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    Senior Member Riding with a passenger dduelin's Avatar
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    I chimed in too late for this ride but all good stuff. My one comment to add to all is to instruct the passenger to not touch me above the waist, to hold onto my waist or the grab rails below the seat. My wife used to forget and grab my shoulders which feeds steering inputs directly to the bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easterncoyote View Post
    The ride went well, and we both had a good time. Luckily we got the best weather we’ve had in weeks! She was squirming and moving around a bit, though I had instructed her to keep still, which was unsettling. I will remind her again next time. Had a scary moment backing out of a parking spot when the bike came heart-stoppingly close to the tipping point. Thankfully I was able to recover.
    Thanks again to everyone for the support!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chabon View Post
    Yes, make sure she mimics your leaning. Had a friend take a passenger, when he leaned/turned right she leaned left. Net result - bike went straight!
    My first time riding with my wife, I gave her the instructions from the MSF course... "if I turn right, look over my right shoulder, if I turn left, look over my left shoulder."

    She heard "when I go right, look right, when I go left, look left."

    I went left, she looked left, saw the ground getting closer, and leaned right... I leaned more, she leaned more.....

    We made it through the corner.
    Then I stopped and we had some conversation.........

    She rarely rides with me, and now when she mostly sits still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easterncoyote View Post
    Had a scary moment backing out of a parking spot when the bike came heart-stoppingly close to the tipping point. Thankfully I was able to recover.
    Thanks again to everyone for the support!
    As a point of reference, I tend to do the backing of the bike without a passenger on, then have her hop on when we're ready to move forwards. Much easier to keep upright that way.

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