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Old 06-01-2010, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help Please from Bonnie Gel seat owners.

I purchased a Gel seat from my local dealer on Saturday, it looks and feels identical to the standard seat. Even the part number on the base is the same
2301932 and states Made in Italy.

The label on the packaging says Made in Spain with the part number A9200246.

Can anyone with a gel seat please post photos of the top and base? Plus include the part number on the base?

I road tested today (commute to work) 10 miles each way and it is as hard / uncomfortable as the one I had; to say I'm upset is an understatement.

I'll be calling the shop tomorrow.
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My crystal ball tells me you got a package someone else bought, put their original stock seat in, then "returned" for credit. Dealer only looked to see that a seat was in box, not that right one was.
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Owenbrau's crystal ball works... 2301932 is the part number in the Triumph parts book for the standard seat. Take it back pronto.
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The part number the gel seat on my 2009 Bonneville SE is A9700246. I just completed
a 1450 mile trip on the bike and the gel seat, although not perfect, was a big
improvement over the stock seat .
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The part number the gel seat on my 2009 Bonneville SE is A9700246. I just completed a 1450 mile trip on the bike and the gel seat, although not perfect, was a big
improvement over the stock seat .
That is because, as Ibai's Dad pointed out, it's made in Spain. My country.

We know a lot about sitting on our arses...that's why our economy is the way it is...
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Easiest way to identify whether its a gel seat from Triumph is that it should have a little black tag with red Triumph letters.
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Mine has that tag.
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the gel seat, although not perfect, was a big improvement over the stock seat .
I wish I could say the same! Got one at the beginning of the season, now ridden it for about 800 miles. It's hard as a rock, but it seems to be breaking in a bit now that the weather is warmer. Wifey hates it!
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Smile Soft? Nope...

I fitted a Triumph Thruxton gel seat to my Bonny recently.

Yes, it is quite firm, it takes some time to soften it up and 'break it in'.

Don't expect it to be too comfy right from the start, and it will never be as comfortable as a K&Q but it looks good and is easy to move around on as you blast through the bends...


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I took the seat back to the dealer yesterday,

I want use the word 'argue' but I had the debate with the parts guy that it wasn't a gel seat.

His argument was that it had the red tag, I pointed out that the part number wasn't correct and that it said 'made in Italy' on the base.

"Well they use the same base, don't they sir!"

To cut to the chase, he agreed to take it back and reorder.

I'm hoping to post a 'Great Customer Service' story here. I'll let you all know.
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