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Old 06-28-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
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Guys I've been riding for just over a year now and I got a question for the more experienced ones out thr.. My wife and I were riding two up this evening and it was the first time since getting the Corbin seat for the VFR she has been on it. She loves how much more comfortable it is and really enjoys the back rest addition I added. Now one issue. I feel as if the bike is much harder to control heading into a slow right or left hand turn. Also when I'm coming to a stop the bike feels much more unstable. Is this due to her now riding totally straight up? She no longer leans forward onto me but rather sits straight up and holds on to the grab handles on the sides of the VFR. Thanks in advance for your responses.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:43 PM   #2
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Sounds like she is upsetting your center of gravity. Does she have the tendency to steer the bike from the back? My guess is she is probably the culprit.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:46 PM   #3
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Sounds like she is upsetting your center of gravity. Does she have the tendency to steer the bike from the back? My guess is she is probably the culprit.
Could she be doing this with he feet? I did tell her to please sit firmly with her feet so she stops sliding down on me and crushing my B^LLS. I wonder if she was pushing down too hard and moving the bike.. Can this happen?
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Could she be doing this with he feet? I did tell her to please sit firmly with her feet so she stops sliding down on me and crushing my B^LLS. I wonder if she was pushing down too hard and moving the bike.. Can this happen?
Confidence is the key. She needs to be able to lean with you when you take corners also. That is something she will have to build with you.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:55 PM   #5
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Straight up has raised your center of gravity and changed the geometry of the bike. Get her to put the back in your back or get her her own bike.
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And what he said too. She needs to lean with you, she wont fall off unless drunk.
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Could she be doing this with he feet? I did tell her to please sit firmly with her feet so she stops sliding down on me and crushing my B^LLS. I wonder if she was pushing down too hard and moving the bike.. Can this happen?
It's possible because if she is too far forward it's a little more difficult to control the bike especially when your thinking of your nuts being crushed and its like schmidie is saying the more she rides with you the more she will become more comfortable. Explain to her and have her actually move the bike from side to side with her hips while riding, somewhere safe and at a lower speed of course, to get a better feel for what she is doing from the back.
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Straight up has raised your center of gravity and changed the geometry of the bike. Get her to put the back in your back or get her her own bike.
this weight is now higher and further back putting less weight on the front and causing the feeling your having at slow speeds
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