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Hello
It has been a long time coming, and now I am finally ready.
I want to modify my cx500 into something like a brat or tracker, but at the same time I want to ride with my girl occasionally.

So how should I mod the sub/rear frame in order for the bike to carry 2 persons?
Should I change the subframe completely or just modify the original frame?

I really want to make something like this but I am afraid that the rearend will touch the wheel?:
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I have considered solutions like this as well:
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Thanks,
Steffen
 

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Brat/cafe/tracker is a solo ride.

If you want to cart the lady or an other passenger - leave the bike original.

Better still - have two bikes to meet every requirement
 

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Pondered this all day at work - make the seat base longer , but make a clip on/off hump that you can use when you ride solo.

like this

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Pondered this all day at work - make the seat base longer , but make a clip on/off hump that you can use when you ride solo.

like this

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The problem is whether or not the rearend will touch the wheel.
I don't like the cafe racer hump look, so that is not an option (and only answers my question indirectly).
 

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Brat/cafe/tracker is a solo ride.

If you want to cart the lady or an other passenger - leave the bike original.

Better still - have two bikes to meet every requirement
Agree on this one!
 

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Brat/cafe/tracker is a solo ride.

If you want to cart the lady or an other passenger - leave the bike original.

Better still - have two bikes to meet every requirement
Or get your girl a bike and start her riding.
 

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The problem is whether or not the rearend will touch the wheel.
I don't like the cafe racer hump look, so that is not an option (and only answers my question indirectly).
You can buy different length shocks to prevent that. Eventually they will bottom out and not go any further down.
 

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I am doing something similar to the pictures shown, but extended for two people. There will be nearly as much clearance as the stock plastic fender had. Adjusting the preload for doubling up and things should be A okay.

I also welded in a cross beam tube so just in case it does bottom out she doesn't get a surprise from underneath. Check out my build thread if you want to see how I did it
 

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I hear you, and I am going for a different bike to ride with her on (any suggestions? Honda CB 750? BMW K100?)
So I am going to go for this subframe (to make the electronics/battery go under the seat):
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With this seat and handlebars:
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Got any suggestions for black on black rear shocks?
 

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Which rear shocks will you advice me on buying?

Ikon 7610-1412
Progressive Suspension 412-4064B
or the cheapest option
Harley Davidson XL Sportster 1200

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These are the progressives I'm using in chrome

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Brat/cafe/tracker is a solo ride.

If you want to cart the lady or an other passenger - leave the bike original.

Better still - have two bikes to meet every requirement
Just what I was thinking, it would be a very bad idea to put her in that kind of danger .
 
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