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happydayz7

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happydayz7 says:

Pillion knee problems

Hi there. I was hoping someone could help or suggest some equipment or clothing that may help with my knee problems?

I ride pillion on my boyfriends Suzuki GSX 1250 and he's a great rider, no safety concerns at all and I'm a very happy pillion :o)
However, recently my knees have started causing me huge problems (I'm only 28!) so much so that we have to stop every 20-30 mins so I can stretch out my legs which is unbelievably painful but subsides fairly quickly when my knees kind of pop. Sounds gross and it is doctor-worthy, but we had wondered if there is anything that could help protect my knees since they are the furthest part outside of the bike. I had thought that trying to put soft protective items in-between my knee pads and my legs could help but the pain still builds up.
So yeah, if anyone has had the same or knows of something that could help it would be great to hear. I don't want to stop going on the bike but equally I don't want to ruin my boyfriends riding time.
Thanks in advance!

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jaffa90

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Posts: 8609

jaffa90 says:

knees up

Sounds like you`ve tight clothing around the knee area,you should be able to move the clothing around this area when sat on the bike.

You may benefit with adjustable foot pegs so that your knees don`t touch your chin,(slight exaggeration).

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

Hmm

my girly just takes her foot off the peg and straightens them one at a time while am riding,seems to work for her!.If no go then try some light knee squats,put your back against a wall and lower your body down until your knees are bent at 45% hold for 10 seconds,repeat about five times do Daley(try other knee exercises).Also eat lots of oily fish(three times a week)and seek out a good multivitamin and mineral supplement colloidal which is a liquid not a pill,as this is the only type which is 95-98% absorbable,if none of that works then i don't:mellow: 

Oh and hi Happydayz7 and welcome to the site:tongue: 

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

Mine had the same trouble...

On the old gsx650F we used to have to stop every whipstitch for her to stretch her legs.  Was ok for the first 100 miles or so, but pretty grim after that.   On the FJR she's fine - it's just that there's a heck of a lot more space to make the legs comfortable.  


If your pegs are already on max adjustment, it's kind of tough to suggest anything that would work for a long distance, sorry.

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ally600

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Posts: 2558

ally600 says:

yeah mine had the same problem

she wasnt flexible enough to have her knee's raised apart and legs open for any long period of time..................my fix..............get a younger model:wink::lol::lol::lol: 

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shuggie1

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shuggie1 says:

Let the poor bugger go out on his own

 

He probably got the bike for some quality man time, and now you go out with him and he's lost the chance

:wink:

 

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