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Old 03-16-2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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Riding two up

I've had my bike for 10 months and I used to ride two up on my dirt bike years ago so I am familiar with riding two up. My wife has been begging to go on a ride so we had an oppurtunity to go run around the block (with gear of course). I have a 2007 Yamaha R6 -- probably not the best 'two up' bike on the market. But it's what I have.

So I took her around the block and now I have some questions. First of all, the R6 seems to have a big seat - I feel most comfortable hugging the tank with my legs. That leaves a lot of space on the back of my seat and puts the passenger even further away from my backside. We mostly had problems when stopping she said she would slide forward on her seat and to prevent it she squeezed her legs to hold on to me.

This created a problem for me getting squeezed to death and all the weight being put into my lower back and legs. So I told her to hug my body and this was WAY more comfortable for me but not so much for her because of the amount of space between the back seat and my backside.

Does anyone else have experience with riding 'two up' on a 06-08 R6 and if so do you have any tips or suggestions? I was thinking that I might be able to find some handles for the back seat but even then they would have to stick out pretty far because the back seat is tiny.

Maybe I should just make the R6 a track bike and go get an FZ1 or something similiar.
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yeah newer sportbikes aint really made for two up comfort. Just get a fizzer and make the r6 your track toy.
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brandon take it from me bud, no matter what you do it will not be comfortable. hence kinda why i upgraded. because the R6 has such an agressive stance that two up no matter how you do it, one of you will always be uncomfortable.
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When comming to a stop she needs to place hands on tank & brace herself ..to keep from knocking helmets also .......also she needs to lean with you not against ( like a rutter ) in turns ...set up signals B/W you two. so she knows what to expect & what you are going or about to do .....( b-4 she falls off ) Good luck !!


as far as the r6:/:

I do hear the SUZUKI haybusa is very passenger friendly !!
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When comming to a stop she needs to place hands on tank & brace herself ..to keep from knocking helmets also .......also she needs to lean with you not against ( like a rutter ) in turns ...set up signals B/W you two. so she knows what to expect & what you are going or about to do .....( b-4 she falls off ) Good luck !!


as far as the r6:/:

I do hear the SUZUKI haybusa is very passenger friendly !!
definetly have her brace against the tank with her hands to not slide up on ya...
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definetly have her brace against the tank with her hands to not slide up on ya...
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he is weird like that he shoulda got a busa
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Riding two up is "ok"; but you need to start working on her to get her own bike. That's when the fun trips really begin!
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Yeah I noticed after we got home that she could place her hands on the gas tank to brace herself fairly easily. But I think Justin is correct and I was aware of this fact I just have never tried riding two up before with this bike.

As far as her getting her own, she doesn't have any interest in that (at least not yet).
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tell her to put her hands on the tank when you come to a stop. that will help from smashing your nuts. then tell her to just sit back and relax and try to stay upright as possible and dont try to lean with the bike or with you as this will be way too much lean then what you want and prob make you go down. so until you both get use to being 2 up keep her straight up as possible.
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not hard at all man just like riding a bigger bike, as long as shes not hangin off the side her weight becomes balanced, make sure she leans with you, take it slow at first and tell her to push off tank when down shifting or braking, if not wear a cup and dont expect to have kids, lol
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I ride two up on my fz6 occasionally, and it felt solid as a rock with the passenger weight directly over the shock. It was actually really comfortable, only downside is its pretty tall so dismounting was kinda awkward with the shorter girls sometimes. As far as an r6 though, looks like thats been covered, my only advice is to make sure she knows not to make sudden movements, and to keep her feet on the pegs, especially since it looks like you don't have the undertail exhaust.
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