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View Poll Results: What do you do with your passengers
I give him/her all my gear 5 11.36%
I keep it all; screw them! 5 11.36%
Noone rides my bike without full dress! 32 72.73%
whats gear? 2 4.55%
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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-23-2002, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cause at one time or another we all come across the person who wants to ride along. Whats your stance on the issue?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-24-2002, 06:50 AM
 
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gear for two up...

just last week I took a friend on a 300mile daytrip. she used my old jacket and helmet, had her own jeans and boots. we rode to Mt St Helens, and up the road on the east side. I was the longest trip ever with a passenger, and the first time in some fairly twisty stuff. I learned alot and besides sore asses (she kept sliding forward into me) had a great time. but it wouldn't have happened if there was no gear for her. period.
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(When I rode on the street) If someone rode on the back of my bike they were at least a friend, and I want to protect my friends.....

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-24-2002, 08:01 AM
 
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A part you missed----

---is those that never carry a pillion rider.
In fact the lst thing I do is remove the pillion footrests.
This has been a habit of mine since 1951!!!!
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I also ride solo for the most part, but if someone does want to ride they must wear gear.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-24-2002, 06:58 PM
 
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(When I rode on the street) If someone rode on the back of my bike they were at least a friend, and I want to protect my friends.....
Exactly
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-24-2002, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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(When I rode on the street) If someone rode on the back of my bike they were at least a friend, and I want to protect my friends.....
Ditto that! Some of us no longer have the capability to take passengers... bought the race tail
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-30-2002, 09:39 PM
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No passengers allowed....ever. they can get their own damn bike. Nothing dampens a ride more than a passenger.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-18-2002, 08:02 AM
 
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Passengers..

No guys riding "bitch" ever, NEVER. Now that I am married, no one other than my wife, who rides frequently. Full-face, now, gloves are OK, hopefully jacket but it is so DAMN hot here in fla, boots and long pants. I am very careful knowing what could happen. I can't understand why these damn sportbikes have to perch the passenger so high in the air. I think it is just to make the bike resemble a solo seater, but it drastically effects handling. My new bike may be a 1100XX or even Buell X1W just to accomodate my wife on the back. I wanted a 954RR but it's not for her.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-24-2002, 08:18 PM
 
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The sportbike was NEVER designed to carry----

---pillion passengers.
Think of it, these are replicas of the road racing m/cs with lights, signal lights, stop lamp, mirrors, horn & all to make them street legal.
In many cases the riders have changed the so called pillion section into a solo saddled bike.
I had to laugh when the Honda RC-51 came out & of all things pillion footrests & a blip or a saddle for someone else & felt shocked the same was on my 929.
IF you want to carry a pillion passenger, then start looking around for another type of bike like a sport-cruiser, Cruiser, or Touring bike.
Have any of you, with the latest sportbike, ever gone out on a pleasant 300 plus mile trip with g/friend or wife riding pillion on that minor bit?
Many of the sportbike riders are purchasing the Yamaha FZ1 as it is more comfortable for their g/friend or wife for short runs as the saddle is a bit more sensible as is the more upright riding position for HER.
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