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Offline LPBeck

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Factory heated seats
« on: February 16, 2016, 07:16:49 pm »
I recently purchased a 2013 TTSE with an aftermarket Bill Mayer saddle. I am finding the seat too "dished" for me, that is, it locks me into one position, unable to move fore and aft. I think it's causing me backaches and need to make a change. Coming off various BMWs with heated seats, I want to go in that direction moving forward. I know I have a few options, but am considering these:

Have Mayer modify my existing seat, including adding the heated option he offers.

Get a new Russell Day Long with heated option. Had one prior and believe RDL is the best seat out there with the exception of the width issue in front limiting the ability to stand flat footed.

Lastly, go back to the stock, heated option, for driver and passenger.

I prefer the look of the stock seats, so my question is does anyone out have any long term experience with the comfort level of the stock heated option? I realize this is a very subjective issue, but just looking for consensus. I would like to be able to ride 300-500 mile days in relative comfort, so your experiences are welcome. I'm 6'1", 32" inseam, and weigh 200 lbs.

Thanks,

Larry

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Re: Factory heated seats
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 07:39:38 pm »
A week or two ago I rode for about 5 hours on the OEM heated comfort seat. I don't usually ride for a long time, and some portion of that was in local traffic. On my other bikes, I would have been in terrible pain. The OEM seats are VERY good, IMO.
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Re: Factory heated seats
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 10:47:29 pm »
Yes, OEM seat is VERY good for long trips.  I have a few damaged discs L3, L4 and I can ride the TTSE all day for a couple a days. Have not had a chance to go for a week. Butt, I don't think I would have any problem. I am 5'11", 32" inseam, 185lbs. I prefer the "standard" British seat which I think is the American high seat. I place it in the high position as well.  The "standard" American seat, is the low seat. The low seat puts more stress on my knees and possibly helps keep the lower back straighter. If you can imagine, as you lower your butt, or raise your knees, your lower back will begin to roll from straight up. Just my thoughts.  I have a like new heated American "standard" low seat for sale if someone is interested. Tall saddle for me. And its VERY comfortable.

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Re: Factory heated seats
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 11:18:22 pm »
I agree...

Standard heated seat works very well in cold weather-only thing I change when the weather gets warmer is adding a "Bead Rider" seat cover. Gives great air flow to cool my monkey butt when nothing else has worked.

Seats are very personal though-just like our butts :745:

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Re: Factory heated seats
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 11:33:59 pm »
*Originally Posted by nert [+]
The low seat puts more stress on my knees and possibly helps keep the lower back straighter.

That should have read, The low seat puts more stress on my knees and possibly causes the lower back to be LESS straight.

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Re: Factory heated seats
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2016, 05:03:56 pm »
Ah, so two things I should add to my post... I have the high version of the heated comfort seat, I am 233lbs, 5'11. No pains anywhere. Also, the "comfort" seat has some sort of breathable lining/mesh or something (I think Triumph says it's a 3d mesh or something), because in cooler weather I can actually feel air flowing through it, under my butt, which is fantastic.
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Re: Factory heated seats
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2016, 10:30:20 am »
(I think Triumph says it's a 3d mesh or something)
"3D Net insert"  :028: