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Offline mick43

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best pillion model ?
« on: 08.07. 2012 11:31 »
Hi to everyone... *wave*

Any advice on best pillion model, if indeed there are any key variances, or just go with what I like the look of best ?

Not looking to do hundreds of miles, but a comfy/safe perch for my wife (she won't fit on the back of my japanese sports bike - then nor would 99% of the population  *roll*

I'm leaning towards a Super Rocket, or a Gold Flash (my Dad's recommendation  *smiley4*

My first bike was a C15 - many years ago.... but remember her well... and still prefer the BSA looks...

Thanks in advance...
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Re: best pillion model ?
« Reply #1 on: 08.07. 2012 13:43 »
Phew - took a while before I realised your talking seats *red*

I reckon for an easy journey. less shifting a Flash would be the way to go
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Re: best pillion model ?
« Reply #2 on: 08.07. 2012 20:43 »
G'day Mick, welcome to the forum.
                                               We have the same problem. The OHMBO is a little large (typing quietly in case she hears) with a bung knee, hip & back.
She loves the '51 plunger with the sprung saddle. A bit lower than the swing arm mods.
 As Bill said, a Flash would be the motor of choice.
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Re: best pillion model ?
« Reply #3 on: 08.07. 2012 21:25 »
many thanks Gents - advice noted  wink2
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Re: best pillion model ?
« Reply #4 on: 08.07. 2012 22:36 »
If you are really serious about carrying a pillion I would go for a 1960 or later A10, they have a wider seat than the earlier ones and are the best for a pillion.
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Re: best pillion model ?
« Reply #5 on: 12.08. 2012 02:12 »
If you're serious about comfort for the better half, then can't beat a sidecar!
It also stops them kidney punching you if you're popping too many wheelies *eek* just kidding.

For a solo, both the plunger and swing arm models are both reasonably comfortable, subject to the condition of the foam in dual seats. Single saddles dont have that issue but for long trips one of the acronyms for BSA is true for most bikes.

If I was on the back I'd prefer a single saddle (plunger flash), gives me my own space the rider won't encroach onto. But in practice they are all good and depends what you can find that suits budget/condition etc.
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