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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from newbie

Hello everyone, I’ve just become a member. I’m really interested in a bobber, I think they’re great! Only thing that puts me off is no pillion seat however I’ve seen a few posts on here where people have fitted their own! So I’m hoping to find out as much as possible before I decide on a bobber or not 👍🏼
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 07:48 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

Fitting a pillion seat to a Bobber is wrong and dangerous on so many levels.

I recommend looking in to Speedmaster and having the option to convert it to a single or double seat at your own convenience. It’ll look great and be structurally safe to hold the weight of a passenger.
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Welcome! Agree with eisen77. There are several Speedmaster owner's on this forum as well!
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Welcome aboard!

Have you taken a look at the Triumph Speedmaster?

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 09:39 AM
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Hi Tim, welcome. If having one seat is an issue, i’d recommend either a divorce or a breakup depending on your current situation. Then purchase a bobber.
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Get the Speedmaster Maverick edition. Best compromise. Personally I’d get the Bobber and offer any potential pillion her/his own bike. Then you’d have two bikes to ride!
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 10:21 AM
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Really bad idea. As others have mentioned, the Triumph Speedmaster is the factory equivalent to what you describe and it's a very nice machine.

There are also lots of other options for 2-up riding right now, and not just Triumph. If you're a Harley guy in the USA, there are countless low miles ones available privately from aging baby boomers who bought into the cool kids club and then suddenly remembered that they don't actually ride motorcycles. Also, last I read, Harley themselves was sitting on $20M in used inventory from trade-ins. (They'll finance anyone who's breathing and a good way to obfuscate the gouging is to hose the sucker on their trade-in).

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One word of advice...Speedmaster
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Hi Tim,

Welcome to the forum mate, you are in good company here and will always get the very best advice.

Like the other chaps have said, if a pillion seat is important to you, then go for the Speedmaster, a really great bike. I wish I could afford both...

I know the title of this forum is 'Bobber' but Speedmaster rider are VERY welcome indeed and we have some great riders running superb Speedmasters.

Cheerio,

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 12:30 PM
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Hey Tim Dallaway, Welcome!

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