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Offline Y2K18

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Two up riding
on: August 15, 2019, 02:14:23 PM
Need to hear experiences and any changes for riding two up on these bikes. My GF doesn't like riding on this bike, she says she feels like she's near off the seat. She's tiny at only    5'2" , 110 lbs. We both agree the the front and rear foot pegs are too close together.

Offline trackintegra99

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 03:25:00 PM
GF and I don't seem to have any problems, she's alil taller (5'8"). I think though, the OEM grab rails help. They let her know the limits of the seat and they help her move around on it with confidence. To be fair, we do mostly city riding + minor highway.

Offline Y2K18

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 03:40:24 PM
I do have the dual grab handles, maybe I should look into the one piece type. Her ex husband had all kinds of sport bikes and she surprisingly dislikes this seat the most. The low seat did offer a little improvement....

Offline Maxacceleration

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 03:57:19 PM
My wife has ridden on my bike. She's 5'9" & long legs. Its a sporting bike, not a two up touring bike. But if you have good knee joints, and a resilient ass it does fine for local or lunch rides or a scenic Sunday.
I like to get her on it because I like to have her hear the road race wail of my bike. Loud pipes thrill wives!  :152:


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Offline Larry

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 04:16:08 PM
If you are in a position to add a bike to the household specifically for two-up and not spend much the Suzuki V-Strom makes a great option. Flat wide seating, great handholds, longer suspension etc. I had a 650 and I'm 215lbs in gear, then current woman was about 150lbs, uphill 80mph no problem all day. Plenty used ones for @ $3500 or less and they have no issues. Really don't need the 1000 unless big people with travel gear loaded up.

Offline Y2K18

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 04:36:27 PM
I've had all types of bikes, Nighthawks, VFR, Black Bird, Gold Wing, etc.  I should have researched better, fell in love with the look and was sold. The Z is the worst of the bunch for a passenger. Hoping to figure this bike out but am currently looking at the CB1100 and Harley Sport Glide.

Offline Stinkycheezmonky

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #6 on: August 16, 2019, 01:49:34 AM
Compared to my old Nighthawk S my wife much prefers the Z. She's 5'2" and about 105lbs. The biggest improvement is her bring about to see over my shoulder now. With the S all she could see forward was my back. Knee and hip angles are better too. Only slight issue is your close together the peers are, as I was stepping on her feet a time or two.

Offline Nutkwaka

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #7 on: August 16, 2019, 02:19:44 AM
My Mrs won't go anywhere near either of my bikes, so no 2-up issues here at all! :008:
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Offline gurninman

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 09:09:46 AM
My wife has a Z900, so no worries about 2-up :)

Offline Killer_01

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #9 on: August 16, 2019, 09:18:55 AM
My gf hated the ZX10R, hated a friends HD, loves the Zed Café, but I'll have to admit, the big grab handle helps A LOT!! Without it she would slide of the seat for sure as it is quite short, with it she is very confident and comfortable. BTW, I bought an original lower seat as it is flatter on the rear, I guess she would feel more stable, but she actually prefers the Café one, as it has more cushion.