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Does anyone know how to stop pillion head butt?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:54 pm
by mick shere
We have just got back from a trip to Amiens in France (pictures to follow) I was using the cruise control 2 up which works great until disengaging it and bang its slowing down and Ive been head butted..
Any suggestions appreciated

mick

Re: Does anyone know how to stop pillion head butt?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:48 am
by DaveNZ
Sometimes i just pull the clutch in and change gear, that way its a smoother disengage, if your using your brake to disengage the cruise control, then your passenger will head but you as theres no throttle, just engine braking.

Re: Does anyone know how to stop pillion head butt?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:08 am
by Aussie Dave
:lol: I thought about being a smart-arse and saying 'leave her at home'...... but the real answer is as per DaveNz....... I also set my cruise to 'activated' before departure and just leave it on - that way I can set a speed (or not) whenever I want (less fiddly that trying to activate and set).

The clutch is the way to go....... you're not even required to think 'disengage' just change down a gear like normal and it's waiting for you to 'resume' previous speed setting or set a new speed....... ;)

Re: Does anyone know how to stop pillion head butt?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:55 pm
by mick shere
cheers guys, wish I'd asked earlier... might have saved marriage, only joking :D fortunately we dont have blue tooth between helmets, she said its the time she gets peace ;)
Had a natter to a couple of aussies at Amiens who were visiting the battlefields in the area, I asked if they knew a guy called Dave and they said yes! Anyway I gave them that £20 i owe you and they said they would give it to you when they see you :D

Re: Does anyone know how to stop pillion head butt?

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:06 am
by Aussie Dave
:lol: A little birdie tells me there are a couple of Aussie prankster's in Amien's enjoying a beer or two on me :lol: . Then again.... there's a lot of 'Dave's' out here, so maybe they were being honest..... ;) .

France eh...... long way from home....... hope they turned on the sunshine for you :mrgreen: . :lol: :lol: just realized I do know two people over there...... my sister and her husband...... small world if it was them you bumped into, and I don't know if either of them know what a KTM is even though I had it parked in their garage last April while the new remote rolla door was being installed in my garage..... :roll:

Anyway, looking forward to your pics.

Cheers