Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Medford, OR, USA
Corbin back rest question
1st a little background. I'm on my 3rd LT over the last 7 years and around 75,000 miles. 1st I put 35,000 miles on a used 2000 LT, then sprang for a brand new 2009 LT, and put another 35,000 miles on that one. That bike met its end in a collision with a SUV (the SUV won). No, luckily we wen't hurt, but they emergency personel insisted on taking us in to check us out. The finale bill for that took over 6 monthes to staighten out and cost our insurance company a litlle over $45,000 (I'm not exagerating). There ought to be a law..,
The destroyed bike was actually an easier fix. After the insurance company wrote me a check for bike #2 I found another used 2009 LT. Most of these miles have been 2 up, and I've always had the stock seat set up. 5 years ago my spouse bought me one of the Bakup driver backrests for my birthday which I loved.
So the third bike I bought (used, 10,000 miles) came with every farkle known to mankind on it. It came with Corbin seats and the passenger backrest. I guess I'm one of the the few that actually prefer the Corbin seat over stock. It is diffenitely Lower. The seller also gave me the stock seat and backrest that came with the bike. The bakup style backrest from the stock seat wouldn't work with the corbin seats becuase of the shape of the passenger seat. So I ordered a new Corbin Backrest. So, finally, here is my question..,
No matter how I adjust this new Corbin back rest, if I lean back far enough to actually support my back, then I can't reach the handlebars. I have reasonably long arms. I mean my knuckles don't drag on the ground when I walk around (if they did I'd probably be posting questions on the Harley forum instead) I'm 6'4" and wear a 16" 35" dress shirt.
There are about 3" between my back and the backrest as it sets. Anyone else had this problem?