Well , this is of course my own humble opinion . Although I do have a Corbin on my KLR and it is far better than the KLR stock seat , I had rather sit on a roll of barbed wire than to ever be found as much as on the phone with Corbin .
They have a cocky attitude as if your purchase doesn't matter to them . Their turn around time will have you winterizing your bike before you get it . I would bet you lunch that there estimated six week waiting period will turn into at least eight weeks , if you see it at all . I know several people who have prepaid Corbin for seats and a year later had to raise sand with Corbin to get a seat at all . They will not return your money of you cancell the order , even if they have not yet started to make your seat .
With any luck at all , your seat will not fall apart within minutes of recieving it . In the event you need warranty work done on the seat , you are up for some real mistreatment if you get it fixed at all .
I have a friend that waited 6 months to get his prepaid seat . Took it out of the box and threads were dangling form the seat . He trimmed the threads and after 100 miles . the thing was falling apart . He called Corbin only to be told that they had no way of knowing how poorly he treated the seat , but if he would send it in they would evaluate it . He sent it to them and finally got a response 6 months after he shipped it . Corbins response was that it had normal wear and tear for a seat one year old .
They counted his ownership from his order date , not the date of recieving it . He told them if he did not get a new seat in one week , he would ride from Virginia to California and stick it up their a*** . Well , two weeks later , he mounted his steed and rode from Va to California . You see , they didn't know this guy . A retired Navy Seal with time on his hands and loved a long tour .
As the story goes , they repaired is seat while he waited . Wouldn't you ???? When the brought his freshly repaired seat out to him , he promptly walked out into the parking lot and poured lighter fluid all over it , lit it on fire and rode off siting on the frame . Of course he was already thinking ahead and had his Sargent seat waiting for him back at his hotel .
But , if you kew this guy , ( a super nice guy not to be harassed let me tell you ) you would have given him his way to start with .
All that to say >>>>> Corbin only deserves one thing . That we all simply forget they exist and let's push Sargent a little harder to make us a seat for the Versys .
I was looking at micro-fiche today for OEM seats . The Ninja 650r seat part number is the same as the Versys . I am hoping I can find a custom seat builder that is salready building seats for the 650R and go that route .
So , if a pissed off Navy Seal needs a seat , I am offering him mine .
Corbin should be boycotted across the WWW in order to get them pushed out of business and or start appreciating the business we have to offer them " IF " they behave . I dont know about you , but I work hard for my money and I am insistant on who I give it to , show me some respect and service on a fair basis .
Last edited by PO-SLOKE; 07-29-2008 at 05:52 PM.