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KevS69
05-12-2008, 03:55 AM
Hi Guys, my wife keeps complaining the standard rear seat is very uncomfortable, Ed has suggested this
http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=4274
I was just wondering has anyone tried this seat or got any other suggestions (other than not taking her on the bike) thanks

Nosebleed
05-12-2008, 04:45 AM
You could get DeBenGuzzi to take her for a spin?

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147465

:bump:

Monstaman
05-12-2008, 04:51 AM
We have the full monty as pictured, same as AFI but red to match, wife loves it and it works brilliant, don't waste your money on anything else, just do it.

PeterV2
05-12-2008, 06:40 AM
Hi Kev,
My son comes along from time to time.
I have bought the Tuono backseat for his comfort and a bit more safety. The seat has a larger seat area with a fair amount of padding, integrated grab handles and it adds an inch or so in height helping the seating position becoming a bit more knee-friendly.
When travelling with a back-pack I also use the Tuono seat as it keeps the luggage away from the bodywork.
I recommend using the Tuono seat.
//Peter

amauri
05-12-2008, 07:57 AM
Yes the Tuono rear seat is more comfortable, just keep in mind that the grab rails are part of the seat and not secured to the bike or subframe rails.

Though it may look secure, the passenger is holding on to the seat and that seat is only attached by a simple catch lock.
Always best to have the passenger hold onto the rider.

fastnfat
05-12-2008, 02:02 PM
What is all this carrying of passengers crap. I've heard BMW's are good for that type of stuff.

amauri
05-12-2008, 03:00 PM
What is all this carrying of passengers crap. I've heard BMW's are good for that type of stuff.

:plus: Tuonos are for getting away from the wife, not bringing her along:happy:

Dissident
05-12-2008, 03:58 PM
If any of you guys get this, Please sell me your stock seat! (I need something to mount a Givi too :burnout:)

KevS69
05-15-2008, 08:49 AM
Thanks Guys, Some good answers about the seat, I think I will order the seat from Ed, the vibrating insert looks very interesting:).

RZRob
05-15-2008, 07:58 PM
I remember buying a seat and pegs/perches from someone on the forum. I gave them to the girlfriend for Christmas one year. It only took 1 ride and she hates it. Coming back from JCR's shop in Palm Springs she'd had enough. Also, she grabs my nuts if I get on it too much. Can't sell the stuff, but rarely use it. Also, I'm not a big fan of 2-up riding.

RZ Rob

ckruzel
05-16-2008, 08:54 AM
that seat looks like i made it

dsgfh
05-17-2008, 12:09 AM
that seat looks like i made it
I was thinking something similar. The corbin seat is similarly shaped but looks far better constructed (at least from what I've seen on their web site). I don't think the pricing for the pillion seat is too dissimilar either.

titan907
05-18-2008, 08:20 PM
that seat looks like i made it

I'm hoping you do better work than that.:kidding::cheers:

Bremms
05-18-2008, 08:31 PM
Rear Seat?? Dude get a different bike for that! Sorry but this bike should
never have a rear seat. Yep get a BMW or an ST1300. I have a Kawasaki ZRX
and even that bike isn't the best for two up. Unless you are both under 120lbs
you will be well over the bike's weight limit.

prc
05-18-2008, 08:51 PM
Hate to disagree Bremms, but the vehicle's max load is approximately 420 pounds (rider, passenger and luggage).

http://www.serviceaprilia.com/public/lumAprilia/RSV%20Mille%202007/854021%20RSV%201000%20R-Factory%20UK-NL%202007.pdf

Page 158.

Monstaman
05-18-2008, 10:19 PM
that seat looks like i made it

The lighting does it no favours, the fit and finish is actually very good and the main thing is that it is comfy for my chickie.

Doing the peg relocation and getting the seat transforms it from a hooligan tool into a mummy and daddy tourer and back again.

twowheelblonde
05-18-2008, 10:31 PM
Nice seat...but it needs one of these


http://www.viberider.com/vibe_rider.asp

Monstaman
05-18-2008, 10:42 PM
Nice seat...but it needs one of these


She has something better :fangs:

dsgfh
05-19-2008, 03:50 AM
Nice seat...but it needs one of these


http://www.viberider.com/vibe_rider.asp
Why would you need one of those?

In fact, to quote my missus the first time we took the RSVR out for a spin after it was delivered
ME: Pulls up at the lights
HER: *giggling*
ME: You OK back there?
HER: WHO THE FUCK NEEDS A VIBRATOR!!!

CAR DRIVER NEXT TO US: *stares*

Monstaman
05-19-2008, 05:04 AM
Nice seat...but it needs one of these

... and on second thoughts I am tryna make her stay on ...not slip off :bump:

MASHMAN
05-19-2008, 05:09 AM
... and on second thoughts I am tryna make her stay on ...not slip off :bump:

Shouldn't be a problem... think suction cup :confused:

Dissident
05-19-2008, 05:44 PM
Rear Seat?? Dude get a different bike for that! Sorry but this bike should
never have a rear seat. Yep get a BMW or an ST1300. I have a Kawasaki ZRX
and even that bike isn't the best for two up. Unless you are both under 120lbs
you will be well over the bike's weight limit.

How the hell would I ever get a girl to ride on the back of one of those?!? :burnout:

I enjoy "spirited" riding, not just 2-up cruising.

DeBenGuzzi
05-19-2008, 06:19 PM
Why would you need one of those?

In fact, to quote my missus the first time we took the RSVR out for a spin after it was delivered
ME: Pulls up at the lights
HER: *giggling*
ME: You OK back there?
HER: WHO THE FUCK NEEDS A VIBRATOR!!!

CAR DRIVER NEXT TO US: *stares*

yes, its a little known fact that these bikes are in fact good for getting both parties involved "rocks" off but in very different ways :happy: