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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 11-21-2012, 11:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Triumph Thurxton gel seat?

Has anyone tried this option seat? Is it big different from the stock?
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I had one on my 05 T100. It was better than the stock seat, but not really good.

I sent my seat to Spencer's www.greatdaytoride.com and it's the cats meow. The seat is comfortable all the time. If your interested email him, and have him do the upgrade. Plus the total expense is less than a new gel seat.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I replaced the stock seat on my 09 Bonny with the Thruxton gel seat. I am very happy with the Thruxton gel seat. I've done whole day rides, with breaks of course, without an issue. For me the setup is perfect. I'm about 5'11", 200lbs and a 32 inseam if that helps. For me the slight rise in the stock seat was right where I needed to be. The Thruxton seat has the rise a bit further back and the front of the seat dips a little lower towards the tank.

That being said, people are different shapes and sizes. Seats are kinda tricky to dial in. I see posts with folks that have gone through several. Also the gel gets a little warm in direct sunlight.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I replaced the stock seat on my 09 Bonny with the Thruxton gel seat. I am very happy with the Thruxton gel seat. I've done whole day rides, with breaks of course, without an issue. For me the setup is perfect. I'm about 5'11", 200lbs and a 32 inseam if that helps. For me the slight rise in the stock seat was right where I needed to be. The Thruxton seat has the rise a bit further back and the front of the seat dips a little lower towards the tank.

That being said, people are different shapes and sizes. Seats are kinda tricky to dial in. I see posts with folks that have gone through several. Also the gel gets a little warm in direct sunlight.
Agree, the stock one seems fine to me. I am 5' 9" and weight 158 lbs.
I might just wait for a little more before purchasing the gel seat, the bike only has 89 miles so far.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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can't compare to a thrux stock seat but i went with the gel on the bonnie so i could fit the cowl- i'm finding it an improvement and am very pleased with it.

i'm guessing it's all down to personal preference- seat comfort/styles etc it'll be one of those debated issues with no definative conclusion!!!
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I would agree my std thruxton seat at first did feel very hard on the rear.
But now it's very comfortable, I have done 23,500 kms in 10 months thou lol
Just love my thruxton
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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can't compare to a thrux stock seat but i went with the gel on the bonnie so i could fit the cowl- i'm finding it an improvement and am very pleased with it.
I put one on my T100 then went on a 250 mile ride. After the ride I asked myself why did I wait so long to change seats.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:44 AM   #8 (permalink)
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+1 more for the Thrux gel seat. It takes a few tanks of gas to get it broken in, but it's pretty much all-day comfortable. And it does get a mite warm in the sunlight.

Having said that, I'm more fond of the Corbin Gunfighter. It's a very firm seat, but once it got broken in (again, roughly 300 miles), I only stop for gas. 6'3", 240 lbs.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Good information.... I think I am buying it for myself as the Christmas gift....
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Bearing in mind, I only weigh 150# and have an old & skinny butt. My '12 Thruxton factory seat was so bad, I put my name on the list for a butt transplant. I sent my stock seat to Spencer to perform his magic, but it didn't suit my anatomy & was still unbearable after a short time even after the 500 miles break-in period. Absolutely nothing against what Spencer did - I'm just one in a hundred that it didn't work out.

In desperation, I ordered a factory gel seat, immediately found relief & it continued to get even more comfortable as the miles passed. Also, I was concerned it wouldn't work as well in cold weather, but it must form to your caboose & stay that way because it's just as comfy at 50 as it is 90 - plus your cowl fits. I highly recommend it if you find the stock crowned seat placing too much pressure between your cheeks.

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Has anyone tried this option seat? Is it big different from the stock?
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