A lot has happened in the motorcycle industry in the last two decades: Big Tire Choppers... Classic Bobbers... return of the Cafe Racer... Stretched Baggers... But it seems the Warbird style was never forgotten. This year Mike finally caved in to the miriad of requests and has redesigned the Warbird style for a new release!
The Warbird is a series of components designed to work together for a unified look or can be used individually to convert a stock Harley-Davidson FXR into a rolling work of art. Together the components capture the essence of classic Warbirds like the Corsair, Mustang and Thunderbolts for an aggressive stance and smooth aerodynamic line. The system is compised of:
Warbird Fairing for FXR
Corbin Chin Spoiler
Smooth Side Covers
Warbird Tail section
Warbird Custom Saddle
Warbird Fairing takes its lines from the tank and carries them through the front of the machine. Frame mounted design installs independently of the forks and works with the stock legs or a wider set like we've done here (from VRSC model). Warbird fairing stays straight regardless of the handlebar direction so it always looks tight and aggressive. Corbin fairing hides frame tubes and wiring around the triple trees giving a very clean appearance.
Aerodynamically designed to cut through the wind while providing a degree of rider protection as well. Opens up a whole new world of opportunities for custom paint jobs, or you can have it painted to match your existing color scheme. Durable Fibertech construction comes in gel-coat ready for your painter's preparation. All mounting hardware and instructions are included.
Fairing includes the molded dash unit that mounts around the bars and really cleans up the installation. Also includes brackets to mount the gauges down and inside the fairing as shown. We've specifically designed our Warbird Fairing to work with the dual gauges shown. Some models of FXR may use sizes or styles of gauges that may require special brackets (not included).
Chin Spoiler is designed to integrate the lines of the FXR into the bottom end for a more visually streamlined look. Our spoiler flows over the frame downtubes with a large duct built into the design for proper engine cooling. We've designed this piece to work with the stock FXR foot controls, but with a little simple modification it can work with forward controls if you've already installed a set of those.
We offer the spoiler in ABS ready for your painter to scuff and primer or for a little extra pre-painted in gloss black and ready for installation right out of the box. Mounting is simple and we include all needed hardware and detailed instructions. This is a simple project for the average weekend mechanic. Constructed of ABS for a clean finish, durability and value.
For long term paint durability, many folks work with their painter for a little extra protection at the bottom because this is where you are most likely to get rock chips from the front tire. Likewise a small piece of clear contact paper would protect the paint and be virtually invisible and very simple to install or replace as needed.
Smooth Side Covers provide a very simple and clean look that molds gracefully into the contour of the frame, filling the space and smoothing out the lines. Very simple to install with no frame modifications required. Works with Corbin seats or stock models for maximum versatility.
Corbin side covers are available in two styles: FULL covers give a smooth line that fills in the entire "triangle" of the FXR chassis and therefore do not allow for passenger footpegs. If you are using the Warbird tail section, this is an excellent choice. Corbin's SHORT covers give a very similar look, but are brought up a little shorter on the bottom edge to allow for passenger footpegs.
Full covers are constructed of vacuum formed ABS. Short covers are constructed of Fibertech material. Both come ready for your painter's preparation for primer coat and include all required mounting brackets.
Warbird Tail Section is designed to replace the fender and inner fender as a single unit. Gives the bike a fast and clean line at the back that really puts the Warbird look over the top. Includes an integrated license plate frame that is frenched in to keep that clean line. This special frame by RWD (Russ Wernimont Designs) features LED lighting that provides Tail Light, Brake Light and Turn Signals all in one.
Inside, the Warbird Tail provides a hideaway for small items like cell phones, summer gloves, GDO remotes and keys. We've even lined the inside to keep these items safe and secure. Please note the storage area is not as large as it appears from the outside as there is room inside for tire travel. Total storage volume is approximately 4 liters. Warbird tail section is designed to work with a special saddle from Corbin.
Warbird Tail uses our rotomolding process that molds the entire unit as a single piece with no seams. Using a special polyurethane material purpose built for Corbin, the tail section come to you very smooth and ready for your painter's final preparation and primer. Long lasting durability with an excellent finish and perfect fit!
Warbird Saddle is designed specifically for use on the above tail section. Using high density Comfort Cell foam to provide firm support with a very low profile, the Corbin saddle is the perfect finish. Wide, dished seating provides excellent weight distribution so you'll be happy to spend time on your bike. Topped off with genuine leather seating in your choice of colors and styles. Includes custom stitch pattern and Warbird logo embroidery.
Installs simply using a key lock system that integrates with the stock chassis and Corbin Warbird tail. Locking installation provides secure storage for items in your tail section. If you're running a custom tank on your FXR, we can work with you to create a custom Warbird saddle that will match up perfectly. Talk to one of our Tech Reps for complete info.
All together, the new Corbin Warbird system plays off the smooth lines of the original Corbin design while developing an identity all it's own. Both were inspired by the legendary planes of the 40's and pay homage to the heroic men who piloted them. Available only from Corbin, Purveyor of Fine Motorcycle Art!
A note about installation: Like most Corbin components, the Warbrid pieces are designed to bolt up to a stock chassis without requiring cutting, grinding or welding. However, please keep in mind that most FXR models have already been modified to some degree and likely make wide use of aftermarket components. As such some of the Corbin components may need to be modified slightly for clearance or you may need to improvise brackets (ie for your gauge setup). That is why we highly recommend all pieces are test fit BEFORE you apply any paint.
UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY: The design and manufacture of Corbin products is so unique that Mike Corbin himself holds more than 60 United States Patents! From the process itself to new innovations like the Corbin Glovebox, you can count on highly functional and unique products that work. Corbin products are manufactured under one or more of the following US Patents: 6,848,156 B2; 6,729,516 B2; D 489,540S; 6,655,740 B1; 6,422,648 B1; 5,544,937; 5,608,957; 4,953,911; D545,073S & 6,971,714 B1.
FIBERTECH™ BASEPAN: A purpose built, hybrid material that provides a firm foundation to support the carefully designed ergonomics of the Corbin saddle. Provides a precision fit to every arc and contour of the machine and rides on rubber bumpers to protect your paint. We always design our basepans as flat as possible so bumps or odd shapes don't telegraph through the foam to your body. Click on the button at left to learn more...
COMFORT CELL® FOAM: The heart of the Corbin saddle! Our exclusive, purpose built foam material, called Comfort Cell, was created to provide a firm, resilient ride that doesn't break down. This means it will support you for long days on the road. Over time, Comfort Cell will break in to provide a personalized fit to your posture and even greater comfort! For the complete story just click the button.
ERGONOMIC SHAPING: A major part of the design criteria of the Corbin saddle is the Ergonomic shape. This means the saddle's foam shape is designed to emulate the curves of the human body. This provides more square inches of body contact and helps to eliminate hot spots. This shaping also neutralizes the seating platform to help curb sliding in the saddle which reduces fatigue. In a nutshell... more comfort for a longer ride! Just click the button at left for an animation that shows how it works.
PATENTED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY: Always an innovator, Mike Corbin invented Integrated Molding technology which is now the process by which all Corbin saddles are made. This process allows extremely tight tolerances and creates a chemical bond between the foam and base material. To see what this is all about, just click the button for More Info
GENUINE LEATHER: We use leather in all panels of the seat that contact your body. This provides a luxurious ride that breathes with your body. Leather will also break in along with the foam shape to support the personalized fit. Available in a wide range of textures and styles to suit your taste. For more information about leather seating just click away.
KEY LOCK INSTALLATION: This saddle model uses a new mounting system designed by Corbin to allow installation and removable with a simple key lock. Once the included brackets are installed, the saddle can be removed easily by just inserting and turning the key. Need a demo? Just click the button.
Fairing is manufactured of our exclusive Fibertech™ material for durability and a clean finish. Specially formulated for Corbin, Fibertech™ gives us very tight tolerances with minimal shrinkage so each part comes out true to the original design.
Warbird tail section is roto-molded using a specialized polyurethane material to it comes out as a single piece with no seams. Extremely durable and a fine finish for your painter to work with.
All components come ready for your painter's final preparation for primer. ABS and Polyurethane components typically need only a light scuffing to be ready for primer. Fibertech components may require light glazing and sanding before primer.
Front Fender and tank are NOT included. Shown above we have painted a stock Harley-Davidson FXR tank and FX fender to coordinate.
All components MUST be test fit on the bike before painting. This will allow for modifiations if required to allow clearance for aftermarket components. Once test fit the parts are then ready to remove and send out for paint.
In the tail section we use the RWD license plate frame / tail light assembly mounted upside down. It will be necessary to switch the wires for the left & right turn signals to achieve the correct effect.
If ordered as a complete kit, we include the full side covers that do not allow for use of passenger pegs as the Warbird tail section does not provide passenger seating.
Although no cutting, grinding or welding is required, installation may pose some challenges especially when other aftermarket pieces are involved. Our chin spoiler and side covers are very simple to intall. Tail section with seat is slightly more difficult and requires rewiring of turn signals and tail/brake light. Front fairing adds another degree of difficulty as you will need to disconnect and reroute handlebar wiring as well as cables and brake line.
Take good care of your new seat and the seat will take good care of you. Designed to help your leather saddle remain weather resistant and keeps the hide supple. This will allow the leather to break in and age gracefully. Great for boots, gloves & jackets too. Simple rub-in, buff out application. *More Info*
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Please select saddle cover options from the drop down boxes before adding to cart. We will verify all selections with you before starting production. Have questions? Just click on the "Glossary" or "Materials" button for answers. NOTE: Warbird components come ready for painter's preparation and are not available painted.
Complete Warbird Kit for Harley-Davidson FXR
Warbird Fairing for Harley-Davidson FXR
Chin Spoiler for Harley-Davidson FXR
Full Side Covers for Harley-Davidson FXR
Short Side Covers for Harley-Davidson FXR
Warbird tail with RWD plate frame for Harley-Davidson FXR
Warbird Saddle for Harley-Davidson FXR
All Corbin saddles (with very little exception) include Genuine Leather Seating to provide a luxurious look and feel.... don't let anybody tell you that vinyl is just as good! You wouldn't buy vinyl boots would you?
Warning! Heater elements (when available) should never be installed in motorcycle seats used by riders that cannot sense heat.
PLEASE NOTE: 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.
SADDLE WARRANTY: 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).
FIBERGLASS WARRANTY: 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.
EXPORT SALES: USA pricing shown. When products are shipped throughout the world, you will see higher prices because of freight, customs, duty & 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.