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Pillion or not
« on: September 14, 2013, 08:03:10 am »
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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 04:11:50 pm »
I wish that my wife could accompany more often, then I wouldn't have that niggling 'guilt' feeling when I go off. Unfortunately previous surgery has left her with some loss of feeling in her feet, and she has difficulty knowing when they are actually on the pegs. Still, she does persevere on short/ medium road rides.
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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 04:14:33 pm »
My wife and 2 young daughters are my pillions.
They take turns to accompany me..... guess who's milking the situation? O0
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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 10:35:36 pm »
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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2013, 04:49:23 am »
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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2013, 06:58:49 am »
2-up, tar, gravel, light technical (Breedtsnek?) 2-up with the missus - she loves it!

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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2013, 07:27:04 am »
My wife and 2 young daughters are my pillions.
They take turns to accompany me..... guess who's milking the situation? O0
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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2013, 08:16:05 am »
Easy, I ride alone. Between watching me ride and knowing me for 20 years my wife will never get on the back with me and my little one is 1.9m tall which makes pillion riding very uncomfortable.

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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2013, 10:11:30 am »
2 up and loaded where ever the road takes us.  I have no choice, when the bike starts, it's loaded and my wife is waiting.   :patch: 
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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2013, 11:20:43 am »
2 up and loaded where ever the road takes us.  I have no choice, when the bike starts, it's loaded and my wife is waiting.   :patch: 
Haar gat jeuk meer as myne.   :biggrin:

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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2013, 12:18:45 pm »
If I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally had to pillion I would, but I like my view clear of any helmets... hence getting my own bikes  :biggrin:
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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2013, 03:06:46 pm »
Prefer to ride alone, so much more fun for me  :ricky:
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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2013, 03:35:12 pm »
If I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally had to pillion I would, but I like my view clear of any helmets... hence getting my own bikes  :biggrin:


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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2013, 03:36:25 pm »
If I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally had to pillion I would, but I like my view clear of any helmets... hence getting my own bikes  :biggrin:


Eat dust rather  :eek7:

Hey, watch it! You might become a pillion one of these days!  :P
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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2013, 03:37:25 pm »
If I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally had to pillion I would, but I like my view clear of any helmets... hence getting my own bikes  :biggrin:


Eat dust rather  :eek7:

Hey, watch it! You might become a pillion one of these days!  :P

Only if I cant use my legs or arms. :laughing4:
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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2013, 03:40:24 pm »
If I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally had to pillion I would, but I like my view clear of any helmets... hence getting my own bikes  :biggrin:


Eat dust rather  :eek7:

Hey, watch it! You might become a pillion one of these days!  :P

Only if I cant use my legs or arms. :laughing4:
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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2013, 07:46:25 am »
Mrs. Le Cap has two bikes of her own. No problem. Makes the choice of bikes easier too :thumleft:

I also like the safety aspect. Not likely to break or crash two bikes simultaneously.
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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2013, 09:18:18 pm »
My wife loves travelling by bike, so two up with luggage it is for us.
 

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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2013, 06:05:38 pm »
My wife loves going on the bike with me. We went on our honeymoon on a XT500 many moons ago. Ever since we met we have been riding together. Done many thousands of K's together. From 125 cc bike in thailand to 13oo Kawa and lots of other in between.
DS bikes has always been our favourite and we always had at least one with whatever roadbike we had.
Went to Bike ralleys and Desert run up Sani Pass and all over the Transkei and Lesotho together.
got wet , got hit by hail, got cooked in the sun, got blown around in storm winds ... Camped, stayed shitty places and in fancy guesthouses. Done it all and still doing it when we ge the chance.
I should do a RR of all of our rides together. Would be a massive job but could turn out to be very interesting... maybe
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Re: Pillion or not
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2014, 09:40:53 pm »
This is the story of Jean and René the author.
One easy Sunday morning lying in bed reading my book Jean turns to me out of the blue and remarks"I wan't my own bike" "WHAT ?" Ja, Okay, knowing that this phase will pass. Damn-well didn't. :o
Jean, the pillion, and I have been on a bike for more than 30 years and we have travelled many many kilo's, Western and Eastern Cape, Free State,the Transvaal and Namibia.  And now at 65 Jean wants her own bike !! What's wrong with this woman, and they talk about male menopause !!
Well 2 weeks later this remark comes up again "where's my bike ?" " What are you talking about you don't even have a licence" I reply. Soo wragtig  out she goes and get's her learners licence. O well let's see what available in the market. Now I'm thinking, nothing too powerful you understand, a 250cc Tornado or something similar, this chick needs to learn this new art of riding. Soo Honda provide the ideal tool and delivered this new machine with lowered suspension. Lekker little bike.
I was not going to teach Jean to ride, Will you teach your wife to drive, no speaks and possible divorce would be on the cards, I have too much invested in this woman. So off we go to Billy de Beer for a few lessons and Jean is doing well. A few training days at Killarney race track (it's a funny thing, watching this little 250 coming down the main straight with Marie biscuit thin tyres, 1200's R 1's etc. passing her as though she was going backwards. it was a total hoot.) plus a few BMW club (special permission) off road training days and this girl is now ready for her licence. It does nor pay to be too confident. Another appointment and she eventually produces the card that gives her permission to ride now at the age of 66.   
So now the Honda has about 4500km's on the clock and something bigger will fit the bill, along comes the first 650 BMW, much easier to ride,blah,blah etc. So one day we stroll into Donfords and there she is, the 650, white with red seat etc, the rest is history.
This "new" bike has now done 10K and needs a service, off to Donfords and Jean is handed a 650 twin to return home on. 
I arrive home from work and here is this woman waiting for me in the driveway, this is not normal. Hey Doll you need to ride this bike, it's so smooth and blah blah blah, for 2 damn weeks I've got to hear about this bike. GAT VOL I say " get hold of Neil and do a deal, I wan't nothing to do with this, but don't get the 650 twin, go for the 700" and again history repeats itself. Jean is now a VERY happy chick and as most men will know when the girl of the house is contented every thing at home is good. 8)
My opinion, That 700 is a brilliant bike handles well, got all the electronic gadgets as well. ABS and heated grips would have been fine for me.
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