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March 23, 2016, 02:11:54 PM on

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Anyone got input to give on seat modifications/after market seats for the 1050? I'll be covering a lot of territory soon and my @rse is not as forgiving as it used to be.

Corbin? Sargent? Gel pads?
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Gel bicycle shorts? sexy too  :nod
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Gel bicycle shorts? sexy too  :nod

I think my @rse is quite plump enough, thank you. :icon_biggrin: But that is a thought. Having said that, isn't one of the drawbacks of anything 'gel' that it retains heat??? :icon_scratch:
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I think my @rse is quite plump enough, thank you. :icon_biggrin: But that is a thought. Having said that, isn't one of the drawbacks of anything 'gel' that it retains heat??? :icon_scratch:
are you trying to say you have a hot ass ? :rfl

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are you trying to say you have a hot ass ? :rfl

No, just one that does not like too much heat :mut
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God knows how much I've spent on seats over years on various bikes the best by some margin is a Kahedo also sold by Touratech.

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are you trying to say you have a hot ass ? :rfl
I thought he was saying he thought my @rse was hot  :icon_scratch:
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I've not used the gel shorts in hot weather, but Iv'e not noticed any discomfort  :grnb - There's also a 'numnah'?... like those equine types use, or a lamb or  sheepskin I used one for the first time a couple of years ago and it was surprisingly effective.
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Ive got some Nike cycling undershorts, designed to be worn under other shorts/trousers, they are a bit like Gents Boxer shorts but with a chammy built in, brilliant in hot weather and stop the dreaded betty swollocks
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God knows how much I've spent on seats over years on various bikes the best by some margin is a Kahedo also sold by Touratech.

http://www.kahedo.com/en/motorcycle-seats.html Alas they do not show an option for Triumphs..... and anyway I suspect that they would be quite spendy!!

I had a Corbin on my '00 VFR800 and did nearly 90,000 pain-free km on it, including a few Iron Butt qualifier rides. I'm tempted to do a 'drive-in' to their factory when I am in California in June. Trouble with that idea is that I will have 8,000km of riding on the existing seat to get there. :icon_wink: :icon_lol:
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http://www.kahedo.com/en/motorcycle-seats.html Alas they do not show an option for Triumphs..... and anyway I suspect that they would be quite spendy!!

I had a Corbin on my '00 VFR800 and did nearly 90,000 pain-free km on it, including a few Iron Butt qualifier rides. I'm tempted to do a 'drive-in' to their factory when I am in California in June. Trouble with that idea is that I will have 8,000km of riding on the existing seat to get there. :icon_wink: :icon_lol:


Well, they do make them, see here, exchange only mind with Touratech, and yes, not cheap
http://shop.touratech.co.uk/comfort-seat-one-piece-for-triumph-tiger-1050i-standard-exchange-only.html
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Well, they do make them, see here, exchange only mind with Touratech, and yes, not cheap
http://shop.touratech.co.uk/comfort-seat-one-piece-for-triumph-tiger-1050i-standard-exchange-only.html

Thanks for that, but omg, be still my beating heart.... 548 quid!!! I suppose no price is too high to pay for comfort, though...For comparison a Corbin seat is about 225 pounds and a Sargent, about 250. And of course they both claim their seats are the 'best' :icon_wink:
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corbins seem to be hit or miss
I've got 4 of them .............
one is very very nice , like 12 hour day and longer nice
another that is just nice , but still good for long days
the other two are hard as rocks

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corbins seem to be hit or miss

the other two are hard as rocks

But ok if you have a hot ass?? :ImaPoser
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Here's another option.......

http://www.airhawk.net

i bought one O these a few years ago but only used it once cos it added more height to me already too high bike  :icon_redface: it will fit any bike so its transferable  :icon_biggrin:

i went back to me sheepskin rug  :icon_biggrin:

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