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Offline Westoneboy

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Thinking of changing bike.
« on: 15 September, 2019, 08:34:53 PM »
Hi guys I am thinking of changing bikes as the wife hates the pillion seat that much  that it is causing marital problems. I have been looking at the Triumph 1050 sprint ST and just wondered if any of you guys have owned one and could compare it to the biffer. Cheers.

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Re: Thinking of changing bike.
« Reply #1 on: 16 September, 2019, 06:18:37 AM »
Most stock seats, especially the pillion seats, leave much to be desired in way of comfort. If she's discontent with the CBF seat she'll be discontent with most others too. The older we get the more sensitive to such things we become (ducks for cover). Maybe a motorcycle seat specialist such as Viking Motorcycle Seats, or similar company, maybe an option.

I've never rode pillion and for reasons of comfort my better half no longer rides pillion so I can't relly comment but do note one of the most popular options on Triumphs is a seat upgrade!
« Last Edit: 16 September, 2019, 06:21:09 AM by Art »

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Re: Thinking of changing bike.
« Reply #2 on: 16 September, 2019, 07:10:58 AM »
HI ,thanks for your input. Yes I have considered altering the seat and I am in the process of fitting a gel pad and memory foam to the pillion seat to try and change her mind but I was looking to find out how the actual bikes compared ie. handling, power, reliability, torque etc. I have obviously read and watched YouTube   reviews on the ST but thought it would be good to hear from any CBF1000 riders that used to have one.

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Re: Thinking of changing bike.
« Reply #3 on: 16 September, 2019, 10:28:08 AM »
The Sprint ST is a great bike with an awesome engine, however, go for the Sprint GT1050, slightly different frame geometry, slightly higher bars (more like the CBF height and angle) and a tad lower seat height.

Seat is extremely comfortable (not sure about pillion)

Loved every minute of using it and am very tempted to trade my Biffer in for one soon!!!
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Re: Thinking of changing bike.
« Reply #4 on: 16 September, 2019, 07:16:43 PM »
I find the riders seat is uncomfortable even for my skinny little arse. My wife also moaned about the pillion seat. Got rider and pillion Airhawk seats. Problem solved.

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Re: Thinking of changing bike.
« Reply #5 on: 16 September, 2019, 07:21:03 PM »
Was that on the biffer or the triumph? I looked at the air seats but they are a problem when leaving the bike parked up as you have to remove them or risk them being stolen.

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Re: Thinking of changing bike.
« Reply #6 on: 16 September, 2019, 08:47:08 PM »
Aye,the air hawks are on the Biffer.. I didnít want to put out big bucks on another seat and still not satisfied with it.

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Re: Thinking of changing bike.
« Reply #7 on: 16 September, 2019, 09:33:23 PM »
Air hawk was the best money I've spent on an accessory

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Re: Thinking of changing bike.
« Reply #8 on: 18 September, 2019, 03:23:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by the jocktor [+]
Aye,the air hawks are on the Biffer.. I didnít want to put out big bucks on another seat and still not satisfied with it.

Very interested in this subject - which did you buy ? Just looked at their website and they don't have the Biffer in their 'shop-by-bike' thingy.

[Sorry for distracting from original thread subject]

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Re: Thinking of changing bike.
« Reply #9 on: 18 September, 2019, 04:21:45 PM »
I bought a Airhawk cruiser medium and fits perfectly,you just got to get the pressure right for you.