Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Bonner Springs KS 66012
Anything ideas to reduce sliding on seat?
I've got about 1500 miles on my GSX-R, and when riding 2 up I'm constantly being pushed into the tank everytime I brake. I have to stand up and slide back at every stop light. I get set to brake well ahead of time and grip the tank with my knees to reduce the sliding, but it's still annoying. Pillion pad is the same way - it's hard for the wife to stay planted. When we're stopping she's not usually leaning into me. She sits up and just grips with her knees.
Anyone have ideas how to give the seat more grip? I thought it might just be a factory coating making it slick, but I'd think that 1500 miles would be enough to wear it off. Seat's never been armor-alled, etc.
I don't notice it riding solo, but those trips are mostly to work and back along deserted rural interstates - don't have to brake that often.
06 GSX-R 750
82 Yamaha XJ650