost 6 months of paying for a seat and waiting for it to arrive... I wasn't happy.. It was like they went out of the way to piss off a customer, and that seat was my third Corbin seat that I had purchased new..

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Dude,
That totally sucks. I'd be pissed off too.

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Spitting was being nice..
Damn, that seems understandable. Honestly after the experience I had riding in, that totally surprises me. I guess living in the bay area has its perks

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There's been a long standing difference between those that ride in for service, and those that mail order for it.. Those that ride in are treated excellent, and have been for years..

I remember a long topic in a BMW forum from all those that had been screwed by mail order, with the only people supporting Corbin being those that could ride in..

I'm not one to hold a grudge, but screw me over and I won't forget, and if just one person buys from a different company because of my story, I
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