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Offline Jon

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Corbin Smuggler install ?
« on: November 24, 2011, 03:20:04 pm »
Just got my Corbin Smuggler.  I already had the Corbin modular front seat installed.  This should be a simple install but for the life of me, I can't seem to get the latch on the Smuggler to snap into place on the back of the bike.  Anyone have similar issue??  Is there something simple I'm missing?  All you do is slide the two metal brackets on the bottom of the smuggler under the seat mount bar and snap the back into the stock latch from the factory seat, right? 

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Re: Corbin Smuggler install ?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 03:48:15 pm »
That's right, but I had the same issue with my smuggler. I couldn't compress the rubber feet enough to get the latch to engage properly, so I ended up taking the latch off the smuggler and spacing it downwards using a couple of washers. I guess the other option would be shaving some of the rubber off the feet, but that mod is not reversable.
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Re: Corbin Smuggler install ?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011, 04:03:33 pm »
Thanks for the tip.  It's good to hear that it's not just me.  I'll try adding spacers like you did.  Thanks!

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Re: Corbin Smuggler install ?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2011, 05:59:18 pm »
It's a quick fix, take a dremel and just barely (I mean barely) grind the inside _ of the U shape tab that hangs down on the bottom of Smuggler, basically just taking off the paint in that horizontal spot in the center that the latch is supposed to go over, not much more than that is needed, this will allow the latch on your Connie to go over it just enough to grab and hold. Sounds harder than it is, took me about 30 seconds and now it goes on and off with ease.

Congrats on the new Smuggler, you're gonna love it, post up some pics!  :great:
« Last Edit: November 24, 2011, 06:26:30 pm by ZG »
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