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Re:Extended Height Back Rest Needed For My Son 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
got an idea. If we go w/ a Jeg's racing seat, let's gang up on them ( in a nice way ) explain who we are & what we're doing, & ask if they could help ? The worst they could so is "no"
 
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Re:Extended Height Back Rest Needed For My Son 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
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John


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Re:Extended Height Back Rest Needed For My Son 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
If we have decided to go with a jegs seat...then all we really need is a platform that jegs seat is bolted to. Then the platform is bolted to the same holes that secure the saddlebag bracket. That would make it secure and very stable. The only thing we would have to work on is the arm rest, chest straps, hip straps, and straps for his feet on the passenger floorboards. Plus making sure that Travis is able to use the floorboards with the jegs seat. If not modify the jegs seat so that he's able to.

John, you'll need to let Travis and your self respond to our ideas and what you guys want to do?
 
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Re:Extended Height Back Rest Needed For My Son 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Be sure and check the dimensions of that Jegs seat. It's a nice seat and I used them in sand rails, but it is a pretty big piece to hang on a bike.
 
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Re:Extended Height Back Rest Needed For My Son 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Using a racing seat will be heavy and tall. The center of gravity will be all screwed up. Let alone with a person sitting in it just compounds the weight of the bike. By weight I do not mean the bike cant handle it or any of that. The way the bike will feel coming out of and into a corner. It will feel heavy.

I know board dragging is out of the question but there will be a significant handling decrease.

I have used spurs to hold feet in floor boards before. Just replace the leather strap and buckle with a velcro strap in order to break away. The spurs are easily mounted to the passenger boards and is discreet to the real function.

I have an idea for a sissy bar I may doodle in paint.
 
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Re:Extended Height Back Rest Needed For My Son 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I looked around on Jeg's site. They post weight @ 37lbs. That could be shipping weight. What do you guys guess Travis weights ? Depending on John's weight, I don't think we'll be in a overweight situation. Also, I don't believe they plan on riding on the highway /cross country. How much different would this be than a (say) 175 lbs passenger ?
 
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Re:Extended Height Back Rest Needed For My Son 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I agree with ironman. No heavier than a massive luggage box with armrests, speakers, etc. I can't see how there will be a significant amount of weigh up high. Just for slow cruising.
 
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Re:Extended Height Back Rest Needed For My Son 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Thats not the weight I am concerned with. The bike should be able to handle the laden weight.

The extra weight as in a longer lever to try and stand up out of a slow speed corner. Speeds above 12mph.

Why 12mph? That is the average speed where you have to lean the bike to turn instead of turning the bars left to actually turn left. Any slower and you lose the gyroscopic effect. When you lean into a turn with added weight, not including Travis. You may have to muscle the bike back upright.

Its the weight above the "stock backrest" Yes, any passenger is well above the backrest as none extend to the head of the passenger.

Uncharted territory and every thing must be noted and accounted for.
 
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Re:Extended Height Back Rest Needed For My Son 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
SouthernDarkness wrote:
Thats not the weight I am concerned with. The bike should be able to handle the laden weight.

The extra weight as in a longer lever to try and stand up out of a slow speed corner. Speeds above 12mph.

Why 12mph? That is the average speed where you have to lean the bike to turn instead of turning the bars left to actually turn left. Any slower and you lose the gyroscopic effect. When you lean into a turn with added weight, not including Travis. You may have to muscle the bike back upright.

Its the weight above the "stock backrest" Yes, any passenger is well above the backrest as none extend to the head of the passenger.

Uncharted territory and every thing must be noted and accounted for.

why would you think the C/G will be higher ? Whoever fab's the mounting bracket I'm sure will have the sense to mount the seat as low as possible Also, how much could the backrest of the seat weigh ? Those that know how my wife & I travel will tell you, our Roadie is loaded up more than I'm guessing John's/ Travis's bike will be. Heavy, yes, top heavy, IMHO, again, not much more than a 175lbs + passenger
 
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Re:Extended Height Back Rest Needed For My Son 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
No higher C of G than my babe with 36DDDs! Not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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