Seat for 2nd rider?
Posted October 29, 2008 - 02:25 PM
I just purchased a WR 400, a 2000, and am going to do some very light trail riding in Utah. I'd like to take my 11 year old boy with me and was wondering if anyone has seen a back rest for the WR. We can go without it, but I think he would feel more comfortable. Thoughts or suggestions?
Posted October 30, 2008 - 05:55 AM
When I was a kid, myself and my idiot friends used to go two- (or three-) up on my MX100, but that's a *much* shorter bike with traditional dual shocks so it would be much harder to get a leg caught between the wheel and the fender.
If you want to bring a friend on a dirt ride, why not get something designed for the task like a KLR?
I suppose on the other hand, if you were to figure out a way to hook up some passenger foot pegs I would think this was actually a pretty fun idea. Just make sure you stiffen the rear suspension.
Posted October 30, 2008 - 06:53 AM
Posted October 30, 2008 - 09:51 AM
EDIT: Uh, make that twice. Both outpatient. And both learning experiences for me. heh
Posted October 31, 2008 - 04:10 AM
There's also issues with feet dangling, chains moving at high speed, swingarm and tire possibly catching limbs - it's just not a good idea - too much dangerous stuff exposed right by his legs/feet.
Get him a separate bike - like charles said - there's a ton to be had at great prices - ESPECIALLY right now