Corbin seats and TT tanks

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I have a 72 roadster, fitted a Corbin seat this year and I am happy with that. As I am looking for a more cafè racer look, I was wondering if anyone know how the seat fits with the TT tanks, as sold by unity equipe and others..especially the wide, flat ones.

I know the seat is tailor made to fit the roadster tank, but has anyone seen it together with other tanks?
 
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Don't know about the Unity TT tank, but I've seen Corbin seats mated to stock Highrider tanks and they dont look bad.
 
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The problem with many of the cafe racer type tanks is that they are longer than standard with the extra length towards the back. This probably makes the fitting of a Corbin or even a standard seat out of the question without modification to the seat-mounting. I have a three and a half gallon sprint tank from 'The tank Shop' on one of my bikes and it required the fabrication of a new seat using a Manx type seat as a basis. It also required different lengths of fuel hose from standard and careful packing under the tank as well as positional adjustment to make sure that my clip-ons didn't trap my fingers against the tank on full lock. The bike looks like a million dollars but after riding for about 20 minutes I have to get off and hail a taxi to the nearest osteopath. However I don't care, if I wanted comfort I would drive a Rolls Royce. I will stick with the Norton and stop regularly for a cup of tea, it is a cafe racer after all!

Dave
 

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cafe tanks/seats

The fastback and interstate seats fit further back than the roadster. I have a fastback setup on mine now. If you know the distance from the stearing neck to the back of the seat, I could measure my fastback front edge.

"Interbacks" - interstate tank and fastback tailpiece were popular in the early 80s in Northern California. David Edwards, editor in chief at Cycle World, has this setup on his Dreer Norton.
 
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