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Took my first passenger today. Ever! Been riding for 7 years and never taken a passenger. I always had a solo seat. Anyways...

Was a bit unerving at first. She was moving around a lot at first despite me telling her not to. Almost dumped it at the first red light...not fun. Once we got going though it got a lot better. I even did a couple of U-turns. Impressions, I'll do it again if I had to but I think I'm going to get another solo seat. :)
 

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I ve ridden 2 up once, that was on my vulcan 900, I was pretty nervious and my wife didn t like it at all, didn t go far just around the block, I would think riding 2 up you pretty much try to ride like your alone..... Any tips from the guys that have been doing it awhile would be appriciated, can always learn something new..... Rode in the dirt for 37 yrs, this is only my 3rd on the street.
 

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every passenger is different some are **** near impossible to bike with, others are like having a touring bag on the back seat.

just tell them to sit down, shut up, and dont move... lol ;D
 

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ROADKILL said:
If you have a backrest for the passenger tell them to sit back and enjoy....if not ask them if they've ridden before if they say no best thing to do is walk away....a bad passenger will put you on the ground...don't ask how I know.
well that explains your profile pic. lol
 

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I racked up a fair amount of miles with a passenger. First thing to do, is make sure they dont get on or off the bike until you tell them you are ready. My last GF almost made me drop my bike because she hopped on before I was set. I tell them dont move around alot and when I turn, try to lean just a little with me and def not in the opposite direction. Try to be extra smooth when you take off from a light. Dont try to wheelie it to impress them. If you scare them, they prob will never get back on the bike. Take it easy till she is comfortable with you. Be extra safe. :)
 
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