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Old May 22nd, 2014   #1
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Default Trouble fitting my ex-cop 2005 ST1300A with a used Corbin Seat

Here's my dilemma. Bought a gorgeous Corbin Seat on eBay. Received it yesterday only to discover because of the protruding tabs for the Plastic Rear "Police Pod" it won't drop in. Please see pics.







The tab is welded to the frame of the bike, and is very stout (could not be bent over to make room for the installation.

Anybody else out there had to deal with this successfully?

Any suggestion would be appreciated. The front on the seat clips in fine and the rear metal loop seems to line up ok with the receiver (see pics for details), Thanks...









If possible maybe someone could post pictures of the seat frame with the seat removed of an 03 to 08 St1300 as this is the bike that Corbin states on their website it will fit. Thanks, I don't have a manual yet for this bike. Any suggestions would be appreciated.








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Old May 22nd, 2014   #2
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It appears that the protruding tabs for the Plastic Rear pod is interfering with the fitment. If you don't care to have the rear police pod on the bike then, I would get those tabs cut off.

I think that the seat would fit after that but, I don't have a police version bike so, I can't say that for sure.
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A little bit of fire blanket to catch the sparks and cover the bike to protect all the paint along with a small angle grinder and a zip cut steel cutting blade would make short work of the tabs.

A little black paint to cover the frame wounds and all is well.

If you don't have what you need or can't do it yourself, find a friendly welder who can do it for you.
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A little bit of fire blanket to catch the sparks and cover the bike to protect all the paint along with a small angle grinder and a zip cut steel cutting blade would make short work of the tabs.

A little black paint to cover the frame wounds and all is well.

If you don't have what you need or can't do it yourself, find a friendly welder who can do it for you.
What he said.
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Everyone has a Dremel.
Stock up on cut-off wheels and introduce your Dremel to your ST.
Still need spark protection and Gloss Black Krylon.


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Old May 22nd, 2014   #6
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Everyone has a Dremel.
Stock up on cut-off wheels and introduce your Dremel to your ST.
Still need spark protection and Gloss Black Krylon.


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And plan to devote at least 2 hours per tab using the Dremel

It will work, and will use up boxes full of those tiny cutting wheels, but if it is all you have available....

However if you want to save yourself some grief and do it on the cheap take a look.

http://www.harborfreight.com/4-12-in...der-69645.html

http://www.harborfreight.com/pack-of...tal-45430.html

http://www.harborfreight.com/4-ft-x-...ket-67833.html

Besides a man can never have enough tools and stuff

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Dremel has some fiber core cut-off wheels that will cut molly tubing with relative ease, I doubt if these brackets are more than mild steel.
2 hours per tab? Not going to happen. These are seat brackets not
plate steel.

Not everyone has access to nor needs to own a paper weight from HF.
$14 should tell you everything you need to know about the quality

For $14 dollars drive it into your local dealer and have them cut them off. You won't have to dispose of the HF toxic waist at least.


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Quality of the HF stuff aside, I have a Dremel, it is essentially a toy.

My point is that a grinder is a serious tool and that's all.

Paul,find someone else to argue with, I hope the OP gets his seat installed.
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If you cant be bothered to cut those tabs off, I'll take the seat off your hands!
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Default Re: Trouble fitting my ex-cop 2005 ST1300A with a used Corbin Seat

Aside from cutting the vertical tabs I thought the popo bikes had a different subframe that prevents mounting a stock seat but the Corbin looks like it has rubber biscuits in the right place to support the back half of the seat on the subframe and the retainer might fit into the latch mechanism. Are the vertical tabs the only problem? I would hate to cut off those tabs and find neither the seat or the existing radio pod no longer fit.
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