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Old June 23rd, 2008, 05:48 AM   #16
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And don't forget to tell her that it's going to get very warm back there.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 06:05 AM   #17
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Well, the good news is that I found a gorgeous girl, infatuated with Ducati, who has the courage to ride two up with me on my 1098.

The bad news is that I am concerned that even her petite frame will upset the weight distribution such that the front will come up even faster upon launch or acceleration. My nightmare is a total flip etc.

So, may I please have this forum's learned advice on

1. required adjustments on suspension settings etc.
2. required changes in riding style to stay safe
3. general experience with a pillion rider on the 1098

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Old June 26th, 2008, 11:41 PM   #18

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I am with Visitor Q on this one. Not that I am a small guy (5’7” @ 225LBS) and no it’s not all in my belly. But every time I ride with my girl…. She’s always sliding into my seat.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 12:08 AM   #19

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Maybe the reason they slide up is because they want to drive
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Old June 27th, 2008, 03:56 AM   #20
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buy a small roll of the stuff you line tool box drawers with. the really soft rubber semi perforated stuff. cut it to cover the seat and the rear plastic or just the seat itself and tuck it in. also good to use as a tank or rear bag protector for sliding. keep it clean and it works.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 04:14 AM   #21
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The bike is just not really made for two riders at the same time, it can be done you put the rear seat on and go but it is not comfortable.

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Old June 27th, 2008, 09:07 PM   #22
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Two up on the track hell yeh!!!

















Not that easy on a 1098 though....
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I've been told that it's scary back there, because you're not in control.
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...One of the retired racers is currently offering laps on the back of his GP prepped bike. I can't for the life of me remember who though.
That would be Motorcycle Hall of Famer Randy Mamola on the Desmosedici...Quite a sight, he certainly doesn't take it easy...lofts the front down long straights and ends the ride with his signature two-up stoppie. You can see him at Laguna Seca this year between races...
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Old June 27th, 2008, 09:31 PM   #25
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Two up on the track hell yeh!!!
Not that easy on a 1098 though....
You should slap a number plate on that thing..."2", I am thinking!
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Going hard and fast two up is a lot easier than you may think, you can’t highside with that much weight on the rear, sure the front is flighty under power but it will always go in the direction you are leaning no probs.

Backing in the rear is very easy, much easier than on my own and it looks spectacular from behind, so we have been told.
You can hold a slide easy under hard brakes going into a corner, because the rear-end is light but not fully off the ground, with a bit of body movement you can flick the rear out at will, it’s cool…

My wife and I have been doing this for a long time; she is a very experienced pillion passenger.

It’s a good way to do trackdays, out on my own and then two-up, you get more tracktime.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #27
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Going hard and fast two up is a lot easier than you may think, you can’t highside with that much weight on the rear, sure the front is flighty under power but it will always go in the direction you are leaning no probs.

Backing in the rear is very easy, much easier than on my own and it looks spectacular from behind, so we have been told.
You can hold a slide easy under hard brakes going into a corner, because the rear-end is light but not fully off the ground, with a bit of body movement you can flick the rear out at will, it’s cool…

My wife and I have been doing this for a long time; she is a very experienced pillion passenger.

It’s a good way to do trackdays, out on my own and then two-up, you get more tracktime.

I'll bet it shreds tires though, huh?
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No more than usual, I'm not spinning the rear two up. If I'm out on my own I'll spin the rear so they are about the same I guess.

Pads get a good smacking, but I don’t get brake fade with Brembo four pot/pads and a GP master cylinder.
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Thanks for your all you guys' input on all this. I had my maiden voyage with my pillion rider this past week, took it really easy initially and when I got the hang of it opened up the 1098 a bit. It all went well. Thanks again!

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I am with Visitor Q on this one. Not that I am a small guy (5’7” @ 225LBS) and no it’s not all in my belly. But every time I ride with my girl…. She’s always sliding into my seat.
I have the same problem with my girl. Unless she has her hands on the tank she always seems to be sliding into my seat with me and you can imagine what that does to the old chestnuts!!! I have often thought about designing and making something to attach under my seat to come between her and I to kind of stop her from sliding forward. Kind of like a mini, reverse sissy bar if you can imagine that!

Not sure if it is possible but she really likes the 1098 and wants to ride once in a while so I have to do something. I guess we'll see!
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