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post #1 of 10 Old 07-22-2012, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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2up with a Corbin???

4 months into my ownership experience with the 919, and I absolutely love the bike with one exception... riding 2up. Between the slope and slickness of the seat, my wife has a very difficult time not sliding forward into me everytime I let off the throttle or apply the slightest amount of braking. I would love to hear from anyone who has purchased the Corbin Gunfighter & Lady and frequently carries a passenger. Does this seat do much to keep the passenger off of the driver??? Are there any other aftermarket seats that you all would recommend??

I realize this bike wasn't designed with passenger carrying in mind, but I am at the point that I dont want anyone on the back anymore, it's just not safe. I love this bike, but am considering selling it and getting a different bike so she can come with me occasionally. I welcome your input.

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Google triboseat grip pad. Its a grippy rubber thing to prevent "pillion slippage".

My other suggestions are semi-flippant, but also hold a kernel of truth: teach your passenger to grip with her knees/thighs, and dont use spray polish on the seat!





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teach your passenger to grip with her knees/thighs!
Working on that, but not seeing much difference. The triboseat might be worth a try though, thanks for the info!

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The Corbin I had was more slippery than the stock seat FWIW. I'm not sure if the leather was properly maintained before I bought it, never had a leather seat before that one.

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Yeah.... When riding 2 up on the 9er I felt like the GF was trying to leap frog me every time I hit the brakes. I had considered strapping her to the backrest to keep her from sliding forward, but the grippy tape might be a better solution.



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post #6 of 10 Old 07-23-2012, 10:00 AM
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I had a Corbin with the lady gunfighter seat and it made a world of difference! Still had the problem with sliding a little tho. I would also suggest tank grips for you as well. With your knees able to better grip the tank, it will help keep your passenger back there more easily...







depending on the passenger tho, sometimes sliding forward ain't a bad thing...

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post #7 of 10 Old 07-23-2012, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply's all!!

RMB, more slippery huh... that is definitely not the direction I want to go.

Crakerjac - You know exactly what I am talking about.

Osiris - good idea on the tank grips. I had seen them on other bikes but had thought they were just protection from scratches. I never realized they were functional to keep the rider in place, definitely going to try some of those!

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I just put techspec grips on my 919, it has improved 2up stopping tremendously (less slide).

I also use my rear brake more with 2up to help with the slide.

Other than that, I like feeling her back there.

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I find that the corbin has less grip, but with the raised rear section plus a back rest, she can put a little bit of pressure on her legs to really anchor herself to the back rest. I like it much better.

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Just checked those out Velo, thanks!

Good info, thanks Boogunoogun!

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