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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-22-2005, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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F4I roadtrips

I've done quite a few 1000mi trips, not too bad at all...just a matter of stretching at each gas-stop. My question is this...anyone taken a passenger on an f4i (02, so no bananna seat) for like 5-800mi in one day? if so, how'd they fair? more importantly, how'd you fair? how'd the bike fair?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-27-2005, 06:29 PM
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If the passenger is a 4-11 / 101 lb athlete I'd take her, and I have an 05 with banana seat. Other wise I don't really think the bike is good for a passenger. I also have a VFR and my wife doesn't like to ride it for long. I guess I spoiled her when I had my GL1800 lazy-boy-for-2. I got rid of it and got a ST1300 with trunk/backrest, that was o.k. (for her but still toooo heavy for me so its gone).
Seriously, I wouldn't like to ride on back for long any bike without a backrest. If you and your passenger are young (early 20's) and in good shape you could probably do it, just stop and stretch alot.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-27-2005, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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cool, thanks for the input, i'm thinking of adding a busa to the colleciton anyway, so that might be better...no backrest, but hey
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