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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-19-2019, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, another seat question

Just got a new gel seat off egg-bay. P/N A9700246. Is there a break-in period for these? Because my butt feels like its broken after a 20mile trip, I mean no give; kinda like a 2X6 board. Looking at the original packing, it was manufactured 11/2014. I had the stock ironing board seat previously along with an Airhawk. It was better than just the stock on longer trips and quite comfortable. Just pushing my hand on both gel vs. non-gel the flat stock one was 'softer'. Now with this new one, w/o airhawk (which I thought would be just as good) I feel like my arms are reaching for the grips. This new gel is not flat, but slightly wave like as it rises towards the back. I don't know if I should just send it back and go back to what I had or give a bit more time.
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I got hold of a gel seat and found it a bit firm but still an improvement over the flat seat.Mine now has about 1000 miles on it and it feels better but maybe that's just my backside getting used to it. I think you should stick with it.
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I had a Thruxton gel seat. I didn't care for it very much. So with my current Bonnie I had my seat redone by Spencers Seats. It helps a little nothing to write home about. But better than the stocker, barely.


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I really like the Corbin single seat and rack. Not gel and not cheap, but definitely comfortable. http://corbin.com/triumph/tbon9sr.shtml
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I really like the Corbin single seat and rack. Not gel and not cheap, but definitely comfortable. http://corbin.com/triumph/tbon9sr.shtml
Got any pictures mounted on the bike?
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I got myself a Burton seat a few years back and find it is way much more comfortable on the butt than the old iron board, plus it doesnt sit high or looks untoward

the only thing, had to open up the holes where the seat screws go in as they didnt align properly, but after doing about 50k on it since new it has held up well

originally I had an airhawk. absolutely hated the damn thing, felt like I had crapped my pants and was sitting in it

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I had a gel insert fitted into my XJR1300 seat about 10 years back, i dont think it was any more comfortable than the stock seat , if anything that solid slab of gel made the seat less comfortable,
with my scrambler i modified the seat myself by cutting out a section of foam and replacing it with a piece of honeycomb gel cut from a cushion like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Comfort-Pur...0X6NWRY1YE3MSX
made a big difference , has a lot more give than the solid gel and much more comfortable than the stock foam

Mine's the black one
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Here's the Corbin seat with rack.
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Here's the Corbin seat with rack.
Its looks comfy. I really like the gas tank color. The orange was always sharp.
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For what it's worth, I swear by Russell Day Long saddles. Have had one on my last 2 BMW's, expected more from the 1200 Explorer XCA stock seat. Things began getting painful around 100 miles, which won't work for me. Went back to tried and proven and got a Russell for it, 500+ mile days are doable again. Saddle is pricey, but so worth it when one needs to crank out some miles.
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