Riding with a passenger. - Page 2 - Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum
Harley-DavidsonForums.com is an independent enthusiast website owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc. Harley-DavidsonForums.com is not sponsored by or in any way affiliated with Harley-Davidson Inc.. The Harley Davidson names and logos are trademarks owned by Harley-Davidson Inc.

Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum > General Forum > General Motorcycle Related

» Insurance
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-06-2012, 09:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
chasarms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cottleville, MO
Posts: 4,269
Images: 2
Garage
She should wait for your nod before getting on or off the bike. If they attempt to do either without you knowing, you can easily dump it.

Otherwise, tell her she's a sack of potatoes. Just sit on the bike and be a part of it.
__________________
2011 Ultra Classic Electra Glide FLHTCU
chasarms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 09:50 AM   #12 (permalink)
Hit it she goes boom
 
GotGold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Illinois (Our governors make our plates)
Posts: 2,774
One thing I did forget to add, the bike rode like a damn Caddy with her on the back.. I know the RK is a heavy bike so I don't know how much you'll notice, but it was very pleasant.
__________________
"Our lady of blessed acceleration don't fail me now."--- Elwood Blues

P.S. GotGold's 03' Screamin Eagle sounds like a 67' Chevelle big block.--- J.P.
GotGold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 11:34 AM   #13 (permalink)
'11 SuperGlide FXDC
 
Wrgiacona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: El Dorado AR
Posts: 1,761
Garage
Practice with her somewhere before you get on the road.

The more she weighs the more effect she will have on the bike.

Tell her to sit still especially when moving slow and in corners and not to lean the against the turns. And to even at speed let you know before she adjusts herself. At least until you know what it feels like.

Don't forget to change pre-load on the shocks to proper weight.

Ride-Like-A-Pro says put the kickstand down for her to get on and off.
Wrgiacona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 12:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Knash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Germantown WI
Posts: 693
Garage
So I want to know how you both did. Any learning curve you'd like to share. I remember riding with my wife for the first time. I'd do over again and again! Correction I do it over and over again!
__________________
Let's ride, I mean let's just ride!
2012 Ultra Limited



Life Church Riders Group Germantown WI
Riding with our Lord!
Knash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 01:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
On Probation
 
HDSickness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,498
One thing to add when backing into a parking spot etc. make her get off first makes things way easier. Almost dumped mine with OL on back when backing into a spot.
__________________
Confuse a liberal.....use facts and logic.
_____________________________________________
2010 Ultra Limited FLHTK
SE Ventilator
SE Super Tuner
Jackpot Stainless Header
Rinehart 4" Muffs

I'll try to be nicer........if you try to be smarter.
HDSickness is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 02:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
Harley Rider
 
TmikeX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Bryan, Tx
Posts: 7,605
Images: 11
Garage
Make sure you give yourself a little more time to stop and don't be too aggressive out on the road as you don't want her freaking out on you either.
__________________
2013 FLHTK
"I keep trying to think but nothing happens"
- Curly Howard
TmikeX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #17 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
redman24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Richmond, TX
Posts: 2,041
Images: 15
What everyone else said. Has she ridden before? Nice smooth takeoffs, shifting and stops help as well.

You might want to let her know it is your first time. She might be easy on you!! Just a little funnin.

I say practicing around the block or a familiar surrounding first is safest.

I have ad passengers that ride like a dream and others like my wife who fidget too much. She is getting better, but likes to jam to the music as well. Tell them not to do that. Try politely at first then stop the ride if they continue. Safety first.

Good luck.
__________________
http://www.harley-davidsonforums.com...eet-glide.html
Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty,
fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.
- Ben Stein
redman24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 11:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
Member
 
Maurice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Miami Florida
Posts: 31
Thanks for all the info, I will keep u posted..

Sent from my LG-MS690 using Motorcycle.com Free App
Maurice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 08:05 AM   #19 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 697
And last but not least, enjoy the ride......
webco2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 11:06 AM   #20 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Yote Killer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 340
Making sure my wife gets off first is always the first thing on her mind.
__________________
2004 FXST
Yote Killer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
This site is in no way affiliated with Harley-Davidson
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum