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    Re: Great bike, uncomfortable seat (for me)
    Reply #16 on: Oct 30, 2022, 11.14 pm
    Oct 30, 2022, 11.14 pm
    *Originally Posted by Blue42 [+]
    But can they retain the functionality of a heated seat?

    To my mind,  the heated seat is an utter waste of time.  I had my seat modified with gel insets and Saddlecraft DID retain the heated function,  but I never use it.  I think the whole concept of heated seats on any bike is a waste of a designers time.
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    Re: Great bike, uncomfortable seat (for me)
    Reply #17 on: Oct 31, 2022, 02.14 am
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    *Originally Posted by Blue42 [+]
    But can they retain the functionality of a heated seat?

    Yes they can.
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    Re: Great bike, uncomfortable seat (for me)
    Reply #18 on: Nov 09, 2022, 04.58 pm
    Nov 09, 2022, 04.58 pm
    The seat is better with the rubber bumpers removed from the back.  It's not great still, but I'm not sliding forward as much now. 

    I have some old peg droppers from a Honda VFR 800 I used to have Tenequip.  I'm going to try those out.  1" can make a big difference, I know.  I'm going to look at bar risers too. 

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    Re: Great bike, uncomfortable seat (for me)
    Reply #19 on: Dec 01, 2022, 01.09 am
    Dec 01, 2022, 01.09 am
    Of the folks that got a Russell Day Long saddle, did any of you use a " low" riders seat as the donor for the seat pan?
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    Re: Great bike, uncomfortable seat (for me)
    Reply #20 on: Dec 01, 2022, 12.30 pm
    Dec 01, 2022, 12.30 pm
    *Originally Posted by coastalisland [+]
    Of the folks that got a Russell Day Long saddle, did any of you use a " low" riders seat as the donor for the seat pan?

    I may not remember right, but weren't all US Trophies delivered with the Low seat as standard?  If so, then mine is certainly a Low seat pan.
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    Re: Great bike, uncomfortable seat (for me)
    Reply #21 on: Dec 01, 2022, 02.16 pm
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    tdragger remembered right !  :028:


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    Re: Great bike, uncomfortable seat (for me)
    Reply #22 on: Dec 02, 2022, 12.51 am
    Dec 02, 2022, 12.51 am
    Was just wondering. Currently fairly happy with the standard comfort seat from Triumph. I have a spare seat, the stock low seat that came with the bike, that always pushed me forward/very uncomfortable. I was considering using it as the donor for the Russell Day Long. Just wondered if it was a bit higher after their work, kinda hoping so.
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    Re: Great bike, uncomfortable seat (for me)
    Reply #23 on: Dec 05, 2022, 03.57 pm
    Dec 05, 2022, 03.57 pm
    *Originally Posted by coastalisland [+]
    Was just wondering. Currently fairly happy with the standard comfort seat from Triumph. I have a spare seat, the stock low seat that came with the bike, that always pushed me forward/very uncomfortable. I was considering using it as the donor for the Russell Day Long. Just wondered if it was a bit higher after their work, kinda hoping so.

    Yep - it adds 1/2" - 1" to height depending on exactly how it's rebuilt. Much more comfortable too.

     



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