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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Bottom line adding the extra seat height makes a huge difference in how comfortable knees are. Adding 1/2 inch didn't sound like a lot by made a big difference.
Yes a 1/2 inch can be huge in the seat peg relationship, same as bar risers always amazes me.
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Height-related info for Burton seats...

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-talk...ml#post2399413

That's one of the nuggets I came across while searching seat height, good idea to link it here to keep this info together
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Under the seat are 8 rubber "bumpers". The center 4 bumpers can be replaced with (at least) double the thickness/height replacement bumpers from a hardware/auto parts store. Or just glue 1" additional homemade hard rubber pads right on to the existing bumpers. When you reinstall the modified seat, you must compress the rear slightly to line up the fixing bolts. One inch height increase easy and cheap.
Maybe a taller seat AND this bumper mod could really be the ticket.

You guys are really coming through with some good stuff, I've spent hours searching here and missed all of this
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Another option is a gel seat pad that just sits (straps) on the seat. Cheap and just take it off as needed. Admittedly don't look too cool when parked but most of us are at an age we don't care that much maybe.
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here is a pic of the new vs old seat and the heights.

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my suggestion would be to look at the classified ads on the site here, and scoop up a stock taller seat.

i picked one up this week, and there was another, but it sold as well.

there are also some on ebay, but that place sucks
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How does the Solo seat compare to the original? Noticeable?

If all else fails I may end up with some sort of custom as well.
The Solo has far better foam that doesn't bunch up on long days like the stocker. However, it feels at least a half inch lower which increases the bend of my knees. I got mine from Hermy's for $240.
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"Height-related info for Burton seats...
http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-talk...ml#post2399413 "

That's one of the nuggets I came across while searching seat height, good idea to link it here to keep this info together
Since that was my thread, I thought I'd weigh in here about the Burton.
I've had a chance to put several 1 - 1 1/2 hour rides in on it now, and can honestly say the comfort and support of this seat is so far removed from the stocker that it feels like a different bike. In fact, and addressing your actual question, the height issue I was initially concerned about (I have a 34" inseam) hasn't even been noticed. I can't tell you why, but the ache and stiffness I got in my knees on the stock seat hasn't happened once to me with the Burton...
Regardless of the reason (maybe just a placebo effect from being so comfortable otherwise???), I'm a pretty happy camper.

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