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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 08:28 PM
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Which model Bonneville do you own. The stock seat on the T100 is about an 1" thick and worthless. My Burton seat is at leaf twice as thick. Also have you installed handle bar risers? With the Burton it changes the whole riding position.
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I'm fairly happy with the stock bars, though we'll see how it all feels when I pick up one of the Burton seats next season...
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i just installed bitubo shocks, they make the burton DS003 seat more comfortable, it couldn't look better IMO
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Another Burton seat review, this time for the Triumph Hinckley Bonneville Classic Style Seat Silver Logo for Triumph New Bonneville 2011, Part number: DS003B.

I ordered the seat from British Bike Bits on Monday night by expedited airfreight. It was at my doorstep on the Canadian prairies Thursday morning.

The seat was well packed and looks beautiful out of the box. This is a quality item. The faux-perforated top looks great, and might even be a little cooler to sit on. The chrome strip along the bottom is a nice touch. I have read in other reviews some griping about the attachment of this strip. The manufacturer seems to have responded, at least with this fairly new model seat, because the trim is neatly and securely attached.

The seat went on with just a bit of fussing. It took but a few minutes to remove the metal hooks from the old seat and attach them to the new. I also had to adjust the attachment tabs at the rear, which was easy, and ditch the spacers on the end of the attachment bolts, which took me a while to figure out. I had to lean pretty heavily on the back of the seat to get the tabs low enough for the bolts to go through. This might be a bit of a continuing pain. I hope I'm not crushing any sensitive electronics under the seat. That it runs as sweetly as ever would suggest not.

The seat looks great on the bike, better than stock, I would say. It has a '70s profile that is very much in keeping with the bike's retro look. It is way more comfortable than stock; flatter, so you can move around a little, and with softer, springier, shock-absorbing foam. The rock-hard, nut-crushing rise on the stock seat's front end is blessedly absent on the Burton. I would rate the comfort as pretty good by the standard of other bikes I have owned, German and Japanese. The stock seat is just terrible.

You sit a little higher on the Burton seat, but not much. The outside edges are more squared off and you can feel them inside your thighs when you put your feet down, but it's not a problem. It just feels different, and probably not for long.

For ergonomic reasons I cannot explain, I seem to have better riding posture on this seat, with my hips properly rolled back and my back straight. This pays big dividends over the haul, at least for me. Reaching the handlebars seems easier, too, for some reason. I might have been unconsciously cringing on the old seat.

The Burton is a worthy seat for the new Bonneville, which is more than can be said of the wretched stocker.
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post #14 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-15-2013, 07:52 AM
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I bought a DS003 a few months back, my feel for the seat is that it is taller, looks good, you sit taller, it fits well, but is not day & night better than any of the many other seats for the new Bonneville that I've tried. The trim strip at the bottom edge of the seat looks a bit cheap at the ends and was a bit loose all around the seat.

I've ridden a lot on just about every seat made for these bikes, with the fugly Triumph king/queen seat being used for a 5K+ trip a few years back. Seat worked, but it was too ugly to live with every day. I probably would buy another K/Q if it became available. The Corbin is too hard for me - yea, I know, give it time. The Burtons are good looking and an improvement on the stock plank, not sure it is worth $350+ for it, maybe, maybe not.
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Super post,just the type we need on the seats,10/10.

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post #16 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-09-2013, 10:50 AM
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Great Reviews

Hi All,

It is great to hear all of your great feedback on our seats! We are constantly working on new ranges, although we mainly supply parts for the classics. If any of you have any suggestions as to new seats or other products for the Bonnevilles then we would love to hear them!

It is great to see the success of the new Triumph and we look forward to this continuing.

Thanks again,
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I wish someone would manufacture a narrow seat option, something like:

Extra cushion for tall bony butted riders would be bonus
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post #18 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-10-2013, 06:07 AM
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I wish someone would manufacture a narrow seat option, something like:

Extra cushion for tall bony butted riders would be bonus

Kompo-Tech has plenty of such offerings. BEAUTIFUL saddles. Different styles, colors, and thicknesses.


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post #19 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-10-2013, 01:08 PM
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I had no idea there was an off the shelf seat like this. Unfortunately their website appears to be down. Hopefully that's not an indication of closed doors.
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post #20 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-10-2013, 06:26 PM
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I emailed Burton a few days ago without response. Seat I want is out of stock and curious when it will be in as I'm ready to buy.
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