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04-17-2007 11:51 PM
Wall When my wife rides with me, she never seems to have a problem with sliding to the side. Several accessories may be helping that. I have mounted my own custom designed hand grab bars for the passenger. My wife holds on to those (instead of me) and that reduces her movements a lot. I also have mounted Kuryakin passenger floorboards so she has good footing. We both have Airhawk cushions strapped down on the stock seat and that reduces sliding around.

When hitting bumps in the road my wife often will slide forward on the seat. When that starts happening frequently she just has me slide back as far as I can against her. That seems to work.
04-05-2007 11:34 AM
tankist thanks for the feedback. maybe it is only a matter of getting used to. we will try things out on our next ride.
04-04-2007 06:20 PM
Knifemaker She should not be sliding sideways unless she is not keeping equal pressure on the pegs with both feet.
If her foot is falling of the peg when you hit a bump she needs to watch the road and put more pressure on the pegs when a bump is coming.

I would also suggest a set of those wonderfull passenger floorboards that real cool guy here makes..(although I hear you will have to wait a few months on them )

Knifemaker
04-03-2007 11:26 PM
rnewell Not sure. My wife makes adjustments and it never bothered me.
04-03-2007 05:05 PM
LurchChaos My GF and I did a lot of 2 up riding before she got Preggers I now have installed a mustaing seat and tall sissy bar. On the stock seat she would slide foward a lot Most of the time she would do it on purpose Explanes why we are expecting LOL. I have seen captan chair arm rests for our bikes (probably would look like s***t) but this would keep her in the seat.

04-03-2007 04:17 PM
Hizzo3 i had to tell my rider to kinda push herself into the seat using the footpegs... then she was alright and didnt slide around as much....she also had a bad problem of sliding foward when stoping, which made my arms tire quick... i told her to push on the pegs instead of leaning on me as much lol
04-03-2007 04:12 PM
Foxhound The only problem I've run into has been sliding forward a little (which I don't mind) but since I have a corbin saddle I'm not sure. I use a car leather conditioner on my saddle it doesn't make it slippery.
04-03-2007 02:48 PM
tankist
Riding 2 up - stock seat

ok, all this talk about riding 2-up really got to me the local weather is going to be crappy for at least a week ahead and we just had to test wife's new helmet. went from north chicago burbs to friend's place near lincoln park where we picked up the rest of the guys, and to planetarium from there. we were one wierd group - our vierd/unique vulcan accompanied by shadow750 and lower VTX single seater on cruiser side plus honda interseptor and really supped up yamaha R6 rockets :lol:
either way the ride was great and i just love Chicago DT at night! fortunatley we came home after the first wave of rain passed over so nothing was dripping on us from the top, only the pavement was wet. this is our longest trip so far and first time on higway together. yey!

took us a while to get used to helmets cluncking together and different postures but eventually we got everything figured out however there is one thing that bothers us: my passanger sliding sideways and sometimes taking me with! she is very good at correcting this without disturbing the bike but doing this every bump at worst , every couple minutes at best is annoying. i can't say that the seat is slippery ,( i never armorall'ed it or anything ) nor the clothing. there must be something that can be done! some kind of treatment to the seat maybe, some kind of tape to stick to it, something.

those who do a lot of 2-up please chime in on how you deal with this .

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