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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-07-2012, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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BSR instructions?

I am single, and likely to remain so. That said, there are times when a "potential" will want a ride...on the motorcycle...just so we are clear here...

Sometimes it is even the first time on a bike for her, and usually they have very limited experience.

What do you tell them about leaning, and flopping, and panicking and position...on the bike...keeping the platonic thing in mind..., butt-n-head-n-hand position?

Head weighs: 10-12 pounds.
Hand and arm weighs: 8-10 pounds.
Butt weighs: 12 to 15 pounds.
Upper torso: 15 to 30 pounds.

Potentially that's about 77 pounds of "flop around" available for making control issues.

I know the above is a little "fun", but the question is serious. Do you give instructions? Feel free to comment...fun or serious....

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First, I like the brake down of body parts per each with estimated weight, that's some funny stuff. To answer you question, I always give a short instruction session. My instructions are don't ever put your feet down, never grab me around the neck or arm then give instructions on where to grab depending on how hot she is, don't lean opposite of me just do what I do, and if I stop short push on my shoulders, at slow speeds don't move around like stoping at a light. Don't forget to tell her not to kick your paint getting on and off the bike. You can give some directions before you get on while talking about if she wants a ride and some before you ride off so your not like an instruction manual, the smoothness is up to you. If you get one that didn't listen and is doing stupid stuff or to drunk to listen, I stop and tell them "I want to get you home in one peace". I look at it this way, I want to make it home so I can have fun the next time.
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Far as leaning goes, just tell em not to even lean. Just go with the bike. Ive had experiences of ones overleaning and it messes me up.

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Far as leaning goes, just tell em not to even lean. Just go with the bike. Ive had experiences of ones overleaning and it messes me up.
+1 on that. I have ran into a few that had no clue and never been on the back so I just told them to not even lean.


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Lot's of good info, but when it comes to leaning. I just say, keep your shoulders lined up with mine, I wouldn't even plant the seed about leaning. The other advice regarding not putting your feet down, and not grabbing you around the neck is also good.

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+1 on that. I have ran into a few that had no clue and never been on the back so I just told them to not even lean.
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"Pretend you are a piece of luggage" Although for couples who ride together frequently it makes sense for the passenger "participate" in the lean, for someone who rides seldom the best thing is just to stay still. That way, the rider need only compensate for static mass, rather than dynamic (and potentially unpredictable) shifts in mass.
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holding on

here is my instructions...get on, shut up, and hold on!!
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That's freaking hilarious Waacko1%r.
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I keep it simple. Keep your feet on the boards, don't make any sudden moves and when we turn look over my inside shoulder.
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