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Offline Fourbears

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Pillion seat
« on: 20 April, 2019, 11:43:29 AM »
After a 200 mile odd ride last week my son was complaining that the pillion seat was rather hard and uncomfortable.  It didn't take the 200 miles for him to say that but about 40 miles and an hour in at the first tea stop.  So my point is does anyone else have this  problem, an uncomfortable pillion perch, or is it just him? I think I have the Triumph comfort seat but need to check further.  I was fairly comfortable until he began to push me down trying to relieve the 'comfort'! I'll probably get a gel pad for him though.

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Re: Pillion seat
« Reply #1 on: 20 April, 2019, 03:50:00 PM »
I've had the TS & my previous Sprints seats remade by Tony Archer or Digger seats, bound to be somewhere near to you who does it. Do a search on here to see where the other boys have had theirs remodelled. There's a few places in the midlands area iirc.
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Re: Pillion seat
« Reply #2 on: 20 April, 2019, 09:27:51 PM »
Had mine redone (riders seat only but they do both) by Saddlecraft up by the Tyne. They put a much thicker gel pad (thicker than the Triumph comfort one) in the seat (can do a lot of other stuff too). Made a big difference on longer trips - took about 300 miles to settle in afterwards, but now it's great .

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Re: Pillion seat
« Reply #3 on: 21 April, 2019, 12:09:22 AM »
Have a look here, www.motorcyclegelpad.co.uk  you can get gel pads in a cover which strap onto the seat or get 16mm thick gel slabs to fit in the seat. I've done my seat and did my Harley too which made a world of difference.
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Re: Pillion seat
« Reply #4 on: 21 April, 2019, 12:39:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by Fourbears [+]
After a 200 mile odd ride last week my son was complaining that the pillion seat was rather hard and uncomfortable.  It didn't take the 200 miles for him to say that but about 40 miles and an hour in at the first tea stop.  So my point is does anyone else have this  problem, an uncomfortable pillion perch, or is it just him? I think I have the Triumph comfort seat but need to check further.  I was fairly comfortable until he began to push me down trying to relieve the 'comfort'! I'll probably get a gel pad for him though.

Passenger seat comfort can vary greatly from person to person. It's not just the seat foam that is the issue. The height of the passenger section puts some people off especially if they are tall. It also has a slight forward slope (Mk1) that forces the passenger to constantly readjust from sliding into the rider. And the wind buffeting for the Tiger's passenger can get tiring very quick. My wife loves going for rides on the Tiger but it took some mods to improve comfort. Seat height was not a problem as she is only 5'-3". The seat slope issue was fixed with a Seat Concepts foam/cover kit which has a flatter passenger section that is covered in a "gripper" vinyl. The buffeting was reduced by a Madstad adjustable screen and some experimentation with screen height and angles. And I run a small top box with a back pad when carrying a passenger, just gives her a secure feeling. Especially when tap into the Tiger's quick acceleration.  :015:
« Last Edit: 21 April, 2019, 12:44:09 PM by gosling 1 »
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Re: Pillion seat
« Reply #5 on: 21 April, 2019, 10:12:40 PM »
https://www.elsemade.co.uk

This guy is probably closest to you and has some good feedback

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Re: Pillion seat
« Reply #6 on: 29 April, 2019, 09:55:31 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions - they give me some options to think about!