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Old 08-30-2012, 10:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Uhhhh I'm really not sure. I think it's the gsxr1000 pegs for mid 2000's. Do a search on here. There's a thread somewhere
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:24 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My wife can do about 300km but I did buy her a airhawk pillion seat it's really good once you get the rite pressure in it....it's way better than a 09 cbr600rr
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:54 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My wife absolutely hates riding on the back of the Triple. She is only willing to do short trips (20 miles or less). She loved being on the back of my Buell Ulysess...
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The Speed Triple is not a very good 2-up bike. Like previous posts, my wife is a very good sport. In the past, she'd do an out & back ride of about 1/2 hour each way. We did a couple 2 hour rides and that was pushing it. While a bit better than a full-on racer-replica, the bike still does not afford the security of a bike that is designed to hold a pillion. The pegs are absurdly wide for the pillion. In a cold climate, the high pipes offer some warmth but one must be careful of getting burned. I've also heard that if you put a low-boy pipe on the S3, you can mount Triumph Sprint pegs in the rear, which addresses the fact the stock pegs are too wide for comfort.

Discomfort for the pillion is one of the reasons I purchased a Ducati Multistrada 1200S. Now theres the best of both worlds if you're routinely going to have the sweetie onboard. Awesome power and handling with comfort for both. Now, she wouldn't even consider riding 2-up on the S3. (To top it off, she rides her own Ducati 2012 Monster 1100EVO now.)
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The SWMBO likes going for rides on my 98 t509, but an hour of riding is about tops. I had sent my seats to a guy in Florida (can't remember the name of his business promoted on here) and that improved comfort quite a bit. I'm guessing though if she ever got to ride on the back of anything else she'd prefer that since the Triple doesn't make it overly comfortable. I have the highmount TORS, and no leg-burning incidents yet thankfully.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:32 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Agreed that pretty much anything else is better, I got a Tbird as a loaner bike on time and took the fiance for a ride and she loved it, that was a great bike, like a cadillac (in comfort, still handled great) compared to the S3.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:33 AM   #17 (permalink)
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First ride for my pillion passenger resulted in major complaints that I was trying to gas them with poisonous exhaust fumes as the bike got up to normal working temperature. The pillion pegs also seem to offer a 'legs well akimbo' position.

Somehow the aerodynamics of riding two up with stock high level exhausts seemed to route the smelly fumes onto my pillion passenger. Once the bike warmed up the problem was less noticeable.

I don't have the rear grab rail fitted so that wasn't confidence inspiring for my pillion passenger.

Next rideout ........... just ride solo!
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:34 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I have the Daytona 675 rear pegs on mine and they were a bit too high so I have been trying some simple drop plates. They will be cleaned up with more Rads etc and then black anodised when i am happy. They drop the pegs by 60mm, girlfriend should be trying them out this weekend.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:47 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I got the Speedie for ME, and it doesn't have pillion pegs on it, and the pillion 'seat' is actually a Cycle Guys seat pack (expanding tail pack).

When the wife wants to go with me, we take the Trophy.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:56 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I'm 6'1" 235 and my wife is 5'4" 110. She claimed the dual exhaust was burning her so I viewed it as an excuse to justify buying the Comp Werkes. It's an awesome bike but for 2 up and our combined weight it gets a little rough.
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