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Old 04-22-2011, 03:25 PM   #1
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1st time 2up on Sportsbike

So my girlfriend is finally going to ride 2up with me tomorrow morning.

Any advice for me or my girlfriend?

I live in the galleria area, Where should I ride to?

Any advice or suggestions will be appreciated
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:27 PM   #2
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she will f*cking brake your NUTS!! every time you come to a stop.. hit the freeway for a bit and stay away from stop and go traffic and lights.. etc
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:31 PM   #3
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Tell her NOT to lean into the turns. Tell her "just look over my shoulder when we turn. If we're turning right, look over my right shoulder and vice versa if we're turning left."
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:32 PM   #4
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she will f*cking brake your NUTS!! every time you come to a stop.. hit the freeway for a bit and stay away from stop and go traffic and lights.. etc
Good advice. When I talked to amber she said you scared the out of her the first time, but she said she enjoyed the galveston ride.

Where should I take jeslin on our ride? I would like to do some back roads at a comfortable pace.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:32 PM   #5
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Make sure she knows to look over your shoulder in the direction you are turning. And remember to brake early and accelerate a little slower.

The first time I picked the front wheel up with my wife on the back she punched the out of me
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:33 PM   #6
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tell her to push against the tank when stopping and to hold on to you when taking off..

Or..... I'll take her out around town then she'll be good to go when i'm done with her, and she will never want to ride with me again..
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Tell her NOT to lean into the turns. Tell her "just look over my shoulder when we turn. If we're turning right, look over my right shoulder and vice versa if we're turning left."
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Make sure she knows to look over your shoulder in the direction you are turning. And remember to brake early and accelerate a little slower.

The first time I picked the front wheel up with my wife on the back she punched the out of me
Both great pieces of advice. Keep it coming guys!
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:37 PM   #8
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tell her to push against the tank when stopping and to hold on to you when taking off..

Or..... I'll take her out around town then she'll be good to go when i'm done with her, and she will never want to ride with me again..
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She is probably (hopefully) smarter than this, but tell her not to try putting her feet down.
Also, teach her how to get on and off the motorcycle. Practice it in the driveway first. You get on, hold the bike, then she gets on when you tell her. Left side, weight on the peg, leg over, sit down.
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Thats a good call on putting her hands on the tank and holding herself when braking. Also let her know to be aware that if shes not paying attention and holding on/pushing on the tank when you brake and accelerate - y'alls helmets will clack. And that sucks.
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tell her to take a before she goes out riding with you....
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:43 PM   #13
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tell her to take a before she goes out riding with you....
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:45 PM   #14
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Now where should I go riding?
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Now where should I go riding?
Allen parkway
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Now where should I go riding?
just go cruise around town.. I usually like to go to down town.

I usually take 59 to down town then to I-10 then to pp1..
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You ! Thats like to test out your suspension and check for rattle noises...
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Make sure she knows to look over your shoulder in the direction you are turning. And remember to brake early and accelerate a little slower.

The first time I picked the front wheel up with my wife on the back she punched the out of me
THIS... first time i took off on an incline and gave it a little more UMF.. she pulled me back and we fell.. lol.. then i took out the passenger seat so no more 2up.. =P
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My advice.. be patient with her. If she is nervous, she'll be holding on way too tight. It's uncomfortable. Be patient - you have to give her time to get confidence in both the bike and you. As pilots of our machines, we always (or almost always) feel like we are in control. Our passenger is at our mercy in addition to all of the other busy stuff going on around. It will take a bit of time for her to find her own "place" on the bike. Pushing on the tank is good advice. The bike is going to handle quite a bit differently also - take it real easy. DONT pull a wheel up (it will be much easier with her on the back)... all that is going to do is likely make her not want to ride anymore. When Leah started with me, she was glued to my back. After just a few days though, she was giving me a little space... we weren't banging helmets together... she could anticipate my actions based on what was going on around us. Just take it easy and give it time. 2-up is a lot of fun once you learn how to work as a team. We hit the forest 2 up now... and we don't take it easy. She's the perfect teammate.
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If you're in galleria area, shoot down westheimer past hwy6. go all the way till you hit 99.. or grand parkway.. then hang a left all the way to 59.. then to galleria. very nice ride.
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