Originally posted by gixxer12
is it hard to ride someone on the back of your bike...ive never tried....kinda been afraid too....but is it hard? can you tell a difference when they are on? and do they gotta lean with you?
It is not hard to ride someone on the back as long as they know what they are doing. Make sure that they've had some experience doing it. If they haven't make sure you talk to them on what they are supposed to do. I've made a list. My wife is an awesome passenger just because she knows what to do.
Make sure that they always hold on, and never let them take their feet off the pegs.
Make sure that they center themselves on the back. It's awkward when they are slightly more on one side than the other.
Make sure that when you go into a lean, that they kinda scoot their butt over a bit and lean a bit with you, but not too much. It's almost as if they stay straight with the bike.
Oh yeah, and make sure that when you're about to punch the throttle, you have a pre planned signal for them to get ready and hold on. Mine is me tapping my stomache, so it lets her know when to grab on.
Lastly and most importantly, tell them not to fight the damn bike when you are leaned over into a turn....nothing is harder than trying to fight that crap when you're leaned over and they want to lean the opposite way.
Hope this helps...
Post edited to say one more thing.... Remember that you have another human life on the back of what will most likely be the fastest and most dangerous thing someone can be on. Before you go and do something stupid(not that you would) like take them to 130 MPH, just try to imagine how you would feel knowing that you're responsible for someone else's death. Sorry to put a damper on things, but you have to think about this.