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Offline MotorMan

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Corbin modular system
« on: August 06, 2011, 11:05:39 pm »
I'm considering the Corbin heated seat and the smuggler trunk. It's really expensive, does anyone know any less expensive alternatives that still have quality, comfort and options?  Thanks for any replies.

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Re: Corbin modular system
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2011, 11:30:44 pm »
Nope. Corbin is the best IMO, quality cost $, but of all the farkles I've done my Corbin is up at the top of the list, you get what you pay for...  :13:
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Re: Corbin modular system
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 08:52:20 am »
No. But Sargent also makes a set up. But it's also very pricey. Why not get the seat and just strap a rear seat bag on the rear seat? It may not be like having a smuggler for a rear seat. But it is much cheaper.

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Re: Corbin modular system
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011, 02:02:52 pm »
I posted a similar question elsewhere as I'm also looking to upgrade from the stock seat.

I think I've come to the conclusion that $800 is too much money to pay for 10 liters of storage on the Corbin (or $450 for 5 liters on the Sargent). I spent less than $100 for an expandable tank bag (24 to 40 liters) which I can quickly and solidly attach to the rear rack and seat whenever I need it.

Having said that, I think I'm going to go with the Corbin over the Sargent. There's less than $20 difference in the prices. I'm sure that either will be comfortable, but I personally like the looks of the Corbin better.

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Re: Corbin modular system
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011, 12:37:02 am »
I ordered a Balwin for my 09, it was beautiful! and very uncomfortable.  I sent it back (my cost) and they built me another one.  Great customer service unfortunately both seats caused pain, they refunded my money no questons asked.  Great company.

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Re: Corbin modular system
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2011, 01:18:02 am »
I posted a similar question elsewhere as I'm also looking to upgrade from the stock seat.

I think I've come to the conclusion that $800 is too much money to pay for 10 liters of storage on the Corbin (or $450 for 5 liters on the Sargent). I spent less than $100 for an expandable tank bag (24 to 40 liters) which I can quickly and solidly attach to the rear rack and seat whenever I need it.

Having said that, I think I'm going to go with the Corbin over the Sargent. There's less than $20 difference in the prices. I'm sure that either will be comfortable, but I personally like the looks of the Corbin better.

Nice choice WG, I don't think you'll regret it!  :)
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Re: Corbin modular system
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2011, 05:30:03 pm »
I'm considering the Corbin heated seat and the smuggler trunk. It's really expensive, does anyone know any less expensive alternatives that still have quality, comfort and options?  Thanks for any replies.

You can also use this stylish tail bag. It's 23liters, and fits well on the Concours. MotoCentric Mototrek Sport Tail Bag. The bag retails at the Motycycle Superstore for $61.99.
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Re: Corbin modular system
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2011, 08:27:18 pm »
I'm considering the Corbin heated seat and the smuggler trunk. It's really expensive, does anyone know any less expensive alternatives that still have quality, comfort and options?  Thanks for any replies.

You can also use this stylish tail bag. It's 23liters, and fits well on the Concours. MotoCentric Mototrek Sport Tail Bag. The bag retails at the Motycycle Superstore for $61.99.



This one looks like it will blow off as soon as you start moving. They're not showing it tied down in any way. I've affixed a tank bag on the back of mine. A little more square, but lots of room. I got some straps and buckles from the camping store and use them to tie it to the side bag brackets. Maybe I'll post a pic...

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Re: Corbin modular system
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2011, 08:39:04 pm »
I'm considering the Corbin heated seat and the smuggler trunk. It's really expensive, does anyone know any less expensive alternatives that still have quality, comfort and options?  Thanks for any replies.

You can also use this stylish tail bag. It's 23liters, and fits well on the Concours. MotoCentric Mototrek Sport Tail Bag. The bag retails at the Motycycle Superstore for $61.99.



I wouldn't consider this a valid replacement for somebody wanting the "Corbin smuggler storage compartment". It's not a hard shell compartment, it's not locking, not color matched, etc. This is more just like a tank bag for your tail, just my opinion...
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Re: Corbin modular system
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2011, 08:53:42 pm »
Motorman,

Not my business concerning your finances. If I had a large amount of disposable income I would get Corbin smuggler in heartbeat. Alas, I'm not in that situation but have had plenty experience with after market re-sellable items. The smuggler is re-sellable to select group. As captain Bob points out why not get a bag that is re-sellable to a larger group on flea bay?

Just a thought.

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Re: Corbin modular system
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2011, 10:02:10 pm »
This one looks like it will blow off as soon as you start moving. They're not showing it tied down in any way. I've affixed a tank bag on the back of mine. A little more square, but lots of room. I got some straps and buckles from the camping store and use them to tie it to the side bag brackets. Maybe I'll post a pic...


Wally_games, The picture does not show the bag secured to the bike tail. It secures very well in the included bungee straps to the tail of the Connie.

I wouldn't consider this a valid replacement for somebody wanting the "Corbin smuggler storage compartment". It's not a hard shell compartment, it's not locking, not color matched, etc. This is more just like a tank bag for your tail, just my opinion...



ZG, no the bag is not lockable or color coded - it does hold it's shape as it's rigid; but the O/P indicated the smugglers trunk and corbin seat were too expensive. I simply illustrated my pick for an alternative. At $61.99 I bought it. If I wanted - I could get a good luggage lock for the zippers and called it a day.



In any event it's an alternative to the expensive Corbin configuration and holds much more. It looks great on the Connie, secures without any issues, and has a rigid construction that keeps its shape empty or full.
I can get a 17" laptop, shoes, rain gear, wallet, and cell phone in it without issue. Coupled with the Connies panniers I'm loaded down for a weeks worth of riding with out an issue.
Put that stuff in a smugglers trunk.
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Re: Corbin modular system
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2011, 12:32:08 am »
That looks just like my Cor-tech.

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Re: Corbin modular system
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2011, 07:40:08 pm »
Thanks guys for all the input.  I appreicate it.