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Offline VikingTiger

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2018 Tiger 800 range - seat height problem.
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:14:22 PM »
I've got two bikes, both at 810mm seat height. It's just a bit of a stretch for my height. I've sat on the Xrx low and it's a little short at its max height of 780mm. I sat on the standard Xrx at its lowest height of 810mm and its slightly too high! It seems that Triumph are missing the Goldilocks seat height between 780mm and 810mm - at least for me! Nothing in the Tiger range covers this. It seems a bit of an oversight. The accessories catalogue mentions two seat alternatives; a comfort rider and a low comfort rider but no explanation how this affects seat height. Just wondering if theres anyone out there who has experienced this and found a work-around.  If forced to decide between the Xrx low and the standard I think Id prefer the standard as I like the extra suspension travel and the increased ground clearance. Are there any comfortable seats out there that can reduce the Xrx height by 10-15mm?
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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 range - seat height problem.
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 08:28:22 PM »
I currently have a standard Tiger 800 (pre ride by wire) with a low seat and the spec says it is 790-810 mm where as the standard height is 810-830 mm. The XRx Low comes in at 760-780mm.

I had thought about the XRX Low but decided instead to go with swapping the low seat over to the XRX and have it set at 790mm   

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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 range - seat height problem.
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 08:40:16 PM »
Perfect. Is that the what Triumph call the low comfort rider in the catalogue?
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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 range - seat height problem.
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 11:18:27 PM »
I have a feeling that I have the low rider seat option T2305360 on my bike but will check tomorrow, the low comfort seat should be ok.

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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 range - seat height problem.
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 11:21:14 PM »
Just be aware that the low seat, whilst having a lower seat seat, is actually wider than the standard seat.  I found the standard seat being more rounded gave me a better perch as my hips weren't spread as much.
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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 range - seat height problem.
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 11:29:44 PM »
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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 range - seat height problem.
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 05:41:07 AM »
A month after you have purchased the bike the suspension will have settled and you will be wondering why you went with a low seat. I would buy the XRx (standard) and live with that for a while. You could always add lowering links and lower the rear suspension 2cm if you really wanted at some later stage.

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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 range - seat height problem.
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 03:36:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
A month after you have purchased the bike the suspension will have settled and you will be wondering why you went with a low seat.

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The 'low' version wasn't available when I got my Tiger but on the test rides I found I could only get my toes on the deck so when I got my Tiger I initially set the seat to the lower position. I didn't actually like the look of the seat in the lower position and the step to the back seat but, as K1W1 says, after a few weeks I found myself moving the seat back to the upper position (level with the rear) and easily able to flatfoot when stationary. From what I have seen posted here it seems the 'low' version does appear to suffer from grounding easily.
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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 range - seat height problem.
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 07:09:32 PM »
Thanks all.

I did find the low comfort seat specs online and as stated it lowers the seat height by 20mm now within my Goldilocks range of 790mm to 810mm. Perfect. Next question I might reserve for a separate post.

Thanks again for all you comments and insight.
It's not the motorcycle that's the problem, it's the nut connecting the handlebars to the footpegs.

 


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