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How to raise the seat height, I am 6'2 tall

Hello, I would like to raise the seat heigh of 2004 triumph america. Currently have solo seat. Could springs or spacers be added. Please advise the most economical fix . Thank you in Advance.

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Best way would be to take it to a shop let them turn up the dampers and then turn up the rear shock as well, 6'2 you will need at lest 5 more inches of height to feel comfy.

Posted on Jul 14, 2013

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i think the speedo drive has a little molded ridge on it which should slide into a slot on the fork leg, thus stopping the drive from spinning round the spindle. drop the front spindle out and align the drive correctly and then slide back the spindle and bolt it all up and you should be all good to go.

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SOURCE: How can I reduce the seat height of my Triumph

Use a blade screw driver to remove the cover. Once off, you can use your fingers to slowly pry the cushion from the seat frame - it's lightly glued.

Now trim away at the cushion at the side that attaches to the seat frame - NOT the 'up' side. If you don't have an electric knife (e.g., turkey knife), just use a cheap, but long, bread knife. The cheap ones are more flexible and you may need the blade to be a bit flexible.

Cut in strips from the front to the beginning of the pilion rise. No need to cut down the foam underneath the pilion. Do so in shallow cuts trying to maintain the basic "flatness" of the base foam. Every quarter inch you should put the seat back on the bike to do a fit check until you've reach the seat height you want.

Cutting the seat down this way will allow the next owner to easily build up the seat from the bottom and not mess with shaping in anyway. I know this because I bought an '05 S3 with a cut down seat and had it built back to slight taller than stock for only $80.

When reassembling, you will want to spray a light coating of contact cement on the foam and seat pan to make sure it won't slip. Attaching the cover over the foam requires a decent electric or pneumatic staple gun. The manual ones DO NOT have the power to drive the staples into the '05 S3 seat's very hard.

Good luck.

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SOURCE: where are the fuses on my 2004 triumph america?

They are in front of the ignition key. Pull off the little panel surrounding the ignition (from the bottom)

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Posted on May 04, 2010

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