Comfort Seat Vs King/queen

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  1. Sir Trev

    Sir Trev Senior Member

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    If you like the look of the stock seat why not have an auto upholsterer scoop some foam and replace it with a gel pad under the cover? I've had two bikes converted this way, my T100 being one of them, and both went from 100 miles max to all day comfy. Costs much less than a replacement seat, the look of the bike is unchanged, and you don't have a second/unused seat cluttering your garage or the hassle of selling it on eBay.
     
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  2. RickM46

    RickM46 Active Member

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    My 2 cents: got the comfort seat for my T120 and it is a tad softer; not like riding on a plank. Really like the white piping around the top edge and the embroidered Triumph logo on the back of the seat - nice touches.
     
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  3. Traveler

    Traveler Well-Known Member

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    So contacted my dealer last week about delivery. Been almost 3 months now. He contacted Triumph in Atlanta, the HDq's for TYriumph USA. Was told they were in the 1atlantic on a ship enroute most likely Jacksonville, Fl. hope to have it in about 120 days - 2 weeks.
     
  4. RickM46

    RickM46 Active Member

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    #24 RickM46, Oct 31, 2023
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    A few nights ago, saw that Cleveland Triumph had a Comfort seat on their website.
    Checked again today, 10/31, still there.
     
  5. Woodtickgreg

    Woodtickgreg Well-Known Member

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    That's cool, maybe mine will be here soon also. Fingers crossed.
     
  6. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3

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    I have one for sale... pity you guys are across the pond
     
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  7. Woodtickgreg

    Woodtickgreg Well-Known Member

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    Triumph dealer sent me a text today, seat is in! Now I just gotta find time to get there and pick it up. It's a holliday week here in the states, Thanksgiving. The dealer is also closed on Mondays so that's out. I just need a short day at work to go pick it up.
    Just in time to put the bike up for the winter, lol.
     
  8. Woodtickgreg

    Woodtickgreg Well-Known Member

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    My seat came in and I picked it up tonight after work. Ordered it the end of September and it came in the end of November. It's a nice seat, the price was $335 us, worth the wait. Imo.
    I love a big box that says Triumph on it!
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    Well packed.
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    And here it is, feels nice in the hand. Hopefully I can get it installed and sit on it and take a pic this weekend.
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    I like that the Triumph name is stitched on and not just stenciled on.
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  9. Traveler

    Traveler Well-Known Member

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    Happy Thanksgiving for you you lucky rascal! Get mine next week.
     
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  10. Woodtickgreg

    Woodtickgreg Well-Known Member

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    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!
     
  11. Popeye212

    Popeye212 New Member

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all!
     
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  12. Woodtickgreg

    Woodtickgreg Well-Known Member

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    I took some pics of the 2 seats side by side for comparison.
    A little wider in the middle. Definitely thicker.
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    I like the stitched on Triumph logo.
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    Stock seat.
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    And the new king and queen comfort seat.
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    It's comfortable to sit on but I'll have to wait until next riding season to test it. It's gotten quite cold here and I don't like riding in the cold anymore, lol. It doest take away from the classic look that I like about the bike.
    I have treated the fuel for its winter slumber and she's plugged into the battery tender. I'll anxiously be awaiting the spring weather to test this seat out. But right now initial input is that I like it, feels better just sitting on the bike parked. 300 mile ride will tell the tale.
     
  13. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    Definitely looks better with the king and queen seat, at least to my mind.
     
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  14. beerkat

    beerkat Senior Member

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    What do you use to treat the fuel in your bike?
     
  15. Woodtickgreg

    Woodtickgreg Well-Known Member

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    I use either Startron or Stabil, used Stabil this time around.
     
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  16. beerkat

    beerkat Senior Member

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    Thanks. I've used Startron but have heard mixed reviews, although it can't do any harm.
     
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  17. Woodtickgreg

    Woodtickgreg Well-Known Member

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    I think Startron is better with alcohol in fuel, but I think Stabil has gotten better with that over the years.
     
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  18. RickM46

    RickM46 Active Member

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    Been using Stabil the last 20 years in my motors; even in gas tanks that have sat for 4 years (of course, in those, I added more Stabil each year); no varnish in the carbs yet. Sometimes, I have drained the carbs and filled them with Stabil. Maybe, I've been lucky.
     
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  19. Traveler

    Traveler Well-Known Member

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    My choices are 1. StarTron & 2. Stabil. StarTron claims to not only prevent buildup but to clean parts that already have buildup.
    Had a chainsaw that hadn't been cranked in 2, maybe 3 years & would not start. Since it was old & well used I put it on a shelf & bought an electric one. Best thing ever for my use. Anyway a year or so later I was bored I guess & got the old gasser out. STILL would not start. So I took the carb off and soaked it about 2 weeks or so in a 50-50 mix of gasoline & StarTron. Dang if I didn't get it running fairly easily. StarTron has been my go-to since.
     
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  20. Woodtickgreg

    Woodtickgreg Well-Known Member

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    Well I got out on the bike for the first ride of the season, short ride of only 40 miles but boy did it feel good. So my initial impressions of the king and queen seat is that it is far better than the stock seat. It also feels narrower at the front and makes it easier to put your feet down, not that it was hard anyway. But definitely more comfortable than the stock seat. I like it. Hundred mile rides and greater will be the next test. There's a ride I do that's over 250 miles and that will be a good test.
     
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