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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-08-2019, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Any other seats fit the Thunderbird 900

I have a 1995 Thunderbird which is completely stock.

I'd like to get a King and Queen for when my Missus is on the back, but I can't afford any of the seats available in the UK.

Anyone know if any seats from other models/marques can be easily (emphasise easily) adapted for the T'Bird?

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Like this one?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Triumph-900...UAAOSwPg9cBtGE

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Anyone bought a seat from these people in Vietnam?

https://www.ebay.com/str/daytrader-0...cat=1485372019
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What type is on there now? I would think this one would be as comfortable as the one from Vietnam.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-L...EAAOSwEzJbIlZ3

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What type is on there now? I would think this one would be as comfortable as the one from Vietnam.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-L...EAAOSwEzJbIlZ3
Thanks for your ebay suggestions.

However, I'm still interested if anyone can help with my original question:

"Anyone know if any seats from other models/marques can be easily (emphasise easily) adapted for the T'Bird?"



Many thanks for any replies

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Thanks for your ebay suggestions.

However, I'm still interested if anyone can help with my original question:

"Anyone know if any seats from other models/marques can be easily (emphasise easily) adapted for the T'Bird?"



Many thanks for any replies
Easily. No. I obtained a Bonneville seat for free. I tried for a long time to get it to work. The seat pans are just too far off. I have found the best thing to do is take your stock seat and get it refoamed and covered. That process isnt the cheapest but it is the best way I have found.
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Easily. No. I obtained a Bonneville seat for free. I tried for a long time to get it to work. The seat pans are just too far off. I have found the best thing to do is take your stock seat and get it refoamed and covered. That process isnt the cheapest but it is the best way I have found.
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Hello PatO,

I went for one of the Vietnamese seats due to the price, and also because of the same problems you're experiencing.
I'm currently running the #S5114 solo seat, and it's not bad. A bit stiff, but durable with a metal pan.
I will get my ironing board seat recovered at some point, but this isn't bad for now.
It looks pretty good (I think), and bolts right up.
There are pictures of it mounted in my profile album.

Cheers,

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Hello PatO,

I went for one of the Vietnamese seats due to the price, and also because of the same problems you're experiencing.
I'm currently running the #S5114 solo seat, and it's not bad. A bit stiff, but durable with a metal pan.
I will get my ironing board seat recovered at some point, but this isn't bad for now.
It looks pretty good (I think), and bolts right up.
There are pictures of it mounted in my profile album.

Cheers,

Dan
That solo seat looks great. Really tempted. Just need to win the lottery.
Your whole bike looks beautifully kept. Good on yer.

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