Young Guns Saddle for Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero
Help & Info
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Corbin products are designed to fit very close to your bike for a clean look. Due to this, other accessories or options can inhibit proper fit. As an example: Tank Consoles (dashes), ignition modules, exhaust systems, sissy bars, etc. If you have accessories installed on your bike, please let us know so we can verify the fit for you.
Basepan, foam and hardware of the Corbin saddle is warranted to the original owner for life. Cover materials, Heaters and workmanship are warranted for one year. Product will only be authorized to be shipped back, freight pre-paid, for refining of shape or to replace/rectify defective parts. In cases where the rework requires a new cover, a recover charge will be applied. Cash or credit refunds are not available. All goods being handled for customer service consideration must be accompanied by a Corbin receipt and a Return Material Authorization number (RMA).
Structural integrity of Corbin fiberglass components are warranted to the original owner for life. Finish and paint are warranted against manufacturing defect for one year. Damage to product and / or painted surfaces from outside forces or misuse is specifically not covered under warranty. Cash or credit refunds are not available. All goods being handled for customer service consideration must be accompanied by a Corbin receipt and a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number.
USA pricing shown. When products are shipped throughout the world, you will see higher prices because of freight, customs, duty and applicable taxes. Please consider these costs when purchasing Corbin products outside the USA. If ordering direct from Corbin, we will compute freight charges and add them to the order. BUYER will be responsible for customs, taxes, duty or other charges.
In the front, we've built a seating platform that is concave in shape to fit the contour of your body and provide more square inches of body contact. This gives you excellent comfort despite the low profile design. Sculpted with a narrow nose for good ground reach while providing support under your thighs while in the riding position... a standard of Corbin design. Young Guns tail section is padded and upholstered so technically you can ride passengers on it, but don't expect them to be happy for very long.
Inside, our exclusive Comfort Cell® foam gives you firm support that lasts all day because it doesn't crush down like the soft stock foam. Over time, Comfort Cell® will adapt to your body and provide a personalized fit. Under the foam, our rigid Fibertech basepan fits perfectly to your bike and provides a good foundation to keep the foam shape correct. Corbin basepans ride on rubber bumpers to protect your paint job from scratching. Installation is simple with the saddle mounting just like the stock Kawasaki unit.
Choose from a wide range of leather styles for a truly custom touch. Get your saddle made in all natural black for a subdued approach or dress it up like we did here for a little more flair that doesn't overpower the bike. Shown above is our standard natural texture Black leather in the seating panel with Faux Alligator sides, Asphalt tail and tasteful flame stitch pattern. Our Asphalt material makes a great accent that coordinates with the wrinkle black paint on the motor.
Leather seating is perfect for motorcycle saddles because it breathes with your body and will conform with the foam shape for a personalized fit after break in. Over time your saddle will age and develop a unique character just like your leather jacket. If you care for it properly with a quality conditioner like our Saddle Cream, your leather saddle will be your riding buddy for many years. Never use cleaners or conditioners that contain petroleum or kerosene as they will damage the hide and reduce its life span.
One of the first things you'll notice about your new Corbin saddle is how stocky it feels. Our high density foam and rigid Fibertech base material add some heft to the seat, but it's worth it in the long run for sure! Here's why:
Corbin's basepan material is extremely stiff and therefore supplies the necessary rigid foundation to support the carefully designed ergonomics of the saddle. A thinner or more flexible base (ie nylon) would allow the saddle to sag in the middle which changes the foam shape impacting comfort value. We always design our basepans as flat as possible since odd shapes or bumps can telegraph through the foam and create pressure points.
This rigid base also supplies the mechanics for built in hardware like our removable backrest system. Backrest support hardware is buried inside the Fibertech to assure it remains stable and supports the weight of rider or passenger. Remember, the Corbin backrest system is like a complete integrated sissy bar that adjusts! Pretty amazing when you think about it.
Specifically designed for Corbin, this hybrid material has almost no shrinkage as it cures. Fibertech combined with our patented manufacturing process provides a precision fit to all areas of the bike and offers minimal manufacturing tolerance. The entire basepan only contacts your bike through rubber bumpers to protect your paint.
Better weight distribution
"Ergonomic" is the applied science ofequipment design intended to reduce operator fatigue and discomfort. Also calledbiotechnology, human engineering or human factors engineering. What it means isthat the product was designed to work with the human body. This is a key factorin how a Corbin saddle functions.
Notice how our saddles are sculpted and shapedto fit the human body? That's what we're talking about. This gives more squareinches of body contact which disperses your weight over a greater area. Sinceit matches the curve of your body, it also eliminates hot spots and centralizedpressure on your spine.
In order to manufacture seats this way, itrequires special materials and manufacturing processes. Over the years we'veexperimented with many different materials, but in the end wound up developingour own. The process itself, calledIntegrated Molding, was also inventedby Mike Corbin and was awarded a United States patent.
Naturally we're always on the lookout for newmaterials and processes. What you find today is the product of nearly fourdecades of relentless product development. Because of this, Corbin Saddles arecommonly considered the finest motorcycle seat in the world.
Exclusive Materials and a Patented Process
One of the main reasons Corbin saddles have beenso popular over the years is because the technology under the saddle's cover isin constant development. New models and improved features require constantdiligence on the part of the factory to assure each product lives up to theoriginal design. Integrated molding was the missing link between designconcepts and actual production.
In a nutshell we've taken the components of thesaddle and combined (integrated) the molds into one unit. Brackets and backresthardware is placed in the mold where the basepan is created around it. The molditself dictates the shape of the base and placement of the hardware whilecreating a clean rounded edge in the exact same shape every time.
This same mold is then used to cast ourinfinite-ratio Comfort Cell foam into the ergonomic shape common to Corbinseats. This process takes place on a tight schedule while the Fibertech basematerial is still at a curing stage. This creates a chemical bond between baseand foam that helps keep the crafted shape intact under heavy use.
Integrated Molding has created a process soconsistant it gave our R&D team the freedom to design for a more precisionfit. Extremely tight tolerances allow the seat shape to fit every arc and curveof your motorcycle like never before. It also enabled us to introduce a host ofnew features like Chrome V-Rails, fold down backrest hardware, heater insertsand our new Ovalbac model backrests.
Genuine Leather Seating
For a luxurious ride
With few exceptions (seats for off-road bikes),we include genuine leather seating panels in all Corbin saddles. A naturalproduct, leather provides a luxurious ride by allowing your body to breathewhile in contact with the seat. Leather is also extremely durable so it willlast in the harsh environment your bike is subjected to.
Genuine leather will also adapt with the foamshape to support the personalized fit after break in. This is why we recommendusing vinyl instead of leather in the SIDE areas of your seat. Vinyl will"spring back" instead of stretching, so it will support the foamshape and stay looking new.
We have a wide range of specialty leathers &vinyls available for covering your Corbin saddle, but beware the Kid in a Candy Store syndrome. Most people that create wild seat coverdesigns end up unhappy with them over time and admit they went crazy justbecause they could. So even though we let you choose any materials you want foryour seat, doesn't mean you SHOULD... sometimes less is more.
Lastly, be sure to care for your leatherproperly with a quality conditioner like Corbin's Saddle Cream. This will helpit to resist the elements and stay water resistant and looking sharp longer.Over time you can expect your saddle to break in and develop its own uniquecharacter, just like your leather jacket or gloves.
Paint Color Matching
Color is one of the most emotional issues faced in therefinish & paint business. Everyone has an opinion about color. Unfortunatelyeveryone sees color slightly differently and this can be the cause of discussion. The biggest problem is thatof color variants. Cars and motorcycles are no longer produced in fixed colors,but come from the manufacturing plants in a range of shades of a particularcolor.
Manufacturers & OEMs
At the OEMplants, there are a multitude of reasons why variants may occur. These reasonsinclude the paint system being used, the line speed, line trials, lineproblems, plant differences and variations in film builds. No matter how hardOEM manufacturers try to duplicate paint results from unit to unit in any givencolor, there will always be paintvariations! No matter how much time and money OEM paint companies spend on makingsure their colors are consistent from batch to batch in both OEM paint and refinishformulas, there will always be paint variations.
Variations inthe production of paint can also contribute to variations in a particular colorcode. As research and technology allow, new chemistries and resins may beintroduced into a particular product line at any given time. This may allow fora slight color shift when a plant empties a container of existing material andorders more from the supplier.
Also during the manufacturing process, thepotential exists for slight differences in the final product. The manufacturingprocess requires a lot of equipment, settings, human control, and other factorsand any slight change in any one of those components may contribute to theslight deviation. The final paint product may be well within the specificationsfor that product but be slightly different from a previous batch.
PPG (Corbin'smain paint supplier) monitors color consistency directly at the OEM plantswhenever possible and also out in the "real world" of repair centers.This is done through their Parts program by receiving documentation fromdistributors, customers and internal sales people.
This constant feedback of color informationallows PPG to identify colors that consistently do not match the OEM standard.They then create avariation (redder,greener, lighter, darker, etc.) of the Prime formula that will provide a bettermatch in some cases than the prime formula.
When a paint technician is looking up a colorusing any PPG Color Information System they check to see if a Variant formulaexists. This can save a great deal of time and provide better consistency.Corbin uses the PPG TouchMix computer to provide the best possible match toyour OEM paint. However, given variances at the OEM level, we cannot guaranteea perfect match at all times.
Another Corbin Invention
Corbin backrests are designed to install and remove easily so you can use a single backrest transferred front to back as needed or get two for full time use. Just slide the backrest shaft into the hardware contained inside the saddle and lock it in place with a single safety screw.
Backrests adjust to rider profile easily without removing the rest from the seat. In some saddles we incorporate special hardware in the front position that allows the backrest to fold down to ease mounting the bike. This hardware also allows you to position the backrest fore and aft to suit your stature.
Of course, all backrests are made to coordinate with your Corbin saddle in your choice of materials. Ovalbac models also have finishing plate options for the rear to add a bit more flair. Need a little storage? Check out Corbin's new Glovebox that bolts directly up to your backrest in place of the finishing plate and adds four liters of storage!
Corbin Configurator Tips
Current Selection is noted in each of the accordion's title bars while the associated color swatch will be highlighted gold. Once you click on a swatch, the menu will automatically close and the seat will update to show your selection. Click the seat again to re-open the menu and change more.
Multiple Views Look in the upper-right corner of the screen for icons to change the camera view... Don't worry, your selections will remain in place for all available seat views. Check all views to assure you've got everything (don't forget you can choose a color for the Corbin logo too!)
SAVE Menu Here's where you will find a variety of handy options to manage your designs:
|Click on this Plus icon to save the current design for future reference. Save as many designs as you wish so you can easily go back and compare favorites.|
|Click on the Camera icon to save a picture of your design to your computer as a jpeg image. Tip: The configurator sizes to your screen so make sure you maximize your browser for largest picture size.|
|Use the handy Printer icon to send a copy of the page to your printer of course. You'll be presented with a printer dialog box that let's you choose printer and options.|
|Add To Cart. Click on this icon and all current selections will be passed along to the shopping cart for ordering. This will include the seat part number and full descriptions as shown.|
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What's the Price? The price of the saddle was shown on the product page that brought you here. There is No Extra Charge for customizing your seat with the leathers and materials shown here!
Accessories This configurator will add ONLY the saddle and cover design to your shopping cart. Go back to the product page to add backrests and other accessory items to your order.
Materials Sadly, materials come and go. Sometimes our suppliers can't get them anymore, sometimes they are discontinued because they don't hold up to long term use. The configurator always shows what is currently available.
Stitch Patterns Very few seats have more than one stitch pattern available (excepting Hollywood Solo models). So you can change the color of the stitching, but you cannot change the pattern. The specific webpage shows the correct stitch pattern while the configurator will show a generic stitch pattern that may not be correct for your seat.
Assembly stitch Color chosen for the decorative stitching does NOT effect the thread color for the assembly stitching. In those places we automatically use the most appropriate thread color for subdued looks.
IMPORTANT: This is strictly a visualization tool!
Please understand that every seat model is different with patterns and options varying from seat to seat. These digital models (configurators) represent the concept of how your seat will be made, but not exactly how it will appear when finished. Always refer to the images of the saddle specific to your motorcycle on the appropriate product page.
We have done our best to assure the colors and materials appear on screen accurately, but all computer monitors are different and your personal settings will make a big difference. When trying to match colors to your paint or if you have concerns, please contact us for material samples. We will be happy to supply these at no charge.
You're order will be reviewed for accuracy by one of our technical representatives once it is received. Changes may be recommended and/or required.