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Old 04-22-2011, 04:17 PM   #21
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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.
Great Idea, I think I will do that. That way she will learn to react to stop and go and then going fast, and the freeway.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:21 PM   #22
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Oh... and the most important! DONT DROP IT!
With her in the back, things are going to be a little out of balance so she can be seating in the back but if she moves left and you didnt spect it... then BOOM!

Hold on to it dude and dont let go!

Have fun and wear a rubber....
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:21 PM   #23
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or leathers in this case.... LOL
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:25 PM   #24
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Oh... and the most important! DONT DROP IT!
With her in the back, things are going to be a little out of balance so she can be seating in the back but if she moves left and you didnt spect it... then BOOM!

Hold on to it dude and dont let go!

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or leathers in this case.... LOL
Ill bring both
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:29 PM   #26
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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
Ol' humble is making a point. If the cars play nice, humble plays nice. The cars get stupid, humble gets crazy!

Ain't nothing wrong with that...I'm wit ya humble
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:29 PM   #31
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Ol' humble is making a point. If the cars play nice, humble plays nice. The cars get stupid, humble gets crazy!

Ain't nothing wrong with that...I'm wit ya humble
wait.... are we talking about 2up riding or about humble's quote??
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Good info, I will be riding 2 up with my wife soon.
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I find that the most important thing is the pre-ride conversation.
Please review how everything with her 1st!
And don't get frustrated when she does something that she isn't suppose to.
My finance just loves to 'wiggle' as we're approaching a red light/stop sign.
And don't be afraid to take breaks to review what she did right and/or wrong during the ride.

And have the same conversation before the next ride.
Don't assume that she will remember everything.
I almost guarantee you that she wont.

Be safe & have fun.
Now, you have to stay not only within your comfort level but hers as well.
If she's scaried, then she won't have fun. And you WILL hear about it when you get home.

Hope that this helped!
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Here is another thread to contribute http://http://www.motohouston.com/fo...ight=passenger
She needs to be vigilant also

For heavier traffic/stop and go situation I would recommend the passenger to have one arm around the driver and one hand on the tank

It keeps the weight off of the driver and the passenger prepared for changes in speed
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:40 AM   #35
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We went on the ride today and it went great. Went down westheimer till I got to Westpark tollway, way the f out there, didnt even know the westpark went that far. Thank I had my ez tag, Then took 59N, then allen parkway down, down memorial back to westheimer. She enjoyed the turns =)

Thank you guys for all the info, it really made a huge difference in the ride today. She is ready for another one.

Jake: let me know if you want to go riding 2up with the girls one day.
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We went on the ride today and it went great. Went down westheimer till I got to Westpark tollway, way the f out there, didnt even know the westpark went that far. Thank I had my ez tag, Then took 59N, then allen parkway down, down memorial back to westheimer. She enjoyed the turns =)

Thank you guys for all the info, it really made a huge difference in the ride today. She is ready for another one.

Jake: let me know if you want to go riding 2up with the girls one day.
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Take it to the track.

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you should not be riding like that with her....
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:25 PM   #39
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One small tip on the nut crushing at stops.... sometimes it's a little fast for back person to feel comfortable pushing on the tank... having her squeeze your hips with her knees in a stop will help too.

Did this shortly with my bike before hubby got his... being in back and not controlling the bike is not my cup of tea though...
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Start slow with her. When I first had my gf take a ride with me, it was nothing more than 5 mins in the neighborhood. Did that quite a few times before we hit streets. Its a bit harder for your loved ones to have absolute trust in your abilities. Its not like a car where they can grab the wheel, etc. If you take it easy and at her comfort level, next thing you know, she'll be wanting to ride her own. I do like having my girl on her own ride now (although I still have to 2up with her son), but its definitely a fun family outing when the 3 of us go out. Something bonding about being on a bike.
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