Okay, so I’ll admit...I was the lucky guy that got to drop his bike at the corbin factory for 3 weeks and have them fab up the prototype... luckily for me, it was snowing and I wasn’t in the mood to fight with the fluffy white stuff while waiting for them to finish up.
The corbin seat I ended up with isn’t what they initially created.. here’s how it all went down.
When I got to the shop to pick up the bike, they scheduled me as a “ride in” in case there were any adjustments needed. After looking at the seat, and sitting on it, I said, “this is a cool seat, but where is my wife supposed to sit?”
The guy I was working with said he would make me any seat I wanted for it, and got to work fanning up a 2-up seat for the wife and I.
He had me test ride the bike several times to get the shaping dialed in.. I ended up with a seat height about 2.5” higher than stock, with some back support for me, and a nice pillow for the Mrs. The riding position now allows me to clear my knee on the **** air box. They had me pick out the colors for the leather, and I chose the distressed “bomber” black with gray and asphalt accents and red stitching..
My son got to play around the shop, we ate breakfast at their Wizards cafe, and even had a nice chat with Mike Corbin himself.
The ride is now spectacular, and I definitely feel more in control and comfortable. I’m aiming for more “adventure bike” than classic scrambler with my ride, so the lack of a flat saddle doesn’t bother me a bit. First pictures are of the saddle they came up with.. following are mine. Check out the pics.