thanx noreaster,..good advice,...how much is the seat? ..with the seat n shocks, sounds like yr up for well over a grand?..its tempting to buy the kit for $99...the guys at tamarack said they have sold a lot and no problems? do you want to sell your tamarack kit?..i thought it would be a good way to find out if i like the lowered position/handling etc b4 spending a lot of $$ .[.our roads down here are pretty rough also!]
I don't want to give you the impression that all the road here are rough, there is some of the best riding on the east coast here in New England. However, I learned that 2 of my favorite routes to/from work are too rough especially in the spring for me to ride with this kit installed.
You should know that I have my stock shocks set one notch from the max setting, that will make a bit of difference concerning bottoming out. I got the kit right after I bought the bike. After 1 season of riding I have found the stock shocks are far from adequate, and I'd be looking at buying aftermarket shocks regardless if I wanted to lower the rear of the bike.
The new seat and shocks add up to about $1300. I'll be ordering both after I get my tax return in February. My bike is put away for the winter, it won't be seeing the light of day until the end of March. After I get the shocks installed, I'll pm you to see if your still interested in the tamarack kit. Have you looked in the classifieds here or on ebay?
Corbin seats are made here in Hollister,California.
I've sat on a V-Rod Corbin seat....it definitely is comfortable and profiled low.But I don't know what it's like on the long run(especially rough roads).
I've been on other bikes that had Corbin seats, and although I found them a bit hard I wasn't uncomfortable. From what I hear, people either love them or hate them. IMO, any other seat has got to be superior to the absolutely awful stock piece of crap.
i have found a pr of IKON shocks, [formally KONI] with 13.75" centers for $675,..i dont know how they compare with works performance shocks, but may try them. i need to do something now, as i find only being able to put 1 foot on the ground with such a heavy bike unstable,..ok for someone who is 6ft, not 5.7"
the corbin seat looks great also.
I dont know the price difference,..but would probably go with the works performance shocks that are designed for street rod or v-rod unless you are getting these shocks real cheap,.iv been looking into ohlins for my street rod about $11oo pr but meant to be the best