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Old 12-31-2014, 03:24 PM   #1
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New Laws for 2015, heads up passengers / 2UP riding

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Sister brought this to my attention just now. I wonder what qualifies as handholds for the passenger, unless you own a busa or wear safety handles...most sport bikes nowadays have no handles.
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Every sport bike I've ever owned has a hold strap across the passenger seat. Unless that isn't classified as a sufficient hold point, there is really nothing to see here.
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The law was introduced after a 19 year old girl got on a bike with an asshat who was speeding and couldn't negotiate a curve...

SMH, im sure a handle would have saved her.
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Every sport bike I've ever owned has a hold strap across the passenger seat. Unless that isn't classified as a sufficient hold point, there is really nothing to see here.
When someone is sitting on the seat its damned near impossible for them to grab that strap. Which is why I bought that handle for my wife, I think the japs had their typical 100lb females in mind when developing most pillions (especially Supersports)
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SMH, im sure a handle would have saved her.
You remember the rest of the laws her mom was trying to get passed with this one? Age and endorsement restrictions for riders w/passengers.
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When someone is sitting on the seat its damned near impossible for them to grab that strap. Which is why I bought that handle for my wife, I think the japs had their typical 100lb females in mind when developing most pillions (especially Supersports)
Oh, I know it's hard to grab, and even then it's safer for the passenger to hold onto the rider. I'm just stating that most bikes already come with these installed. The few bikes that don't come with them are the only ones affected. I highly doubt this new law will affect anyone at all. It isn't like police officers will be watching for passenger handles like hawks. I'm confident that seeing the strap will suffice, even if it isn't used.
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Oh, I know it's hard to grab, and even then it's safer for the passenger to hold onto the rider. I'm just stating that most bikes already come with these installed. The few bikes that don't come with them are the only ones affected. I highly doubt this new law will affect anyone at all. It isn't like police officers will be watching for passenger handles like hawks. I'm confident that seeing the strap will suffice, even if it isn't used.
I hope so. You would think bikes made before the law was written would be grandfathered in I really cant think of many bikes that didn't have either the strap or the hayabusa style handles, so maybe this would only apply to ppl that have solo cowls with a passenger on board
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Every sport bike I've ever owned has a hold strap across the passenger seat. Unless that isn't classified as a sufficient hold point, there is really nothing to see here.
Until you said this, I never realized what that strap was for.
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I hope so. You would think bikes made before the law was written would be grandfathered in I really cant think of many bikes that didn't have either the strap or the hayabusa style handles, so maybe this would only apply to ppl that have solo cowls with a passenger on board
LOL, that would be a sight to see.
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Until you said this, I never realized what that strap was for.
Same here. I thought it was just to make it easier to remove it.
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LOL, c'mon guys... I may be completely of base in my assumption, but I'm going to stick with the fact that it's a handle should I ever get pulled over with a passenger.
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Unless she fell off the bike I don't see how a handle is relevant.
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This is perhaps the most idiotic response to an accident I have ever seen. Neither would have been of benefit in the crash in question. Besides its cruisers not sportsbikes that will be affected most.
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The main reason my wife got her motorcycle license. On sport bikes today it's not safe for a passenger imo.
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That strap seems weak. I always figured it kept water from dripping off the back seat down to under your
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You don't need anything more than the passenger pegs and the strap that comes from the factory
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Sherman college student killed in motorcycle accident (link)

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Texas DPS Troopers say Malorie Bullock was a passenger on 19-year-old Tanner Burnett's motorcycle around 10:30 last night when he hit a curve going too fast on Highway 24 just north of Interstate 30 in Campbell, Texas, a few miles south of where both attended college at Texas A&M University at Commerce.

Troopers say the motorcycle went into the center bar ditch and hit a road sign. Malorie Bullock was pronounced dead at the scene. Burnett was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas in serious condition with broken bones.
I guess the question is did she fall off the bike before it left the road?
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