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Re: You have forward controls and want to ditch 'em?
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:44 PM
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See Dustin you don't understand... The Corbin is to blame for everything...


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Re: You have forward controls and want to ditch 'em?
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:25 PM
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Haha it gets it's fair share from me don't you worry haha.
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Re: You have forward controls and want to ditch 'em?
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:00 PM
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If looking to modify a seat to use with forward controls, make sure the sides up front under the faux tank are thinned out.
With my legs extended they are right up against the seat in the front higher section.
Also, my inner thighs get a bit hot in the summer being so close to the engine.
I'm thinking about running some "knee plates" this summer.
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:48 PM
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Do you have pics of yours you made? I would like to see how well you did.
I don't think it's the seat, corbin or lowered style that's causing or will fix your problem (cramps) it's the peg position IMO - the max is designed for light to light city riding and the pegs are positioned for lauching the bike from a stop and to straddle it with your thighs under hard acceleration - I'm a highway rider and for me the corbin seat with highway pegs (looks aside) are the way to go - this way you can move your leg position from regular pegs to front pegs to avoid cramping - Last summer, my wife and I did a trip (1800 miles in 3 days) with the corbin, than a 300 mile ride with the lowered seat and we both liked the corbin better for comfort. I have gotten hip locking cramp with the corbin when my feet are on the regular pegs for to long, and also with the lowered seat in the same position too long.

Maybe you should try highway pegs (not expensive) to see if that will take care of your problem before getting rid of corbin seat and buying another seat.

If you are still are considering forward controls and find the ones out there expensive maybe the ones on the attachment will work for you and you can find on ebay from a previous post of mine on the thread.

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Re: You have forward controls and want to ditch 'em?
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:54 PM
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Here's the attachments again.
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:19 PM
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I initially had the stock pegs, and put on Yamaha crash bars for pegs up front.
After a year I realized I was only coming back to stock position to shift, it was like 90% up front, 10% stock.
It was then I decided forward, and control was right for me.
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Re: You have forward controls and want to ditch 'em?
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Old 12-22-2007, 12:19 PM
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Maxcruiser - I meant photos on your bike if you had 'em. I had spotted those universal sets on E-bay myself and thought about 'em.

Also I'm not buying a new seat, I'm having my Corbin shaved down and a gel pad added.

vmaxinID - On long rides I have to put my feet out in front of the bike, like they would be with forwards, to relieve some of my pains.

If I could afford it I'd leave the 'Max the way it is in the peg department and go buy a Victory Hammer to run the highway, I just don't have the ching to spend right now. Miss Max will have to serve highway cruiser and beat up on a few 600's with my feet out front.
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Old 12-22-2007, 01:19 PM
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Maxcruiser - I meant photos on your bike if you had 'em. I had spotted those universal sets on E-bay myself and thought about 'em.

Also I'm not buying a new seat, I'm having my Corbin shaved down and a gel pad added.

vmaxinID - On long rides I have to put my feet out in front of the bike, like they would be with forwards, to relieve some of my pains.

If I could afford it I'd leave the 'Max the way it is in the peg department and go buy a Victory Hammer to run the highway, I just don't have the ching to spend right now. Miss Max will have to serve highway cruiser and beat up on a few 600's with my feet out front.
Quarterhorse, I have included pictures of my old red vmax just before selling it. All accessories were taken off except the corbin seat that I had reshaped and recovered in leather. I did not use gel pad, but did put 1/2" upholstery foam under the leather. I also added extra padding at the front of the seat to help in the crotch area - It was very comfy.

I also included pics of my new max (black) with standard older corbin seat and highway pegs - pics are not the best
I like this set up as mentioned before and have other mods to do before getting seat redone - need a new rim (18"), etc...
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Re: You have forward controls and want to ditch 'em?
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Old 12-22-2007, 04:15 PM
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Gotcha, I was hoping to see your bike with the home made controls on it. Nice rides though.
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Re: You have forward controls and want to ditch 'em?
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Old 12-25-2007, 02:56 PM
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I'll look around and see if I can find pics of the ones I made.

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