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post #1 of 6 Old 09-26-2007, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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corbin dished seat

Will the Corbin dished seat that reduces seat height fit the 2008 KLR 650 or is there a new design to fit the 2008? I was thinking of buying a 2008 KLR but seat height is a problem for me.

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-05-2007, 11:12 PM
 
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The issue of seat height is a common one here...I went through the same decision you are trying to make. I'm 5'8" and 30" inseam. I sat on the '08 and decided I could manage it -- knowing that if it was too much of a stretch I could always put on lowering links. After riding around for a couple weeks, I felt comfortable enough, but was on my tip toes at stops. I put on the corbin seat, and now feel totally comfortable with street riding. Sitting on the front "dished" part takes some getting used to, but I kick my butt back toward the flat part every so often on long rides. I haven't done any serious off road yet, and that could be a different story, but for street riding and light off-road, the set-up works great for me.
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-06-2007, 12:20 AM
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no changes, any of the older corbins will fit the '08, I took my old one off a few months ago and let my buddy try it out on his '08, fits perfect.

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post #4 of 6 Old 10-06-2007, 12:30 PM
 
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New Seat by Corbin

You'll want to check this new seat style out. I hear it is sweet.

http://www.corbin.com/kawasaki/klrhpyt.shtml

Enjoy!

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post #5 of 6 Old 11-09-2007, 10:15 PM
 
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I Bought The New Style Corbin Seat And Aside From It Being Hard As A Rock, Gets Better With Age (or I'm Just Getting Used To It) And Isn't Bad For Longer Rides. It Also Lowers The Seat Height Considerably. The Seat Is Pricey But The Quality Seems To Be Good And It Fits The Contours Of The Bike Perfectly.
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post #6 of 6 Old 11-30-2007, 11:41 PM
 
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Corbins are hard when you first get them, but once you put 1,000 miles on them they soften up a lot.

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