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    Touring Saddles or Back Trunk
    on: May 20, 2015, 02.13 am
    May 20, 2015, 02.13 am
    hey everyone,

    I have some triumph gift cards to spend and am wondering what you guys would do.
    I am thinking either the long haul touring seats or the back trunk.

    I would only really need the trunk a couple times of year versus the comfort of the seats all the time

    Any thoughts???

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    Re: Touring Saddles or Back Trunk
    Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 03.49 am
    May 20, 2015, 03.49 am
    Top case would be my choice. I put a $50 BeadRider on the stock seat and I am good for 12 hr days. YMMV
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    Re: Touring Saddles or Back Trunk
    Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 08.54 am
    May 20, 2015, 08.54 am
    I'd go for the Top Case ( Trunk ) too - you will find it really useful on the occasions when you need it  :169:

    Your stock seat may "break in" a bit after riding for a while,
    such that you don't need a Touring / Comfort Seat, but even if you find that you do need one,
    they come up for sale now and then on eBay etc, and in the "items For Sale" section of this Forum,
    whereas Top Cases don't seem to be offered for sale to second owners very often at all.

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    Re: Touring Saddles or Back Trunk
    Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 08.55 pm
    May 20, 2015, 08.55 pm
    Top case would be my choice ,the stock seat or my butt is getting better the more I ride .
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    Re: Touring Saddles or Back Trunk
    Reply #4 on: May 20, 2015, 09.13 pm
    May 20, 2015, 09.13 pm
    I'd go with the Top Case.  I find the seat comfortable enough and boy when you need that top case you really need it.  As for me I use it all the time, not just when I'm on a long distance ride.  I find it more convenient than the panniers. 
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    Re: Touring Saddles or Back Trunk
    Reply #5 on: May 20, 2015, 10.00 pm
    May 20, 2015, 10.00 pm
    I also use the top case more frequently than the side cases, and when you do have a passenger the backrest pad on it is comfortable enough to be useful for the passenger - I know I tried it.  The backrest pad on the K1600 BMW doesn't offer as much support and is reported to give the passenger a beating because the top case on that bike bounces around on bumpy roads.  A few owners following others on K1600's have been fairly alarmed by it and a lot of passengers have complained about it.  Go with the top case, the seat gets more comfortable with some miles, and if it never feels right it's easily and economically replaced if you can do without a heated version.
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    Re: Touring Saddles or Back Trunk
    Reply #6 on: May 21, 2015, 03.29 am
    May 21, 2015, 03.29 am
    I too would go for the top trunk.  I use mine daily for commuting (non snow days) and I use the trunk to carry my rain gear and lunch.  Also as mentioned, the back rest was a huge selling feature for me since I am introducing my kids to riding, (12 & 8yrs)
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    Re: Touring Saddles or Back Trunk
    Reply #7 on: May 21, 2015, 03.47 pm
    May 21, 2015, 03.47 pm
    Hey Guys- thanks for all the feedback.. TOP BOX WINS!!!!

     



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