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Comfort on the trophy
« on: April 19, 2015, 12:30:02 am »
What would you rate the comfort level at for long distant riding on our Trophy? 1-10 Maybe it's just me but the seat is good for maybe 50 miles before I have to get out the Air hawk seat cushion. Seems like I'm sitting and putting pressure right on my tailbone all the time. Ouch
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Re: Comfort on the trophy
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2015, 12:36:16 am »
Max I have ridden in one day on a standard heated seat is around 400 miles.... I was glad to get off for the night to be sure
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Re: Comfort on the trophy
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2015, 01:57:14 am »
*Originally Posted by Trophy Tom [+]
What would you rate the comfort level at for long distant riding on our Trophy? 1-10 Maybe it's just me but the seat is good for maybe 50 miles before I have to get out the Air hawk seat cushion. Seems like I'm sitting and putting pressure right on my tailbone all the time. Ouch
For sure different bikes fit different people differently! But I have done 400 mile rides with only normal breaks (short stops for lunch and gas) and wasn't all that tired on my TTSE (as well with my 84 Venture). My other two bikes would tire me out in less than half that distance. Also where you ride makes a difference, Twisties will tire you out a lot faster than a straight freeway.

I also discovered (on my 84 Venture) that new fork springs made a big difference in reducing how fast I got tired. Perhaps TTSE shock settings will have such an effect too. I normally keep mine on "normal" during  a long ride. "Comfort" would perhaps be even better. If you have been keeping yours on sport I assume you will feel the difference when you set  it softer.

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Re: Comfort on the trophy
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2015, 02:00:31 am »
I have multiple 8 - 10 hour days.   Corbin seat.  Couldn't do it with the OEM seat.

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Re: Comfort on the trophy
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2015, 02:24:04 am »
*Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
Max I have ridden in one day on a standard heated seat is around 400 miles.... I was glad to get off for the night to be sure
I have the extra tall heated seat. I wonder if that makes a difference on a long ride.

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Re: Comfort on the trophy
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2015, 02:49:44 am »
 We did three 500 mile days in a row. I with the comfort seat and Air Hawk R, my wife has her Alaska Leather sheepskin. I will give my TT an 8. It would be a 10 if I were ten years younger.

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Re: Comfort on the trophy
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2015, 03:27:48 am »
Well thus far I have a 1250 miles in 24 hours, 1800 in 36 hours and 2200 in 48 hours.  I guess they qualify as reasonably (or unreasonably as the case may be) long days in the saddle.   I've ridden similar distances in similar times on the Triumph ST and I've got to say the comfort level of the Trophy far exceeds the ST.  I also rode the ST to Alaska and much as I enjoyed it, I have to admit I wish I had owned a Trophy at the time.  That full fairing, heated grips and heated seat would have come in mighty handy.
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Re: Comfort on the trophy
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2015, 04:08:15 am »
I use a beadrider on the seat and can ride for 10 to 12 hrs without any discomfort. The Trophy is more comfortable than my R1200rt was in terms of legs and shoulders. Both of which used to give me fits on the RT.

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