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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-22-2008, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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My first bad experience with Corbin

So I am busy putting on the Corbin seat to the 749. The stock seat was pretty worn out from use over the past 5 years. Everything was going well until the very LAST step.

Oh, by-the-way, changing a seat on the 749/999 is a PAIN in the ASS.

So, the last step is the part that attaches the seat, cowl, and gas tank to the frame of the bike. Doh, the hols on either side (2 total) are off by about 1/2 inch. WTF? I looked over the instructions again and see there is a slight differece in the frame picture and what I was seeing live. Come to find out, Corbin makes the bracket to ONLY fit the mono posto version of the bike. This was a bi-posto. So, the holes are slightly offset.

Call Corbin, head scratching...
Drill new holes in the frame - that oughta do it.

What the...

Out comes the drill and after about 30 minutes of messing around, it all fights nice and tight.

I was a little upset that there was no indication on the site that this was ONLY for the mono posto. Sucks, but I was determined to make it work. The Sargent seat actually fits both versions of the bike, but wanted a more racing feel which Corbin is known for. Kind of a bummer, but I got it to work.

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Newsflash Paul: Ducati is suppost to suck. Any modifications to any Ducati to make it liveable will result in more sucking. That is all.
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Newsflash Paul: Ducati is suppost to suck. Any modifications to any Ducati to make it liveable will result in more sucking. That is all.
Learning that as I go. I am happy with the results, however. I definitely think this is the bike to get painted by Ken. Looking forward to it.

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Ouch. I love Corbin seats and normally, they'd inform you of that... oh well.
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Ouch. I love Corbin seats and normally, they'd inform you of that... oh well.
maybe we can blame the user

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Should have just bought the Mono-Posto. You had the seat for it.

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mmmmmm...corbin seat. Enjoy! I don't know what I would do if I got one. At this point, I've managed to get quite used to "the board" as I call it.

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Every bracket I've ever gotten from them has been slightly off...bend as needed and install

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Should have just bought the Mono-Posto. You had the seat for it.
Why not just buy both?
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Why not just buy both?
A man has to know his limitations. Maybe Paul found his.
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Quite happy with the corbin here. Less drama on the longer trips than the stock seat. Looking forward to some 500-700 mile days this season!!
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Not to jack the thread but how long to new updates on the 916??

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Not to jack the thread but how long to new updates on the 916??
The why jack the thread. Threads can only be jacked by the professional clsb thread jackers

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