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midlifecrisis
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« on: September 27, 2011, 01:31:47 PM »

Julie and I went on Ethel yesterday as I had a day off and the weather was great.

Probably did about 70 miles in the Yorkshire Dales.

Now its has been a rarity that she has come with me and only the first time on the Silverwing.

Before we set off I let her sit on the scooter with the seat as converted


This she felt OK but the top of the back rest dug into her thighs. If I moved it any further forward, my knees were resting against the dash. So I removed the conversion, and made the seat as standard, this was great for her and she was very comfortable, but, and there is always a but. When I ride with the back rest as a butt rest, I tend to slouch and after the ride I had pains in my lower back. I have seen a conversion where the butt rest remains but has an added back rest which would not inconvenience Julie any ideas?

Any way here are a couple of shots from yesterday.

After a pub lunch I needed to beef up the suspension 


Pen-y-gent



Malham Cove


Halton Gill
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 02:40:55 PM »

Lovely shots! 
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 03:24:25 PM »

Here's a pic of my Burgman with Utopia back rests.



The driver back rest is adjustable up/down, fore/aft.
The passenger back rest mounted on the Givi V46 top case is actually one of Utopia's sissy bar pads and replaced the Givi pad. Much more comfortable for the passenger. (Special mounting bolt arrangement).

Gold Wing stitch pattern - no extra charge.

Not cheap, but get what you pay for.

Don't know if they ship to the U.K.
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http://www.utpr.com/silverwingnew.html

Couple more shots.







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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 03:25:10 PM »

Nice looking backrest.
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 03:31:40 PM »


Here's a pic of my Burgman with Utopia back rests.



The driver back rest is adjustable up/down, fore/aft.
The passenger back rest mounted on the Givi V46 top case is actually one of Utopia's sissy bar pads and replaced the Givi pad. Much more comfortable for the passenger. (Special mounting bolt arrangement).

Gold Wing stitch pattern - no extra charge.

Not cheap, but get what you pay for.

Don't know if they ship to the U.K.
Find them here.

http://www.utpr.com/silverwingnew.html


Thanks Leo

The pillion backrest isn't a problem as the Givi has a pad fitted.

Will check with Utopia if the ship to the UK at a reasonable cost.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 06:27:15 PM »

Great pics.

Where are the trees??

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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 07:30:02 PM »

Great pics.

Where are the trees??

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Err umm, I think the glacier took them out millions of years ago  :D
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2011, 08:12:13 PM »

Thanks MLC!  Love the stone fences.
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2011, 09:00:42 PM »

Beautiful scenery! Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011, 04:49:32 PM »

Beautiful mlc, I love the look of the pub.  In parts the landscape reminds me of the road trip I took between Manchester and Sheffield.
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2011, 05:08:57 PM »

Great pics.

I would have to be ATGATT with stone walls like that around. Even in flower sniffing mode.

beautiful pics.

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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2011, 04:14:39 PM »

great shots
like the stone buildings and walls
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2011, 12:17:19 PM »

Beautiful country over there and great pics MLC. Thanks for sharing.
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