Triumph Thruxton R – Custom, Lowered Seat

 

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Don't get me wrong, I loved the Triumph Thruxton R right off the bat. It was full of thrust, looks that made everyone stop and ask, and I had the first one in Oregon, maybe on the west coast. I was super-proud and super-happy. However... What's the deal with the seat? It's rather hard and domed shaped and will push your privates to an uncomfortable place.

Lucky me, there was the world-renowned motorcycle seat magician ten miles up the road. He'd already helped me cover my modified Street Triple seat pan, so I stopped by to see what he could do.

Not only did I need more comfort, but I needed to get off my tiptoes as well. I had proven to myself with prior bikes I could sit all day with zero padding *if* the shape was right - dish not dome was what I asked him for and less height too. He did not disappoint.

 

Here's your Thruxton seat with the cover removed (and some foam removed too).
seat1

 

After several 'try this, get off' Don is finishing the shape.
seat2

 

With the shape we liked, the underlayment is glued on.
seat3

 

The finished product. Dished out for comfort, a full inch of stand-over height removed and the stitching lined back up perfectly.
seat4

 

My new home - by Don Weber at Mr. Ed's Moto
seat5

 

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