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post #1 of 14 Old 04-09-2012, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Attaching a corbin seat.

Is there a trick for getting a corbin seat locked down? I bought one off another member. It arrived today and for the life of me I can't get it to fit on the bike. It has all the locking hardware attached. I compared it to the stock and to the gel and it seems to have one very long piece that seems to slide under the tank. The stock and gel seem to have two shorter arms. Any ideas? Brute force has not worked.

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Is that the one piece seat?

I had the two piece seat. With the two piece you had to remove the lock mechanism from the bike, install the plate the came with the seat, then attach the lock to the back of the plate. The front seat then attaches to that mounting plate, and the rear seat fits in after.

I can imagine the one piece seat would be even easier to put together.

Are you sure the seat is right for your bike? Check the number on the bottom of it with the Corbin site to confirm.
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My used Corbin goes on fairly hard too. Sometimes I sit on the passenger seat to get it to click down.


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I got it to click down but the front wasn't seated. The long "arm" doesn't seem to be fitting under the tank correctly. But I think when I clicked it down I still don't think it was seated right as it took many tries to unlock it.

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It is the one piece seat.

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Try loosening the male part of the lock mechanism thatís bolted to the bottom of the passenger section of the seat and then just snug it up. Now try to get the seat to latch and if it does then remove it and tighten it back up again. This should allow the male part of the lock to properly align with the female locking mechanism of the bike.

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Try loosening the male part of the lock mechanism thatís bolted to the bottom of the passenger section of the seat and then just snug it up. Now try to get the seat to latch and if it does then remove it and tighten it back up again. This should allow the male part of the lock to properly align with the female locking mechanism of the bike.

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I'll give that a try tomorrow.

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It kind of sounds like what I just had going on. I bought a used Carbon seat from another member. I read on here that on my bike ,2011, now had the coolant overflow bottle under the front of the seat. Anyway I cut about 1" off the part of the seat that slides under the tank. I also read to drill out the rivets on the middle two rubber bumpers. Now mine fits fine.

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It kind of sounds like what I just had going on. I bought a used Carbon seat from another member. I read on here that on my bike ,2011, now had the coolant overflow bottle under the front of the seat. Anyway I cut about 1" off the part of the seat that slides under the tank. I also read to drill out the rivets on the middle two rubber bumpers. Now mine fits fine.
Bingo! That's it. Ok, so this brings up a couple more questions. Where did you slide the arm after you cut it. There seems to be two possible spaces. There is room just above the coolant overflow and then there is another small space between the tank and the coolant over flow these two spaces are seperate. Also did you remove the middle bumpers or just drill out the rivets?

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I bought mine brand new from Corbin (the canyon dual sport) - when I attached the metal piece from the original seat to connect it to the bike, I found that it didn't fit quite right and I had to add several washers to either side *(altho I'm sure the right spacer's wouldve worked too) in order to get it to click properly. Zero problems since then

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