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Old 28th January 2015, 14:57   #166
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Does this have additional padding also? Or gel? And is this just put over the existing cover or did you remove the OE stuff?
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No additional padding or gel. Just a cover over the existing seat. Just a visual upgrade, if you can call it that. If you're interested, Triumph has a comfort seat for the Street, which has 3D foam and what not, costs Rs10300.

http://shop.triumphmotorcycles.com/s...4/comfort_seat
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Does this have additional padding also? Or gel? And is this just put over the existing cover or did you remove the OE stuff?


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No additional padding or gel. Just a cover over the existing seat. Just a visual upgrade, if you can call it that. If you're interested, Triumph has a comfort seat for the Street, which has 3D foam and what not, costs Rs10300.

http://shop.triumphmotorcycles.com/s...4/comfort_seat
I think this is the one which Ankur has, looks really comfortable and very well finished.He would be able to provide a review.
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Old 28th January 2015, 21:57   #169
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Sammy, I think the Luimoto looks far better than the Comfort Seat from Triumph. I'll put up the pics of the Comfort seat this weekend - forgot to do that earlier.
I like/liked the stock seat in terms of riding comfort as well, though I must admit the Comfort seat feels a little more plush and is a definite visual upgrade from the stock. Over the weekend rides, the new seat was never intrusive or exhausting, which I think is a good feedback. The sunday ride lasted about 3.5 hours with a 5 min break in between. I paid 10,043 at Keerthi for the seat.

Sharath, sorry I missed your question from earlier, the LED tailight is a white cover taillight. Reason I was suggesting it was because I felt replacing the red cover kept helped in maintaining the visual flow of the bike considering that our Striples are White.

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Fantastic thread hifisharu! Loved the pictures, and details of the upgrades.
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Updating the thread with two important details:

First: Had planned for a Pondicherry ride with the B.R.A.Ts, and was all set when the previous day, I saw this:

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Was completely heartbroken that I would have to call off the ride, as the tire was in no way fit for a 800km ride. But then, as luck would have it, I got a message from Xtorque, saying the Michelin Pilot Road 2 have come in stockQuickly ran to the store and got the tires fitted. I changed both the front and rear, as it is recommended in all manuals and by experts that when changing brands, or type of tire, it's always better to do it as a set, as the compounds and profile of the tires can vary. The rear had done 13500 kms, and the front still has life left. With the tires changed, I was all set for Pondi
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The ride turned out to be fantastic, as is the case with any BRAT ride. We took the B'lore - Salem - Villipuram road for the onward journey. Fantastic roads throughout, only the weather was a bit on the hotter side. Also was a maiden ride with my new helmet, an AGV K4
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We were put up at St James's resort, on the ECR, quite a nice place
Some views from the resort:
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The fearless, fun loving BRATs
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Unfortunately, our return journey was plagued with punctures, with nearly 4 bikes having punctures, at various points. Return journey was via Tindivanam - Arcot - Vellore - B'lore. The BRATs stuck through all the punctures, fixed them in a jiffy and we were all back, safe and sound.
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Kindly excuse the mix of cell phone and DSLR pics

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Really good pictures, there. Was the Polo your backup car? Also, total duration taken from Bangalore to Pondicherry excluding breaks?
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Really good pictures, there. Was the Polo your backup car? Also, total duration taken from Bangalore to Pondicherry excluding breaks?
Good observation there Barcalad; Yes the Polo, also driven by a fellow BRAT was the backup car. Generally, for long rides, the BRATs ensure there is a backup vehicle, to store the luggage and as a precaution against any emergency requirements

Onward journey was around 7 hours, including breakfast break, return journey was 6 hours, including lunch break at Ambur. The onward journey was delayed due to the longer distance via Salem and also, we took time getting the correct directions to the resort at Villipuram

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Good observation there Barcalad; Yes the Polo, also driven by a fellow BRAT was the backup car. Generally, for long rides, the BRATs ensure there is a backup vehicle, to store the luggage and as a precaution against any emergency requirements

Onward journey was around 7 hours, including breakfast break, return journey was 6 hours, including lunch break at Ambur. The onward journey was delayed due to the longer distance via Salem and also, we took time getting the correct directions to the resort at Villipuram
That's really nice. Very thoughtful and beneficial for long rides. Good to know that a riding group of such a reputed brand is ensuring that their rides are of the same standards as of their bikes.

Thanks for the info. It'll surely be on my weekend to-do's soon!
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hi bro.. we met at X torque. When u came for tyre replacement My bike was getting the air suspension fixed. didn't know it was you. we should catch up for some rides
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Hey Sreejith, great to make your acquaintance. We should indeed meet for one of the rides. There's already a thread in the Super bikes section for Sunday rides, maybe we can ride together then. Hope you're enjoying your smooth air suspension and presuming you're headed to IBW as well, hope you have a great time there
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Hey Sreejith, great to make your acquaintance. We should indeed meet for one of the rides. There's already a thread in the Super bikes section for Sunday rides, maybe we can ride together then. Hope you're enjoying your smooth air suspension and presuming you're headed to IBW as well, hope you have a great time there
Yup, Just got back After IBW. The air suspension performed great and did take corners in a breeze at the ghats and handled the bad roads also
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Probably the most important upgrade so far, and also the most exciting one. Detailed report will follow later

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Probably the most important upgrade so far, and also the most exciting one. Detailed report will follow later
Finally! Can't wait to hear it growl. Sure as hell eager to read your report on the Arrows!
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Probably the most important upgrade so far, and also the most exciting one. Detailed report will follow later
Nice. Is this the full system or just the slip-on? Did you have to remap the bike post the upgrade to sort out fueling issues if any?
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