Seat Comfort - T100

Trincinf

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After about 45 minutes of riding, my butt really starts to hurt. No matter how many different positions I sit in, I can't find a comfortable one. In fact, after riding Saturday morning, I was still feeling the "pain in my a$$" that evening! Popped some Advil Sunday morning before riding, and still had issues. I sat on my friends BMW which had a wider seat and that felt much better than my stock seat.

I found that Mustang Seats have a really cool seat for the T100, but that seat does not fit the latest generation. I would consider buying a seat from Triumph (some serious $$$), but am skeptical about the comfort of those seats as well. I am not sure if it is something I could return if I was not happy with the comfort, and after spending $400 I dont want to be stuck with another PIA (pain in the ummm, never mind!)

I did find another brand, but I dont think these were made for comfort.

Has anyone had a similar experience with discomfort with the stock seat? Has anyone replaced their stock seat, and if so, di
 

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When they brought out the first Bonivile range way back and I was looking and just sitting on it on the showroom floor was enough. It seems Triumph falls down big time in the seat department. I find this rather strange seeing how important a seat is when riding.
 

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Very few bikes come from the factory with a comfortable seat.
I bought the King & Queen seat for my T100. It's a big improvement, but I don't use it that much.
To my eye it upsets the profile of the bike. Pride is painful I guess BGRIN

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I more than often put a pair of padded cycling shorts under my trousers... sorry pants.
Helps my ass from getting shredded.
 

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I more than often put a pair of padded cycling shorts under my trousers... sorry pants.
Helps my ass from getting shredded.
I have a pair of similar shorts and often wear them under my trousers.
 

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on another forum a guy paid 200 sterling for a triumph gel seat only to send it for a remake costing another 200 when his wife wasnt comfortable on the back,seems its only gel for the rider.
better to have your own seat modified i would say.
 

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I share your pain. On the T100 seats, I found that a custom sheepskin cover worked best - winter and summer. And I put 70,000 miles on that cover. On my Tiger 800XC, a Sargent seat solved my comfort problems. As DaveM said, Triumph apparently does not know how to produce a comfortable seat.
 

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Not sure if you are aware but the T100 is a T120 frame with the Street Twin 900cc engine and a few less goodies than the T120.
That may help you look for accessories, such as aftermarket seats.
 

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Seat on my '96 Thunderbird is horrible. Have a Corbin that came with bike- better, but puts me too far back with "Superbike bend" handlebars, won't fit with grab rail and is just too fugly. Have "AirHawk" inflatable pad- works OK if you can get past that "floaty" feeling, but kinda ugly, too. Had H-D Police Road King with sheepskin cover on FLH Ultra seat- was great! Comfy in hot or cold, but beware of wet weather or morning dew!
 

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After about 45 minutes of riding, my butt really starts to hurt. No matter how many different positions I sit in, I can't find a comfortable one. In fact, after riding Saturday morning, I was still feeling the "pain in my a$$" that evening! Popped some Advil Sunday morning before riding, and still had issues. I sat on my friends BMW which had a wider seat and that felt much better than my stock seat.

I found that Mustang Seats have a really cool seat for the T100, but that seat does not fit the latest generation. I would consider buying a seat from Triumph (some serious $$$), but am skeptical about the comfort of those seats as well. I am not sure if it is something I could return if I was not happy with the comfort, and after spending $400 I dont want to be stuck with another PIA (pain in the ummm, never mind!)

I did find another brand, but I dont think these were made for comfort.

Has anyone had a similar experience with discomfort with the stock seat? Has anyone replaced their stock seat, and if so, di


This Mustang seat fits my 2016 T100

 

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I more than often put a pair of padded cycling shorts under my trousers... sorry pants.
Helps my ass from getting shredded.
I’ve cycled some and have a some padded cycling shorts, this is an excellent idea. I might give it a try even though I have not had huge problems yet. They make behind look nice too, LoL.
 

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That’s important
 

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Speaking of cycling shorts, I have a pair of Moto-Skiveez that work quite well.
The only drawback is that they don't have a fly so taking a pee means a bit of undressing.

I can usually go for nearly an hour before I start to squirm. With these shorts I can easily go for 90 minutes or more.
By then it's time to get off and have a rest anyway.

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