Koji Makenshi wrote:Am I crazy for starting off on my 650r?
I have a honest question tho. Is there a section for passenger riding? I couldn't find anything....
I know m13 made a vid for "Riding bitch" rofl but that was for the passenger. And was really helpfull honestly. Now i know what to tell them.
But, what about the Riders POV? How dose it change the handling of the bike in turns, stoping, etc. I want to know this before i start picking up the women on my bike- or anyone for the matter.
I've only given 4 or 5 people rides, but weight of the passenger is going to matter quite a bit in my opinion.
With a 125lb girl on the back you'll feel hardly any change. Of course you won't want to turn nearly as hard as usual. Unless scaring your date shitless is your goal. (Hey...this can be helpful because you get to see how hard she can clamp onto you with her thighs!
175lb male friend (yeah...I know...) Will make a big difference in maneuverability. The best way to describe it is having a really heavy rear wheel that doesn't want to move like normal.
I think it's important to note that I am riding a 250cc so any changes in power, acceleration etc will be larger than a 650cc bike.
The most important thing is to give your passenger a quick talk about riding rules.
1. Keep your feet on the passenger pegs, the exhaust pipe will burn the living shit out of you. (make sure to be very strict and severe with this rule. A pipe can easily cause 3rd degree burns in a matter of seconds, and the last thing a rider needs is a person getting severely burned and freaking out behind them)
2. When I lean you lean with me, not away. If they lean away it will affect the turning quite a bit and also is bad for traction. I tell my female riders to hug my body as closely as they can because I feel that 1 larger solid object is better than 2 smaller but free moving (her at least) objects.
3. Visor down AND locked if we are moving above 20mph. This rule is just good all around because a passenger could EASILY freak if they get a bug or something in their eye while riding. I make sure they lock it too, but that is just me. I have a phobia after my helmet visor came off completely when my helmet fell 3 feet to the concrete below.
4. Figure out some sort of system for "there is a bump ahead, hold on" The passenger needs to feel safe riding with you, not feel that any second you could hit a huge bump and they fly off. I just do a quick double tap on their leg to let them know a bump is coming. Then they tighten their grip.
Hmm...I'll add this to the OP. Good question Koji!
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