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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Another Sharpie story . . . . but not what you think.





When I ordered my Corbin I thought that "Corbin" would be blacked out. It wasn't. So I fixed it with a Sharpie Laundry Marker. I'll let the fix dry for 24 hours and then I'll do it again. I'll follow that with black shoe polish 24 hours later. (I'm retired Army. I'm an expert when it comes to black shoe polish. )

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Nicely done..

It's all about the details.

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Great looking saddle and it complements your whitewalls nicely!

How about some white grips and white spark plug wires? Sounds questionable but there's a video of a Softail Slim on YouTube with all those white accents and it looks quite sharp. The seat piping on it is like yours too, but I'm guessing his is a Mustang.

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nice quick and easy fix! i like having things "clean" looking and not too overly-stated with company logos.
that was one thing that kept me from getting the zard exhausts - those large oval badges that they had on them.
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nice quick and easy fix! i like having things "clean" looking and not too overly-stated with company logos.
that was one thing that kept me from getting the zard exhausts - those large oval badges that they had on them.
I totally agree,

I think this is one area that aftermarket companies get it WRONG. I understand them wishing to advertise (on our dollar) or just being proud of their product. But what they don't realize is that when as amateur builders we have added lots of aftermarket parts to our rides, we end up with an uncoordinated cacophony of logos festooning our builds...

At the very least, give us a choice for a logo free product or make it more subtle.

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I totally agree,

I think this is one area that aftermarket companies get it WRONG. I understand them wishing to advertise (on our dollar) or just being proud of their product. But what they don't realize is that when as amateur builders we have added lots of aftermarket parts to our rides, we end up with an uncoordinated cacophony of logos festooning our builds...

At the very least, give us a choice for a logo free product or make it more subtle.

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I totally agree.
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I totally agree,

I think this is one area that aftermarket companies get it WRONG. I understand them wishing to advertise (on our dollar) or just being proud of their product. But what they don't realize is that when as amateur builders we have added lots of aftermarket parts to our rides, we end up with an uncoordinated cacophony of logos festooning our builds...

At the very least, give us a choice for a logo free product or make it more subtle.

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exactly!

it's not like we're nascar.
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I don’t appreciate the Corbin logo either (though mine is authentic Corbin black and not sharpie...)

However I do like the Zard cooper/bronze badges and even if there was an option to delete them, I wouldn’t.

BTW, apart from the fact that it looks great on your bike, what do you think of the seat comfort-wise ?? Eager to hear your opinion.
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I don’t appreciate the Corbin logo either (though mine is authentic Corbin black and not sharpie...)

However I do like the Zard cooper/bronze badges and even if there was an option to delete them, I wouldn’t.

BTW, apart from the fact that it looks great on your bike, what do you think of the seat comfort-wise ?? Eager to hear your opinion.
You got what I asked for. I don't know why my Corbin logo was in white.

The seat is great comfort-wise. And from all that I have heard it is supposed to get better.

If the weather ever gets cooler I think I will get in some long rides. (It is 93ş F in North Carolina today. That sucks.)
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The Corbin does break in and shapes to your rump. Gets better with every mile.
Enjoy !

Are you going to complain about the white stitching ? Especially if you ordered the black and have it in writing...!
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