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Reply #15 on: October 11, 2015, 08:07:30 pm
The dual seat looks better and is more comfortable. It should be the standard seat on the GT.
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Reply #16 on: October 11, 2015, 08:12:53 pm
            I just don't understand why someone would buy THIS particular bike and then want to have a 100+ pounds person hanging off the back of it?

            I mean no offense here at all: It would just never enter my mind to have a passenger on this bike and I just don't understand.   

Having sat on the two up seat, I found it more comfortable than the stock seat.  It sits higher, and has more support.  If I bought a two up seat, I would leave the cowl on most of the time and not take a rider....


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Reply #17 on: October 11, 2015, 10:44:44 pm
The only glaring design flaw (IMO) is the stock saddle. It just looks unfinished with it.

The pillion makes the bike more balanced looking and as has been mentioned, raises the saddle height a bit.

For me, that was a good thing. Eased the discomfort I was experiencing in my knees at 80-100 miles.
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Reply #18 on: October 11, 2015, 11:20:13 pm
            I just don't understand why someone would buy THIS particular bike and then want to have a 100+ pounds person hanging off the back of it?

            I mean no offense here at all: It would just never enter my mind to have a passenger on this bike and I just don't understand.   

 In a pinch it's nice to have the ability to carry a passenger or a small parcel should the need unexpectedly arise.
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Reply #19 on: October 12, 2015, 04:03:14 am
The only glaring design flaw (IMO) is the stock saddle. It just looks unfinished with it.

The pillion makes the bike more balanced looking and as has been mentioned, raises the saddle height a bit.

For me, that was a good thing. Eased the discomfort I was experiencing in my knees at 80-100 miles.

Right on the money! Honestly, I probably wouldn't even consider riding two up on this bike. However this saddle does balance the bike much better than the stocker. Not sure why they aren't being shipped with this to begin with. If anyone finds the 2 up saddle in black, please let me know. I am sure it's just a matter of time before EG has it. Thanks!
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Reply #20 on: October 12, 2015, 04:46:07 am
For the record, I am ordering up some hand laid carbon fiber bits, including the cowl for the pillion...

That'd take care of that color issue, eh?
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Reply #21 on: October 12, 2015, 11:13:18 pm
Welcome Colorado_Conti_GT.

I bought the sister to your black conti from Tammy.


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Reply #22 on: October 14, 2015, 12:12:01 am
Welcome Colorado_Conti_GT.

I bought the sister to your black conti from Tammy.
I knew there must be some other Conti owners in Northern CO! How long ago did you purchase? How is it holding up? Anything I should know?
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Reply #23 on: October 14, 2015, 03:03:41 pm
Bought the black GT in early May. I have not had one ounce of trouble with this bike, over 1000 miles now. Do get the end mirrors from the dealer or Nfield gear. I think that they are almost a must have.


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Reply #24 on: October 15, 2015, 02:17:50 pm
Bought the black GT in early May. I have not had one ounce of trouble with this bike, over 1000 miles now. Do get the end mirrors from the dealer or Nfield gear. I think that they are almost a must have.

Do you see the same level vibrations on the end mirrors as I am getting on stock mirrors?

Also, any idea if RE is selling the dual seat for the black continentals (brown seat with a black cowl)?
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Reply #25 on: October 15, 2015, 02:21:49 pm
Do you see the same level vibrations on the end mirrors as I am getting on stock mirrors?

Bar end mirrors are a must! They don't vibrate.
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Reply #26 on: October 15, 2015, 02:23:53 pm
10-4. Thanks man.
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Reply #27 on: October 15, 2015, 02:53:18 pm
Bar end mirrors are a must! They don't vibrate.
  You would think that the bar end mirrors would be worse for vibration, they are 4x better for anti vibration.


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Reply #28 on: October 15, 2015, 04:47:03 pm
  You would think that the bar end mirrors would be worse for vibration, they are 4x better for anti vibration.

Not only that, but your elbows no longer play a factor in your rear view.
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Reply #29 on: October 16, 2015, 05:10:56 am
Do you see the same level vibrations on the end mirrors as I am getting on stock mirrors?

Also, any idea if RE is selling the dual seat for the black continentals (brown seat with a black cowl)?

I cant seem to find it anywhere. I contacted RE and got the typical runaround. Im going to assume they arent shipping them yet. If you find one, please let me know!
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