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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Longhaul seats confusion

I've just ordered a new storm and looking at a more comfortable seat.

Looking at the Triumph Australian website, it appears to me that there are two longhaul seats available.

They list a longhaul touring seat (part no. T2305357) as being compatible with an adjustable rider backrest (part no. A9708160).

However, when you look up the Longhaul riders backrest kit, it gives the part no. of the backrest as A970158 and states to be used in conjunction with a dual touring seat part no. A9700224.

Am I missing something here?

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I've just ordered a new storm and looking at a more comfortable seat.

Looking at the Triumph Australian website, it appears to me that there are two longhaul seats available.

They list a longhaul touring seat (part no. T2305357) as being compatible with an adjustable rider backrest (part no. A9708160).

However, when you look up the Longhaul riders backrest kit, it gives the part no. of the backrest as A970158 and states to be used in conjunction with a dual touring seat part no. A9700224. I had the same issue when I ordered a backrest for my Long Haul seat.

Am I missing something here?

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I believe the backrests are the same except for the pattern in the vinyl. I don't recall which is which, but your dealer should be able to figure it out and get the one that matches the pattern used on your seat.
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Hi TBird,
I noticed this too when I received my dual longhual seat. I'm almost certain that there are simply two part numbers for one part. There is only one Triumph dual longhaul seat for the T-bird. For some reason Triumph has two part numbers for it. That's what I discovered anyway...
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There are two different long haul seats. A one piece seat, and another like the stock seat that has a removable passenger section.
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Yes there is also a one one piece long haul seat SINGLE seat. I think we are talking about the DUAL longhaul rider seat. There are two different part numbers for the DUAL longhaul seat.
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Congratulations Tbird.

The longhaul dual seat is the go if you are doing big k's and value your relationship with your pillion....
When I test rode the demo bike with SWMBO, it had the standard rider seat and pillion 'brick'.... we only went about 200 metres and she said that the pillion seat was the most uncomfortable seat she had sat on... The longhaul seat was the first "Accessory" ordered.....

BUT... Here's a tip.... Buy your "extras" from the states...... On the seat alone, you'll save over $200 from MADSS.com...... Chris there is very helpful and postage is reasonable.... The more bits u order and he can fit in one box the better.... I haven't dealt with Fast Eddy, 'yet', but reading the forum, I believe he is also a good operator and forum member.... I just wish I had of realised this before I ordered all my bits thru the dealer, until recently..

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I'm sure I read somewhere that the back rest was originally made for the Rocket III.

Reason for two part numbers, is the Rocket III and Thunderbird have a different pattern on the vinyl used.

So one part number is for Rocket III pattern vinyl, and the other part number is for the Thunderbird pattern vinyl.

As already posted.
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There are two different long haul seats. A one piece seat, and another like the stock seat that has a removable passenger section.
I have a longhaul one piece seat with a backrest.

I also have a passenger long haul seat, which is shaped exactly like the passenger end of the long dual seat. This one has no space for a backrest.
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[QUOTE=JDee;1937171]Congratulations Tbird.

The longhaul dual seat is the go if you are doing big k's and value your relationship with your pillion....
When I test rode the demo bike with SWMBO, it had the standard rider seat and pillion 'brick'.... we only went about 200 metres and she said that the pillion seat was the most uncomfortable seat she had sat on... The longhaul seat was the first "Accessory" ordered.....

BUT... Here's a tip.... Buy your "extras" from the states...... On the seat alone, you'll save over $200 from MADSS.com...... Chris there is very helpful and postage is reasonable.... The more bits u order and he can fit in one box the better.... I haven't dealt with Fast Eddy, 'yet', but reading the forum, I believe he is also a good operator and forum member.... I just wish I had of realised this before I ordered all my bits thru the dealer, until recently..

Hi JD

Mate, thanks for your advice. I'm currently holidaying in Canada & USA for the next three months sampling some of the best craft beers in the world and when I get home I will be picking up a brand new Storm (how good is that?)

Anyway I hope to pick up a more comfortable seat while I'm in the US, hence my trying to get the right one by sorting out the confusion over the part numbers.

I recently sold my Thunderbird 900 with a King & Queen seat and noticed a real difference in comfort of the Storm's seat.

Cheers

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I have a longhaul one piece seat with a backrest.
Hi GreenTea

Do you think the backrest is worth getting?

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