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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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passenger lounger?

I am looking for a decent passenger lounger that is not all that expensive and it would be a huge plus if it would fit with the rear drop basket i have mounted on the back. I have a 2005 foreman 500.

This is the drop basket that i have installed:

Mighty-Lite ATV Drop Basket from Great Day

Any ideas or help would be appreciated.
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Bazman, The Foreman (and most atv's) is not designed to carry a passenger. The handling, center-of-gravity and a number of other things can/will be negatively affected with a passenger. If you do carry a passenger, you should do so while being extra careful.


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No problem on my foreman with 2up, but the fourtrax can be spooky. Exercise caution.

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In NY, it's illegal to ride 2-up on an ATV not designed for 2 people. MOST Enforcement Officers don't bother with it to my knowledge, but not so sure about insurance companies if something happens. 2 years ago, the grown daughter of a business friend was at a BBQ and got talked into driving an ATV although she'd never been on one in her life. Guy was on the back, something happened. Sister did CPR, but she died. Her kids were there as well as other relatives. Nothing physically happened to the passenger/owner. Not sure what, if anything, is happening legally or with insurance. I wish Honda would make a 2-up ATV. Only ones I know of are Polaris and Can Am, maybe Artic Cat. Just odd that both Yamaha and Honda ignore that market. I'd check your State's laws as well as touch base with your insurance agent.....
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There IS a problem riding '2-up' on a Foreman. That's exactly why Honda places decals on the Foreman stating that a passenger should not be carried. As Bumper stated above, many States will cite/ticket you if you ride double on an ATV that is only designed to carry one person. Likewise, if you were to have an accident, and your insurance company learned that you were riding double on a single person atv, they could refuse to pay the claim as you are operating the ATV improperly, and, in some States, illegally. Most importantly, riding 2-up on a single person ATV is unsafe.


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So all Honda and Yamaha ATV's are only one person riders?

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Yes...this is one of the reasons I got my Can Am Max...

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So all Honda and Yamaha ATV's are only one person riders?
Yes. I don't understand why they blow off that market segment. I just checked Artic Cat's website and they make quite a few 2-ups. Can Am and Polaris are the other 2 companies that I know of. I don't think Suzuki does either.
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Well i usually ride 2up around the farm to exercise the dogs but its always been nothing faster than a few miles an hour and all flat ground. I was looking for the lounger so that i could go from the farm to my fathers which was several miles away on a club trail that is flat too..
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Note that the 2-Up (two person) atvs, also have a longer wheel base which also means that you can be sacrificing clearance. It also will not turn as tightly as a standard atv.

When purchasing an atv, it is very important to actually read the warning decals that are placed on the machine. If it says,'Do Not Carry A Passenger', it's best not to carry a passenger - both for safety and legal reasons.


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