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    '21 950s Pillion seat height
    on: May 19, 2021, 05:32:06 pm
    May 19, 2021, 05:32:06 pm
    Anyone know if the rubber "stoppers" under the pillion seat are replaceable by smaller ones or even removed completely to lower the seat a bit ? Discovered today my pillion is having problems getting her leg over  :164: when wearing her thicker m/c pants which restrict her leg flexibility. Temporarily overcome by me standing while she uses the space between me and the front of the rear seat to pass her foot which is hardly ideal. Don't want to go down the platform soles route  :001:

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    Re: '21 950s Pillion seat height
    Reply #1 on: May 20, 2021, 07:47:02 am
    May 20, 2021, 07:47:02 am
    Hi wotbus - my wife caught her leg getting off mine a few weeks back, stumbled backwards and fell breaking her wrist - I usually try to pull up next to a kerb to make it easier for her

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    Re: '21 950s Pillion seat height
    Reply #2 on: May 20, 2021, 08:18:08 am
    May 20, 2021, 08:18:08 am
    wow mose40, that was unfortunate. Hope she’s well on the mend. There’s lots of mention of lowering the seats in the handbook but it’s evident the seats I have bear no resemblance to the instructions (dated manual ?) so that’s a non-starter. The only possibility I can see is replacing the rubber “feet” under the pillion seat with shorter ones - they are close on 2cm, or pull them out altogether but they are fixed in pretty good so may be a permanent fixture unless someone knows otherwise.
    Ah well, soon be warm enough for her to slide her mini skirt up and make it easy peasy  :046:
     :110: dream on.

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    Re: '21 950s Pillion seat height
    Reply #3 on: May 20, 2021, 05:13:04 pm
    May 20, 2021, 05:13:04 pm
    P.S. I’ve swapped the footrest rubbers, mine for hers as they are taller and I reckon that may give her the extra cm she needs to mount/dismount. If that doesn't work I’ll get her to try putting her left foot on the footrest hanger itself. If that works then I’ll arrange some sort of grippy covering.
    Strange eh! The bike which arguably is the most polyvalent for all roads requires a rider and passenger with 40” inside leg measurements and comes from a country of not particularly tall people  :016:
    The up side is she tells me when she’s on she has never been more comfortable - hands fall naturally to the side grips and the top-box supports her back without intrusion.