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2010 Honda Fury Project III - Corbin Seat

Friday, March 26, 2010
Motorcycle USAs 2010 Honda Fury project bike with the new Corbin King and Queen Saddle.
Motorcycle USA's 2010 Honda Fury project bike gets some old school-cool courtesy of its new Corbin King and Queen Saddle with a design straight out of the '70s.
Motorcycle USA’s 2010 Honda Fury project bike is going old school courtesy of Corbin’s traditional King & Queen Saddle, a look straight out of the ‘70s. If you don’t believe me, Corbin’s got a US Patent for the design dated Nov. 14, 1978, for a King and Queen seat that’s almost identical to the one we mounted on our Fury project bike.

One of the coolest things about Corbin is they offer so many options, no two seats need to look alike. Sure, the basic design is going to be the same, but Corbin offers a long list of textures and colors to choose from. The top of the seat is made of genuine leather with a natural grain texture in a diamond-stitch pattern while the side panels are vinyl. We went with basic black but opted for an alligator skin pattern on the side panels. The custom side panels cost a bit more than the standard combo but the company offers a grey faux-snakeskin at no additional charge.
Corbin’s made installation as simple as possible. It takes longer to get the stock seat off than it does to put the new seat on. We unscrewed the single bolt attaching the small stock pillion first and then undid the two side screws bolting the stock saddle in place. W also took off the bracket that holds the seat in place, but the Corbin King and Queen
The new Corbin King and Queen Saddle provides passengers with a 12-inch backrest to relax on.
The new Corbin King and Queen Saddle provides passengers with a 12-inch backrest to relax on.
saddle comes with strategically placed rubber bumpers so it’s a rider’s call whether they want to remove it or not. We intend on swapping out the plastic fenders with some good old-fashioned metal ones, so we went ahead and pulled them off.

Putting on the Corbin seat is cake. First take off the backing plate of the new Corbin saddle by removing the four button head screws. This gives you access to the mounting bracket that bolts to the rear fender. Once it’s off, the two tongues in the front slide right in under the tank the same as the stock seat. Next it’s just a matter of lining up the adjustable rear bracket. We got it aligned perfectly with the rear fender hole on our second try. You use the stock bolt to screw the King and Queen Saddle back in, which was a little tricky because the stock screw is super short. This part did require two people, one to push down on the saddle - so the bracket was as flush as possible - while the other one tightened the bolt down. Finally, screw the backing plate back on, making sure not to tighten it too much because it can crack. The backing plate is styled with the same diamond pattern as the saddle and has a leather-like texture so it blends in perfectly with the seat’s design.
The first time I sat on the Corbin King and Queen saddle, it felt wider, taller, and positions riders a tad closer to the bars. It’s narrow at the tip and wide in the rear with an ergonomic design aimed at distributing weight properly. It’s more comfy from the get-go thanks to plenty of Corbin’s Comfort Cell foam. The rider’s saddle comes up higher than the
Out with the old  in with the new. A side-by-side comparison between the stock seat and the new Corbin saddle.

Out with the old, in with the new. A side-by-side comparison between the stock seat and the new Corbin saddle. (below) We went with an alligator skin pattern for the side panels.

Corbin has been making top-notch motorcycle seats since King and Queen saddles were the rage.
stock seat and provides more support for the lower back, which will be a boon on longer rides. As we’ve been breaking it in, it’s only gotten more comfortable.

My wife wasn’t too keen on jumping on the Fury’s minimal stock pillion, but now she’s digging the new seat. It went from no passenger backrest to 12-inches of vertical support. The new passenger pillion set-up has more cushion and supports her comfortably with her legs resting almost parallel to the seat. Now she doesn’t mind going along for the ride. I also feel much better about taking my kids for spins around the neighborhood with the support of the passenger backrest minimizing the chance they’ll go flying off the back.

The Corbin King and Queen Saddle definitely changed the whole vibe of the Fury. It’s got more retro appeal now. Looks are subjective, so you’re either going to love it or hate it, but it has gotten more compliments so far than negative feedback. I think I do need to raise the bars to balance it out in front now. Corbin’s got a new racy Contraband Fairing that does the trick admirably as well. Since we’re going throwback style, we’d like to add a cool sissy bar, too. So any interested parties out there, we’re on the hunt for an original piece to add more old school cool to our Honda Fury project bike.

Rider Seating 14” wide X 14” long
Rider Back Support” 10”
Passenger Seating: 8.5” wide x 10.5” long
Passenger Back Support: 12”
MSRP: $493
Cover Materials and workmanship come with a one-year warranty.
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James -Falcon63  August 25, 2010 10:15 AM
Does anyone know what size the allen wrench is required to remove the stock seat?
Ryan -Fury Rider  April 6, 2010 06:02 PM
Ok the OEM seat is really uncomfortable and Corbin makes awsome products, but seriously, You should have checked with C&C or Mean City, then checked with Sumo-X or a MFG looking for a part or Two to possibly produce for the Fury to build a Sissy Bar since the Factory option is very low profile. Just to give you a heads up since im a member of furyforums.com Low and Mean has Fenders coming out soon, and a lowering kit. Also SumoX has a wide tire kit to a 250, and is working on an Air Drop to give you Original suspension, but drop it when you park so it keeps lower lines when not weighted down. Also Accutronix and Supreme Legends offer forward controls.
ty -corbin seat  April 5, 2010 06:06 PM
Nifty50 -You guys fo' real?  April 4, 2010 04:42 PM
Now if this bike was branded Ugly Dawg Chopperz made in Latrine, Ms. I suppose many would be droolin' over it, slap a Jap name like "Honda", now it's UGLY, hey, this bike wuz designed by people like you, for people like YOU, as the man said, "To each his own" Enjoy!
Gabe -Corbin  April 1, 2010 04:00 PM
Although that King and Queen seat is fugly! Corbin does make some good looking,comfortable, saddles. I just put a Dark Chocolate Brown, Corbin Saddle on my Yamaha Blue '09 Yamaha Zuma "158cc project" scooter. After 600 miles,it's about got me convinced that I'm actually at home in my Lazeboy!
Furyous owner -yuk  April 1, 2010 03:47 PM
What's goin on here! Is this project being sponsored by another bike manufacturer ? Yes I hear you say. Coz you ain't doing the Fury any favours. Then again that might be the point of this project. Seriously, this bike is all about being a modern chopper, i.e. its reliable, smooth lines, and up to date. What it needs is accessories with lines not a throne slapped on top of it.
steveinsandiego -i prefer the stateline among  April 1, 2010 12:34 PM
the new choppers. that's the one that'd look cool with mini-apes (12"-14")and internal wiring, and straight, not swoopy, aftermarket pipes, and taillights/fender similar to the neo-retro 1800's.

the corbin seat? to each his own i always say.

RJ -Corbin Seat  April 1, 2010 11:21 AM
Nice look and good to see you're staying within the genre of a chopper. So many try to make the Fury into a touring bike with windscreens, bags, even dare I say fairings, and crap... Don't do the fairing -wrong for this bike - period! Here's my suggestions: ape hangers, new grips, SS brake and clutch lines, old skool left side mirror, get rid of reflectors (if safety is a concern get reflective tape and hide the reflectors out of initial view), new turn signals (on front wrap around LEDs on the forks, on back move them in close). With so much LED technology available hiding the lights and remaining quite visible should not be a problem. Also a little bit of chrome around that square black radiator would not be a terrible thing, just don't over-do it and keep the look clean. My only criticism of the seat is it could have been a little more narrow. I know comfort comes from a wide seat but a true chopper is a narrow seat. Keep up the work in progress - doing good so far...
Matt -Classic Fury?  April 1, 2010 10:28 AM
I think the Fury could be an interesting project for a chopper fan on a budget but I would have to agree that the retro seat just doesn't click very well with the ultra modern styling of the bike in this case.
baddad -ugly  April 1, 2010 04:31 AM
This project is geting uglier and uglier
WetWillie -Whats a sportbike?  March 31, 2010 06:17 PM
This is a cruiser/chopper page. That sounds like one of those new fangled things that cover the engine.
Jarett -WetWillie  March 31, 2010 01:06 PM
You must not be aware that Honda won the Best Sportbike award two years in a row. Lack of knowledge = Caspar Aremi.
Tom -Seat  March 30, 2010 01:19 PM
Sat on the stock Fury seat at a bike show. Anything would be better.
Markus -All good..until  March 30, 2010 05:00 AM
The Engine mods...fantastic(more power is always good). The swept exhaust pipes added to the beauty of the bike. The seat...well that killed it for me. To each his own, I guess.
Hevace -The more the Harley crowd hates it . . .  March 29, 2010 01:24 PM
. . . the more I think Honda is really onto something.

Long live the Plastic Fantastic.
Curvi -Nice project!  March 29, 2010 09:48 AM
Well gees! It looks like we got some comments from some whiny critics. Know what’s interesting, THEY’RE NOT DOING THE WORK! It’s too easy to put down someone else’s pride and joy just to make themselves feel like they are better. Some have spouted off incorrect numbers in their futile attempt to appear smug. If you are going to be a smartass, try reading the past 2 parts before making a fool of yourself.
I think you guy’s are doing a great job. It may not appeal to everyone, but I for one can appreciate the joy it brings after some hard work and getting some results. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

benroe -furby!!  March 28, 2010 05:15 PM
you guys need to put some mini-apes on that thing. if you are going to go modern retro with the seat, do it with the bars too.
WetWillie -Wow, even uglier  March 28, 2010 03:38 AM
Wow, they actually found a way to make the Fury uglier. I said it was not possible, I stand corrected.

Honda, just keep building scooter and leave the real MCs to the others.
Mitch -Corbin seat  March 27, 2010 09:46 PM
When I first saw this article yesterday, I didn't like the seat. For some reason though, I'm warming up to it. It's still not what I would have put on the bike, but I understand the look you're going for. I agree that you need something to balance out the front now. Whatever you do, don't use that Corbin fairing - it's hideous!
Chief -California pullbacks  March 27, 2010 04:58 PM
Don't know why... but I'd like to see California pullbacks on that... I don't do drag bars.
Chief -You done good.  March 27, 2010 04:56 PM
Love it. It does truly remind me of the KQ I put on my hd in 77 ( and a couple since!). The fury needs something to offset the custom bike fad look... this does it nicely. I'd like to see a sissybar to outline that tall back. Made me go back and pull a pic of my 77 garage built chop and 78 lowrider. That's what a modern retro-styled bike is SUPPOSED to do. You did good.
grof -seat  March 27, 2010 04:18 PM
looks dumb, don't know if anyone would buy this seat.
most time bike is sold by nice look, on this one
there is nothing that match seat and bike.JMHO
Fury is underpowerd , would spend more money and got
Raider Yamee is kick azz.
milwaukee mike -Corbin on a Furby  March 27, 2010 02:22 PM
Kudos to andy, Tessier, Nick, and NW.
Furbys are dumb ass metric bikes and customizing one is even dumber yet.
Come July they are going to be sold at fire sale prices and adding a ton of money customizing a new one is like burning your IRA to make smoke signals.
Just how dumb do you believe your readers may be?
Jarett -I get the seat..  March 27, 2010 11:19 AM
Right now it doesn't match the bike. Next step would have to be some outlandish wheels! And glass boat metal flake!
andy -well...  March 27, 2010 07:10 AM
...that seat awas a rather stupid move!!!Take it off again , it looks silly!!
Tessier -Come on now  March 27, 2010 04:52 AM
Really, where you trying to make this bike look dumb, or did you not want to pay for a seat and this is the only thing corban had laying around and where going to give you for free?
Nick -Might as well . . .  March 26, 2010 08:36 PM
Well hell, now that you went with the king & queen seat, you might as well go for apehangers and maybe metalflake orange paint.

Alan -Furby  March 26, 2010 07:04 PM
That is one mean Furby. 50 fire breathing HP.
NW -were'd I put my track suit  March 26, 2010 05:38 PM
Goofy seat for a goofy bike.
Fury -Seat  March 26, 2010 05:23 PM
I do not like the Queen part sticking up in the back. It would have been nice if that was removable. Just my opinion. Still it is a beautiful bike. I am waiting for my dealer to get some in. They had 4 in stock and they were all sold before I made my mind up. Should only have a week or so wait. I already have the pipes bought and I am looking at a Sargent seat.