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I was getting a sore butt from the T-100 stock seat after about an hour. What's really worked for me are the beads right over the stock seat; problem solved, especially in very hot weather or wet weather, and 5,000 Pakistani cab drivers can't all be wrong. Added a Triumph fly screen to match the green color and wide bars. Thinkin' about new shocks after 1 year and 6,000 miles.
 

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I use a Air Hawk cover, love it, I did a 1500km ride, at 500km a day, no problems, no sore butt/ Had to paly with the air pressure a bit to get it right but would not go any long distantride without now.
 

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Thanks to Calamity Jesus for the link to Spencer's. It looks to be a bargain fix that will work for both of my bikes. My Guzzi has a great looking seat that just doesn't cut it for more than about 300 miles. It will get re-stuffed first (since the T100's solo seat works so well). I really like the look of the stock seats on the Triumph and the Guzzi...Spencer's approach is a great solution for me.
 

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There was a link on another post for a UK supplier of one of those sheepskins covers and it was only around 15 quid I think. I'd like the link if somone can remember it?
 

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OK this will be an interesting project.
Step one...new seat and windscreen
Step two...new bars and perhaps rearsets
step three..mod suspension...oh what the hell... go all out and fit Ohlins:D
Step four...learn how to ride a bike properly and quick mucking about:)
you mentioned frostheaves - IMO the stock suspension is simply not able to cope with potholes and frostheaved roads. On my 02, way too much energy was transmitted into the chassis (and my back:mad:)

No need to go all out for Öhlins , budget Hagon/Progressive/Ikons will all be very noticeable improvements. I went for Ikon 7614, very happy with them for my use, but then I found a deal on a set of Öhlins PL36, will be interesting to see how they compare comfort-wise.

As for wind protection , I went for the Dart flyscreen, it takes a lot of the windblast off my chest. There's more wind to the head, but its a smooth flow. But as mentioned by someone else , earplugs are a must.
I tried low LSL sport touring bars , but took them off as they were too narrow and far forward. Now gonna try a set of Superbars with some spacers to raise them slightly.

With bars, you might have to try a few different styles to find the one that suits you best. And used bars shows up in the swap meet here from time to time.
 
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