Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:48 PM
2012 V Strom 1000
2011 KTM 300XC (poor neglected baby - 30 hours in almost 2 years)
Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:49 PM
Ok, my 2012 ZX-14 has the Corbin seat finished. Just saw it on the Corbin website. I know it's my bike because if you look closely there is a #46 key chain in the seat release in one of the photos. They did a great job! Side cases to come. Was hoping it would be ready for the TLAE BBG, but very unlikely.
Sweet! Photo assist: Looks like you scored big.
Screw ticks and the deer they rode in on!
Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:05 AM
Mods are bar risers and a stock Concours seat. They share the same seat pan, just have to switch out the brackets. 4 Bolts, one wrench, 5 minutes. The soft luggage works OK, but it sags a bit and tries to hit the exhaust. It works great when fully loaded and the top bag is on, but you have to really watch it when it's empty.
The bike itself is great for long hauls. It's hot in traffic, even compared to the FJR. Handling and power is better, not quite as comfortable, and not nearly the wind/weather protection. I try to stay off the highway for long periods, my head is right in the buffeting zone since I did the seat and risers. Next mod will be a bigger windscreen I think, but I'm not in a hurry for it.
My girlfriend is pretty comfy on the back with the new seat, but I don't take her on long rides much. Without having a backrest she has to lean foreword to hold on, which hurts her back some, and my shoulders from holding her up while braking.
On the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia
Tent set-up, ready to relax a bit and call it a night.
Sand road in North Carolina. Great fun riding through sand with PR2's.
Somewhere in West Virgina
In front of the garage right after installing the seat
Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:19 PM
If you put tank & saddlebags on "any" bike does it not in a way become a "touring" bike to some degree?
I don't do rallies. I don't like flatlands or riding in straight lines. I have no interest in Iron Butt rides and I try to avoid Interstates as much as possible. I'll choose mountain twisties, off the beaten path routes, overlooks, waterfalls, quaint small towns, two lane roads and the quiet solitude of nature every single time!