Author [NL] [FR] [ES] [DE] [SE] [IT] Russell Day Long Seat Owners  (Read 10902 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • Offline Xsv   us

    • Trophy Pro  ‐    477
    • ***
    • Topic Author

    Offline Xsv

    • Trophy Pro
    • ***
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 477
    • Bike: 2015 TTSE, 2017 BMW
    • City / Town: Washington State
    • Country: us
    Russell Day Long Seat Owners
    on: Aug 23, 2016, 02.49 am
    Aug 23, 2016, 02.49 am
    I am looking for some input on the Russell Day Long seat.

    I am currently using the Triumph standard (comfort) seat set at the highest level and can still flat foot the bike.  The bike originally came with the low seat.

    I understand that it is the width of the Russell seat vs the height that impacts your ground reach.
    If I understand correctly Russell is adding foam wings to the seat you send in and modifying the pocket. 

    With that being said, if I send the stock low seat can I expect to have a lower seat then if I send in the comfort seat for modifications?  Or am i better off sending in the comfort seat so they have more foam to work with?

    Thanks in advance.

    This will probably be a winter modification as we spend at least 4 months just staring at our bikes because of snow on the ground :002:.......so I am just gathering information!


  • Offline cropbiker   gb

    • Trophy God  ‐    4934
    • *****
      #1

    Offline cropbiker

    • Trophy God
    • *****
    • Posts: 4934
    • Midlands biker
    • Bike: Triumph Trophy SE
    • City / Town: Worcester
    • Country: gb
    Re: Russell Day Long Seat Owners
    Reply #1 on: Aug 23, 2016, 06.11 am
    Aug 23, 2016, 06.11 am
    Yes it is the added side support or wings on the seat which make it feel like you don't reach the ground as well... i find just slipping forward in the seat when coming to a stop solves this
    Triumph Trophy! Not for every Tomaz, Dieter or Herman!🇬🇧

  • Offline Xsv   us

    • Trophy Pro  ‐    477
    • ***
    • Topic Author
    • #2

    Offline Xsv

    • Trophy Pro
    • ***
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 477
    • Bike: 2015 TTSE, 2017 BMW
    • City / Town: Washington State
    • Country: us
    Re: Russell Day Long Seat Owners
    Reply #2 on: Aug 23, 2016, 12.54 pm
    Aug 23, 2016, 12.54 pm
    Any suggestion on which seat , low or comfort, to send to them to work with?

  • Offline tdragger   us

    • Trophy Master  ‐    613
    • ****
      #3

    Offline tdragger

    • Trophy Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 613
    • Bike: 2015 Trophy SE
    • City / Town: Fredericksburg
    • Country: us
    Re: Russell Day Long Seat Owners
    Reply #3 on: Aug 23, 2016, 01.45 pm
    Aug 23, 2016, 01.45 pm
    I sent in a low seat and the Russell mods have me on my toes now where before I was flat foot with the low seat in the high position.  I have to slide forward to get both feet down (toes only).

    That being said, the Russell is an incredible seat.  I'm really happy with it.

    -------------------------------------
    15 Triumph Trophy SE (2019 Iron Butt Rally, 2022 LDX Rally)
    16 Triumph Trophy SE (2021 Iron Butt Rally)
    IBA #609

  • Offline Lannis   us

    • Trophy Pro  ‐    185
    • ***
      #4

    Offline Lannis

    • Trophy Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 185
    • Bike: Trophy SE
    • City / Town: Appomattox, Virginia
    • Country: us
    Re: Russell Day Long Seat Owners
    Reply #4 on: Aug 23, 2016, 01.59 pm
    Aug 23, 2016, 01.59 pm
    *Originally Posted by Xsv [+]
    Any suggestion on which seat , low or comfort, to send to them to work with?

    My Russell seat added an effective "inch" to the apparent reach to the ground because of the width, even though the padding is the same thickness as stock.

    I'd send in the low seat for modifications.  It'll end up feeling like the higher seat once it's a Russell.

    Best modification you can make to a bike, the Russell.

    Lannis

  • Offline GarminDave   gb

    • Trophy Master  ‐    1349
    • ****
      #5

    Offline GarminDave

    • Trophy Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 1349
    • Bike: Trophy SE
    • City / Town: South Shields
    • Country: gb
    Re: Russell Day Long Seat Owners
    Reply #5 on: Aug 23, 2016, 02.52 pm
    Aug 23, 2016, 02.52 pm
    Russell make your seat for you.  It is bespoke.  Tell them what you want and they will do it.  I think either seat pan will do as I assume the actual solid part is exactly the same for any of the seats Triumph offer, all the differences being accommodated by the fill.  I could be wrong.

    However I know I am not wrong when I say Russell Day Long is the best investment in riding comfort you will ever make.

    Love, light and kindness,

    Dave
    Love, light, and kindness,

    Dave

    2016 TTSE

  • Offline Mystical Cat

    • Trophy Pro  ‐    134
    • ***
      #6

    Offline Mystical Cat

    • Trophy Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 134
    • Bike: 2013 Trophy SE
    • City / Town: East Bay, CA
    Re: Russell Day Long Seat Owners
    Reply #6 on: Aug 23, 2016, 04.45 pm
    Aug 23, 2016, 04.45 pm
    I've been looking at getting a Russell, but don't have an extra seat pan, and since my bike is my primary transportation, I'd hate to be without it for however long it takes to get the new seat built.  First world problem, I suppose.
    "Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle." ~Unknown

  • Offline GarminDave   gb

    • Trophy Master  ‐    1349
    • ****
      #7

    Offline GarminDave

    • Trophy Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 1349
    • Bike: Trophy SE
    • City / Town: South Shields
    • Country: gb
    Re: Russell Day Long Seat Owners
    Reply #7 on: Aug 23, 2016, 04.55 pm
    Aug 23, 2016, 04.55 pm
    *Originally Posted by Mystical Cat [+]
    I've been looking at getting a Russell, but don't have an extra seat pan, and since my bike is my primary transportation, I'd hate to be without it for however long it takes to get the new seat built.  First world problem, I suppose.

    The way I solved this dilema a was to buy a seat pan on USA eBay and got the seller to send it direct to Russell. This action solved a couple of problems :

    1. There were a lot of seats for sale so for the price I paid it was cheaper than the carriage of mine from UK to Russell

    2.  When my new seat arrived it was swapped on the bike in seconds.

    3.  When I sold my 2013 bike for my 2016 bike I could swap the seats once more.

    Go on buy one you'll not regret it.

    Love, light and kindness,

    Dave
    Love, light, and kindness,

    Dave

    2016 TTSE