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I have a GT, and like all the newer motorcycles, I am on my tip tows. I would like to lower it, but don,t want to hurt the handling. Also the center and side stand would need to be shorter. Maybe a lower seat. I only need to go down about an inch, Chuck.
 

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Lowering or reshaping the seat would be my 1st option, as this would give you the desired result without affecting the handling, or having to alter the stands
Though a lowering like is available HERE
 

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I also have a R1150RT BMW that is too tall, so I went for the BMW low seat, and its lower, but has no padding. It is only good for 100 miles or so. Makes the bike useless. Chuck
 

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There are at least a couple people here who have the Triumph low seat on their GTs and are happy with it.

Cheers,
-Kit
 

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I have the OEM low seat on my 2011 Sprint, which is 3/4" lower than the stock seat, and removed the rubber bumpers under the seat for another 1/4", so the seat is 1.0" lower. At 5'6" with 30" inseam, with the stock seat i could only tip-toe, now I can almost get both balls of my feet to the ground, good enough.
 

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An inch would be a great improvement, but again sometimes I need to cover 500+ miles in a day. Will the Triumph OEM low seat have enough padding, as I don't? Chuck.
 

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Chuck,
I was thinking of lowering my Sprint, until I read that you need to also adjust the springs and get a new side AND centre stand. Bah!

I'll just learn to live with it. I have to say, I'm much more comfortable now. But when duck walking backwards from anywhere, I get the "uh-oh" looks from other people. Other than that I've had now problems.
 

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I have the Triumph lower seat and it made absolutely no difference.
I think if your legs are so short (26.5 inch mine) the width of the seat/frame negates a lower seat.
I sent my GT 1050 to Alf Hagon: http://www.hagon-shocks.co.uk/ who used my weight plus weight of luggage & max weight capacity to make a custom rear shock 40mm lower than original.
Hagon reckoned that 40mm was the max safe reduction. My front forks were dropped by 40mm to equalise & prop stand was shortened by the dealer. NB; Forget trying to put machine on centre stand without running a wheel over a plank!
Handling: No idea if handling has been compromised. I dont ride it as a sports bike!
Regards; Tony
 

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There's also looking at getting a custom seat, making it narrower in the front, which may help out some. I have a Corbin on my ST, and it is a bit lower and narrower at the very front. Doesn't affect the normal seating area, but when you stop you can slide forward when you put your feet down.
I know many hate Corbins, ant they are costly, esp if you end up hating it. Also my experience is with a ST, not a GT.
 

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An inch would be a great improvement, but again sometimes I need to cover 500+ miles in a day. Will the Triumph OEM low seat have enough padding, as I don't? Chuck.
It doesn't seem to be an issue for me anyway, I don't think the padding is insufficient on the low seat.

having said that this is a very subjective topic:)
 
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