:idea: Ed did take their demo TVL on a European tour late last summer...Seat came fully assembled with the bracket and rubber bump stops all fitted, and clear wear showing on the bracket. It's definitely been used.
Yes, It's enough that although not flat footed at a stop, I do feel more confident and don't have to think as a carefully about which side I'm putting a foot down at a stop.Have you had a chance to fit the new seat. Does the lower seat make any difference?
I have ordered the comfort seat from Ed. I think it looks a lot better and as you say it will be more grippy. I find when I wear certain trousers I slide around a bit. I must say that the original seat is comfy enough but looks a bit plain.Yes, It's enough that although not flat footed at a stop, I do feel more confident and don't have to think as a carefully about which side I'm putting a foot down at a stop.
Comfort is good, at least as good, maybe a bit better than the standard seat, and the grippy covering is much nicer.
Chas, I did think I was doing something wrong but there is only one way it will fit. I put the bracket on the original seat again to make sure I was not being an idiot and stood there for a while wondering what i was doing wrong! I will take another look tomorrow and if possible take a few photos.Mick, I was told that you are expected to remove the bracket from the original seat. I think that Neville's seat was, as it turned out, a used one and hence already had the bracket attached.
Not meaning to state the obvious but you do have the bracket the right way up...? I have yet to even offer the comfort seat up to the bike, outside under a cover and won't be coming out to play until next month, I'll be somewhat disappointed having spent a not inconsiderable sum on an MV product that doesn't fit well. No recourse if it's not satisfactory either as the supplying dealer no longer exists. Maybe I'll be trying mine sooner then.
Thanks for the update Mick, will hopefully get the chance to fit mine next week. Will report back.The insert where the seat bracket fits is not the same dimensions as the OEM seat (on mine anyway). To get it to fit I had to remove the bracket with the retaining clip that bolts to the bike and install it upside down! Then use a couple of washers on the retaining screw so it screws into the retaining clip with a tight fit. It is now a good fit and looks good on the bike. Not sure if mine is an early build. Maybe the designer was looking at the CAD upside down!
I'm really interested in a comparison of the comfort short and the standard seat. I'm not that unhappy with the standard but every little bit helps when it comes to 500+ mile days in the saddle.Thanks for the update Mick, will hopefully get the chance to fit mine next week. Will report back.