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Old 08-17-2009, 10:27 PM   #81
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i used to love riding 2 up and i was a great passengar. i brace myself on the side of the tank so my wrists dont get tired and i also hold onto the back (the little oh handle lol). i always leaded with him. the only oh moment i had was when he forgot i was on the back and dragged knee going around a corner. i felt his knee go out and his slide off the seat so i just leaned into/with him. i wasn't having as much fun on the back as i used to since i have my own ride now, but that moment made me really not like it anymore lol.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:31 PM   #82
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i used to love riding 2 up and i was a great passengar. i brace myself on the side of the tank so my wrists dont get tired and i also hold onto the back (the little oh handle lol). i always leaded with him. the only oh moment i had was when he forgot i was on the back and dragged knee going around a corner. i felt his knee go out and his slide off the seat so i just leaned into/with him. i wasn't having as much fun on the back as i used to since i have my own ride now, but that moment made me really not like it anymore lol.
that's kinda scary
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:00 PM   #83
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From what I have read..the passenger is to remain in a neutral position. Only looking over the inside shoulder of the operator. Not to lean with the operator, but do not fight the lean of the bike.

As long as the passenger is in a neutral postion all the time, the the bikes handling characteristics, with a passenger, become predictable and can be compensated for. I am not sure I suscribe to the "leaning with" theory. But I am a noob to this.

I did find, in my experience, that aside from what I mentioned, the next most important things were for the passenger to be on the of their feet (so I could be on the of mine) and to brace themselves against the tank, under braking.

I am 6"5', with a bet of a belly , my passenger was 5"4' and had no problem reaching the tank.

I increased my tire pressure to 35 cold, front and rear, on BT016. May could have used more.

No adjustments to the suspension. I am 250, she was 135. I am on stock suspension tuned for the track. Not saying this is right, justy saying the way we rode.

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Old 08-17-2009, 11:13 PM   #84
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1Make sure your motorcycle is equipped to carry passengers. The seat should be large enough to hold both you and your passenger without crowding, and your bike must have foot pegs for your passenger. Always provide your passenger with a helmet.

Step 2Modify the suspension to handle the additional weight. Check your owner's manual about this, and make sure to add the recommended amount of air to your tires.

Step 3Give complete instructions before you start, even if your passenger is an experienced rider. Don't assume the passenger knows what to do.

Step 4Have your passenger get on the motorcycle after you've started it and pointed it in the direction you want to go. Ask your passenger to sit as far forward as possible without crowding you.

Step 5Instruct the rider to hold tightly to your waist, hips, or belt. Direct the passenger to stay directly behind you, leaning as you lean and avoiding any unnecessary motion.

Step 6Tell your rider to keep both feet on the foot pegs at all times, as many states require this by law. It's better for balance to do so even when the cycle is stopped at intersections.

Step 7Warn your passenger to keep his or her legs away from the mufflers, which get extremely hot.

Step 8Operate at a somewhat lower speed (particularly on curves or bumps) to adjust for the extra weight. Start slowing down earlier than usual when approaching a stoplight.

Step 9Adjust to the passenger's weight. Notice that the extra heaviness changes the way the motorcycle balances, turns, speeds up and slows down.
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Tips for the passenger
1. Wear proper gear - if leathers, boots and gloves are necessary for the rider, then they are for you too. If borrowing a helmet, make sure it fits tightly; if it doesnít, donít go.
2. Donít get on or off the bike without first getting the nod from the rider.
3. Keep your feet on the footpegs at all times. The law says that you must keep both feet on the passenger pegs unless you are mounting or dismounting, so you must let the rider support the bike at junctions / traffic lights etc.
4. Hold on to the riderís waist - grabrails are fine when youíre at ease.
5. Sit centrally on the seat to keep the balance of the bike right and then pretend you are an immobile sack of spuds. The less you do the better. 6. Get comfy before riding off.
7. Related to 6 - donít wriggle about when on the move or, if you must, wait until you are going along in a straight line at speed, or stopped. Never move on the bike on a bend, corner, or during a slow manoeuvre. And if you can tell the rider, do, as in "I need to move my feet, OK?"
8. Related to 7 - itís OK to look around but donít shift your body weight when you do, just move your head.
9. When the bike goes around a bend or a roundabout, neither help nor hinder the lean - the bike will move you just right if you let it (see 5).

10. Anticipate sudden moves/stops and keep your helmet back out of the way or youíll bang into each other.


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Maybe it is up to the operator as to what they prefer. Who knows?
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yes how is it with woody riding on the back of your bike


your girl ride on the back?
The woodster stays behind I ride with my chick she loves to go fast if u know what I mean
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Tips for the passenger
1. Wear proper gear - if leathers, boots and gloves are necessary for the rider, then they are for you too. If borrowing a helmet, make sure it fits tightly; if it doesnít, donít go.
2. Donít get on or off the bike without first getting the nod from the rider.
3. Keep your feet on the footpegs at all times. The law says that you must keep both feet on the passenger pegs unless you are mounting or dismounting, so you must let the rider support the bike at junctions / traffic lights etc.
4. Hold on to the riderís waist - grabrails are fine when youíre at ease.
5. Sit centrally on the seat to keep the balance of the bike right and then pretend you are an immobile sack of spuds. The less you do the better. 6. Get comfy before riding off.
7. Related to 6 - donít wriggle about when on the move or, if you must, wait until you are going along in a straight line at speed, or stopped. Never move on the bike on a bend, corner, or during a slow manoeuvre. And if you can tell the rider, do, as in "I need to move my feet, OK?"
8. Related to 7 - itís OK to look around but donít shift your body weight when you do, just move your head.
9. When the bike goes around a bend or a roundabout, neither help nor hinder the lean - the bike will move you just right if you let it (see 5).

10. Anticipate sudden moves/stops and keep your helmet back out of the way or youíll bang into each other.


http://www.dirtrodders.com/tips/passengers.html
I used to ride 2 up and agree with a lot of these points. She claimed she wasnt moving, but the bike would be shifting weight left and right as she was looking around... now she has her own bike
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My bike is slammed 2 up riding scrapes my exhuast. And I hate the sound it makes when it scrapes.
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i almost always ride 2 up. have only done it once at the track with McKee's girlfriend on the back
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Maybe it is up to the operator as to what they prefer. Who knows?
We have tried having her stay neutral and her moving off the seat and leaning with.

Personally for me, when she leaned with me (she is very good at being insync) it was 1000 times more fluid, the bike streamlined the corners, i was able to keep the bike more upright.

Though I wouldn't recommend doing this, unless you are in a safe environment.

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i almost always ride 2 up. have only done it once at the track with McKee's girlfriend on the back
now she wants a busa


it was "comfy"

speaking of, come ride with us sunday, i know t already asked kristen, it will be early so the heat wont be too bad
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i almost always ride 2 up. have only done it once at the track with McKee's girlfriend on the back


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Be thank-ful... sometimes its not woth the head-ache
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90% of my riding is two up.

There are many aspects of the ride that changes and it is very important to educate your passenger.

Whether it be you and/or your passenger that is new to it treat it as if you are learning to ride the bike all over again. Baby steps.

It's not just you who is at risk.
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We have tried having her stay neutral and her moving off the seat and leaning with.

Personally for me, when she leaned with me (she is very good at being insync) it was 1000 times more fluid, the bike streamlined the corners, i was able to keep the bike more upright.

Though I wouldn't recommend doing this, unless you are in a safe environment.



now she wants a busa


it was "comfy"

speaking of, come ride with us sunday, i know t already asked kristen, it will be early so the heat wont be too bad
send Kristin a PM... I'm fine with it
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I two up ride with my wife sometimes.
It's cool, just got to remember she is on back sometimes. lol.
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I two up ride with my wife sometimes.
It's cool, just got to remember she is on back sometimes. lol.
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even on the turns? if not, how far off the seat do you get, or how far do you lean....and where are your hands at?
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you got your own ride? or you just ride on the back?

Got any suggestion? where are your arms, hands, toes, and legs at while riding?


How do you move about the bike?
Didn't read the whole thread because it's 5 pages long, but for what it's worth, the MSF course was saying that a passenger should hold on with arms around your waist or chest, and they should lean with you, trying to be in a position to look over your shoulder on the inside of the turn. So, for example, in a left turn, the passenger should lean as much as you do and look over your left shoulder. I've never ridden with anyone though, just taking that straight out of the book.
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