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Old 12-05-2012, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How to tell if I have a gel seat?

how the &%*$# do I tell if my seat is a gel. Previous owner said it was...

It's on a scrambler fwiw...

Anyone with a pic of the bottom of a gel seat?
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you can only ride for five miles before numbness sets in, you have the stock seat. If you can go 100 miles or so without numbness setting in, you have the gel seat.

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check for numbers on the underside of the seat.

either way (gel or standard), if it's a triumph seat, you will be rendered cripple or in need of a colostomy bag within 10 miles.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I should have said, I have a lot of the bike apart an not riding while mid-project...


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Old 12-05-2012, 10:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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check for numbers on the underside of the seat.

either way (gel or standard), if it's a triumph seat, you will be rendered cripple or in need of a colostomy bag within 10 miles.
I'm not near the bike but what numbers should I be looking for? as in what corresponds to gel? there weren't any numbers that I recall...


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from google...

Gel Comfort Seat - Triumph Bonneville, SE, and T100 (A9700246)
Triumph Scrambler Gel Seat (A9700136)
Triumph Thruxton Gel Seat (A9700135)

the numbers are embossed onto the underside of the seat pan. basically take the seat off, flip it over, and view the surface in good light. you should see it.

if there are no numbers, check for a glowing red dot on your person. they're on to you....

just kidding. good luck!
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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from google...

Gel Comfort Seat - Triumph Bonneville, SE, and T100 (A9700246)
Triumph Scrambler Gel Seat (A9700136)
Triumph Thruxton Gel Seat (A9700135)

the numbers are embossed onto the underside of the seat pan. basically take the seat off, flip it over, and view the surface in good light. you should see it.

if there are no numbers, check for a glowing red dot on your person. they're on to you....

just kidding. good luck!

Cool, thanks I'll take a look but I don't remember seeing any embossed numbers in the plastic pan last time I looked. Is that an indicator that it's a stock seat? Thanks again!

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Am I the only person who doesn't mind the stock seat on a T-100????
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The gel seats have a small tag on them with a red "Triumph " logo
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Am I the only person who doesn't mind the stock seat on a T-100????
The stock seat on my 07 suits me fine. Thought I'm looking to reshape for aesthetics.


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