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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-15-2011, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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A Couple Accessories Questions

Is there a good alternative to the Triumph quick release backrest? Triumph is currently out of them.

Has any one got the long haul rider and passenger seat? This is the two-piece seat combo. If so is it worth the money, are they that much more comfortable then the stock seats?

I don't like the way the one piece touring seat looks.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 12:06 AM
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When i got my back rest with the rack i wanted to be able to take the back rest off and leave the rack on.We looked at all the other sissybar/rack combos that the dealer had genuine and aftermarket and he had 1 or 2 that you could split but they wouldn't fit the bike.I got the genuine back rest and rack and the missus and kids reckon it great,its easy to get on and off when you ride solo.If all you want is a back rest for the occasional pillon i'd be waiting for the genuine part.
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I thought the same thing about Triumph's long haul seat... Besides it is still hard as a rock...

My friend bought a Corbin for his bike... IT IS AWSOME.... So I bought one, and my A$$ has never been happier. The seat is $429 and the backrest is another $229... but it is worth every penny if you like to take the long route...


Check them out.... http://www.corbin.com/triumph/ttb9sp.shtml

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I got the long haul seat as part of an accessory package when I bought my bike. I'm pretty happy with it, even on 8 hour days. All of our butts are different I suppose. Good to know there is a Corbin seat out there! Thanks!
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I thought the same thing about Triumph's long haul seat... Besides it is still hard as a rock...

My friend bought a Corbin for his bike... IT IS AWSOME.... So I bought one, and my A$$ has never been happier. The seat is $429 and the backrest is another $229... but it is worth every penny if you like to take the long route...


Check them out.... http://www.corbin.com/triumph/ttb9sp.shtml

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I have the one piece long haul seat and it seems that the seat needs to have a bit more room for the backside of my but. During long rides the rubber insert that blocks the hole for the driver backrest will slowly irratate the area around my cossix (I think that how you say it- the part at the lower end of the spine)
What I am wondering is if the corbin seat has a little more room to the same area as with the long haul seat I havent been able to use my drivers backrest as it makes the drivers seat too compact for me to fit.
With the stock seat and pillion I dont have any problems but need a real back seat for the other half as she wont even get on the stock rear pad and she also likes having a back rest and is very comfy on the long haul seat. So I am looking for options that will work for both of us.

Thanks for any info you can give!
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-02-2011, 09:50 AM
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I bought the SE model which comes with Triumph's long haul seat.I then added Triumph's rider's back rest,which is adjustable with six settings,and have driven a good 200 miles before getting off the machine to stretch my legs.But my back side wasn't all that bad,maybe alittle uncomfortable,but you're gonna get that no matter what you're drivin.The last machine I had,an RSV,had a real comfortable factory touring seat,but ya still had to get off it every couple hundred miles or so to stretch your legs and recesitate your back side.lol But ya have to do the same thing when drivin your automobile for any distance.It's called adjustment.Dave!!!
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I bought the SE model which comes with Triumph's long haul seat.I then added Triumph's rider's back rest,which is adjustable with six settings,and have driven a good 200 miles before getting off the machine to stretch my legs.But my back side wasn't all that bad,maybe alittle uncomfortable,but you're gonna get that no matter what you're drivin.The last machine I had,an RSV,had a real comfortable factory touring seat,but ya still had to get off it every couple hundred miles or so to stretch your legs and recesitate your back side.lol But ya have to do the same thing when drivin your automobile for any distance.It's called adjustment.Dave!!!
Same here, have the SE A1 model Triumph Thunderbird. The SE seat is pretty comfortable for up to about 200 miles straight. If you needed any more comfort for a longer ride, you could add a simple gel pad. I am older than dirt, and find the SE long haul seat pretty comfortable for reasonable jaunts. Besides, after 150-200 miles, getting off the bike for a rest is not a bad idea anyway. I could not use the back rest, it hit me in the wrong spot and was actually less comfortable for me, took it off the bike. I tend to stop about every 150 miles. You would be surprised how much a short stop and stretch the legs will improve circulation and give your gluteus maximus a rest, no butts about it. :-)
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I forgot to tell you guys that I also use a large gel pad,which I bought when I first bought my RSV back in 99,to go between my back side and the seat as it does make a world of difference, [it prevents sweating in the hot weather and freezing your ars in the cold weather] and put it on my T bird right after I bought it as it just lays on the seat.It was a good investment.So there's an option that ya might wanna consider.It's relatively inexpensive and still available.It's called "BUTT BUFFER" and sells for alittle under 100 bucks.So ,if you're not that comfortable,ya might wanna look into this or somethin compatible to it.As I said,it WILL make a world of difference on any seat,conventional or touring.And as Curt says" NO BUTTS ABOUT IT" lol I like that Curt.Very good. lol Dave!!!

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I have the long haul seat but over the winter I'm sending it to MeanCity Cycles for some memory foam. They worked on my Road King seat a few years ago. They do a very nice job. You can see reviews for their work all over the HD forum site. They have a variety of options and have the ability to reposition the rider if requested. I'll make my report, but not til it gets too cold to ride.
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I had a new custom seat built on top of the stock seat pan. I has made a world of difference. That Butt Buffer davetac1 mentions though looks pretty nice. I may have to consider getting one of those as well for the final touch.
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