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Old 11-25-2012, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The TALL seat thread

I've searched here and found tons of seat info, unfortunately much of it is impressions (which is good) but I'm looking for direct comparisons on seat height. Not to concerned with seat to ground distance, but would like to know about seat to peg distance, specifically how the seat affects knee angle.

I've seen this expressed in other threads so I know others have this same concern, with at least a couple cases I've read about so far where a poster bought a seat they thought was taller then there current one only to find out they went the other way.

So far my benchmark is a standard bonnie seat, and the Scrambler seat, and I think the Scrambler seat is about the minimum height I could deal with. I've seen reports of the solo w/rack and the solo seat being higher than a stock bonnie but how do they relate to the Scrambler?

Any other suggestions for tall seats and comparisons greatly appreciated. A word on comfort is of course welcome to
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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excellent thread , i'll be following that.

i did need to have my bike higher so i installed some higher shocks but of course it didn't change the seat to peg distance.
I have the thruxton comtemporary now and the seat seems higher than the bonneville one but i couldn't tell you by how much.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I presently use rearsets with a Triumph Solo Seat. Its great for rides under an hour, but after that my knees start to ache a bit. My plan is to have the original "ironing board" seat redone by Sargent. I'd like it to match the original visually, but to incorporate Sargent's Atomic Foam and a 3/4" increase in height. I believe this will extend the comfort quotient a great deal.
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I have the thruxton comtemporary now and the seat seems higher than the bonneville one but i couldn't tell you by how much.
That's good info right there...
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I presently use rearsets with a Triumph Solo Seat.
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.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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a bit more background might help.....

what bike do you have, which seat is on it?

in my case, i have a 2013 mag wheel bonneville. its got the scooped out front seat on it (lowest seat available)

i purchased an earlier base bonneville seat, which appears to be 3/4 or 1" higher than the one on my bike, just waiting for it to show up.

you might check with

http://www.seatconcepts.com/products...56&id=12981346

ive heard nothing but great things about these guys.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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a bit more background might help.....

what bike do you have, which seat is on it?

in my case, i have a 2013 mag wheel bonneville. its got the scooped out front seat on it (lowest seat available)

i purchased an earlier base bonneville seat, which appears to be 3/4 or 1" higher than the one on my bike, just waiting for it to show up.

you might check with

http://www.seatconcepts.com/products...56&id=12981346

ive heard nothing but great things about these guys.

Good point, the base Bonneville I tried for reference was a 2013 model, I didn't realize it was shorter than earlier models. Any idea on what year they changed?

Haven't seen that link, one more good option.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have mag wheel Bonneville se. I going the stock seat to be too low. Knees felt a bit Cramped. The dealer swapped out tl a t100 seat and that added an inch which made quite a bit of difference to my surprise. But still not comfortable after an hours or so. I got the seat redone at a local leather works place who added another 1/2 inch to the existing t100 seat height, used gel Nd memory foam and seat custom covered in leather.

The seat is so much More comfortable now, feels better to the touch because all leather. See pic. I think it might have looked better in all black however it will stay cooler on hot summer days!

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.
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Height-related info for Burton seats...

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-talk...ml#post2399413
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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.
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