2-Up Road Trips on the ZX6
What's up gents (and ladies)!
I have had my new bike now for exactly two months, and already put just about 3500miles on her (5500KM). I use the bike for commuting whenever it is not raining (3-4 days of work per week) and go on long rides down to USA with a group of friends every 2 weekends or so. So, you can say the bike gets its fair share of usage, especially since summers feel too shrot and the winters long and cold here.
Last bike was a 2013 Ninja 650. After owning my 636 for a few weeks and going on a few long rides, I realized the 650 really was no more comfortable than the 636, and that the 636 was completely capable of long rides as long as you stopped shortly every hour or hour and a half (but that is true for any bike that isn't a sofa cruiser)
The issue I first ran into is my gf was not comfortable on the back. I was worried there was no fix. Well, one time she was getting on and I had my Ogio Mach 5 and she suggested that I keep it on. Well, low and behold, it solved the discomfort issue. Basically, there seemed to be too much space between her and I when riding. That seemed to fix the issue and she was able to grab me properly without bending in her back. Since then, we have been on short rides (up to an hour) and it's much more comfortable with little complaint from her.
We were supposed to ride down to Vermont yesterday for the cheese festival but we woke up to pouring rain so I went and got my Subaru instead. In a few weeks we are hoping to ride to Kingston to visit my little bro for the weekend, weather permitting (3 hours of highway but hoping to do some backroads on the way).
Does anyone do any longer rides/road trips 2-up? How did you/your passenger find it? My mentality is that as long as you stop regularly (every hour) even briefly, it makes all the difference. Also we generally do backroads on the bike, since highway gets boring pretty quick.
Yes, I realize the bike was not 'made' for long trips/touring 2-up but I love this bike for my style of riding. Just wondering everyone else's experiences and opinions and funny/not-so-funny stories!