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I have a classic lt, will I have any problems with power or "bottoming out" when I finally get my wife to ride with me?
 

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Power? Not really. You won't win any races, but I've been all around the state with my wife behind me and haven't had any issues, even keeping up with a more "agressive" group. Remember to allow some extra braking distance, though.

Bottoming out? Not really. The shock is adjustable. I'm a bigger boy (250 lbs), so I leave mine set just 1 notch below max at all times, and it handles solo rides and 2-up just fine, even when we're both in full leathers.
 

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I and my wife ride two up all the time and i've had no problems but she does only wieghs about a 118 lb. If i remember correctly your shock is set at 4 from the factory, i took off my side covers and set it up to 6 and that made a little smoother over the bumps.
 

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There is no difference with my wife on board, however we weigh less the 275lbs. together. She is an excellent passenger so I hardly know when she is on board, except when stopped. Then I notice the higher CG.
 

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I have a classic lt, will I have any problems with power or "bottoming out" when I finally get my wife to ride with me?
Nope, but I would like to reinforce what some have said. Adjust your shock a click or two. Braking is definately different as you will need more room to stop safely. CG is higher with a passenger, even more so if you install a Mustang seat so be sure to plant your feet firmly. Practice, practice, practice...then enjoy the road with a big grin:D
 

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Nope, but I would like to reinforce what some have said. Adjust your shock a click or two. Braking is definately different as you will need more room to stop safely. CG is higher with a passenger, even more so if you install a Mustang seat so be sure to plant your feet firmly. Practice, practice, practice...then enjoy the road with a big grin:D
That's rIght!!!:D
 

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Lots of Two-Up with limited problems. Adjust the shock like explained above. Even at Max setting, I lost a grease fitting on a speed bump riding two-up. There is a fix for that as well.
 

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about 430 lbs on my bike 2-up, and I've never noticed any issues with handling or bottoming out. The preload adjuster on my rear spring is set at 7, which is perfect for us 2-up with luggage (altho it beats my ass to putty solo), and i've never experienced any tailweave even at 90+ mph.

As for power, at 50 hp and 58 ft/lbs of torque, you won't sail by any 1100cc+ v-twins, but I literally NEVER have to downshift to hill climb unless I'm passing too. And before all the fuel around here was polluted with E10, I was getting about 53 mpg.
 

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CG is higher with a passenger, even more so if you install a Mustang seat so be sure to plant your feet firmly.
Boy, no kidding...first time I took my wife out on the bike w/ my new Mustang seat was a eye-opener. The center of gravity is significantly different w/ the Mustang than the stock...do be prepared.
 
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