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post #1 of 14 Old Aug 28th, 2006, 4:00 pm Thread Starter
 
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Corbin's Smuggler trunk opinions

Any opinions on the Smuggler (I know this is a loaded question).

I am lighly considering one since I ride alone 99.999999% of the time.

Note: I hope this is the right place to drop this question.

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post #2 of 14 Old Aug 28th, 2006, 7:27 pm
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Any opinions on the Smuggler (I know this is a loaded question).

I am lighly considering one since I ride alone 99.999999% of the time.

Note: I hope this is the right place to drop this question.

Thanks
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Perfectly ok here! Hopefully, the "looks like a rear-facing commode" comments will be kept to a minimum

The unit looks large, but with the shape of the lid, it's somewhat limited -- a helmet fits through the opening, and takes up much of the interior room.

Bringing the weight forward is certainly a good thing, and if you don't listen to the external speakers, their loss is no issue.

Check your body fit to the backrest if you can -- some folks (like me, short sleeve length), can sit back far enough for the rest to be of much use.

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I really like the looks of the Smuggler. Before I had my LT, I thought it might be one of the first things I added. The design is attractive and the finish I saw on one was flawless. However now that I've had the LT a month or so, I don't think I could give up the top case for the storage I'd lose, or the back seat that can double as an extra luggage carrier or that passenger that just might want to come along. I ride solo 99.9999999 too, but you just never know. But then again???............. Do you have to have the Corbin seat to make it work. I think it's a great look and if it fits your needs, go for it. d.
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I had one on my 02 when I bought it. Limited storage. Once someone told me it reminded them of a toilet, I could not get image out of my mind and had to sell it.

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post #5 of 14 Old Aug 29th, 2006, 9:19 am Thread Starter
 
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No I dont have a Corbin seat. The storage loss from the back seat is a darn good point. If I could find a used one, I would try it, but its not looking good for full retail.

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I have one and really like it. I rode with a Ft Worth rack for about a year and really liked the bike better without the topcase. Got a used Smuggler and haven't looked back. Here at CCR I have four bottles of water, my half cover for the bike, my Shuberth, my jacket, liner and Frogg Togg pants in the smuggler along with a few magazines a digital camera and a MP3 player.

It works for me.

BTW I haven't used it as a toilet, kind of a silly idea don't you think?

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Mmm, was curious as to what you all were a talk'n 'bout here - so went and looked it up. Says it's a 'Corbin Smuggler' for the LT - same thing you're talk'n 'bout?


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About $850.00

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Yes, that's it. Corbin Smuggler. Seeing a picture again (BTW my LT's black so the picture in your post hits home), reminds me how cool it looks. Not for everyone but a real nice alternative. $850.00 seems like a good price too. As I remember it, they were over a $1000.00. Maybe not(?). d.
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I have had might on all this year. Being you always ride a lone there is plenty of room in it. I had a Corbin seat put hated it so went back to the original seat and cut a block of wood used Velcro to secure it to the smuggler and used the back rest pad off my Bak Back rest. I painted the block of wood to match the color of the smuggler which looks good and makes a great back rest. Easy to remove in order to raise the seat.

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(BTW my LT's black so the picture in your post hits home)
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If you're looking for opinions I'll give you mine:

It looks odd. I don't believe you gain any storage room in the trunk area and you certainly loose functionality (no rear seat to strap gear to, no trunk rack to strap gear to).

Another Corbin Idea that makes no sense except to be different.

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Sunderland, that's a nice picture of the Smuggler. No back rest adds a unique look to it. Again, not for everyone as tastes are different, but for the right situation it's a great addition. How about for the rider who always travels solo and does a lot of LD riding? A nice way to hide and secure a extra fuel cell. d.
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I failed to mention that the pic was posted a while back by another forum member. I think it's quite intriguing.
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