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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 23 Jun 2018 22:39 #785775

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Of the two options you presented I would go with the Corbin. I have that seat on my 79 KZ 1000 LTD. The LTD tank is so much smaller than the standard you have so the proportions are better. I always ride mine with a tank bag so that helps. Really liking the fairing, I have the same but full size and do not like it....after seeing yours I am going to modify mine. Back to the seats: I did a longish stretch with a stock LTD seat and was only able to put 210 miles before I had to give up....The Corbin let me crank out 400+ miles and that is enough for me to decide which one to use. BTW, I absolutely love the classic S.E.V. Marshall stickers....brought me back to my youth.
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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 15 Jul 2018 09:59 #786984

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You might consider a seat off a police model.  I have an 81 rebuild project that I put a stock police seat on and was amazed at the level of comfort it had.  I have a 2012 Victory tour that the seat is not as comfortable as that old police seat.

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 15 Jul 2018 11:31 #786990

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Homemade from fiberglass in the workshop and covered on the kitchen table.
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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 15 Jul 2018 11:49 #786991

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Wow that looks great.  Upholstery is something that I wish I had the skill for.
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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 16 Jul 2018 08:43 #787048

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Cant take credit for it. I did the fiberglass base and poured/carved  the foam but the upholstery was from my better half. The first attempt looked fantastic but was a bit loose.This was her 2nd attempt.

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 17 Jul 2018 18:46 #787134

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DoctoRot wrote: 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


I like the race (H2R) tail too.
I think they suit bikes with fairings better.
Similar to the seat/tail on Goose's bike in Mad Max.
I've thought of getting the H2R tail in the past.



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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 01 Aug 2018 10:21 #788010

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Corbin

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 01 Aug 2018 10:50 #788013

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Race seat.

Trim it to lose the snaps. Everything grey. Jim Goose style. Killer.
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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 03 Aug 2018 04:46 #788117

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I kinda like the race tail.......fits with the other mods you got.
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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 24 Dec 2018 15:17 #795629

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So I picked up this NOS Z1 Giuliari seat from France. I just need to use some upholstery glue on some of the seat pan edges to tighten things up.









Interestingly enough, the "hump" is actually fiberglass. You can see where they cut off the back of the stock pan and grafted the hump on. Neat.

I will probably get another set of sidecovers that I can leave the 900 badge off of, so as to not have logo-overload.

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 24 Dec 2018 18:15 #795639

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Move0ver wrote: So I picked up this NOS Z1 Giuliari seat from France. I just need to use some upholstery glue on some of the seat pan edges to tighten things up.









Interestingly enough, the "hump" is actually fiberglass. You can see where they cut off the back of the stock pan and grafted the hump on. Neat.

I will probably get another set of sidecovers that I can leave the 900 badge off of, so as to not have logo-overload.


Not a fan of that seat at all.
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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 24 Dec 2018 18:59 #795642

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650Dude wrote: Not a fan of that seat at all.


Don't you have a charging system to fix? :P
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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 24 Dec 2018 19:40 #795647

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Move0ver wrote:

650Dude wrote: Not a fan of that seat at all.


Don't you have a charging system to fix? :P


Nope thats sorted and I was on the bike all day yesterday. Its a nice looking bike with no hunchback seat :P
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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 24 Dec 2018 20:33 #795648

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 25 Dec 2018 01:29 #795649

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I think the Giuliari looks the best of the three. Id go with that one.

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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 25 Dec 2018 12:26 #795664

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davido wrote: I think the Giuliari looks the best of the three. Id go with that one.


+1
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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 25 Dec 2018 13:47 #795665

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davido wrote:
I think the Giuliari looks the best of the three. Id go with that one.


+1 but solo seat only.

I am looking for a Corbin Gunfigther& Lady seat. my girl want to ride with me.


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Opinions wanted on seat/tail 25 Dec 2018 14:33 #795666

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The two-up corbin has grown on me.

There's a few places where you can get modified stock seats that have the contour similar to that corbin as well

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