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  • Offline duncanmacster

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    Greetings from Melbourne Australia - and a Mundane Question!
    on: Mar 28, 2017, 06.03 am
    Mar 28, 2017, 06.03 am
    Hi All

    I am on the cusp of buying a 2016 Trophy SE. However, there is an issue which needs to be resolved: my wife wants a more padded back rest on the top box. The Triumph rubber pad is worse than the BMW pad I received for my BMW GSA top box and was rejected out of hand. So, what are the after-market options? As much as I like the bike, this could be a deal breaker. My wife knows and loves the BMW R1200RT pillion set up and it is hugely expensive!!

    Any ideas out there, please?
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    Re: Greetings from Melbourne Australia - and a Mundane Question!
    Reply #1 on: Mar 28, 2017, 08.31 am
    Mar 28, 2017, 08.31 am
    Could you get a custom backrest made to the Bosses requirements ? Soft leather etc? 

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    Re: Greetings from Melbourne Australia - and a Mundane Question!
    Reply #2 on: Mar 28, 2017, 08.45 am
    Mar 28, 2017, 08.45 am
    Hi duncanmacster and :400: to the Forum !

    Triumph only have the one stick on Rubber Pad type for the Trophy Top Box.

    After-Market wise, There's this one -
    the Mounting Plate replaces the Triumph Sliding Carraiage,
    but I think there are still options for a Top Box to be fitted :
    Premier Cycles Triumph Trophy Passenger Backrest

    Corbin also do a version : Dual Touring Saddle for Triumph Trophy SE

    See Photo's below  :028:

    Cheers  :821:

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    Re: Greetings from Melbourne Australia - and a Mundane Question!
    Reply #3 on: Mar 29, 2017, 12.45 am
    Mar 29, 2017, 12.45 am
    Welcome. Can't help you. My wife is satisfied with the pad that comes along with the top case. She falls asleep back there.
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    Re: Greetings from Melbourne Australia - and a Mundane Question!
    Reply #4 on: Mar 29, 2017, 01.26 am
    Mar 29, 2017, 01.26 am
    I have had the pictured Corbin seat on a bike I used to own prior to the SE and I had the large oval backrest on for my wife and she loved it! Only problem with the Corbin is you have to buy the saddle to be able to use the backrest! That being said, if you do a long trip by yourself, you can use the backrest in the drivers position so you also get the benefit of a backrest. Also, I can recommend the seat as well, loved mine and will be purchasing one for the SE in the future as it helps get my short legs closer to the ground so I can flatfoot when stationary and is a great touring seat. It feels a little hard until you get used to it and then you will love it. Cheers.

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    Re: Greetings from Melbourne Australia - and a Mundane Question!
    Reply #5 on: Mar 29, 2017, 01.42 am
    Mar 29, 2017, 01.42 am
     :400: to the forum.  How about using a jacket that will accept a back protector and use either one of the foam types in that pocket instead of a hard one, or make one to fit out of softer material to use in addition to the existing top case back pad.
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    Re: Greetings from Melbourne Australia - and a Mundane Question!
    Reply #6 on: Mar 29, 2017, 02.16 am
    Mar 29, 2017, 02.16 am
    "She who must be obeyed" has a soft foam back protector in her jacket...never a complaint.
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    Re: Greetings from Melbourne Australia - and a Mundane Question!
    Reply #7 on: Mar 29, 2017, 04.17 am
    Mar 29, 2017, 04.17 am
    Welcome to the Forum :400:  The top box on my Intro model came without any pad whatsoever. 
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