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Making full use of the under seat storage.
« on: January 18, 2016, 07:42:17 pm »
Now I know that us SE owners have a bit less due to the radio unit but what nooks & crannies have you discovered & what item(s) have you managed to store there?

I've always managed to store some useful/emergency items on a bike, ones that hopefully I'll never need to actually use but you never know,....for example, a little hand siphon pump to transfer petrol, the smallest can of WD40, some rag and latex gloves, a pocket sized multi meter.

Yes, all those items could fit easily into a pannier but I tend to keep those for other items/general shopping etc.

I've noticed that there's a rectangular space on the underside of the pillion seat, is the owners hand book meant to be stored there?

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Re: Making full use of the under seat storage.
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 07:49:06 pm »
I removed the bits on the rear fender ( cut off with a dremel tool ) meant to hold the Triumph lock, so my tool kit would fit in the space.   I have a spare headlamp bulb and odds and ends in the tiny storage bin above the radio.  I'd actually remove the radio to get the 3L of storage if it was simple..
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Re: Making full use of the under seat storage.
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 08:14:07 pm »
I keep my tool kit in the little glasses holder under the rider seat. Then under the pillion seat I have my Autocom Logic intercom, the Kenwood bike to bike radio and a puncture repair kit (Sticky worm type) with associated tools. Then behind the number plate I have the lockable first aid kit which you can see here
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Re: Making full use of the under seat storage.
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 09:26:52 pm »
I remember that Hein Gericke stores use to sell those 'behind number plate' first aid boxes for a while, there were two different sizes, great idea.

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Re: Making full use of the under seat storage.
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 09:41:33 pm »
I've noticed that there's a rectangular space on the underside of the pillion seat,
is the owners hand book meant to be stored there?

No - that space is designed specifically for the Triumph "D" Lock -
The shackle part also fits under the seat too  :028:

( Ignore the Arrows - they were showing the location of the Heated Seat Plugs in another post )


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Re: Making full use of the under seat storage.
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2016, 10:32:29 pm »
I think that we are talking about two different spaces, remove then pillion seat from the bike and turn it upside down, that's the rectangular space I'm talking about.

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Re: Making full use of the under seat storage.
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 11:07:07 pm »
The space underneath the pillion itself IS for the owner's manual.

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Re: Making full use of the under seat storage.
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2016, 11:25:57 pm »
I removed the small tray above the Radio [4 screws] and have a few bagged things in there sitting on the Radio unit; Tyreweld, 1st aid kit, spare bulbs etc.

There's a surprising amount of spare space in there even with the radio in situ - and still watertight as the hinged lid remains in place.
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