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May 19, 2006
With the exception of our unfortunate brethren in the New England area, spring is in swing! Hopefully you're enjoying the ride and got some wind on your nose last weekend.
* WHAT'S NEW
Just a couple of new items to kick things off. Our bikes are in Myrtle Beach at the moment, but we'll get 'em shot and on the web soon. Here's what just became available:
Gambler saddle, 2006 Softail
Classic Solo saddle, 2006 Electra-Glide (Ultra)
Close Solo saddle, 2006 Electra-Glide (Ultra)
Gambler saddle, 2006 Electra-Glide (Ultra)
* COMING SOON
2006 Honda Goldwing Touring saddle w/ new heat system
2006 Yamaha FJR 1300 Modular seat system
2006 Kawasaki ZX-14 Modular seat system
2006 Yamaha FZ1 Smuggler Trunk
2006 Suzuki M109 R Front and Rear saddle
Yamaha MT-01 dual saddle
Fleetliner Saddlebags for Honda Rune
Yamaha Roadliner Streamliner Trunk
2006 Triumph Speed Triple Two-up seat w/ backrest
Triumph Rocket III Fleetliner fairing
Victory Jackpot saddles
2006 Harley-Davidson Dyna-Glide Fleetliner Bags
84 - 05 Harley-Davidson Softail Fleetliner Fairing
2006 Suzuki Boulevard M-50
Classic Solo & Pillion
2006 Harley-Davidson Softail FXST
Fast Gun Saddle
2006 Harley-Davidson Electra-Glide
Close Dual Touring Saddle
Young Guns saddle
I know, you never expected a motorcycle based company to censor images, but the one attached to this message was just a bit too gory to send along as-is. Under the obligatory black bar was a ... I can hardly say it... a... a... STOCK SEAT! *GASP!*
Yeah, that was downright silly, but Mike would butcher me out of hand if I sent out a pic of a stock seat. However, we wanted you to know we've got the new ZX-14 in-house and are starting tooling of a new seat system. It just so happened a bunch of cool hotrods pulled up in front of the shop and make for a great photo opp, so we couldn't resist. Will have more info and pics soon.
* ARMED FORCES DAY
Last saturday was Armed Forces Day here in the US. Although there is much controversy over military actions around the world (of which we will not publicly comment) we feel it appropriate to honor our brothers & sisters in service of our country. Since Chuck is something of a hack in the literary department, I'll borrow a couple of quotes from some well spoken countrymen instead:
"It is fitting and proper that we devote one day each year to paying special tribute to those whose constancy and courage constitute one of the bulwarks guarding the freedom of this nation and the peace of the free world."
President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953
"...Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard."
President John F. Kennedy, 1962
"Armed Forces Day, above all, honors the dedicated individuals who wear the uniforms of their country. Each serviceman, wherever he may be, whatever his task, contributes directly and importantly to the defense of the nation. The task of each one is the task of all the Armed Forces: to protect the freedoms which underlie the greatness of America."
General Earle G. Wheeler, 1967
Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
* APRIL WINNER
Technically, the time is up for GENE HAUBRICH to claim his Corbin Gift Certificate as our April winner. However, since we didn't publish a newsletter last week (and therefore no reminder), we're going to cut him some slack.
Gene, you an extra few days to claim a $300 Gift Certificate. Send me a confirmation mail by 12:00 noon Thursday (05/25/06). If I don't hear from you, a new name will be drawn and the prize will be reassigned. Send confirmation mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
That cracks me up! I love it when folks aren't afraid to make a little jest at their own expense. In this case, we've got a great group of gals (six to be exact) who have planned a riding vacation the likes of which many dreams are made. 31 days on the road traversing 31 states... just them and their bikes. Not only do we admire what they're doing, but we're jealous.
Upon their departure, they plan to update their website daily with details of their adventures. Departure is scheduled for June 26th and as we mentioned you can follow their trail online at the site mentioned above. Sponsored in part by our good friends at Ironworks magazine (www.ironworksmag.com).
* MORE RIDES
OK, the Oldbagsonbikes ladies just aren't going to let you tag along with them (trust me, we asked!) However, if you're looking for something to do, how 'bout a cruise through the beautiful San Diego area and join the "Give Your Heart to Kids" ride? A good cause and some great riding... you can't go wrong. Scheduled for June 10, 2006.
For complete info go to: http://www.capfsd.org/link_pages/event.html
This one's a biggie for your pals at Corbin. The Americade rally is home for riders of Touring bikes, Sport Touring bikes and Cruisers... That makes it a natural for us (of course). Make a trip to the Adirondack mountain region this year and check out the new Corbin Goldwing Master's Type saddle or the hot new modular setup for the Yamaha FJR 1300. Fresh out of the Corbin Skunkworks and on their way to Lake George, NY.
* RALLY SCHEDULE
The push is on for all those new parts and the trunk will be on its way to:
Lake George, NY
June 5 - 10, 2006
June 21 - 24, 2006
Good luck to Gene Haubrich in scoring the April prize. If we don't hear from him by Thursday we'll pick a new winner and send out a mid-week note to all with the new winner's name.
Until then Happy Trails,
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