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post #1 of 11 Old 05-21-2007, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Slippy Seat

I have a new corbin seat. Generally quite happy EXCEPT ..... it is very slippery. Touch the brakes and I find myself sliding up the tank. My wife/passenger says the same and has even suggested reverting back to the stock seat, which would be a real pity. Any suggestions on quick fixes? Have searched thru the forums and can't really find any suggestions.
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-21-2007, 08:15 PM
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saw these not long ago on eBay - not for the Corbin and only really for the passenger, but you might contact the seller about a custom order or other suggestions -

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...5750&rd=1&rd=1

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Just a thought, but have you considered a strip of velcro on each cheek a couple pieces on the seat or maybe just some seatbelts:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

No really, that's a good one. Maybe just time will help. Good luck.

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I had the same problem on the corbin seat I put on my FZ1. It seems like after the seat broke in a little the cover wasnt nearly as slippery.

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I have the same problem with my sargent. I have that slip cover too for the pillion, works well. Need something for the front till' it breaks in.

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I have the same problem with my sargent. I have that slip cover too for the pillion, works well. Need something for the front till' it breaks in.
Yep, my Sargent was the same, but its fine now that it has several thousand miles on it.

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I had my wife sit on a piece of the stuff people use to keep rugs from slipping out from under them. Cheap, easy to pack, worked great.

Something like this:

hxxp://www.ruglinkoutlet.com/product.asp?pID=3163&cID=15

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I had the same problem on the corbin seat I put on my FZ1. It seems like after the seat broke in a little the cover wasnt nearly as slippery.
+1. Just use it a while, it gets better.

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Update .. response from corbin

Thanks for the suggestions ..

UPDATE..... I received a reply from corbin (I wrote to them) who advised .... Washing the seat in soapy water and then conditioner and leaving to dry under the sun for a while .... Seems this can make a difference ... Not tried yet!
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