Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

2-Up Riding

2 posts in this topic

Are there any hard and fast rules for 2-up riding. Were looking to buy a 2nd wheeler so the wife and other daughter can ride also. We would like to buy a touring model for the 7 year old to ride on with mama and me and the 5 year old can ride on the regular one. Do you need a "specific" 2-up touring for this or can you just buy a aftermarket "2nd" seat.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

You can ride 2-up legally on Class 1 ATVs. You're still limited, I believe, to 2 people on 2-up models.

A couple safety issues come to mind when riding 2-up on a single machine.

1) your passenger adds extra weight behind the rear axle causing the front end to become lighter and you can lose steering control.

2) You lose personal mobility and range of movement on a single machine making it more difficult to shift your body weight with a passenger.

As for the after market boxes with a "makeshift" seat, don't rely on them to be a functional second seat. They're not intended as a seat as much as they're for a backrest rest for a single occupant. There are some kits out there to make it more comfortable for a passenger, but keep in mind a single occupant vehicle is just that. If you're concerned about safety. Which of course you are or you wouldn't have asked the question.

For teh most confortable experience for both mom and your daughter, I would opt for a 2-up. They have a longer wheelbase and are designed to give the operator ample room to control the machine.

Hope that answers you question. Others may provide their input as well.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Posts

    • You don't find it troubling that she tells Wall St types that she needs to have 2 positions, public and private? 
    • atsa lotta food.  You gonna eat all that?!!!   I couldn't come close... Also needs some Siracha
    • Thanks for all the feedback guys! I know I can't compete againist Ice Castle and I have no interest in the production type and poor quality market. I am interested in putting out a product that is high in standard but reasonably priced with great customer service. Not looking to get rich! More interested in putting out a product that people are proud to show off. That is how I currently run my business and it does great. Keeps me busy and can make a living. I am a huge ice fisherman and would love to get into that market. I have several great ideas for building the houses (inside and out) and a few more products in mind.    I have finished the inside of (4) houses in the past (all Yetti) for myself and friends so I am confident I can do a great job on the inside. In my current business I have wood products that I sell with the metal products and I build all those in house.    I was thinking a few shells to begin with but open to finishing the insides. I would like to work more with the customer and how they want the house setup. My current business is all custom work for the customer so I was thinking doing that with houses also.    I have the skills and software to do 3-D layouts so my thought was to work with customer on layout and they can see it in a 3-D world to hopefully have the customer enjoy the house with no regrets.  
    • Obama had the same schpiel before he was elected.     Of course, we know he lied.    
    • Read the Podesta emails.  It is probably in there.
    • How would I know what her private opinion is?  It's private! Duh
    • That says it all duff!! Mamma is at the wild game so usually this meal is cooked outside , but tonight I'm taking my chances.  Swedish sausage and fried taters covered in smoked gouda with some Tai peppers. 
    • I have had the Muck arctic pro Extremes for several years and I wear them everywhere in the winter. They are warm, light and comfortable. 
    • In my Double Bull overlooking an old apple orchard right now.  Hoping to put oneore in the freezer tonight.
    • What was her private position on that. Let them eat cake?
  • Our Sponsors