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Offline Nodrogmac

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FYI Seat construction
« on: October 01, 2018, 05:14:02 PM »
Just for info - I had a broken base on my heated seat and today got a local upholsterer to switch the foam and cover etc from the heated seat onto the base of the standard seat. I was interested to see the construction to see how much gel etc was in there. Turns out there's no gel but a couple of 'air foam' pads (I think he called them) underneath the foam. I find the seat quite comfy but I know a lot of others don't so just thought I would share for anyone who was curious.



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Re: FYI Seat construction
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 06:10:48 PM »
I think those "Air Foam Pads" are what Triumph calls "3D Net" !

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Re: FYI Seat construction
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2018, 07:17:23 PM »
Thanks for posting the picture, I wonder if they don't use gel because the heat would affect it over time maybe??

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Re: FYI Seat construction
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2018, 08:01:22 PM »
If you're a bit more rotund than average then the stock Triumph seat just crushes all the way to the pan. Quite painful after a short while.
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Re: FYI Seat construction
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 01:01:17 PM »
Earthman, I'm sure that's exactly why the don't use gel. Triumph found that the gel seats were breaking down under extreme temperatures. :821: :158:
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