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  • Offline Alex (NZ)

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    Pillion mounting
    on: Apr 26, 2016, 09.27 am
    Apr 26, 2016, 09.27 am
    My wife at 5'2" is asking fellow pillions advice on how best to mount the bike with the top box fitted as she has a dodgey hip.
    Look forward to any suggestions from the membership.
    Last Edit: Apr 26, 2016, 09.29 am by Alex (NZ)

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    Re: Pillion mounting
    Reply #1 on: Apr 26, 2016, 10.43 am
    Apr 26, 2016, 10.43 am
    My wife won't ride pillion without the topbox in place, but she finds it fairly easy to swing her right leg over if she stands on the footpeg with her left leg fully extended. I manage her added weight quite easily provided that she keeps her centre of gravity close in to the bike, but I do let down the side stand just in case.
    I suppose with reduced flexibility, you could easily remove the topbox, and refit after she has boarded.
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    Re: Pillion mounting
    Reply #2 on: Apr 26, 2016, 10.47 am
    Apr 26, 2016, 10.47 am
    Kia Ora Cobber,

    My wife mounts left foot on left rear foot peg, her left arm grabbing my left shoulder, boost from her left leg and up, her right leg over the seat - right foot on rear right peg, holding onto my shoulders she lowers herself slowly down.

    Getting off is the reverse and at all times not rushed.
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    Re: Pillion mounting
    Reply #3 on: Apr 26, 2016, 12.22 pm
    Apr 26, 2016, 12.22 pm
    This has been discussed previously here :
    Tips on pillion mounting, please.  :028:


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    Re: Pillion mounting
    Reply #4 on: Apr 26, 2016, 12.33 pm
    Apr 26, 2016, 12.33 pm
    My wife is 5'9".  She puts her left foot on the left peg, her left arm on my shoulder,  her right arm on the top box and steps through and sits.

    If that won't work for you, and you are strong enough to lift the bike off the side stand with her on the bike, have her get on and slide back to the passenger spot.  Then you get on and go.

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    Re: Pillion mounting
    Reply #5 on: Apr 26, 2016, 02.41 pm
    Apr 26, 2016, 02.41 pm
    I mainly now, tend to ride alone,  as the wife had the same  pillion mounting issues,   I did come up with a few ideas to `assist'  her though ( of which I will share  below and may be of some use....    : :007:   )    and of which then  resulted in her somewhat colourful language along the lines of ` go and multiply yourself ' :155:  , was `just trying to be helpful',   just no pleasing some people I guess.... :164:    :745:

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    Re: Pillion mounting
    Reply #6 on: Apr 26, 2016, 09.53 pm
    Apr 26, 2016, 09.53 pm
    haha, love'em  :745:

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    Re: Pillion mounting
    Reply #7 on: Apr 27, 2016, 12.13 am
    Apr 27, 2016, 12.13 am
    Thanks to all for your advice. I'm sure in time and with practice we will find a comfortable mount/dismount and hopefully the top box will remain in place.

     



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