2008 Speed Triple Seat Options

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  1. Tratch

    Tratch Active Member

    Jul 11, 2013
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    Hi all.

    Just 3 days on my new Speed Triple and the seat has to go.

    Is the Triumph Gel seat a much better comfort option?

    Or better to go full custom?

    Other than that I absolutely love my first Triumph.
     
  2. Kradser

    Kradser Active Member

    Apr 17, 2013
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    Ive got the gel seat on my speedy, didnt know until I got the original in a box when I picked the bike up.

    Ive never riden with the original but I can tell you the gel is good. So good that I never think about it. Most Ive done is 4 hrs, but no problems at all.
     
  3. Tratch

    Tratch Active Member

    Jul 11, 2013
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    Would like to try before I buy ideally. The stock seat is not working for me at all and angles me too far forward - like I'm sliding down off it. Its also a bit hard, not very comnfortable.

    Not as bad as the Street Triple seat though which is truly awful.
     
  4. brybrem

    brybrem Senior Member

    Mar 8, 2013
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    Shame the 2008 isn't the same as the 2007 or you could've had mine. Deffo go for the gel seat - I was having comfort issues on my original seat then put the gel one on. I went up to a rally in Scotland 1st time out with the gel (480 miles). I phoned my wife to say that I'd got there safe and she asked if the seat was OK. It was then that I realised that I hadn't even thought about it! 'Nuff said?
     
  5. Tratch

    Tratch Active Member

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    Maybe I can order one, try it and then return if its no good.

    To be honest, not sure if the one on there is Gel lol.
     
  6. Screwball

    Screwball Active Member

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    I think the Gel seat looks different. Try posting a picture...
     
  7. Tratch

    Tratch Active Member

    Jul 11, 2013
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    Hi all.

    Got a gel seat and can confirm it is a lot more comfortable.
     
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  8. Kradser

    Kradser Active Member

    Apr 17, 2013
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    Did my trip around the UK without giving my seat a second thought. Lots of hours on the bike, no problems. Definatly recomend the gel.
     
  9. Screwball

    Screwball Active Member

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    #9 Screwball, Oct 4, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2013
    I may have to try a gel seat then.. After 4 days my arse looked like Pig and Bryan had gang raped me.......



    Or was that just a dream....:eek:
     
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  10. brybrem

    brybrem Senior Member

    Mar 8, 2013
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    No, it wasn't a dream. x
     
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