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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 2015, 6:23 pm Thread Starter
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K1200R Two up?

Any two up issues with the K1200R?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 2015, 4:53 pm
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No issues here but I would seriously invest in a backrest if you are going any distance at all.
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Thinking top box w/ back rest. Is that what you are using?

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We're looking at replacing the seat with a corbin. Right now it's a gut squeeze once we get above 5000 RPM!
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I've got a 42 litre Hepco & Becker top-box with additional rubber pad for pillion to lean against. I've also got a Corbin leather saddle. This seems to work OK for my wife but she doesn't like being on the bike for more than 3 hours under any circumstances. The backrest isn't super-luxurious but for the half-day rides we do together it's fine. As for the bike 2-up, it's excellent. That's one of the reasons I bought the K1200R; space, comfort, power.
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I've got a 42 litre Hepco & Becker top-box with additional rubber pad for pillion to lean against. I've also got a Corbin leather saddle. This seems to work OK for my wife but she doesn't like being on the bike for more than 3 hours under any circumstances. The backrest isn't super-luxurious but for the half-day rides we do together it's fine. As for the bike 2-up, it's excellent. That's one of the reasons I bought the K1200R; space, comfort, power.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 2015, 9:41 pm
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The k1200r is great for two up with one caveat. The passenger cannot lean on you. If they sit up they will balance the suspension and the seat and both of you will be very comfortable. If they sit forward and lean on you it will be uncomfortable for you both. Make sure the passenger sits All the way back and sits up straight. I want a Corbin with a back rest. But done properly by the passenger it is very comfortable for both of you. During hard breaking they should put their hand in the tank. And during hard acceleration they should hold onto the luggage bars and lean forward without leaning on you. It takes time for the passenger to get comfortable with this, so be patient, suggest it, and emphasize that they should do what feels safe.
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