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Offline SimonF59

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Tank damage by seat!
« on: February 11, 2019, 02:12:04 PM »
Has anyone experienced this kind of damage to their fuel tanks;



Triumph and the dealers are running for the hills on this and putting it down to 'Fair Wear and Tear'! I have done 30,000 miles and this has occurred, the seat is rubbing on the tank and forward plastics of the tank, which is causing paint damage and also the plastic protectors need replacing

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Re: Tank damage by seat!
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 06:37:33 PM »
I got rub marks on tank from the seat, not as bad as yours, i just put some stickers over it but have been meaning to find a better solution 2016 xca 32000miles
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Re: Tank damage by seat!
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 07:27:52 PM »
 :471: manhood, I think Triumph have it wrong. Would you mind sending me some photos please?

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Re: Tank damage by seat!
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 07:31:04 PM »
I blame the pies.  :084:
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Re: Tank damage by seat!
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 07:47:55 PM »




As requested i hope
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Re: Tank damage by seat!
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 09:14:39 PM »
Thanks buddy, that shows to me there is an issue. The 1050 Tiger have locating lugs for the front of the seat, to stop it pressing on the tank.
I think you should write Triumph customer service with this. They knock it back but it is another one registered. How many other bikes have you seen where the seat wears through the tank paint? Triumph have an issue to answer here.

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Re: Tank damage by seat!
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 11:12:35 AM »
81,000 and nothing like that on mine.  Are you running the seat on uneven settings?  Front at low and rear at high?
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Re: Tank damage by seat!
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 11:44:03 AM »
Just a thought do you stand and ride a lot? I do maybe so maybe gripping the front of the seat might cause it
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Re: Tank damage by seat!
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 03:17:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
81,000 and nothing like that on mine.  Are you running the seat on uneven settings?  Front at low and rear at high?


Thanks Kildareman, what year and model is your one? Do you have a standard seat or a Triumph confrt seat?My seat is set on the equal lowest.

*Originally Posted by manhoot [+]
Just a thought do you stand and ride a lot? I do maybe so maybe gripping the front of the seat might cause it

Manhoot, I have trouble standing off the bike, let alone on it  :006:! I spend most of my time sitting. Do you have a standard seat or a Triumph comfort seat?

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Re: Tank damage by seat!
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 04:37:17 PM »
The best year = '11 Venom Yellow.  Standard seat lower setting.
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