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post #1 of 16 Old Sep 13th, 2010, 8:38 am Thread Starter
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Anyone have the Corbin Low drivers seat on their LT?

I had a Corbin on a 2000 Valk and liked it. Anyone in here have the Corbin low front seat? It says it lowers the front seat to 28.5 " high, which is good for me with a 30" inseam. How comfortable and how does it hold up? Mind on the Valk did well....
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Re: Anyone have the Corbin Low drivers seat on their LT?

I do and so far I like it. I had one on my VMax as well ...
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I put 100K on my Corbin seat on my Ultra Classic. A Corbin seat was the first farkle I placed on my LT and it has been a joy for 9K now.

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Re: Anyone have the Corbin Low drivers seat on their LT?

Do you have to shave off part of the plastic on the bike to install the Corbin?
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Hi
I have a complete heated Corbin seat (low front) if you are interested. It came with a 2000LT I bought last year, it is in it's original box.

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Do you have to shave off part of the plastic on the bike to install the Corbin?
John,

Yes you do ... but it is very easy to do.

Here are the links from the corbin site ... (pages 1 & 2)
http://www.corbin.com/bmw/lowkinst1.jpg
http://www.corbin.com/bmw/lowkinst2.jpg

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Re: Anyone have the Corbin Low drivers seat on their LT?

The 2005 LT's require no trimming or fitment for the Corbin short seat.

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Re: Anyone have the Corbin Low drivers seat on their LT?

"The 2005 LT's require no trimming or fitment for the Corbin short seat."


What about the 2009's?
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I just installed a Corbin low seat on my 2002 LT, it came off a 2007. 4 allen bolts to attach and no modifications required, less than 30 minutes to do.

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Re: Anyone have the Corbin Low drivers seat on their LT?

Doesn't it really depend on whether or not the bike originally came with the low seat from the factory?

I am thinking if it did - no modifications needed. If not - some trimming will be neccessary.
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I just installed a Corbin low seat on my 2002 LT, it came off a 2007. 4 allen bolts to attach and no modifications required, less than 30 minutes to do.

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Did your 2002 LT come from factory with the lower seat or standard seat?
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From Corbin's Low Front Seat Notes: Download LOW saddle instructions and see what the installation requires. Lewis Lyons
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Low Front Saddle Dimensions: Rider seating:15.5" wide x 19.5" long
Approx. seat height: 28.5" Installation Instructions for LOW saddle only: Page 1 - Page 2 Corbin's Front saddle will install with your stock BMW rear saddle although it was not specifically designed to do so. There will be a 1" gap between the front Corbin and rear stock seats if installed in this configuration. Consider getting the Corbin rear seat also! If your bike did not originally come with a heated seat then you have to take the plastic plug off the wiring and turn it around so it can accept the wiring on the Corbin saddle. Corbin #K12-LT-TR and #K12-LT-TR-FLAT work with stock BMW rack on top of trunk. Just like the BMW model low saddle, Corbin's low design front saddle requires trimming of the bodywork to install. No modifications required on the 2005 model to fit the low seat version; part # K12-LT-F-SHRT. When designing this saddle, we provided additional room in the rider seating area to allow you to move around more on long trips. Adding to the length of the seating area enables you to slide fore and aft as needed.

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Re: Anyone have the Corbin Low drivers seat on their LT?

Yes, have one on my 06. Was told by Corbin it takes about 1000 mi. to break it in. My butt is still waiting for the breakin well after the 1000.
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Yes, have one on my 06. Was told by Corbin it takes about 1000 mi. to break it in. My butt is still waiting for the breakin well after the 1000.
I don't have the low seat but did just install the standard seats. I'm over 1k on it now and finding it keeps feeling better and better. It's feeling quite comfy now. YMMV.

From the Corbin FAQ :

In addition, Corbin's foam has a memory feature. After a break-in period of approximately 1500-2000 miles, the saddle will actually take on the shape of the rider which provides even better weight dispersion and custom fitted comfort.

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Re: Anyone have the Corbin Low drivers seat on their LT?

Put mine on today. Immeadiate improvement over the soft stock seat. Downside is that the Cee Bailey minus 2 is now too tall. I had to adjust to look through instead of over. It will definitely take some ride time to break in, but a 2x4 would be better than that stock seat. Better reach for a 29" inseam.

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Re: Anyone have the Corbin Low drivers seat on their LT?

No, my bike did not come with a lowered seat however the adjustment bar for the seat had been removed. I expected to have to do some plastic trimming but was surprised that it fit perfectly with no alterations required.

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