Featured Speedmaster Something For Growler Part One

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  1. brown mouse

    brown mouse Elite Member

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    So, after 4 attempts at making a final seat cover I finally have something I'm happy to call 'job done', I'm well chuffed :grinning::grinning::grinning:, and especially pleased with how the proportions complement my seat :grinning:.

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    Family photo of baby seat, mummy seat and daddy seat (Stock seat, Triumph 'comfort seat', and brown mouse special).

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    I found Triumph's 'comfort' seat whilst being 3cm wider than stock, still uses the same base pan, so has no more support in the width :(

    For my final seat version the base was made from varnished ply and the brackets painted so they don't stand out when bike viewed from side...

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    The piping on the Triumph seats is light grey and very thin and I couldn't find anything close to buy, So I ended up taking apart some I bought and used a Sharpie on the inside to darken it, together with some thin black insulation from electrical wire, this ended up been a fair match.

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  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf Guest

    That’s brilliant mate :cool:
    A job well done and looks like you could’ve bought it from Triumph :grinning:
     
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  3. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Agree a lovely job, well done @brown mouse
     
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  4. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    Cracking job, excellent results, excellent work well done that man,:cool:
     
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  5. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Final result looks very professional @brown mouse, wifey will be pleased, well done :party::heart:
     
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  6. Malcvtr

    Malcvtr New Member

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    That is just stunning! You have done a fantastic job there. Well done. If you had the time, I'm sure many people would very much welcome a step-by-step instructional with measurements on how to make their own. It's the best home-made addition to a bike I've ever seen! Thanks for posting.
     
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  7. Cyborgbot

    Cyborgbot Guest

    He’s a very clever mouse!
     
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  8. SpeedMasterPete

    SpeedMasterPete New Member

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    It would be nice if you could start producing them, I know there would be a market for them. How much would the mouse want, to make one for me?
     
  9. brown mouse

    brown mouse Elite Member

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    Sorry, it was done out of necessity and far too much faff to want to do again.
     
  10. SpeedMasterPete

    SpeedMasterPete New Member

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    That's a shame, but I get it!
    You could make a fortune though, as there would be a big demand, due to riders getting nagged about partners numb -bums, and Triumphs failing to make a 'comfort seat", bigger than a small child's lunchbox!
    Would you be able to posts dimensions of seat base, and further instructions at all?
     
  11. MoreT

    MoreT Senior Member

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    Very Nice job. I'm sure the receiver of all this effort is appreciative.
     
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  12. SpeedMasterPete

    SpeedMasterPete New Member

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    So.... I though I'd have a go at this myself, as Mrs SMP found everytime she used the "comfort seat", it nearly crippled her.
    I'm not as technically gifted as Mr Mouse, so bribed the guys in our Prosthetics Laboratory with a big bag of biscuits, and their vacuum moulding kit produced the following, using the standard seat base. IMG-20220705-WA0001.jpg IMG-20220705-WA0000.jpg
     
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  13. SpeedMasterPete

    SpeedMasterPete New Member

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    The "toilet seat" the got attacked by the foam monster IMG-20220707-WA0004.jpeg IMG-20220707-WA0002.jpeg
     
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  14. SpeedMasterPete

    SpeedMasterPete New Member

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    "Duct-tape' covered test ride! IMG-20220703-WA0002.jpeg IMG-20220703-WA0000.jpeg
     
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  15. SpeedMasterPete

    SpeedMasterPete New Member

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    1 1/2 hour test ride, with ZERO complaints from the good lady, so onto winner here, I think.
    It's currently with a mate, who does upholstery as a hobby (weirdo!! ) so will update with finished product, when I get it back.
     
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  16. brown mouse

    brown mouse Elite Member

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    Great work :grinning: Very handy having friends with the right equipment and know-how.
     
  17. SpeedMasterPete

    SpeedMasterPete New Member

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    Thanks, but I can't take all the credit!
    I tried to make a wooden base, like yours... but after numerous attempts, sacked it as I didn't have the patience!
    It's a shame Triumph UK don't read this, take the hint, and actually produce a comfortable "comfort seat", as they could make an absolute fortune!
     
  18. brown mouse

    brown mouse Elite Member

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    Well, for the 2022 model they did change the pillion seat. Still looks very narrow though and I don't know if the base pan is any different of they just perched more foam on top.

    They also made the riders 'comfort seat' the standard seat. It was taking the piss charging extra for comfortable seats.
     
  19. SpeedMasterPete

    SpeedMasterPete New Member

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    So you think they had a lot of complaints about the riders seat, too?
     
  20. brown mouse

    brown mouse Elite Member

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    No idea. Perhaps they just realised it wasn't good marketing to have a 'cruiser' with optional 'comfort' seat, or perhaps only having one seat makes manufacturing and stocking process cheaper.
     
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