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Old 04-19-2012, 01:45 PM
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Hello,

any tips or things to remember for a rider who is new to riding with a passenger?

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:02 PM
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:09 PM
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slower take off
longer and gentler braking
weight bias will be different while turning

the key is to have a good passenger. make sure she leans with the bike and doesnt do any sudden large movements.
 
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:19 PM
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ty for the replies. i did a quick search and couldnt find a relevant thread.
 
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:58 PM
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remember to tell her to have her arms around you and lean WITH you. she needs to do what you do.


and when you brake, if she puts on hand forward on the back of the tank, that'll help take a lot of weight off your back


brake slower, accelerate slower, and you're not going to be able to move around as much when she has her thighs hugging your hips almost (you'll feel like you can't move at all) - so take that into consideration when cornering
 
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:35 PM
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+1....passenger must understand the physics of how bike lean...last thing you want is a feared passenger, that leans the opposite of your lean...that's that kind of countersteering you really don't want...LOL...I've experienced this many years ago...especially first time passenger, they get scared and lean right when you re going left...


Originally Posted by 74demon View Post
slower take off
longer and gentler braking
weight bias will be different while turning

the key is to have a good passenger. make sure she leans with the bike and doesnt do any sudden large movements.
 
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Conrice View Post
remember to tell her to have her arms around you and lean WITH you. she needs to do what you do.
This is the biggest thing for me. If the passenger leans with the bike, or what they think is what is leaning with the bike, they're likely to make you fight through the turn by either leaning too much or not enough.

Your passenger needs to be as aware of what's going on as you are. They need to stay in tight when cornering or accelerating, and brace themselves against the tank when braking.
 
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what i tell me gf is when taking a right corner she needs to just simply look over my right shoulder n nothing more if they are first time passengers on a bike dont take them on a really busy road hell drive around the neighborhood a few times so she gets the idea n she feels comfortable with it. i keep saying she i really hope it is a girl.........but if not remember its only gay if ur ***** touch or they wrap their arms around you
 
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:47 AM
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If you look up the MSF book (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) they have a whole section for riding with a passenger. They actually suggest that if your passenger isn't experienced, to have them simply look over whichever shoulder you're turning towards...i.e. right turn, look over your right shoulder. If they lean too much they can throw your handling way off. they should hold on to your hips, keep their feet on the pegs at all times, and rise off the seat slightly for bumps and such
 
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:47 AM
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Be sure they understand mount/dis-mount.
They should wait for you to get on first and then when you signal them
(after bracing the bike), put their foot on the left peg and mount up.
Dismount is (of course) the reverse. Make sure they understand to wait
for your signal. They should also keep their feet on the pegs, at all times.

Watch take-offs on uphills, the bike is more prone to wheelying.

Allow more room for stopping. The stopping ratio of front to rear is going to
shift to a more rear bias, as well. That means less front, more rear braking.

The extra mass will make the front tire break loose easier, but the rear brake
will not float as readily. It's a good idea to go practice some stops, in a clean
parking lot, before you get out on the road. That will give you a better grasp
of the changed dynamics.

Ern
 

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