Corbin Times Home Edition Archive

March 11, 2006

Greetings Friends!
It would appear the groundhog was correct and we're getting a bit of extended winter. Although the weather has been cooperative out in Daytona for Bike Week, here on the left coast Mother Nature is letting us know there will be no danger of drought this year. Alright if you ride off road... no-so alright for street bikes.


* ACTION! NOT WORDS...
(To borrow from the 80s hair band Def Leppard.) You may have noticed the lack of a newsletter last week. Well, that's because we've been busy getting new products online and just didn't have the time to write about it. Here's what just came out:

2006 Harley-Davidson Dyna-Glide:
Rumble Seat (online shortly)
Stinger saddle
Classic Solo & Close Solo
Passenger pillion pad
Hollywood Solo saddle

2006 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide-Glide:
Dual Touring saddle (w/ heat option)
Stinger saddle
Classic Solo & Close Solo
Passenger pillion pad
Hollywood Solo saddle

Suzuki Boulevard M-50 Dual Touring Saddle (online shortly)
2006 BMW F650 GS Dual Saddle (online shortly)


* STILL IN PROCESS
Here's what is still in the R&D process and you can expect in the upcoming weeks:

Yamaha Roadliner / Stratoliner Hollywood Solo
Yamaha Majesty Smuggler trunk
2005 Honda CBR 600 F4i Modular seat system
2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Saddle
Yamaha MT-01 dual saddle
Corbin Streamliner Trunk box for H-D Touring bikes
New design Corbin backrest

2006 Harley-Davidson Softail FXST
Gambler Saddle
Fast Gun Saddle

2005 Suzuki Boulevard M-50:
Classic Solo saddle (w/ heater option)
Touring Passenger Pillion seat

2006 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide-Glide:
Rumble Seat


* FEBRUARY WINNER
Since we didn't publish last week, it's time to draw a winner from the hat for February! And the lucky recipient is:

Martin G. Matanic

OK Martin. Just send me an e-mail along with your snail mail address and you've got yourself a $250 Corbin Gift Certificate. Send your response to Chuck@corbin.com and remember, if I don't hear from you within two weeks, we'll pull a new winner.


* WINTER BLUES
So Chuck walks out to his truck this morning only to find that some mischievous whelp has covered it in this funny white stuff. Upon further inspection, the powdery white blanket appears to be made out of ice! Looking around I notice the house too is covered as if the mystery substance has fallen from the very sky. Weird!

On my way to the office I note that the neighbor's house is also covered as are the mountains and roads. Methinks there's more to this than some childish prank.

Naturally, when I got to the office I though it prudent to further investigate this phenomenon via the internet. As it turns out, the baffling material is called "snow". Here's the really odd part... Did you know that in some places in the world this "snow" falls from the sky often?! Weird!

NOTE: Yes, it really did snow in Hollister. Yes, snow in Hollister is VERY rare. Yes, I do know what snow is.


* CORBIN'S RIDE-ON
Now in our sixth season on the Speed Channel! To put this in perspective, that's the same number of seasons that Sanford & Son was on TV. Two more seasons than Knight Rider and three more than Gilligan's Island. Think about it! OK given... being on Speed isn't exactly like being on the BIG networks, but you've got to admit there must be something to it. Check it out every Tuesday night! For a complete schedule click on over to: http://www.rideontv.com


* DA NEW GUYS
It seems like only yesterday that I was writing about our new National Sales Manager Pete. Unfortunately for us, after a couple of months, Pete decided that the commute from Los Angeles to Hollister was a bit much and he could not relocate. Bummer!

On the bright side, Pete gave us a recommendation for a replacement and we are happy to welcome Dan Spellman as our new Sales Manager. Dan's an avid motorcyclist and comes to us via Fairchild Motor- sports where he worked with Pete. Helping with the workload is our new office manager Janice Alosi who's been a Corbinite for several years now. Congrats to the both of you!


* A WORTHY ENDEAVOR
One of our loyal readers, Stan Miller, is organizing the "Give Your Heart to Kids Ride". Scheduled to take place on June 10th in the San Diego area, this fund raiser of the motorcycle kind will benefit the San Diego Child Abuse Prevention Foundation. Stan is working closely with Channel 8 KFMB (where he happens to be a news anchor) to promote the ride and assure its success. Thanks for putting your time and effort into a worthy cause Stan. For all of you that would like to explore the SD countryside and rally together near Del Mar, you can find more information here: http://www.capfsd.org


* RALLY SCHEDULE
Bike week is drawing to a close even as I write this. You're next opportunity to meet up with the Corbin road crew will be at:

Laughlin River Run
Laughlin, NV
April 26 - 30, 2006

* L8-R DAZE
Alright, I've got to go figure out how I'm going to clean up all this silly snow stuff so that's it for this week. Keep the Corbin side up, stay dry and we'll talk to ya soon!

Happy Trails,
Chuck

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