Received my Corbin parts today!
I finally received my Corbin order today, which includes:
1) Front saddle, integrated seat heater option, CF textured leather on top, asphalt leather on sides, M-sport logo on side
2) Rear saddle (same exact config as front, except for M-sport logo)
3) Oval backrest with glovebox color-matched to my bike's Granite Grey
4) Smuggler rear seat replacement trunk, color-matched to my bike's Granite Grey
5) One bottle of saddle cream.
Total Price: $1,258 US (Corbin honored their original price from the other forum's post, before they raised them).
I have to say that I'm very impressed with the quality of the Corbin products so far. I have yet to install them, but the first sign of quality is the packaging. Every part was protected enough to avoid damage in case they happened to fall out of one of UPS's 747's from 35,000 feet! It was almost annoying to have to unpack it all. The packaging is so good that I'm actually saving it for packing up my wife's China and other fragile objects.
Once unwrapped, I was really impressed with the finish of everything. The color is a spot-on match to the bike (by garage light anyway - the daylight tomorrow will tell for sure). Everything is solid. The hinges for the Smuggler trunk and backrest glovebox doors are solid and smooth, as are the locks. There is a bit of side-to-side play, but I think that that's done on purpose to allow the lids to seat according to the shape of the receving component and the gasket, as opposed to being forced by the hinge.
All of the mounting hardware is really heavy duty feeling and looking.
My only complaint so far is that the oval backrest padding isn't a totally perfect match to the curvature of the glovebox - but I'm really nitpicking about that. One would be hard pressed to notice it at all unless looking for it specifically.
Everything also smells like it's straight from the factory - which it is. I'm not going to wax over the painted parts for at least a month until I'm absolutely sure that they've cured fully.
I can't wait to put the seat on and for my first LONG ride on it.
I'll post pictures up when I have a chance later, both pre and post install, in single rider/Smuggler and two-up glovebox configs, for those who have the Grey bike and want to know what it would look like.
I hope that everything fits on the bike and works/feels as solid as my initial impression of the quality. I just need to figure out the lug bolt thing for my BMW sport panniers.
I know that Bahnburner was working on them, but someone posted up that Corbin now offers a kit? Does anyone know about this?