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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Proper Bike Passenger Techniques?

Is there a write up somewhere on proper passenger techniques for sportbike riding? Thanks!

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I don't know that they're actually written anywhere, but it goes something like this...

1. Hold on to the rider.
2. Don't try to "help" me lean.
3. Don't move around.
4. If you have to move, then do it SLOWLY.
5. Stop jabbing me in the ribs when "you" think "we" are going too fast.
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1. Hands on the tank.
2. No stilettos or heels.
3. Don't asisst me in turning. ^
4. Don't counter me just because you don't want to go a certain direction.
5. Brake early.
6. Roll on the throttle - No WOT from a stand still.

That's all i can think of right now.

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Support your damn neck so your helmet doesn't keep whacking mine. :

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Support your damn neck so your helmet doesn't keep whacking mine. :
That's where the BJ lessons come in.

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Your passenger should not move to help you turn.

They SHOULD look over your inside shoulder when turning.


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Your passenger should not move to help you turn.

They SHOULD look over your inside shoulder when turning.


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But wouldn't this cause them to move?
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MCN did a whole article on this topic a couple of years ago. I just gave all my back issues to 4cammer tho.
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But wouldn't this cause them to move?
Me thinks he doesn't literaly mean to have the passenger stick his/her head over the riders shoulder. Basically, if the passenger didn't look over the inside shoulder, they would be sitting up straight = countering the bike? Someone explain better cause my FOB ass has a very limited vocabulary.

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Very good points.

And these are most important to me:
1. Hold on to the rider.
2. Don't try to "help" me lean.
3. Don't move around.
4. Hands on the tank when braking, don't put all your weight on me.

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Get on, shut up and hold on!

oh, and ass, cash or gas, nobody rides for free
I thought it was "Ass, Cash, or Grass"

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my rule is hold an umbrella so we can get some wind power to help build some speed

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my rule is hold an umbrella so we can get some wind power to help build some speed

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Me thinks he doesn't literaly mean to have the passenger stick his/her head over the riders shoulder. Basically, if the passenger didn't look over the inside shoulder, they would be sitting up straight = countering the bike? Someone explain better cause my FOB ass has a very limited vocabulary.


Just ask them to turn their head to the inside...... you can tell them it
is so they can see where you are going. In reality it is so that they
do NOT counter-lean ( sit up straight ) when you turn the bike.


All they have to do is turn their head.

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There are few books about sport riding that have a chapter about proper passenger etiquette. I don't have the books in front of me to tell you the titles, but I think Sport Riding Techniques is one of them.

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If I remember correctly there is a very good section for passengers in this book
http://www.amazon.com/Sport-Riding-T.../dp/1893618072
I have the book, but I loaned it out to someone.. and it hasnt made its way home yet
It's only beena couple years though.. So I am still holding out hope
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hah sorry about that.. I had started writing the message, and then walked away from the computer for a few minutes and made some food...
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I fiquured you where searching for a link, I just wanted to bust balls. Either way, yeah that's the book I was thinking of. Great book.

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Agreed.
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Other good one's (don't recall if they mention passenger technique) Twist of the Wrist 1 and 2. And +1 for hands on the tank. Hands on the rider is cool when super slabbin' not during technical rides. Also +1 for looking over the shoulder. As the saying goes, where the head goes- the body follows.
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^just the book, not the whole store, mmmkay? teeheehee

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^just the book, not the whole store, mmmkay? teeheehee
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Having them look over the low shoulder in a turn helps both people. They feel better because they can see and you don't have to fight them. It get's really interesting when you have someone on the back that knows what they are doing... they start steering for you and you can be lazy

Ride smart... stupid hurts.

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Have some type of signal pre-arranged for her to let you know that she needs to "adjust" and another to say "ok" so if she needs to adjust she can warn you and you can let her know when you got the message and you are prepared.

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