Speedmaster Not Fit For Purpose

Discussion in 'America, Speedmaster & Rocket' started by mark scarrott, May 31, 2018.

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  1. mark scarrott

    mark scarrott Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2015
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    Hi All

    Has anybody had the new comfort seats fitted for the new Speedmaster?

    I have them and my partner is giving me severe grief over the so called "comfort " of it.

    The top of the seat is domed so as soon as I pull away she slides against the chrome back rest.

    This is leaving a mark across the bottom of her back and she says its like "sitting on a brick".

    These cost a pretty penny and mine is lovely :cool:

    She is now at the point where she does not want to go on the bike until it is sorted.

    We drove over to Staffordshire Triumph and "Paddy" the service guy had a look and said it doesn't look as though they thought about the passenger when designing the seat, more the curve to follow the mudguard.

    I do not want to add a backrest as this spoils the line of the bike in my opinion but saying that the seat should be comfortable to sit on.

    My only other thought is to get the seat re sculptured but should I have to?

    Looks forward to your comments :)

    Mark
     
  2. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Well unfortunately, from what you’re saying, it is what it is, and restructuring would be the only answer and a hell of a lot cheaper than buying the k&q seat Although if it’s following the line of the mudguard it might be difficult to flatten it off. How was the stock seat? If that was ok get someone to copy the pillion off that.
     
  3. Sir Trev

    Sir Trev Senior Member

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    As so few of us take pillions I'm not surprised the designers don't take their needs into account as much as the rider. I'd also suggest having a conversation with a trimmer who can re-sculpt the foam to suit you both.
     
  4. Callumity

    Callumity Elite Member

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    I suspect many bikes are sold by showroom appearance rather than pure function. A king and queen seat is butt ugly to my eyes but disappears under a rider....
     
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  5. mark scarrott

    mark scarrott Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys

    Had reply from Triumph

    " Sold hundreds with no complaints and no intention to modify in near future".

    In answer to Crispey the stock seat was narrower and very uncomfortable.

    Looks like getting the seat resculptured :mad::mad:
     
  6. BonnieCat

    BonnieCat Crème de la Crème

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    Ah welcome to the wonderful world of Triumph seats, all padded with real oak for a ride to remember
     
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  7. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    I bought a gel seat for my Thrux off someone here, reasonable price etc but I’d be buggered if I could tell the difference. Except it had a blue label not a black one!
     
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  8. andypandy

    andypandy Elite Member

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    If I were you i'd put the seat on ebay, it could be worth a fortune ! ;)
     
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  9. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Not Well Known Member
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    Shackletons with side wings???
     
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  10. H.O.

    H.O. Noble Member

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    How can you say thats ugly?
    043-4.jpg


    Or this?
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    True, I didn't like the back rest on the red one, but I could cover hundreds of miles a day on those seats, nore than I could say riding the 'ironing board' back to Bath from Norfolk, that soon went for the K & Q!
    My Mrs liked them too!
     
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  11. dilligaf

    dilligaf Guest

    That actually looks fine to me :)
    I remember king&queen seats from back in the day that were huge :eek:
    Think that looks fine on the bonnie:cool:
     
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  12. triumph900

    triumph900 Active Member

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    No passenger issue for me, but I’ll say the rider “comfort” seat for the new Speedmaster is awful! Really ruins the bike for me.
     
  13. mark scarrott

    mark scarrott Well-Known Member

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    Hate to disagree with you on that one but the drivers seat is very smart and very comfortable I have no issues with it.

    I am just off to get the pillion seat altered,hopefully he can use the skin so it matches

    Mark
     
  14. Alan Cliffe

    Alan Cliffe New Member

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    Gott un himmel!! Is that a shackleton?
     
  15. mark scarrott

    mark scarrott Well-Known Member

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    well I now have the seat back and the misses thinks it wonderful.

    Cost me £60 but worth it for less ear ache :cool:

    IMG_20180608_195153.jpg

    IMG_20180608_195200.jpg
     
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  16. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi Mark, great result for you and your wife. It sounds like the modifications have work a treat; where did you get the seat mods done?
    Wessa
     
  17. mark scarrott

    mark scarrott Well-Known Member

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    A guy called David Haden.
    He is in Brownhills near Walsall.
    Tel 01543375437

    Very good job he even put the Triumph label back on so it looks original :)
     
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  18. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Cheers, will note that down.
    Wessa
     
  19. Pitbull

    Pitbull Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the details, looks like he will be getting some work.

    Pick my new Speedmaster up on Saturday so I can see a pillion seat rebuild being the first job.
     
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