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Online CaliZed9

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #10 on: August 16, 2019, 09:20:43 AM
For any lengthy riding the pillion always chooses the bike. :001:

Offline MexicoMike

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #11 on: August 17, 2019, 10:30:46 AM
My (now) wife rode on the back of my Ducati 851 back in the day.  She had never been on a motorcycle before and after two rides announced she hated it and would NOT ride on the back of a motorcycle!  So she borrowed a 650 Yammie from a friend to learn on, took the test and has owned her own bikes ever since.  She loves riding but if her bike broke down, she'd probably walk home before she'd get on the back of one!  :027:
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Offline Dirty Dave

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #12 on: August 17, 2019, 12:07:35 PM
Even though my wife is diminutive (4'10 & 105 lbs) riding is cramped as far as the foot pegs go.

OTOH I was surprised that power & suspension didn't seem to notice the passenger.

The solution is to have more than one bike for each situation.

Like Goldilocks says, "This one is just right".

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Offline shmoengrin

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #13 on: August 18, 2019, 06:29:30 AM
*Originally Posted by Dirty Dave [+]

The solution is to have more than one bike for each situation.

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+1.
I love the 900 as an urban assault vehicle. Out on the highway itís not...,, blah blah blah.
My other bike is a goldwing, a highway assault vehicle that my wife enjoys.
Mat
Last Edit: August 18, 2019, 06:30:42 AM by shmoengrin

Offline peter88

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #14 on: August 19, 2019, 12:04:32 PM
No problem from my wife, we have done a few 2 & 3 hour rides, no issues & would have no problem going away for a couple of weeks 2 up, and we intend to.

Offline Y2K18

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #15 on: August 19, 2019, 03:21:14 PM
*Originally Posted by shmoengrin [+]
+1.
I love the 900 as an urban assault vehicle. Out on the highway itís not...,, blah blah blah.
My other bike is a goldwing, a highway assault vehicle that my wife enjoys.
Mat

That is a perfect description. 

Offline danketchpel

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #16 on: August 20, 2019, 10:18:50 PM
I ride  2 up with my wife and she likes the bike. She's rather petite, about 5' 2" 115 lbs.

For her to be comfortable on any bike for any real distance it has to have a backrest of some sort. I normally use a top box with a pad on it which I switch between bikes. She likes the seat and peg distance,  plus the bike is smooth.

This is how my bike looks when we ride 2 up or I'm commuting on it. When I ride solo I pull the top box off.



Another shot from commuting.


Offline phil7390

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #17 on: August 29, 2019, 08:32:17 PM
I fitted Gilles pillion touring footrests with 30-40mm extenders to move the pillion pegs down and forward a bit, wifey is a bit more comfortable with a couple of inches more leg room (she's 5ft 2in). I have to ride with feet flat rather than on my toes as normal when she's on board, but I do have some extenders to move mine forward 20mm as well if needs be. Which I might have to do as my boots are grinding away.

Offline Cafewayne

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #18 on: August 29, 2019, 10:24:07 PM
My wife loves it mainly cause she can slide her arse over a bit when we stop and touch the ground  to get off  she hated my gs and my xr
Mainly cause it used to piss her off sitting on the drive while I adjusted the suspension with the button
Sheís 5 5  and 12 stone

Offline DirtyHarry

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Re: Two up riding
Reply #19 on: August 30, 2019, 09:06:38 AM
My previous bike was a Triumph Explorer, heated seats the lot, so trying to get her on the back of the Z maybe a bit of a challenge. However she does have her own Triumph Scrambler, getting her out on that is also a challenge.