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P1000 Rear seats

William

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How comfortable are the rear seats on the 5? I'm still deciding on a crew sxs and really want to stay with Honda. I'm also looking at the new Yamaha wolverine x4, and teryx 4. My p500 is awesome and I will keep it....
 
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Smitty335

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How comfortable are the rear seats on the 5? I'm still deciding on a crew sxs and really want to stay with Honda. I'm also looking at the new Yamaha wolverine x4, and teryx 4. My p500 is awesome and I will keep it....
I don't think P1-5 back seats would be comfortable for large and tall people.
 

matt33

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Better than I expected. My 6' tall brothers rode back there for a couple hours with no real complaints. The rear is definitely better suited for smaller people or kids, but it works for 6' and under non-obese adults in a pinch.
 

William

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Thanks! I guess my choices now are between the 700-4 deluxe and p1000-5 eps...
 
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Hondoman

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I have a 2017 1000-5 deluxe and I'm 6'3". I've riden a little in the back seat but wouldn't want to spend hours back there. My wife has complained about the heat in the back, but my kids have not. I have an 8 & 4 yo, and the four of us have enough room in the front seat if you don't wear seat belts. I've had a total of four men, a cooler, shotguns etc... in mine no problem.

I would recommend the 5 seater for the room and versatility.
 

Hawkeye

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I've got 1000-5, my observations is the rear seating position in hondas is somewhat low for complete leg comfort for someone over 5'2". Meaning my wife legs are in a catchers bent position when seated and she's 5'6" and not parallel (90*) when seated. For an hours ride or so not a problem but a full days ride it becomes one for her.

I believe Honda made the seats this way to lower Center of gravity for the machine due to wheel base but giving so much head room above they gave options to us owners. What I've found two things that work and I've seen this posted using seat foam cushions available on internet and lash strapping them to lower seat. I've found the pads for 20 bucks each, add the height you need for each passenger and seat belts still work. When I add two 3" cushions to each seat puts her legs like a car at 90* for max comfort. Note: these cushions do compress to bout 4".

The other one I discovered was the kolpin trailTec AP camo rack pad. It has a crease in it in the center to fold it in half. I turn it upside down push the crease over the center hump and bam it covers both seats perfect and adds 3.5 inches of nice firm seat foam and no lash straps. Best of all it's made for outdoors and can be had for 55 bucks on the amazon.

Good Luck
Hawkeye

Ps
if you want photos let me know
 
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