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Just picked up a used corbin seat, looked to be on a 05 650, fit fine on that bike. However, on my 07 is does not fit at all, seems like there is not enough clearance. I initially thought it was the luggage rack and amotostuff rack, took all those off and still couldn't pop it on. I have seen other posts stating that the helmet wires get in the way? and potentially the coolant bottle? if anyone has any insight it'd be great, i really like the seat!:headbang:
 

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I had one of these on my 05 1000. If I remember the Corbin did not come with the rear mounting hardware (or whatever it's called). This had to be removed from the stock seat. Could it be that this part is missing from the Corbin because the previous owner took it off the reinstal his/her stock seat?
 

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Another thing.

In my experience, Corbins don't fit great when they're new. I've had one that I had to loosen the installation tabs to get the seat to fit (or maybe the things the tabs fit into...I can't remember). After a while, these tabs could be retightened with no adverse effect to removing and replacing the seat. To me this implies that the seat pan is flexible and takes on the shape of the bike the more it's used. Maybe a heavy rider influences this shape more than a lighter one.
 

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Previous owner left the stock 650 brackets on the seat.. it definitely appears to be getting hung up.... since i took the rack off and that was not the issue, try as i might i could not get it to pop on and there is a sizeable gap between the body panels and the seat.. as least near the back of the seat
 

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Man... must be a rough situation I am in, all those views and no comments yet.... maybe someone wants to trade a sargent for a corbin if this does not work out?
 

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I bought an older used Corbin a couple months ago, which came with the optional backrest.

With it installed, coupled with my top-case, I could not get it on the bike....had to remove it.

I didn't care, as the backrest was a bonus, did not really want it, knew it was great for resale.

When I took it off, and then installed the seat bracket, which was not included, I noticed the seat was quite "loose".....more specifically, it was not high enough at the front of the seat, where it meats the tank area.

It appeared that the rubber "feet" had worn over the years, and were now slightly shorter, which made for some *play* when in place.

After riding it like this for a month or so, I recently took it off to notice that the edge of the seat was actually sitting on the plastic body parts, and left some wear marks......I was pissed! I knew it was never 100%, as I could really feel the vibes through my ass, but did not see that it was resting on the plastic bits.

I got some furniture slider material from Home Depot, the thick felt strips, that have a peel-off sticky tape on the backside, and built up the area where the seat "feet" would rest.....this was just enough to take the edge of the seat off the plastic, and also give me a nice tight fit, with no more play.

If I had bought this new, and the fitment was like this, I'd have not been a happy camper, but after seeing the rubber feet on the seat base were actually worn, I think it's just one of those things that happens over time......I absolutely love the seat, and have had them on my previous bikes, so will gladly accept having to mod it to make it work better.
 

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My bike is being store off-site, or else I would take some pics, and try to demonstrate it visually, sorry.
 

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seems like yours is too low, while mine is too high? I can even get it to sit flat, let alone lock...
 

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seems like yours is too low, while mine is too high? I can even get it to sit flat, let alone lock...
I'm not sure I understand the reference to high/low, but mine did not fit tight, until I added the pieces to fill the gap.

Maybe your seat latch assembly is mounted on the underside of the seat backwards, or slightly too forward or aft?
 

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you actually cannot push the seat down far enough to latch, like the bumpers are holding it off bike
 

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you actually cannot push the seat down far enough to latch, like the bumpers are holding it off bike
Ahhh, yes, I see, as you mentioned, the opposite problem I have/had.

Are you first putting the nose in, then snapping the rear down to finish?

Again, you may want to try reversing the seat latch assembly, it may be backwards, and make the slight difference required.
 
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