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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2004, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just out of curiousity..

What was the length of time [from the moment you recieved your license] 'til you decided to have a passenger ride with you??

And how did you feel?? [confident, lil scared, etc]
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2004, 05:08 PM
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I have no passenger pegs on my bike (I do wish I could find the right side one though ), and have never had the passenger seat on

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I don't think I offered to ride anyone on my bike for the first couple years I rode. I just didn't want the responsibility of having someone's life in my hands.
When I rode someone for the first time it was a little awkward, and I was a little nervous. But after that it was fine.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2004, 08:07 PM
 
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Re: Passengers

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Just out of curiousity..

What was the length of time [from the moment you recieved your license] 'til you decided to have a passenger ride with you??

What makes you think people actually wait to get a license before taking passengers?

http://streetbikeworld.com/uploads/8...ash-23sec.mpeg

Seriously, make sure your first passenger is someone who has ridden on a bike before. Or better yet, is a rider.

A new passenger can make a veteran rider fall, so choose carefully.

Take it slow, don't try to impress them, and you should be ok.
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Now I just use the one peg to put my disk lock on.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-01-2004, 09:06 AM
 
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Around two years, only since '50 have never carried a pillion rider & when I note bikes have pillion footrests I remove them.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-01-2004, 11:20 AM
 
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I had my girlfriend ride with me the first week.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-01-2004, 10:27 PM
 
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I don't have a bike yet, but I don't plan on taking any passengers with me anytime soon after I get my bike. I certainly wouldn't take them on without protective gear, and even if I wanted to, I don't have the funds at the moment to buy more gear besides for myself. Most of my friends will probably want a ride but they'll just have to wait...a while.
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