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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-23-2011, 11:41 PM
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I've ridden on both the Triumph version and my Corbin wins Hands down for comfort... The options are just about endless and the backrest is really nice on the long rides...'

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Hi GreenTea

Do you think the backrest is worth getting?

Cheers

When I bought my 'bird, I had the longhaul seat fitted as the standard passenger seat was much to small.

After about 100 miles, I get a pain in base of my back, right on the bottom of spine. I ordered the back rest and it has helped a little.

There have been some posts, that it pushed you forward on to the tank. For me it works OK, I have it on the last setting all the way back.

I do like the extra support of the back rest, have just ordered an Air Hawk 2 seat pad to see if this helps.

This is the only problem I have found so far with the bike, a sore ass on a long run.

Maybe if you could find a 'bird with a rider back rest, you could see how it feels for you.
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Good bloody luck to you, Graham.... Here we are, lucky if the temp gets over 10 deg celsius, pissed rain for the last week, and you're lappin it up over there, "sampling" beer.....

Anyhows.... I'll ditto everything GT said.... I had the same issue with a bit of back pain on long rides..... But I got the rider backrest from MADSS and I find it has improved my comfort 100%..... welll.. that might be stretchin it a bit,,,, But it has made a BIG difference..... Mainly the support it gives my lower back..... I have it on #1 and don't find it pushes me onto the tank..... if I adjusted it up further, sure it would..... Like GT said, see if u can get a sample sit over there...... Probably best if you could ride one fitted up like that...

On the comfort of the longhaul seat, I found it was a bit 'ordinary' at first, but now I have done about 5000k's it feels that it has settled in to my "shape" and combined with the rider backrest, makes a very comfortable ride.....

Enjoy ya holiday...... 3 months, hey.... just about the length of our winter,,,,,
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I ordered the longhaul seat and backrest from the States...... a lot cheaper unless you can strike a deal when you order the bike




Go to Triumph Detroit http://stores.triumphdetroit.com/StoreFront.bokand have a look or http://www.madss.com/default.asp

This may answer your questions on the parts as well

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I ordered the longhaul seat and backrest from the States...... a lot cheaper unless you can strike a deal when you order the bike




Go to Triumph Detroit http://stores.triumphdetroit.com/StoreFront.bokand have a look or http://www.madss.com/default.asp

This may answer your questions on the parts as well
Thanks Will

Just had a look at both sites and you're not wrong about the differences in price. I'll contact MADSS and talk to them about my requirements and see what they suggest.

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Thanks Will

Just had a look at both sites and you're not wrong about the differences in price. I'll contact MADSS and talk to them about my requirements and see what they suggest.

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Dont get carried away by ordering heaps. Keep the price below A$1,000 to avoid customs duty......

btw: some of the triumph Jackets are bargains from them


Also just looking at some old emails had trouble with madss getting the passenger longhaul seat ie. they couldnt figure out how to wrap /post to Australia so I got the seat from Detroit Triumph who had no problems


Should add that madss wont take credit cards from overseas but will do Paypal ...

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Dont get carried away by ordering heaps. Keep the price below A$1,000 to avoid customs duty......

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Thanks Will, good point hadn't thought about that, but I should be able to keep it under A$1000.

BTW do you remember how much Detroit charged you freight on the seat?


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Well it seems the confusion has been cleared up concerning the longhaul seat and differing part numbers.

According to MADDS, the part numbers (T2305357305 &A9700224) refer to the same seat.

Triumph used Part no.A9700224 until the release of the Thunderbird SE
which has the Longhaul seat as standard, then they changed the part number to T2305357305.

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Thanks Will, good point hadn't thought about that, but I should be able to keep it under A$1000.

BTW do you remember how much Detroit charged you freight on the seat?


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their site says $50 for all overseas order ( free for over $1000 but then you have customs problems )

I cant remember what my costs was as I added a Balsham jacket to the order so 2 separate items showed on my visa statement..... $339.61 & $357.39 which is pretty good for a jacket and seat


I ordered all my quick release sissy bar etc from madss but only ever put this on or the longhaul seat on when I go for a long ride on a weekend...... just have the original seat minus the passenger seat and it looks great this way most of the time

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