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Old 07-01-2010, 03:02 PM   #1
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How much is your passenger worth?

How much is your passengers life worth to you when you allow them to hop on the back of the bike with you?

If the passenger does not have a helmet, do you still take them?

If they do not have a jacket/helmet/glove/jeans combo, do you still take them?

Is it worth the money you/they saved by not buying a helmet?

Is it worth the money you/they saved on a jacket and gloves?

What if your bike does not have decent/good tires/brakes, do you still take them?

Is it really worth taking some other persons life into your own hands without even the most basic pieces of protection?

Decent helmet ~$300
Decent tires ~$350
Decent jacket ~$200
Jeans ~$50
Decent gloves ~$30


Im not a member of the ATGATT club, i really do wish i was dedicated enough. But unless I am just putting around the neighborhood, I make sure that i have a helmet on at least, a jacket/gloves 75% of the time, and jeans 99% of the time.
BUT I ALWAYS make sure my passenger has HELMET/JACKET/GLOVES/JEANS before we leave the driveway.

I just want to see what other people out there have to say about this subject.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:05 PM   #2
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Helmet & gloves are the minimums for my passengers.

I dont wear a helmet when i drive my car so i dont expect me or my passengers to wear a track suit when i go somewhere on the bike.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:07 PM   #3
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My passenger is more important then myself or the very fact if they enjoy the ride themselves.

I dont give a chit if they think Im the slowest rider in the world w them on the back. Tough chit, dont ride w me. It takes time to adjust to eachother and riding styles. Ultimately it takes both to make the ride work.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:15 PM   #4
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uh, well I guess I will jsut share this

In 08 I got my first bike. The first time I rode it to my parents house my mom wanted to check it out. She mounted it, instinctivly grabbing the front brake and all...then she tells me she grew up around motorcycles, used to ride them and all, but it's been 40 years since she has been on one.

I was like wtf mom, never told me that. She says "anyway, this is a beautiful bike", take me for a ride.

I say "mom, I only have one helmet" she replies to the effect, "well just take it easy we didn't even have helmets in my day"

"sorry mom, I couldn't live with myself if something happened to you"

"well Ok but I want a ride soon"

"sure mom, gonna get a helmet for the wife you can use that"

"Ok, just don't let your sister on that thing"

long story short, I never got the second helmet and mom dies about a year later and never got a ride.

I guess the lesson there is, just go buy your mom a lid and take her for a ride.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:15 PM   #5
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My passenger is more important then myself or the very fact if they enjoy the ride themselves.

I dont give a chit if they think Im the slowest rider in the world w them on the back. Tough chit, dont ride w me. It takes time to adjust to eachother and riding styles. Ultimately it takes both to make the ride work.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:38 PM   #6
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:12 PM   #8
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Helmet, boots, gloves and back protection are MUST HAVE items for a passenger.
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:54 PM   #9
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It is so much worth to me that I don't take any.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:12 PM   #10
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she means the world to me...helmet, jacket, gloves, jeans and closed toed tennis shoes as a minimum.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:12 PM   #11
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Sold my rear seat and pegs. Done. Not worth it IMO, period.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:16 PM   #12
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Interesting responses;

Im waiting to hear from people that ride w gfs/etc that they dont gear up or peeps that pick up ladies regularly and dont so much as offer their helmet...
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:17 PM   #13
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:27 PM   #14
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This is a bad story sad but a good reminder to all of you that have your Mom here on this side with you to enjoy your old folks; life is short, and do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today!

There is only one MOM, mine is in Heaven too!

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uh, well I guess I will jsut share this

In 08 I got my first bike. The first time I rode it to my parents house my mom wanted to check it out. She mounted it, instinctivly grabbing the front brake and all...then she tells me she grew up around motorcycles, used to ride them and all, but it's been 40 years since she has been on one.

I was like wtf mom, never told me that. She says "anyway, this is a beautiful bike", take me for a ride.

I say "mom, I only have one helmet" she replies to the effect, "well just take it easy we didn't even have helmets in my day"

"sorry mom, I couldn't live with myself if something happened to you"

"well Ok but I want a ride soon"

"sure mom, gonna get a helmet for the wife you can use that"

"Ok, just don't let your sister on that thing"

long story short, I never got the second helmet and mom dies about a year later and never got a ride.

I guess the lesson there is, just go buy your mom a lid and take her for a ride.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:59 PM   #15
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uh, well I guess I will jsut share this

In 08 I got my first bike. The first time I rode it to my parents house my mom wanted to check it out. She mounted it, instinctivly grabbing the front brake and all...then she tells me she grew up around motorcycles, used to ride them and all, but it's been 40 years since she has been on one.

I was like wtf mom, never told me that. She says "anyway, this is a beautiful bike", take me for a ride.

I say "mom, I only have one helmet" she replies to the effect, "well just take it easy we didn't even have helmets in my day"

"sorry mom, I couldn't live with myself if something happened to you"

"well Ok but I want a ride soon"

"sure mom, gonna get a helmet for the wife you can use that"

"Ok, just don't let your sister on that thing"

long story short, I never got the second helmet and mom dies about a year later and never got a ride.

I guess the lesson there is, just go buy your mom a lid and take her for a ride.
. Sad story especially since I'm a mommas boy.
Not really but she raised us alone under tough circumstances and now I really respect her for it.

I never have passengers. Ive taken my girl and several other friends here and there but always with helmet, jacket, gloves.
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The passenger pegs/seat are the first things that came off when i first got my bike! I seriously don't think anyone would enjoy being my passenger with the way i like to ride my bike.
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Thats why i got my bike, to pick up chics.
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helmet (which happens to be better than mine), gloves, jacket, jeans at least, and shoes with some ankle support if they have them.
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Thats why i got my bike, to pick up chics.
And hit deer.

Edit: No helmet, no jacket, no ride. Jeans and closed shoes a minimum. I need to go buy some extra gloves...
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How much is your passengers life worth to you when you allow them to hop on the back of the bike with you?
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