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Corbin Times Home Edition Archive

February 4, 2006

Happy Groundhog Day!
I know you're all probably too busy to research such matters, so I took the liberty to include the 2006 Punxsutawney Phil weather forcast for 2006 (you're welcome). But first, the meat & potatoes section...

We've finally got the website caught up and all the new items listed last week are online. With the crunch to get everything ready for the big dealer show in Cinci, there are no additional products to list this week. Check out all the latest at:

2006 Harley-Davidson Softail FXST saddles (more)
2006 Harley-Davidson Dyna-Glide saddles (more)
2006 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide-Glide saddles
Yamaha Roadliner & Stratoliner saddles (more)
Corbin aerodynamic Trunk box for HD Touring bikes
2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Saddle
2005 Honda CBR 600 F4i Saddle
2005 Suzuki Boulevard M-50 Saddles
Yamaha MT-01 dual saddle
Yamaha Majesty Scooter Two-piece seat and Smuggler
New design Corbin backrest

Punxsutawney Phil, arguably one of the most famous rodents since Rocky the flying squirrel, made his annual winter prediction last thursday. We thought you could use this information to start planning your next big ride. As reported on

Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/06 at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob: *snicker*

"It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Around the country there are many imitators of me.

In Harrisburg there is Gus who appears on TV working for the lottery.

Then all around town, Cute groundhog statues abound. They all look like me, I found.

Today on the Knob as I'm doing my job, I don't like this likeness of me.

It's my shadow I see. Six more weeks of mild winter there will be."

First off, YES... rodents should not write poems. Second, it looks like things will be better suited for off-road riders while streetbikes will remain garaged for a little while longer. Good time for a project or a little customization. Something like... mmmm... I dunno... a set of Corbin saddlebags? Wow, that was subtle.

With that brilliant segue in place... Have you seen the new Yamaha Roadliner fairing and bags yet?! (There's a pic attached to this message) Even if you don't give a rat's rear about metric cruisers, you should check it out! The styling is a departure from the Beetle Bags we've been making for the last few years. Mike calls them Fleetliner Bags and rumor has it we're going to start designing this style for more bikes soon. You'll find more info about them here:

Once again, pulled at random from our subscriber list. If your name appears in the spot below, drop me an e-mail in the next two weeks to claim a $250 Corbin Gift Certificate. Ready...


OK Don, when you read this, be sure to send your response from the account you used to subscribe. Include your snailmail address for me so I can get it on it's way to you. If I don't hear from you by February 17th 3pm Pacific Time it goes back up for grabs. Send your response to:

Corbin's Ride-On new season begins February 21st, 2006. Check it out on the Speed Channel. Complete Schedule:

The Corbin truck will be on its way back to the shop after this weekend's show. We'll be loading up and headed back to the right coast in time for Bike Week. If you're headed down Daytona way, stop by our store on Main Street or see us near the Harley shop in the "Destination Daytona" area.

Bike Week
Daytona Beach, FL
March 3 - 12, 2006

Regardless of what the glorified hamster has to say, I can tell you that moments of great dirt riding conditions in Hollister are scant. The soil (which is primarily clay) goes from a surface resembling sanded pavement to a slick goo with little time in between to enjoy any form of traction. When really wet I compare it to riding an inner-tube down a banana... you get the idea.

This begs the question "If off road conditions are so great right now, why is Chuck's dirtbike huddled in the cold, dark garage all by itself and lonely?" A good question my friends... and one that I plan to go investigate!

Until next week, Happy Trails!

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