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Pillion-passenger survey

Pillion-Passenger Survey  

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  1. 1. Do you ever have a passenger?



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This is for both Tracer and GT riders.  Could someone brighter than me put up a survey to get comment on pillion use of our machines.   Purely FYI and general interest.   Question to be asked:

How often do you carry a pillion-passenger?

-      always

-      often

-      occasionally

-      never.

Thank you – results might make interesting reading.


Wordsmith - a '39 model; bike - a 2019 Tracer 900 GT, Midnight Black and with many farklings.   Redland Bay, SE Queensland, Australia.

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This is for both Tracer and GT riders.  Could someone brighter than me put up a survey to get comment on pillion use of our machines.   Purely FYI and general interest.   Question to be asked:

How often do you carry a pillion-passenger?

-      always

-      often

-      occasionally

-      never.

Thank you – results might make interesting reading.


Wordsmith - a '39 model; bike - a 2019 Tracer 900 GT, Midnight Black and with many farklings.   Redland Bay, SE Queensland, Australia.

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Posted (edited)

Never.  Everyone in my family has their own bike.

Edited by fjrpittsburgh

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never


He who dies with the most toys wins.

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At times I do. Pillions rave about comfort, though I hate having them on this bike. The passenger pegs are too close to mine, my feet end up much further forward than I like. 

I usually take my cruiser if I'm taking a passenger. The peg positioning on the GT is a shame, as with the hydraulic preload on the shock, it is much more convenient in setting up for passengers. 

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Never.


1968 Triumph Bonneville 650
1971 Norton Commando Roadster
2002 Harley 1200 Sportster
2003 Honda ST 1300
2016 FJ 09

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Often. My wife finds it pretty comfortable with the addition of a trunk for backrest.

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Anything goes with heavy duty springs...  😎

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***2015 Candy Red FJ-09***

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Never. We have a policy at home: my wife and me don't ride on the same motor. Just in case something might happen we want our kids to have at least 1 parent left (preferably 2 of course!). And as my wife doesn't have a motor drivers license....I'm the only one riding a bike.

And my wife has another policy too: I'm not allowed to take the kids on the motor 😞

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I added a clicky poll.


'15 FJ09

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Never. I took off my rear pegs and put on blanking plates to save weight. I put some weight on the bike with a rear rack and bags. Take off where you can. Also the hand guards are off the bike. 

Edited by tktplz

Besides, no matter how much stonk my engine has I'm still an old, slow guy. Takes more than horsepower to fix that.

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I totaled my XSR900 and was all set to replace with an FZ 09 and then saw an FJ 09 sitting next to it and decided to go with it because I liked the larger gas tank and......my GF refused to ride on the little pillon seat and I figured she'd be comfortable with this having the larger seat and grab bars. The bike is now 11 months old and I just passed 7000 miles this week. To date GF has ridden for a total of about 5 miles. Fortunately, I love the bike and larger pillon seat is great for carrying luggage etc.

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