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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 18 May 2018 14:23 #783610

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So I got a great deal on this seat that was supposedly from some large KZ framed race bike. I'm curious what your thoughts are on it vs my normal setup of a Corbin Gunfighter and stock tail. I'm still undecided.

Here's how the bike normally looks:





Here's the bike with the race seat:





And finally, a microsoft paintjob to give a better idea of what it would look like if I used it.



The snaps would be blacked out and the tail painted Audi Moro Blue to match the tank.
Sidecovers would also be placed back on.

I'm still undecided on this, whether or not I like it so please give me honest feedback on what you think.

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 18 May 2018 14:43 #783612

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Hands down the "normal" look. I hate bikes with what looks like a hacked off seat/tail. Most real cafe bike from the old days, which is the baseline for the entire cafe "look", have a proper proper fender under a solo seat.

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 18 May 2018 14:48 #783613

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 18 May 2018 14:48 #783614

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I hate the term "cafe racer"
I much prefer "70s street racer"

I'm more or less leaning towards the original look

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 18 May 2018 15:09 #783617

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Normal look.
I don't have a plan and I'm sticken to it! '77 KZ750 custom project in progress

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 18 May 2018 18:13 #783632

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So I put the stock tail back on.

I do also have this fiberglass fender eliminator as well.







I don't plan on using it, but it's a neat piece I've never seen before. The license plate holes are drilled narrower than the normal motorcycle plate holes, so I'm not sure where it's originally from.

When I picked it up I sent it over to Tannermatic to have molds made of it, so if anyone wants one, shoot him an email.

Here's his copy:

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 18 May 2018 18:19 #783633

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That corbin seat looks atrocious. Its like a slim lady with massive hips. It overpowers the bike and is utterly tasteless. The hacked off cafe racer look is gross gross gross. The only way that bike will look good, in my opinion, is like this:

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 18 May 2018 19:21 #783637

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Thanks for the feedback.
I've never been 100% in love with the Corbin due to the proportions as you pointed out, but it's really comfortable so there's that.
I will say that you're the first person who has totally hated it though lol.

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 18 May 2018 19:36 #783640

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Move0ver wrote: Thanks for the feedback.
I've never been 100% in love with the Corbin due to the proportions as you pointed out, but it's really comfortable so there's that.
I will say that you're the first person who has totally hated it though lol.


Corbins rarely flow seamlessly with the lines of a bike. They stick out and look like a big black marshmallow. I hate them.
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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 19 May 2018 14:09 #783685

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I think the race tail looks pretty good. It helps tie the fairing into the bike, although i would try to keep the sidecovers. Just my .02
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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 19 May 2018 15:59 #783688

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Side covers will always be there, I had only taken them off because I replaced the wiring harness

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 19 May 2018 16:22 #783690

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I love my small tail with my Giuliari seat, it´s not a fat booty!!!




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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 19 May 2018 18:22 #783705

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I really want a Giuliari.

Z1 ones are really hard to find though. I was lucky enough to get a kz1000 Giuliari seat last year for $50, but it obviously doesn't fit

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 19 May 2018 18:41 #783707

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Yuck
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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 19 May 2018 18:51 #783708

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Move0ver wrote:

Z1 ones are really hard to find though. I was lucky enough to get a kz1000 Giuliari seat last year for $50, but it obviously doesn't fit


You are a lucky one.
The Giuliari seats were sold like gold on e-bay. Here is a brand new white one for 880 Euros.

www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-giuliari-sitzbank/k0

www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/giul...-/845556047-306-3509



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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 20 May 2018 09:29 #783721

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I like the "normal look" better. I was never a fan of seat covers that snapped on. The Corbin seat hump is a little big, but I don't hate it. I wonder if you can modify a Corbin to look more like the Giuliari seat. Maybe look for a ripped up one on ebay for cheap. That way you don't have to cut up your good one. BTW, the front fairing looks badass!

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 20 May 2018 09:59 #783723

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I put the corbin back on this morning:



Here's a view from the back. It doesn't get as wide as you would think based of some of the other viewing angles:



I might try one of the Giuliari replica seat covers you can get from england via ebay. It's cheap enough that it's worth a shot.
Otherwise I may look at getting one of the japanese custom style Z1 seats:



I suppose I should be glad that I have the luxury of now concerning myself over aesthetics vs mechanical

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 20 May 2018 12:07 #783729

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When it comes to a long ride I prefer comfort over sitting on a log or broken down foam padding as far as the gunfighter style seat, strapping down a jump bag is kind of obnoxious, that's why I use an ltd grab bar on my a4
76 kz 900 1075 76 kz 900 a4 78 kz 1000 ltd

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 21 May 2018 09:13 #783774

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This is my mini sissy bar that keeps my toe off the back fender
76 kz 900 1075 76 kz 900 a4 78 kz 1000 ltd
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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 21 May 2018 10:46 #783780

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This style seat is my favorite for the early Z1/Kz1000 bikes.

If your bike makes some serious horsepower, you don't worry about holding on to it with this style seat!!!

1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
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