improving passenger comfort?
Ok, first a little info -- I've got an '06 VLX 600 Deluxe and it's bone stock. My wife is 5'11" and she is having comfort issues on the rear pillion seat. Her knees and butt start hurting after about 15 minutes of riding. Right now an after market seat (ie a mustang seat) is not an option because the cost is not feasible currently...
What I'm figuring needs to be done is to either raise the pillion seat some, lower the passenger pegs, or a combination of both. And I was curious if anyone has any improved comfort with adding a pad to the pillion pad since that is the only way to improve the comfort unless adding springs between the rear pillion seat and the fender bolts will have a little extra comfort (anyone ever try this?). Is there a stock pillion on another motorcycle that could be gotten cheaply that would be more comfortable?
Mostly she will ride with me on the weekend for quick jaunts around town and currently no long trips. Also, she's not interested in getting her own motorcycle so the only option is riding 2up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
2006 VLX 600 Deluxe