I really prefer to ride alone, BUT I do like the company of my gf. There are times when we are going to take a short ride somewhere and it would be very nice to ride together. My current setup is a deluxe solo seat. I do have the rear crash bar on this bike as well. I also have one of those luggage racks. My gf is not that tall, 5'3".
I don't own a buddy seat and can't justify eBay, but, since it will not be a regular or long distance thing with my passenger, I am searching for ideas on perhaps fabricating, (unless there is something already created) a rear seat pad that perhaps attaches one end to the crash bar area under my solo seat and the other end to my luggage rack with some ample padding.... or am I looking at this all wrong? Anyone have an idea or remember what they did 40 to 70 years ago?