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Just wondering how many of you have ridden two up for any length of time. Does the 300 struggle? What kind of weight have you put on the bike? Want to be able to ride my wife around a bit. I'm 140lbs, and she is about the same. Will the bike handle it?
 

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Yep no worries, I'm over 6ft and 185lbs + mrs is 120 and she pulls fine, obviously not as much acceleration etc but still goes along nice I'd say ou have nothing to worry about!
 

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Max carrying weight is 395 lbs. There's a good write-up in Motorcycle Consumer News although they got the seat ht. wrong. Said it was 31.4 in. but it's really 31.9 inches. They said fuel economy was 54 mpg, way under what others have said. Teach her how to lean, hold on, and not burn her legs on the pipes, and ride very carefully. I'm afraid to let my daughter ride on the back. I took her once and she had let go to try and adjust her helmet. Had I accelerated at that time, she would have gone off the bike. That was my wakeup. She was 10 at the time. That was the last time I rode 2 up. With the little Ninja, you may have to ride a gear lower than usual and allow more time for breaking, but for sure it can take it. Total weight doesn't affect top speed much, although it takes longer to get there. The big factor that lowers top speed is wind resistence, although with 2 up, there would be more of that too. The bike for sure can handle the weight.
 

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Thanks DK, sound advice. Don't think I'll have much trouble teaching her, just wanted to make sure the bike could handle it. Sounds like it will...good thing because the deposit is already down lol.
 

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I'm 170 5'.9'' and my wife is 120 and 5'.4''. We ride to work and back every day. The bike handles great. Even on the freeway during the break-in period we could make traffic speed and still ride under 7000rpm.

You wont be disappointed.
 

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Well that's good to know. I had a little doubt since I'm pushing 200 by myself. First mod for me is run more


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I used to be 115-120 kg (or around 250-260 pound), my first mod for my bike was also similar, but f running with a capital F. Not good for you, ***** your knees and joints and overall will hurt you more than probably doing nothing.

Get an exercise bike mate, 20 mins each day at a pace that makes you sweat. That was 1 year ago I got the exercise bike, I know weigh 85kg (185-190 pounds).

And funnily enough my bikes feel as if they have all got an extra 10HP :eek:

Never underestimate willpower............ willpower to move faster.........and not just on my bike :D
 

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I used to be 115-120 kg (or around 250-260 pound), my first mod for my bike was also similar, but f running with a capital F. Not good for you, ***** your knees and joints and overall will hurt you more than probably doing nothing.

Get an exercise bike mate, 20 mins each day at a pace that makes you sweat. That was 1 year ago I got the exercise bike, I know weigh 85kg (185-190 pounds).

And funnily enough my bikes feel as if they have all got an extra 10HP :eek:

Never underestimate willpower............ willpower to move faster.........and not just on my bike :D
Ha I'm in the Marine Corps so running is always a must and at 25 I'm already falling apart


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I used to be 115-120 kg (or around 250-260 pound), my first mod for my bike was also similar, but f running with a capital F. Not good for you, ***** your knees and joints and overall will hurt you more than probably doing nothing.

Get an exercise bike mate, 20 mins each day at a pace that makes you sweat. That was 1 year ago I got the exercise bike, I know weigh 85kg (185-190 pounds).

And funnily enough my bikes feel as if they have all got an extra 10HP :eek:

Never underestimate willpower............ willpower to move faster.........and not just on my bike :D
How do you know he's not 200lbs and %10bf? :)
 
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