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Didn’t pick up the bike last Saturday because of awful weather, so took today off and picked up my new competition green Bobber :grin2:

First thoughts, from the first few minutes were:

Sounds great
Noticeably more torque than my old T120
No brakes! Found them quickly enough, but needed a little more of a pull than I’ve been used to!
Suspension is very firm - might want to upgrade

After riding for a few hours, a new seat went to the top of the to-do list. The rear part of the seat doesn’t seem to fit my arse very well! Apart from that, what a great bike to ride! It’s been almost 5 months since I rode (last ride didn’t end well for the T120 or me :|) and it was great to get back out on the road, on a great bike - perfect day!

Here are a few pics
 

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After riding for a few hours, a new seat went to the top of the to-do list. The rear part of the seat doesn’t seem to fit my arse very well! Apart from that, what a great bike to ride!

Here are a few pics
Before you throw the baby out with the bath water try playing around with the seat’s position, it’s on an angled strut so moving it up and down changes the profile.

Other OEM options are Triumph's quilted and statement seat they’re less cupped so might fit you better although if you’ve got a sensitive backside it’s probably worth giving the Statement seat a miss! >:) In that case if you’re looking for ultimate comfort and you can live with it being slightly bulkier then the Corbin looks like the best bet, but we’ll know more when we get some owner reviews.

Corbin Motorcycle Seats & Accessories | Triumph Bonneville Bobber | 800-538-7035
 

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Congrats on your new bike !


I have a Corbin seat and Triumph quilted brown on the way. I’ll post my thoughts once received.

In case you are wondering: I am changing seats and trying so many due to a painful coccyx.

The statement is great. Definitely takes some getting used to and I would not use it for long rides, but with coffee breaks in the middle I find it far better than the OEM.
So, the statement is definitely a keeper and for short blasts (not more than 150km, for me at least) i highly recommend it.
The quilted is meant to have a flatter profile with good support (and less cupping) so it may well fit my profile and “push” less on my coccyx area.
It looks great and is definitely worth trying.

Corbin is a big question mark - but I am willing to give it a go (and allow a long break in period) Although it’s had some nice compliments, no one has really tested one yet. At 96kg and 6 1’ , I should fit in the Corbin quite well - as they are made for bigger guys to help distribute weight & spread it out to prevent hotspots, etc.
I also think the Corbin looks really good (maybe a touch bulky)

Last option is to have the OEM seat redone. If all else fails, then I will look into that too. But I am hoping the Corbin will fix my issues.

Will update as and when ...:smile2:
 

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Before you throw the baby out with the bath water try playing around with the seat’s position, it’s on an angled strut so moving it up and down changes the profile.

Other OEM options are Triumph's quilted and statement seat they’re less cupped so might fit you better although if you’ve got a sensitive backside it’s probably worth giving the Statement seat a miss! >:) In that case if you’re looking for ultimate comfort and you can live with it being slightly bulkier then the Corbin looks like the best bet, but we’ll know more when we get some owner reviews.

Corbin Motorcycle Seats & Accessories | Triumph Bonneville Bobber | 800-538-7035
Have had mine for over a year and can't believe I am asking this question.....

I thought it could only go forward or back? Are you saying you can tilt the seat whether it is in the forward or rear position? If you can, I'll be seeing if I can lift the rear of the seat upward to achieve a seat based lean toward the bars rather than a reach.
 

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Before you throw the baby out with the bath water try playing around with the seat’s position, it’s on an angled strut so moving it up and down changes the profile.

Other OEM options are Triumph's quilted and statement seat they’re less cupped so might fit you better although if you’ve got a sensitive backside it’s probably worth giving the Statement seat a miss! >:) In that case if you’re looking for ultimate comfort and you can live with it being slightly bulkier then the Corbin looks like the best bet, but we’ll know more when we get some owner reviews.

Corbin Motorcycle Seats & Accessories | Triumph Bonneville Bobber | 800-538-7035
Thanks for the advice, but it was just too late - I’ve ordered the quilted seat! I’m hoping the flatter profile will work for me. I had a Corbin on a previous bike and it was great, so that will probably be Plan C.
 

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Congrats on your new bike !


I have a Corbin seat and Triumph quilted brown on the way. I’ll post my thoughts once received.

In case you are wondering: I am changing seats and trying so many due to a painful coccyx.

The statement is great. Definitely takes some getting used to and I would not use it for long rides, but with coffee breaks in the middle I find it far better than the OEM.
So, the statement is definitely a keeper and for short blasts (not more than 150km, for me at least) i highly recommend it.
The quilted is meant to have a flatter profile with good support (and less cupping) so it may well fit my profile and “push” less on my coccyx area.
It looks great and is definitely worth trying.

Corbin is a big question mark - but I am willing to give it a go (and allow a long break in period) Although it’s had some nice compliments, no one has really tested one yet. At 96kg and 6 1’ , I should fit in the Corbin quite well - as they are made for bigger guys to help distribute weight & spread it out to prevent hotspots, etc.
I also think the Corbin looks really good (maybe a touch bulky)

Last option is to have the OEM seat redone. If all else fails, then I will look into that too. But I am hoping the Corbin will fix my issues.

Will update as and when ...:smile2:
Good luck - the ‘push’ you mention was what was causing me the problem too.
 

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Have had mine for over a year and can't believe I am asking this question.....

Are you saying you can tilt the seat whether it is in the forward or rear position?
No...the strut that the seat moves on isn’t horizontal it's angled down towards the back of the bike, so when you move the seat back it gets lower and you get fractionally less cupping. If you want to tilt the seat independently (as some members have done) you need to add washers.
 

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No...the strut that the seat moves on isn’t horizontal it's angled down towards the back of the bike, so when you move the seat back it gets lower and you get fractionally less cupping. If you want to tilt the seat independently (as some members have done) you need to add washers.
Roger that, agree. Misunderstood your post, apologies.
 
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