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  • Offline bigdog

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    possible new owner: Seat height?
    on: Aug 23, 2019, 12.52 am
    Aug 23, 2019, 12.52 am
    Shopping via internet, since there are no used Trophy for sale near me. Looking at latest generation
    I have a very short inseam. Can anyone comment on seat height, preferably someone with less than a 30" inseam? With luggage and passenger, I'd like to be able to get at least part of each foot down.

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    Re: possible new owner: Seat height?
    Reply #1 on: Aug 23, 2019, 01.43 am
    Aug 23, 2019, 01.43 am
    New owner with 30" inseam here...

    I'm running the 'low' (standard on US spec Trophies) seat in the low position.  Stock suspension height.  My normal riding boots are chippewa logger work boots with something like a 1.5" heel.  I can solidly plant both feet flat with these boots on level ground.  I sometimes ride in more 'hiking' style work boots with basically flat soles.  I can plant the balls of both feet to be plenty comfortable riding in these boots as well.  Moderate off-camber or uneven ground situations require a little awareness - I've had a couple of 'woah' moments, but these haven't caused a situation where I seriously thought I was going to drop the bike.

    I'm coming from a Harley Electraglide with a 1" shorter than stock height rear suspension.  The Electraglide was easier to flat-foot, but the 200+ pound weight loss moving to the Trophy makes it/me a little more comfortable holding it up when getting 'out of level' at a stop. 

    Hope this helps...

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    Re: possible new owner: Seat height?
    Reply #2 on: Aug 23, 2019, 01.51 am
    Aug 23, 2019, 01.51 am
    Thanks! Flat footing is something I’ve never experienced. My feet don’t reach the ground when I’m standing!! But I have a long torso, and t-Rex arms. Getting a bike to fit is interesting
    My dirt bikes are a challenge when I stop
    Last Edit: Aug 23, 2019, 02.06 am by bigdog

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    Re: possible new owner: Seat height?
    Reply #3 on: Aug 23, 2019, 04.26 am
    Aug 23, 2019, 04.26 am
    29" inseam for me.
    I lowered the bike with Lust lowering links, and slid the forks up 12mm in the tubes to compensate, handling is great.
    In addition, I had my seat modified by Spencer ( greatdaytoride.com ) and he narrowed the front, flattened it out, and replaced the stock foam with that which is used in paraplegic wheelchairs.  I can touch flat footed.
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    Re: possible new owner: Seat height?
    Reply #4 on: Aug 23, 2019, 11.53 am
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    29 inseam too
    I have the triumph low seat fitted and have no trouble flat footing. I can even stand and just clear the seat.
    found this to be better than lowering the bike. normally wear a good thick soled boot, even better.

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    Re: possible new owner: Seat height?
    Reply #5 on: Sep 03, 2019, 08.46 am
    Sep 03, 2019, 08.46 am
    The best option which I have went for is to install a set of Lust links which I have used (lower by 20mm) and drop the yolks down the forks by 14mm.

    http://www.lustracing.co.uk/suspension/triumph-trophy-lowering-kits.html

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    Re: possible new owner: Seat height?
    Reply #6 on: Sep 04, 2019, 01.39 am
    Sep 04, 2019, 01.39 am
    bigdog, simply perform an old dirt bike riding trick. The seats on dirt bikes are all so high. All you do is slip to one side, normally the left so that your right thigh is on the seat [not your backside] and put your left foot down. Easy. With practice you won't even notice the height difference.  :821: :158:
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