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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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'78 KZ650 C2, 125K kms, Rickman fairing, Delkevic ex, EI, K&N, ATK fork brace, braced swingarm, Progessive, Koni, 18" Z1R front wheel

'00 ZRX1100, Ohlin's shocks, fork brace, Corbin seat, Gimbel bugspoiler

Need a key for your kz/z? I can make them.

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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.
1979 KZ1000B3 LTD Glacier Green

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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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