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Old July 30th 11, 06:38 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides
Dan
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"T°m [email protected]" " writes:

On 7/30/2011 12:28 AM, Dan wrote:

Some flattrack bikes used to be configured with a solo saddle behind
the tank for cornering, and a *little* pad (pillion?)on the rear fender
to set your butt on when tucking down on the straightaway.

As for girlfriends on the back, the main thing is that they hang on in
case of unexpected wheelie.


Like this?
http://www.flamingo-motortours.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Honda-Goldwing-wheelie.jpg


Cool pic, but I was thinking of something completely different.

In about 1979 or so, Yamaha produced the model "Eleven" road bike. I thought
it was so named for the ~1100 cc engine, but some people said it was so named
because it would do a standing start quarter mile in 11 seconds off the
showroom floor.

I rode one a few times (worked in the Yamaha shop at the time), but the most
memorable ride was on the back (without any of that backrest stuff). I was
not the rider's girlfriend, so kind of trying to be cool and not hang onto
him. Pulling away from a stop sign, the front wheel came up, and my legs
started to go up as my body started pivoting off the back. Somehow I stayed
on, though. (Never cared much for being passenger on a bike.)
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Old July 30th 11, 08:34 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides
Jeff Liebermann
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On Fri, 29 Jul 2011 22:28:49 -0700, Dan
wrote:

As for girlfriends on the back, the main thing is that they hang on in
case of unexpected wheelie.


Here's one solution to the (Hayabusa) wheelie problem. See 2nd photo
from the top:
http://getonlinecar.com/car/804/hayabusa-pictures.cnet
Note the total lack of rider protection.


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Old July 30th 11, 09:20 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides
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Default OT - Pillion Position

In article ,
Dan wrote:

Some flattrack bikes used to be configured with a solo saddle behind
the tank for cornering, and a *little* pad (pillion?)on the rear fender
to set your butt on when tucking down on the straightaway.


Pil"lion (?), n. [Ir. pillin, pilliun (akin to Gael. pillean, pillin),
fr. Ir. & Gael. pill, peall, a skin or hide, prob. fr. L. pellis.
See Pell, n., Fell skin.] A panel or cushion saddle; the under pad
or cushion of saddle; esp., a pad or cushion put on behind a man's
saddle, on which a woman may ride.

As for girlfriends on the back, the main thing is that they hang on in
case of unexpected wheelie.


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Old July 30th 11, 09:59 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides
Dan
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Default OT - Pillion Position

Michael Press writes:

In article ,
Dan wrote:

Some flattrack bikes used to be configured with a solo saddle behind
the tank for cornering, and a *little* pad (pillion?)on the rear fender
to set your butt on when tucking down on the straightaway.


Pil"lion (?), n. [Ir. pillin, pilliun (akin to Gael. pillean, pillin),
fr. Ir. & Gael. pill, peall, a skin or hide, prob. fr. L. pellis.
See Pell, n., Fell skin.] A panel or cushion saddle; the under pad
or cushion of saddle; esp., a pad or cushion put on behind a man's
saddle, on which a woman may ride.

As for girlfriends on the back, the main thing is that they hang on in
case of unexpected wheelie.



http://vft.org/RouitMuseum/AdditionS...yamaha480w.jpg

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Old August 2nd 11, 01:17 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides
T°m [email protected]
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On 7/29/2011 9:18 PM, "T°m [email protected]" wrote:
[...]
If they are smart, pillion riding girlfriends are wearing full pants and
a jacket of tear-resistant leather or fabric, with knee, hip, elbow and
shoulder armor inserts, calf to knee high boots with straps that retain
the boots on the feet, gloves with armor inserts, and a full face
*motorcycle* helmet.[...]


How *not* to dress and ride:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ijjkg1-ou4&feature=related.

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Old August 2nd 11, 01:39 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides
T°m [email protected]
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On 8/1/2011 7:17 PM, "T°m [email protected]" wrote:
On 7/29/2011 9:18 PM, "T°m [email protected]" wrote:
[...]
If they are smart, pillion riding girlfriends are wearing full pants and
a jacket of tear-resistant leather or fabric, with knee, hip, elbow and
shoulder armor inserts, calf to knee high boots with straps that retain
the boots on the feet, gloves with armor inserts, and a full face
*motorcycle* helmet.[...]


How *not* to dress and ride:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ijjkg1-ou4&feature=related.


Different girl who fell off the back while wearing only cotton pants and
sweatshirt over a bikini:
http://www.bestbeginnermotorcycles.com/files/images/brittany4.jpg.

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