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Offline packnheat40

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New Guy
« on: March 25, 2014, 09:56:02 am »
Hey guys,

Currently I ride a K1200LT and had a Concours 14 before that. I hope to be a Trophy SE owner in the next 30 days.  I sat on one at the dealer and am a bit concerned about the seat height and feeling of being pushed forward. Any thoughts on the European "high" seat? I'm 6' 1" with 32" inseam.

Any input would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks in advance..

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Re: New Guy
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2014, 10:01:28 am »
Hi packnheat40 and  :400: to the Forum !

For some reason the European seat, which is adjustable between approx 805 and 825cm high,
is described ( over here ), as the "Standard" seat, and we describe the US version of the seat as the "low" seat !

The "Low" Rider seat is adjustable between 775 and 795 cm,
making it 30 mm lower than the European Standard seat  :028:

There's another discussion on this going on here : Comfort Seat from Triumph
where you will find some other US Forum members that are considering the same option  :169:

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« Last Edit: March 25, 2014, 11:04:43 am by Coconut »

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Re: New Guy
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 10:32:46 am »
I am 6'1" with a 34" inseam and I did not care for the optional comfort seat. The standard or low seat that come on the bike is more comfy for me. I put it on the high setting with my sheepskin cover and while not perfect it is better than the comfort seat. The comfort seat is not a lot higher, maybe a quarter of an inch, but it is firmer and it must be a bit narrower because it didn't give much support in my thigh area. The edge of the seat was hitting me in a point that was affecting the comfort of my legs more than my bony tail. The stock seat isn't perfect for me, but the comfort seat is  :151: for sure. I don't usually ride more than two hours without a short break and the stock seat is fine for that. Give it a try before tossing it.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2014, 10:45:04 am by NavyDad »

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Re: New Guy
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2014, 11:22:26 am »
Here is my two pennyworth

I ride in Europe - hence the seat I use is called the "high" seat in USA
I am 6' 2" with 32" inside leg
I have the European Standard Seat at its lowest, for the simple reason that some of my Pillions fidget a lot when  I am stopped at lights so the lower setting feels more secure for that eventuality :034:
I have just done a 4 day mini tour with this setting and I was able to ride in comfort on Somerset, Devon, Dorset and other country roads for a couple of hours as well as faster Mid Wales A Roads without feeling the need to stop and stretch my legs. The sitting position is fairly upright (especially when compared to a Sprint or my old R1100RS), and I tend to sit on the bike with a straight back, often pushing back on the seat until I can feel the front of the Pillion seat

That said I have to agree with the old adage "The best option is the one that works for you". My dealer let me test the bike for a full half day- I would suggest that if comfort is an issue you should do the same
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Re: New Guy
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 02:49:13 pm »
welcome to the Club  :821:
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Re: New Guy
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 02:09:18 am »
Welcome to the Forum :400:
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Re: New Guy
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2014, 03:38:59 am »
Welcome to the forum!  Between the different OEM seats available, and the many custom-made seats out there, I'm sure you'll find something that works for you!

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Re: New Guy
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2014, 07:49:41 am »
Thanks for the suggestions.  I'll let you know if I buy the trophy and what I do with the seat.

 



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