k1300 passenger backrest - was anyone have a corbin seat?

General Discussion about BMW Motorcycles

k1300 passenger backrest - was anyone have a corbin seat?

Postby mlytle » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:48 am

I am really happy with the stock seat on my K1300S, but wife wants a backrest when she rides 2UP. I find the sargent seats for the K1300 not comfortable. anyone local have a K1300 Corbin i could sit on to try?
Last edited by mlytle on Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Marshall
92 K75s
94 K75s
09 K1300s
User avatar
mlytle
Member
 
Posts: 146
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:41 pm
Location: alexandria, va

Re: anyone have a corbin K1300 (S) seat?

Postby Genen8kua » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:31 am

Another option might be adding a topcase with a backrest. Debbie doesn't even care about the backrest, she just likes the extra *sense* of security when the topcase is there if she slides back a bit. YMMV, but maybe a relatively small one would't ruin the bike's look.
Gene
2007 R1200GS

What happens in the helmet stays in the helmet.
User avatar
Genen8kua
GO COWBOYS!
 
Posts: 656
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:31 pm
Location: Arnold, MD

Re: anyone have a corbin K1300 (S) seat?

Postby mlytle » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:13 am

yes...also looking into putting a rack and soft case on the back...a rack with a built in or bolt on backrest would be perfect, but have not found any.
Marshall
92 K75s
94 K75s
09 K1300s
User avatar
mlytle
Member
 
Posts: 146
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:41 pm
Location: alexandria, va

Re: anyone have a corbin K1300 (S) seat?

Postby mlytle » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:46 am

decided to give up on the corbin seat...installed sw-motec rack and am custom fabricating a backrest mount for it by welding up some 16ga steel. picked up a corbin backrest off ebay to use with it. not done yet as have to have pillion test fit to see how high and front to back location for it.
Image

Image

Image

rack will still be useable for gear.
Marshall
92 K75s
94 K75s
09 K1300s
User avatar
mlytle
Member
 
Posts: 146
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:41 pm
Location: alexandria, va

Re: k1300 passenger backrest - was anyone have a corbin seat

Postby mlytle » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:31 pm

and the finish of the project.

cut and finished with multi-coats of semi-gloss black.
Image

Image

installed
Image

Image

Image

now...to find some time for a test RIDE!
Marshall
92 K75s
94 K75s
09 K1300s
User avatar
mlytle
Member
 
Posts: 146
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:41 pm
Location: alexandria, va

Re: k1300 passenger backrest - was anyone have a corbin seat

Postby thanatos1224 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:28 pm

Nice, now how about some arm rests?
David & Carol
Just finding an excuse to ride
User avatar
thanatos1224
Frequent Poster
 
Posts: 230
Joined: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:14 am

Re: k1300 passenger backrest - was anyone have a corbin seat

Postby mlytle » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:38 am

lol....don't be giving her any ideas!!
Marshall
92 K75s
94 K75s
09 K1300s
User avatar
mlytle
Member
 
Posts: 146
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:41 pm
Location: alexandria, va


Return to General Chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron