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post #1 of 20 Old 04-14-2006, 8:08 PM Thread Starter
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(securing?) passengers..

I'm a pretty wide dude, the gf is not - normally this is a benefit, but not when she's behind me on the zx for about 30 minutes or so. Her arms get tired with a quickness as she's basically just clinging onto me. I realize a sportbike is not the thing to be touring around 2-up on, but the KLR isn't really pleased with 2-up riding and until I can get an ST1300/superXX/FJ or similar, this is what I gots.

So aside from the buddy belt, is there anything else out there or maybe something I'm just missing that will make this more palatable for her?


Before the feminists attack me, she got her permit this year and has an MSF class scheduled, and a good selection of gear...so yes I plan on a 'proper' fix for the above, but sometimes it's still nice to do the 2-up thing.

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Just let her up front and you hold on for a while
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Re: (securing?) passengers..

It's a Kaw...I thought they all came standard with Oh Sh!t handles
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Re: (securing?) passengers..

Hmmm. Some type of grab handle. My Ventura luggage has a grab rail that can be fitted to the L brackets when you don't have the larger bracket for the luggage attached. Other than that, the buddy belt may work. Yeah, being a passenger on a sportbike just isn't a ton of fun.
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Re: (securing?) passengers..

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Just let her up front and you hold on for a while
I offered, she declined, smart girl

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It's a Kaw...I thought they all came standard with Oh Sh!t handles
newpe - unless the footpegs count...maybe thats what I'll tell her...

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Hmmm. Some type of grab handle. My Ventura luggage has a grab rail that can be fitted to the L brackets when you don't have the larger bracket for the luggage attached. Other than that, the buddy belt may work. Yeah, being a passenger on a sportbike just isn't a ton of fun.
Yeah I didn't think of that, but maybe I could adapt something hmmm...

The buddy belt seems to fill the bill, but it seems that the 'buddy grips' are in the back, or can only be used in the back and like...i'm not a horse? But seriously riding on a sp-bike isn't fun - but it's less fun when you have to sit leaning back to get a hand-hold - on a bike you should be leaning forward on . That would also not help the wheelie-factor any either, lol.

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Well then lose some weight, fatty.
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She does not seem to have a problem with her riding position.

Get a kid to ride that is the answer.
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Re: (securing?) passengers..

Wear a belt and let her hang on to that.
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I tell mine thats what the love handles are for...your saftey baby
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Re: (securing?) passengers..

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Wear a belt and let her hang on to that.
And be sure to tell her you're really sorry when she falls off! I've seen girls rip jackets holding on... Hate to see what would happen to a belt...
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I'm a pretty, wide dude...
got a pic?

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: (securing?) passengers..

Hot glue or,

get a corbin seat with a backrest. She still might have to hang on a bit but shouldn't be all that much.


Lose weight is the other option. If she can reach the tank have her rest her hands on there. What the ex used to do, worked great.
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