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    Corbin/Garmin/Hozen Review (oh yea a chain adjustment too)
    on: April 04, 2022, 04:44:04 pm
    April 04, 2022, 04:44:04 pm
    Good morning ladies and gents,

    Thought I give some of my thoughts on a few items I have recently added. 
    Bike: 2020 MTS 950s, color grey
    Ride length: 200 miles (eastern SC and NC)
    Ride weather: 68-72F, sky: clear, wind: WNW 10mph
    Rider: 5'11", 220lb, 30" inseam

    I will start off by saying how much adjusting my chain effected the shifting.  Shifting was becoming rather clunky especially dropping into first.  Adjusted chain, transmission silky smooth and quiet.

    Corbin Seat:  Bought seat from forum member and had it the next day.  Brand new and in grey motif.  This seat is big and heavy compared to stock.  It fit perfectly and just snaps into seat lock. 
    Comfort: this seat fits my arse like a glove, I have heard they are hard but I found it to be extremely comfortable right from the get-go.  After 4.5hrs in the saddle, I still found it to be extremely comfortable and can tell this saddle will wear in much like a horse saddle and I expect it to get more comfortable.  I especially like the lip/lower back support of seat and the flattening out of the forward slant found in the factory seat. 
    Height: I found it no taller than original seat; however, the pillow section is noticeable taller. 
    Conclusion:this is a very nice saddle, but it is large and does disrupt the lines of the bike.  This saddle also slowed me down, this is a hard one to explain other than is seemed to transform machine into a super comfortable long distance tourer.  I found myself happy to just let her ride in touring mode and cover some ground.  The factory seat = sport mode and raising hell.  As I said hard to explain.

    Garmin XT: worked as advertised, mounted on a ram ball, hard wired to battery.  Did find my speedometer to be about 6% optimistic.

    Hozan:maye the best $25 I have ever spent on a motorcycle.  Worked well up to about 75 mph, with screen on lowest setting.  When I got the package it had BMW marks on it and oozed quality for the price.  This eliminated the google eyed buffeting I got without it.
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    Last Edit: April 04, 2022, 04:49:35 pm by zetaetatheta

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    Re: Corbin/Garmin/Hozen Review (oh yea a chain adjustment too)
    Reply #1 on: May 08, 2022, 03:17:55 am
    May 08, 2022, 03:17:55 am
    Nice review write. Always loved the Corbin (and Sargent) seats over the factory seats. Is yours heated?

    Did you get the 4.3 or 5.5 Zumo XT? Im thinking about getting the 5.5 mounted in the center using an Evotech mount.

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    Re: Corbin/Garmin/Hozen Review (oh yea a chain adjustment too)
    Reply #2 on: May 08, 2022, 12:26:59 pm
    May 08, 2022, 12:26:59 pm
    Thanks, not heated and Zumo 5.5.  Im having a heck of a time downloading google map routes into it though.  Im sure once I get over the learning curve it will not be too bad.  Gonna head to mountings of Va, Ky tomorrow and give the seat a workout.

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    Re: Corbin/Garmin/Hozen Review (oh yea a chain adjustment too)
    Reply #3 on: July 19, 2022, 01:41:06 pm
    July 19, 2022, 01:41:06 pm
    Have you had any luck in getting google maps routes into your garmin yet?

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    Re: Corbin/Garmin/Hozen Review (oh yea a chain adjustment too)
    Reply #4 on: July 19, 2022, 02:25:11 pm
    July 19, 2022, 02:25:11 pm
    The tool to create routes for Garmin is called Basecamp. It works (for a given definition of works) and it is easier to set up routes using it then to transfer routes from Google maps, which is possible but not trivial. I have since given up on dedicated SatNavs like Garmin and TomTom and now use a cheap or second hand phone instead which gives me instant access to Google Maps, Waze etc., My preferred tool set is to use the basic MyRoute app (freeware) to do my planning on a PC or laptop, and the My-route navigation app (paid for) on my phone
    Last Edit: July 19, 2022, 02:26:53 pm by Paul_Smith

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    Re: Corbin/Garmin/Hozen Review (oh yea a chain adjustment too)
    Reply #5 on: July 19, 2022, 03:07:03 pm
    July 19, 2022, 03:07:03 pm
    Thank you. Thats what I do as well - use Google maps on a cheap phone.

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    Re: Corbin/Garmin/Hozen Review (oh yea a chain adjustment too)
    Reply #6 on: July 19, 2022, 08:40:21 pm
    July 19, 2022, 08:40:21 pm
    *Originally Posted by Paul_Smith [+]
    The tool to create routes for Garmin is called Basecamp. It works (for a given definition of works) and it is easier to set up routes using it then to transfer routes from Google maps, which is possible but not trivial. I have since given up on dedicated SatNavs like Garmin and TomTom and now use a cheap or second hand phone instead which gives me instant access to Google Maps, Waze etc., My preferred tool set is to use the basic MyRoute app (freeware) to do my planning on a PC or laptop, and the My-route navigation app (paid for) on my phone
    OK - It's been the hottest day ever in the UK and full disclosure I'm staying hydrated according to government guidelines. Maybe a few beers isn't the actual recommendation but hey-ho.

    Basecamp - where do I start? I tried for many hours to try and understand how it wanted me to work? One of us was wrong. I'll just say - I'm not clever enough to understand it.

    My workflow is to use an app that understands me - Calimoto. So I plan everything in Calimoto and then export GPX to my Garmin Zumo XT.

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    Re: Corbin/Garmin/Hozen Review (oh yea a chain adjustment too)
    Reply #7 on: July 20, 2022, 04:37:02 pm
    July 20, 2022, 04:37:02 pm
    I use MyRouteApp, planning routes on either the PC, tablet or, at a pinch, smartphone. I can then download it on the phone or tablet and, through the Garmin Drive app, Bluetooth it to my Zumo XT. Simple and works faultlessly. I can even Bluetooth routes to others who have XTs.

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    Re: Corbin/Garmin/Hozen Review (oh yea a chain adjustment too)
    Reply #8 on: April 14, 2023, 01:37:37 am
    April 14, 2023, 01:37:37 am
    Are you sure the Corbin seat didnt add any height to the seat height?

    I was thinking about getting this seat and emailed Corbin about specs and adding heat. They dont offer heat but they mentioned that their seat adds a bit to the seat height. I have the factory lower seat (high ~32), on my bike because I have a 30 inseam as well and have to tiptoe or one leg the bike at stops. Anything taller, Id struggle a bit.

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    Re: Corbin/Garmin/Hozen Review (oh yea a chain adjustment too)
    Reply #9 on: April 14, 2023, 10:33:05 am
    April 14, 2023, 10:33:05 am
    I recently started using https://kurviger.de/en and I am impressed enough to cancel my my-route subscription.

     



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