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Old 12-03-2012, 11:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Or you could save some bucks and get an airhawk !
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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+1 more for any gel seat. I like the vintage look, so I got a very fairly priced (even new from dealer) $225 Scrammie gel seat. I don't know if weight comes into play with comfort level (doesn't seem to) but I'm only 130 lbs.

Strictly for comfort, the King/Queen is very comfy. My bike had one when I bought it. Just my opinion, but I couldn't get that thing off fast enough. Looks-wise, it leaves much to be desired.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Never had a K&Q but my Burton keeps me comfortable all day.
Ditto - I can't believe how comfortable mine is, but unfortunately, buying one new probably won't fit a slim budget.
Also, run a search on this question; this has already been discussed at great length here, with lots of great info.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:04 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If you rarely ride 2 up, I would definitely suggest the Triumph Solo Seat (no rack). I've had it on since day 1 and never seem to get uncomfortable on it (longest ride was about 3 hours). It also helps that it gives you a lot of room in the back to change your riding position. Switching back to the factory seat when I go 2 up only makes me love the Solo more.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I use the Triumph Solo Seat...not the one with the rack, but the cafe-styled one. Its a little lower than the the stock "ironing-board" saddle and uses a much better quality foam ( it doesn't bunch up). Available from Hermy's for $243...

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
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If you really want a perfect seat , one that is in your ideal comfort zone----- Google "How to make a Motorcycle seat". You use your original seat pan ,so fit is not an issue ,and you use readily available foam from many local retailers. The instructions are very detailed and easy to understand. The resulting seat is perfectly contoured and unquestionably the best seat for YOU ! Should you not want to recover the new seat; just about any upholstery shop can do the job for you at a meager cost.
My avatar has my home made seat pictured. I think it looks professional and it is without question --the most comfortable seat available (should be, I made it to fit ME)-----Triumph aftermarket seats are not exactly plentiful which is what prompted me to attempt this task. Iam almost 70( I did it !) and if you would like close up shots of my seat just let me know---I get questions about where I got it , all the time....................................*with the professional leather upholstery job the cost was about $110.00 total*(vinyl would be less cost)
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:13 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I sent my OEM Thrux seat to be worked by this guy Spencer, http://greatdaytoride.com/Seat_Mod_Pics.php
I had the supracor material installed in the rider portion only since I don't take passengers. I believe it was about $75. Firmer than stock, no change in appearance and can still use the rear cowl. Wish the Corbin had a provision (screw inserts) for attaching the rear cowl as I may have went that route...
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:02 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I sent my OEM Thrux seat to be worked by this guy Spencer, http://greatdaytoride.com/Seat_Mod_Pics.php
I had the supracor material installed in the rider portion only since I don't take passengers. I believe it was about $75. Firmer than stock, no change in appearance and can still use the rear cowl. Wish the Corbin had a provision (screw inserts) for attaching the rear cowl as I may have went that route...
How do you like the feel after having it reworked compared to stock? I've been looking at sending my seat off to have the same thing done, but just really unsure how big the difference will be after a few of these threads.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:06 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Depends, and sky's the limit. From gel to custom seats. I loved my Bonnie when I test drive it. But being 6'1" I felt a little cramped. So te dealer let me try out the cafe solo seat. Instantly loved it. The hump on the stock seat pushed me forward and was to low for my long legs. With the solo, I could move around. Lay on the tank, or sit up. Worked wonders for me. As for padding and comfortability, te Bonnie's solo seat trumps any seat I had on my harleys
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I have been through most options but have eventually capitulated and got a K&Q (hated the looks).

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