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Re:Passenger floorboards / risers for the kiddo
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Passenger floorboards / risers for the kiddo 11 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Hey all, whew..... been like 4 years......

So, my lil girl is ready to become daddy's new copilot and with that I have begun the process of returning the scoot to a 2up config. I need to raise the passenger boards up about 3 inches and back about 2 inches to allow her to sit center seat and not be all way into my back. Anyone solved this particular problem yet?

And of course, HOW THE HELL HAVE YA'LL BEEN.
 
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Re:Passenger floorboards / risers for the kiddo 11 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
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Hey all, whew..... been like 4 years......

So, my lil girl is ready to become daddy's new copilot and with that I have begun the process of returning the scoot to a 2up config. I need to raise the passenger boards up about 3 inches and back about 2 inches to allow her to sit center seat and not be all way into my back. Anyone solved this particular problem yet?

And of course, HOW THE HELL HAVE YA'LL BEEN.


If your passenger board brackets aren't already turned over, then do that. By swapping the boards with the opposite brackets, you can position the boards either up and back or down and forward. If they are already up, then just fab a couple extension brackets.
 
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Re:Passenger floorboards / risers for the kiddo 11 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Has anyone made any brackets for this? if so, aluminum, mild steel?
 
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Re:Passenger floorboards / risers for the kiddo 11 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
anyone do anything else to change position? aftermarket foot pegs? use of HD brackets? anyone?
 
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Re:Passenger floorboards / risers for the kiddo 11 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
hammersly, Don't think I have heard of anyone trying this before so you might be the first. If your mounts are already flipped to the up side of things then you will need some plates to move them up and back more. If I were making something that would extend in this manner I would use a 3/8 inch mild steel stock to keep it from bending. You could make a pattren out of cardboard to get the board where you want it. Then take to a fabricator or find some steel and go to it. Good luck with your project. littlebull
 
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Re:Passenger floorboards / risers for the kiddo 11 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
If you only need a few inches, what about just making some wood blocks from a 2x4 and then Velcro them to the passenger boards when you need them. Take them off when you don't. Paint them black.
 
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Re:Passenger floorboards / risers for the kiddo 11 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
This is just me ok; as a parent my concern would be first and foremost for the safety of my child. No matter how much that child would want to ride with me, I personally would not feel it would be safe for said child unless the child could reach the floorboards flat footed sitting naturally in the passenger seat. That is the same rule I employ with my grand kids these days.

Just my 1/2 pennies worth.

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Re:Passenger floorboards / risers for the kiddo 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
So problem solved.... in digging through the several boxes in the basement marked "Parts" I came across the old set of lowering brackets that I ordered from Geno (I think that's right) many years ago. they fit up perfectly and both raise the floor boards up and back to a perfect height. She now sits center seat with legs perfectly positioned in the middle of the floor board. So with the addition of her new full face HJC helmet were off and running. Did a small 12 mile ride (neighborhood and adjoining back roads) with great success. She couldn't stop giggling and smiling.
 
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Re:Passenger floorboards / risers for the kiddo 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
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So problem solved.... in digging through the several boxes in the basement marked "Parts" I came across the old set of lowering brackets that I ordered from Geno (I think that's right) many years ago. they fit up perfectly and both raise the floor boards up and back to a perfect height. She now sits center seat with legs perfectly positioned in the middle of the floor board. So with the addition of her new full face HJC helmet were off and running. Did a small 12 mile ride (neighborhood and adjoining back roads) with great success. She couldn't stop giggling and smiling.

That is fantastic and sure make sense. Your sig pic is the best. Very cool!
 
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Re:Passenger floorboards / risers for the kiddo 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
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This is just me ok; as a parent my concern would be first and foremost for the safety of my child. No matter how much that child would want to ride with me, I personally would not feel it would be safe for said child unless the child could reach the floorboards flat footed sitting naturally in the passenger seat. That is the same rule I employ with my grand kids these days.

Just my 1/2 pennies worth.

Rod


I tend to agree with this. Ontario Highway Traffic Act states that the passenger needs to be able to place both feet on footrests while fully seated. No age limit. My daughter was able to do that when she was 5. Although I didn't let her ride until she was 9. I put an easily detachable bicycle handlebar on my drivers backrest so that she had something to hold on to. And with the wraparound backrest for the passenger she was as well protected as you can get on a bike. Also full safety gear obviously. Just my opinion...
 
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