slarty-bart-farst wrote:My daughter (15) wanted to go out on the bike so weve just come back from a lap of the TT couse as the sun went down, had to go steady as she found the GTS grab handles were in the wrong place for her so it looks like I'm building a rack/grab rail next
This is something that's always bemused me, as someone who's ridden pillion and having been taught to do something else by the manufacturers....grab rails on bikes that fall behind the shoulders always use the weakest muscles in your arms to steady you.
Safety tip: It must be some personal space issue that's creating the issue, as I tell my daughters where they are, what they are supposed to do, and it's easier to ... and no incest doesn't run in my family...grip with your legs and put your hands on my hips/waist.
Always works for them, and they follow you better as a pillion and don't fight the bike, plus if they get out of their comfort zone, you can feel it.
Great tip for girlfriends, concubines and mistresses, but's it harder doing this with your best mate, but I suppose you could buy one of those modified belts that have handle loops in, or trade in the bike for a Gold Wing or similar, which is fitted with bucket seats practically.
PS Now you know why they make backrests, and they do a detachable one for a Corbin, but no idea if that's a good example.