Room for a Passenger?
Posted March 22, 2003 - 06:57 PM
Could I put a second set of Pegs on my WR, so every once in awhile I could haul a Girl on the back? I'd rarely use the option, just for quick rides up the Canyon, etc.
Any info would be helpful! Thanks,
Posted March 22, 2003 - 07:09 PM
Posted March 22, 2003 - 08:20 PM
Posted March 22, 2003 - 10:53 PM
Posted March 22, 2003 - 11:35 PM
Posted March 23, 2003 - 04:14 AM
you would be able to buy a pair of generic bolt-on-to-the-swingarm ones, and as long as the chain guards were in place and the young lady was wearing sensible shoes, then I wouldn't see a problem.
Problem with swin arm bolt-ons is you need to change the rear compression damping 'cause now the passengers knees will be absorbing the bumps . If I were to add pegs, it would have to be by fabricating a foot peg hanger from the subframe. Putting passengers feet on the swingarm is an accident waiting to happen!
just my 2 cents...........
Posted March 23, 2003 - 08:08 AM
Posted March 23, 2003 - 09:39 AM
They have a small, but effective, guard built into them and mount well up and away from the chain. Besides, you would require sensible attire, wouldn't you? I often shuttle riders (like the injured ones mentioned above) around at one of the larger tracks, as well as my boys, and to me, the dangling feet are the danger.
I think the use of reasonable care (no high speed or jumping, etc.) will suffice. The seat (YZ) is just as long as the DR's and should be just as crowded for two people, which in your case, ain't all bad...
Hmmm, maybe a warning sticker of my own regarding lardbutts might be a good idea..."IF THIS SEAT DISAPPEARS UP THE CRACK OF YOUR A$$, YOU ARE TOO BIG". Along with that little parcel basket up front, of course. I actually think a nice aluminum rack for the back would suit me better for carrying gas to stranded bikes, etc.
Posted March 27, 2003 - 05:33 AM
ColoradoXR- I appreciate your concern for our safety. I am well aware it's a dumb idea.... I fully admit it in the original post. As of now, it's just a idea and I'm seeking feedback. The info above has been very helpful and I may not even attempt it. But, if I do, I will be sure that it's not dangerous to my passenger and the bikes mechanical integrity isn't sacrificed. My WR will be street-legal soon and it would be fun to putt around w/ a passenger. Not often, nothing more than a dirt road, and small girls only!
Thanks to all for the replys! (Even if the question is assanine!)
Posted March 27, 2003 - 05:53 AM
Posted March 27, 2003 - 12:11 PM
BTW some nice girls like to ride to secluded places and do knotty things!!
Posted March 28, 2003 - 11:15 AM