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    Pillion comfort
    on: October 09, 2021, 12:29:50 pm
    October 09, 2021, 12:29:50 pm
    What accessories has anyone done to make your pillion more comfortable? I have a Sargent seat but isn’t broken in yet so it’s still pretty stiff. Also the passenger portion doesn’t seem as padded as the one I bought for my Multistrada.
    My wife feels more secure having a backrest. Sargent makes an adjustable one but it’s $360! I could buy a top case with backrest for that price

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    Re: Pillion comfort
    Reply #1 on: October 09, 2021, 03:06:02 pm
    October 09, 2021, 03:06:02 pm
    I paid for my wife to get her licence, now she is really comfy on her R1250GS.

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    Re: Pillion comfort
    Reply #2 on: October 09, 2021, 04:52:12 pm
    October 09, 2021, 04:52:12 pm
    On the M-sport Gen II I have when I don't have the top box on I have a loop that bolts to the top box so the other half can hold on as she's a little on the high restricted size, other then that I just ride a smooth as I can.

    We did just over a thousand mile trip up to Scotland and back in five days and she said the seat was fine, for me it to firm for sure, I've only covered about three thousand miles; I am looking at getting some Gel pads inserts put in the seat.
    After over thirty + years behind the bars, there's still lots to do and see.

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    Re: Pillion comfort
    Reply #3 on: October 09, 2021, 05:00:29 pm
    October 09, 2021, 05:00:29 pm
    Went out a couple days ago and rode my X/R on my own  :156:, must be the first time in years...but when it comes to making things work two up it’s the screen that needs looking at we went through at least 3 options before we found one that works for us.

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    Re: Pillion comfort
    Reply #4 on: October 09, 2021, 05:35:24 pm
    October 09, 2021, 05:35:24 pm
    I can’t even imagine my wife riding her own bike. She can barely drive a car properly. Lol
    I was thinking of adding an Airhawk seat cushion and either a top case or backrest to give her confidence she won’t fall off
    I’m interested to hear what you bought for a windscreen. I have a Puig touring screen which is good for me but not sure about her

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    Re: Pillion comfort
    Reply #5 on: October 09, 2021, 05:56:17 pm
    October 09, 2021, 05:56:17 pm
    I cannot comment on the pillion comfort as my girlfriend won't let me on the back of hers, I have to ride my own bike instead.

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    Re: Pillion comfort
    Reply #6 on: October 09, 2021, 07:14:24 pm
    October 09, 2021, 07:14:24 pm
    *Originally Posted by pcv57 [+]
    I can’t even imagine my wife riding her own bike. She can barely drive a car properly. Lol
    I was thinking of adding an Airhawk seat cushion and either a top case or backrest to give her confidence she won’t fall off
    I’m interested to hear what you bought for a windscreen. I have a Puig touring screen which is good for me but not sure about her

    Puig sport screen, big screens never work....well they do for the person on the front, we have been travelling on a bike for more years than I even want to think about, have had the same problem with all our bikes, we have only ever done one 1000 mile day but 6/700 milers must be 20/30 on various bikes, having a good seat helps but without the right screen that works for both of you you’ve no chance,  and if one of you is going taking a kicking in the wind that’ll be the one up front  :001:

    Seat wise there’s another thread on here about such...went for a very tall one, started with the high HP seat but didn’t work for us, tried a couple others and ended up with some unknown custom seat that’s OKish but we have never done what I call a serious day on it(yet)

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    Re: Pillion comfort
    Reply #7 on: October 11, 2021, 02:02:29 am
    October 11, 2021, 02:02:29 am
    *Originally Posted by pcv57 [+]
    I can’t even imagine my wife riding her own bike. She can barely drive a car properly. Lol
    I was thinking of adding an Airhawk seat cushion and either a top case or backrest to give her confidence she won’t fall off
    I’m interested to hear what you bought for a windscreen. I have a Puig touring screen which is good for me but not sure about her

    We used Airhawk cushions for a 5000 km trip around Europe (pre covid) and they worked very well.Their design makes them adjustable which is also helpful ( more air-less air 😁) and also can be removed when not on longer trips.Well worth considering IMO.

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    Re: Pillion comfort
    Reply #8 on: October 11, 2021, 02:26:36 am
    October 11, 2021, 02:26:36 am
    For the rider, does the Air Hawk seat affect how you lean into corners? I'd be afraid that I might have a tendency to slide around on it.

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    Re: Pillion comfort
    Reply #9 on: October 11, 2021, 02:37:36 am
    October 11, 2021, 02:37:36 am
    *Originally Posted by pcv57 [+]
    For the rider, does the Air Hawk seat affect how you lean into corners? I'd be afraid that I might have a tendency to slide around on it.

    In my experience it did not slide at all as , if I remember correctly, the underside of the air hawk is a different material like rubber so does not move

     



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