Opinions on 2-up

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Re: Opinions on 2-up

Post by DarkFlow » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:50 am


No variance with the touring screen over the standard. Noisier if anything.
Mine puts left boot on left peg. Holds and pulls my shoulders to swivel and swings right leg over. All weight transfer done slowly to lessen risk of slipping. I tilt bike to the left a little to help.
Never mind the missus, just never drop the bike!
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Re: Opinions on 2-up

Post by vcyclenut » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:55 am


DarkFlow wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:50 am
No variance with the touring screen over the standard. Noisier if anything.
Mine puts left boot on left peg. Holds and pulls my shoulders to swivel and swings right leg over. All weight transfer done slowly to lessen risk of slipping. I tilt bike to the left a little to help.
Never mind the missus, just never drop the bike!
try putting on the kick stand like I do, makes it super easy and way less likely to have a slip
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Re: Opinions on 2-up

Post by DarkFlow » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:09 pm


Not for me.
I remember the side stand that snapped and holed the crankcase.
Not on this bike though.
Also, the bikes that inexplicably roll off stands.
Can't beat riders feet planted with a good grip on the bars as she gets on.
Unless she's a fatty in which case get on ebay for a Thai bride.
Either way, never mind the missus, just never drop your bike!
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Re: Opinions on 2-up

Post by black-k1 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:16 pm


vcyclenut wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:55 am
DarkFlow wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:50 am
No variance with the touring screen over the standard. Noisier if anything.
Mine puts left boot on left peg. Holds and pulls my shoulders to swivel and swings right leg over. All weight transfer done slowly to lessen risk of slipping. I tilt bike to the left a little to help.
Never mind the missus, just never drop the bike!
try putting on the kick stand like I do, makes it super easy and way less likely to have a slip
I agree with this 100%. Not a replacement for riders feet on the ground and a good grip on the bars but additional support "just in case". Belt and braces are always the best approach. :yes:
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Re: Opinions on 2-up

Post by vcyclenut » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:17 pm


DarkFlow wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Not for me.
I remember the side stand that snapped and holed the crankcase.
Not on this bike though.
Also, the bikes that inexplicably roll off stands.
Can't beat riders feet planted with a good grip on the bars as she gets on.
Unless she's a fatty in which case get on ebay for a Thai bride.
Either way, never mind the missus, just never drop your bike!
I don't let all the weight be supported by the sidestand, just use it as a brace

you would have to be a nit wit to just put it on the sidestand and not support the bike at all
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Re: Opinions on 2-up

Post by DarkFlow » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:53 pm


I, and I'm sure I'm not alone, have seen it done many a time.
Similar to a mate and a mechanic I knew, both would heave the bike over onto the side stand far enough to lift the rear wheel off of the ground.
One lubed his chain, the mechanic checked the bearing free play! My bike too. Right in front of me. Had to hold my breath. Zzr1400 as well. Quite skilful tbh. But strewth...
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Re: Opinions on 2-up

Post by DarkFlow » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:57 pm


DarkFlow wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:53 pm
I, and I'm sure I'm not alone, have seen it done many a time.
Similar to a mate and a mechanic I knew, both would heave the bike over onto the side stand far enough to lift the rear wheel off of the ground.
One lubed his chain, the mechanic checked the bearing free play! My bike too. Right in front of me. Had to hold my breath. Zzr1400 as well. Quite skilful tbh. But strewth...
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Re: Opinions on 2-up

Post by vcyclenut » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:38 pm


DarkFlow wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:53 pm
I, and I'm sure I'm not alone, have seen it done many a time.
Similar to a mate and a mechanic I knew, both would heave the bike over onto the side stand far enough to lift the rear wheel off of the ground.
One lubed his chain, the mechanic checked the bearing free play! My bike too. Right in front of me. Had to hold my breath. Zzr1400 as well. Quite skilful tbh. But strewth...
yea but you and the misses aren't sitting on the bike at the same time
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Re: Opinions on 2-up

Post by DarkFlow » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:02 pm


Think I've lost the thread there.

Anyway, for the benefit of the o p,
try before you buy!
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Re: Opinions on 2-up

Post by Imoutdoors » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:42 pm


Thanks. We were just in Scotland, and stopped at a dealer that had one, so we tried it out. She liked it (just sitting in the showroom of course), so that hurdle is crossed :)
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