August 18, 2006
Hello again friends,
Having been out of the office for two weeks, I'm amazed at how out of touch I've become. We have new products finished that I didn't even know we started! Truly a testament to the productivity of the Corbin R&D department. So without further ado:
* JUST RELEASED
Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Dual Touring saddle
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Front & Rear saddles
Victory Vegas Jackpot Dual Touring saddle
Redesigned Honda Goldwing 1500 Master's Type saddle
Corbin Web Site (For real this time!)
* OTHER FITMENT NEWS
We've found that our current line of saddles fit the following new Harley-Davidson models:
2007 Softail Deluxe
2007 Softail Deuce
2007 Electra-Glide models (FLH & FLT)
2007 Street Glide
2007 Road King
2007 Road Glide
* COMING SOON
Smuggler trunk for 2006 Suzuki GSXR 750 / 600
Smuggler trunk Suzuki GSXR 1300 Hayabusa
Smuggler trunk for 2006 Kawasaki ZX-6R
Fleetliner Saddlebags for 2006 Suzuki M109 R
Fleetliner Fairing for 2006 Suzuki M109 R
Fleetliner Saddlebags for Honda Rune
Streamliner Trunk for Yamaha Roadliner
Neoliner Saddlebags for Roadliner (for use with sissy bar)
Saddle Lineup for 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster
* OUR BELATED JULY WINNER
Those of you who read our last newsletter (three weeks ago) know that we owe a lucky someone a $300 Corbin Gift Certificate for our July drawing. That lucky person is:
OK Lisa, all you need to do to claim your prize is to send me a reply e-mail to: email@example.com. Include your shipping address and it's all yours. The catch? You have two weeks to get a response to us or it goes back up for grabs. Ready... GO!
* YOU CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE
"The email newsletter needs to be more proffessional... (sic)"
That's it, just one sentence... It's ok, I've got thick skin. Honestly though folks, the free flowing, almost anything goes style of this newsletter has been a result of YOUR feedback. As a group, you've shown that you have a high tolerance for Chuckisms and have allowed me to be the obnoxious sot I've always wanted to be. The grand social experiment that is my life... Thank you.
However, some of you are probably reading this out of a dire need to find out when we'll have a replacement for that torture rack of a seat your bike came with. For you I will offer this advice: We will ALWAYS list New Products, Coming Soon & our monthly prize winner at the beginning of the newsletter. The last item will be our current rally schedule. Everything in between is quasi useful, inane Chuck ramblings. Feel free to skip them and carry on with your productive existence if you prefer.
There, now it's fair to everyone.
* IT'S OFFICIAL... WIN YOUR HOLLISTER RALLY TEE NOW!
Bossman sez go ahead and do the tee shirt deal for August. For the 70+ newcomers we had last week, we've got a new prize deal this time. Instead of giving a Corbin Gift Certificate to ONE person this month, we're going to give a "Hollister Rally Cancelled" tee shirt to the first 25 people that respond to this letter.
To be eligible, you've got to make my job easy. Here's how: Send response to Chuck@corbin.com and include SHIPPING ADDRESS and TEE SHIRT SIZE. If you forget either, I'm going to take the easy route and go to the next respondant... don't make me do that!
* NEW CORBIN.COM
It's DONE, it's online and appears to be alive! Check out the new Corbin site now at: http://www.corbin.com Lot's of new stuff and a cleaner, more thorough presentation of all the info. Some nice 360 degree bike views being added too. There's a good one located here: http://www.corbin.com/triumph/tr3fltfair.shtml *Whew*
* SPECIAL BONUS CHUCK PRIZE!
You folks have really been great, I mean it. I'd love to send you all a token of my appreciation, but let's face it... I'm cheap. Instead, I picked up one extra 2006 Sturgis Rally Tee shirt while I was in the Black Hills and will send it to the first person that responds to me to claim it.
Special instructions here kids so we don't get it confused with the generous Corbin offering above. In your response, you MUST include your shipping address and specifically mention "Sturgis Tee". OK?
Description: It's a Black Tee (of course), size large. It has a design that shows bikes, hogs, skulls, girls or all of the above (I can't remember). Want it? Time's a wastin' send the e-mail now!
* THE (MIS)ADVENTURES OF CLAN CORBIN
It is impossible to go on a roadtrip with your pals and NOT have an adventure or two. Some of you may disagree and will lay claim to a perfectly uneventful ride. To this I say, "Your friends probably had an adventure or two while you were sleeping or otherwise preoccupied. They just didn't tell you." Trust me on this.
If your pals happen to be THIS crew and you're putting in a couple of 800+ mile days, there's a more than likely chance you will have several substantial events. Ones you will probably bore your friends and family with for years to come. In the spirit of boring my friends, I'll relate a few Corbin mis-adventures over the next few newsletters. Feel free to skip over this section if you wish.
As it is, this letter is already too long so our first installment will have to be next week.
* TEN HANDY FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW
1. Number of grown men that it takes to turn around a Honda Goldwing 1800 on a dirt quad trail with a 30 degree incline: 4
2. A freshly cleaned faceshield will collect dead bugs at a rate three times faster than one that already has the big gooey green and red one splattered directly in front of your left eye.
3. If you are in disagreement with your GPS as to your whereabouts, the GPS is probably right. (We have proof!)
4. A Harley-Davidson Roadking with lowered suspension is not a dirtbike.
5. At 5:00am in the high-plains in the rain, most people would go so far as to sacrifice a goat in exchange for a heated seat.
6. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 is faster than an amorous bunny.
7. If you are ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE that you are right and your GPS is confused, the GPS is correct.
8. A Yamaha FJR 1300 is better suited to an 820 mile day than a Kawasaki ZX-14 even though the Kawi can get there faster.
9. Heated seats work much better when you turn them on.
10. In addition to "Murphy's Law", we have recently discovered "Murphy's Axiom", "Murphy's Postulate" & "Murphy's Theorum". They all pertain to the same subject.
* RALLY SCHEDULE
We're currently working on a return to Myrtle Beach Bike Rally! Sandy's working on a space for the truck and we're hoping to return this year after a two year hiatus. Will update info soon.
Well gang, monday morning I'll check my mail and start sending out some tee shirts. Thanks for reading and have a great week.
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