2-up - MVAgusta.net
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
shoe07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,499
2-up

I've got a ?, when riding 2up with my gf, she tends to hit me in the helmet quite often on shifts, slowing and accelerating. Are there any tips to make this happen less?

I think some of the problem may be the slipperiness of the stock seats which I will eventually replace w/ alcantara. Any ideas?

Adding power makes you faster on the straights, while subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere - Colin Chapman

2004 Brutale 750S
shoe07 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 07:25 PM
Senior Member
 
adamv1000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: melbourne australia
Posts: 2,323
Isn't 1 up?. Happened all the time riding my F4 and riding with my Girlfriend on the back. Just got use to it.
Someone does make a "none slip" seat cover but I pretty sure not for Brut's. I'm sure the Brut owners out there will fill you in.

You could always install a sissy bar......??
adamv1000 is offline  
post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 07:54 PM
Cyber SPOTTER
 
MVista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Australia, NSW
Posts: 6,101
Or you could get a BMW then you wouldn't have to worry about girls wanting to ride on the back Sorry Adam couldn't resist, have been away on holidays and have missed my BMW bashing, glad to be back


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MVA - Maserati Vespa
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Agusta
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MVista is offline  
post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 09:21 PM
Senior Member
 
Mick de V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mid North Coast NSW
Posts: 1,330
Quote:
Originally Posted by MVista View Post
Or you could get a BMW then you wouldn't have to worry about girls wanting to ride on the back Sorry Adam couldn't resist, have been away on holidays and have missed my BMW bashing, glad to be back
Sound like your Vietnam jaunt hasn't dampened your sense of humour

Best solution, the Brute for selfish fun and the BMW to entertain the wife or girlfriend...or both.

Now riding KTM 1290SA; previously BMW K1200R, Brute 910R, Brute750S, BMWR1150GS, Honda VFR800, YamahaXJ650, Honda400/4, HondaCB360 and more
Mick de V is offline  
post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 09:22 PM
Big Randaddy
 
Randarosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Metro Atlanta
Posts: 17,189
pad the back of your helmet.......

910R, S4RS Monster,'78 BMW R100S, Heritage Softail, Chrome V-Rod, Sportster 48, Kawasaki Concours 1400, '07 Ultra Classic with sidecar, yellow Vespa LX 150, a cool little Ruckus, and a very understanding wife........
Randarosa is offline  
post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 09:44 PM
Cyber SPOTTER
 
MVista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Australia, NSW
Posts: 6,101
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mick de V View Post
Sound like your Vietnam jaunt hasn't dampened your sense of humour
Hey Mick, I am having Nam flashbacks!

Unlike the Nam vets though mine are all good but they ARE stopping me from functioning, well working to be more accurate


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MVA - Maserati Vespa
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Agusta
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MVista is offline  
post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 09:48 PM
Cyber SPOTTER
 
MVista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Australia, NSW
Posts: 6,101
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randarosa View Post
pad the back of your helmet.......
This kind of pad? No way her helmet would hit yours



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MVA - Maserati Vespa
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Agusta
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MVista is offline  
post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
shoe07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,499
thats not a bad idea, whenever i come up w/ 2-3 grand i'll get her those instead of the titanium exhaust

Adding power makes you faster on the straights, while subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere - Colin Chapman

2004 Brutale 750S
shoe07 is offline  
post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010, 01:40 AM
Cyber SPOTTER
 
MVista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Australia, NSW
Posts: 6,101
Quote:
Originally Posted by shoe07 View Post
thats not a bad idea, whenever i come up w/ 2-3 grand i'll get her those instead of the titanium exhaust
Titanium or Silicone - wow that IS a tough call, - Glad I could offer an outside of the box solution


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MVA - Maserati Vespa
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Agusta
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MVista is offline  
post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010, 03:09 AM
Senior Member
 
adamv1000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: melbourne australia
Posts: 2,323
Quote:
Originally Posted by MVista View Post
Or you could get a BMW then you wouldn't have to worry about girls wanting to ride on the back Sorry Adam couldn't resist, have been away on holidays and have missed my BMW bashing, glad to be back
yea your right mvista, my gf doesn't want to ride the back of my s1000rr......cause it's too damn fast!
adamv1000 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to use all of the features of the MVAgusta.net site, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome