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post #1 of 6 Old 05-21-2008, 04:01 AM Thread Starter
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Corbin Canyon Height vs. Sargent

Wow, I swear I am not this short! I just put a brand new Corbin on and was really freaked out by how high it made the bike. I installed 1 1/2" lowering links and dropped the front end about a 1/4" and I am still on my toes! I am 5'9", 30" inseam and am scratching my head as I figured I would be flat footed. What gives? Should I drop the front more or does this sound right? I am curious to know if the Sargent is a better seat for height. man, how does anyone smaller than me ride this bike?

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-21-2008, 08:16 AM
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I feel your pain.You can send it to Corbin and they will do a nose job.If you are the original owner it may be free.The seat itself isn't taller it is much wider than the stock seat making it harder to reach the ground.
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It must be an issue of how "cut out" the seat material closest to the tank is rather than seat height. My sargent is supposed to be taller than stock, but I flat foot even easier w/ it because it's cut out better for the legs. Never tried a corbin. Another thing I noticed, when I have my full luggage on; topcase and sidecases-the bike sits noticeably lower. Even w/ out being loaded, but loading them seems to lower it even more.

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post #4 of 6 Old 05-21-2008, 12:07 PM
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You sure you have the front of the Corbin seated properly?

I have a 30" inseam and I am fully comfortable on my Sargent, even with the Wilber's spring lifting the back of my bike. I have no lowering links and the fork tubes are up, maybe 1/4" in the clamps.

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post #5 of 6 Old 05-21-2008, 04:50 PM
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Just send that old Bad Corbin to me on the East side!!!

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-21-2008, 08:52 PM
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Nose job?

I too, have a corbin and it is wide at the front and I'm 6'1'' and a 31" inseam and I can't flat foot mine either I have gotten used to "dirt bike style" stops with left foot on the peg and sliding off to the right alittle to steady the beast. I feel it's a small price to pay to not have a sore butt at the end of the day! I'll have to look into this nose job business.

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