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Old 11-11-2012, 07:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I had a well known custom seat company fit a "Gel Pad" to my Std/SE seat, made no difference whatsoever. Had a local upholsterer memory foam it, again no difference. Bought a Triumph Gel seat still no difference. Conclusion, must be the shape of the seat that makes it so uncomfortable for me and for many others on this forum. Now before I give in and buy a K&Q and a blanket (to cover it up, out of site when I am not sat on it) has any UK contributor had a seat builder achieve any success at all with the original seat.

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Old 11-11-2012, 08:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My wife has a Corbin after trying the OEM Gel seat and declaring it useless.
The Corbin she got from ebay and loves it 200 miles before needing to stop although tank range is the main decider there.

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Old 11-11-2012, 03:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have tried EVERYTHING as far as pads go and the best has been the Airhawk seat pad. It works well on my ZRX but not on my Bonneville. I tried a Sargent seat on my ZRX and it was much better but still not good enough for all day long. Here in Louisiana where it gets VERY hot and humid any plastic seat will make your butt sweat which is another discomfort issue. Tomorrow morning I am sending my Triumph King/Queen seat to http://kontourseat.com to see what they can do. A friend of mine says they are light years ahead of anyone else when it comes building a comfortable and breathable seat. They guarantee it. They are VERY pricey but I think it may be worth it.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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An idea or at least some inspiration for you ...

I know you have had lots of issues finding the right seat and even the
single seat with rack was an issue. K&Q seat don't do it mate, it's wrong.

Anyway, deus ex Machina (not UK based) have I think the best looking seat I've seen so far. The shaping or more accurately scuplting would make it a comfortable seat I feel.

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for that. Will look into it right away.

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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http://www.motorbike-seats.co.uk/

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Ric. is that a picture of your own bike and if so could you tell me what you think of the seat and if you could give me an indication of price I would be grateful.

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Old 11-13-2012, 08:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes, that's mine prior to the 2-1 being fitted.

I don't remember how much the seat cost, but it was definitely more than any of the Triumph aftermarket ones were at the time, but it's been more than worth the outlay. It was completely refoamed as well as having some Gel pads fitted front and back.

Fortunately the seat is one of the few things I don't think about whenever I'm out on the bike all day. Admittedly I've never gone further than 450miles on it, so it may have some shortcomings when tasked with some real distance work.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:59 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I thank you.

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Old 11-13-2012, 12:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I know you have had lots of issues finding the right seat and even the
single seat with rack was an issue. K&Q seat don't do it mate, it's wrong.

Anyway, deus ex Machina (not UK based) have I think the best looking seat I've seen so far. The shaping or more accurately scuplting would make it a comfortable seat I feel.

Beautiful

I've been in touch with Deus Ex Machina about that exact seat. They don't actually make it, they get it hand made from some guy in Venice. I'll dig through my emails and try and find his info, but it was PRICEY.
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