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    Hi everyone.

    Im just after a bit of advise and intrested in any feedback.
    Ive done quite a few short runs with my mrs on the back, and im not convinced that it compleatly safe how she is sitting. I have a R1 so the seat is a fair bit higher than my riding position. She sits fairly straight up and holds onto the front of the seat.
    Its comfortable for me cause she isnt leaning on me and she leans with the bike so cant really notice her, Witch is what im worried about. Feel a little vunrable.

    Anyone overcome simular concerns?

  • #2
    Imho make her hold on to you.



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    • #3
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      • #4
        If you accelerate in a hurry there isn't much stopping her toppling off the back.

        I like my pillions to have their arms around me so they can hold on when accelerating. And they can also brace their hands against the tank, plus grip with their thighs under brakes. This really helps prevent them sliding about, and you ending up with your nuts squashed against the tank
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        • #5
          I tried to convince my girlfriend a good way to stay on is the stick her hands down the front of my pants.
          Turns out she has an amazing grip when you accelerate abit harder than she was expecting.

          Shes also only small so she doesnt have great success trying to reach around me, so i get her to reach around as far as she can and grab the bottom of my jacket. That seems to work well and when i break to put there hands onto the tank.
          A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Barfridge View Post
            If you accelerate in a hurry there isn't much stopping her toppling off the back.

            I like my pillions to have their arms around me so they can hold on when accelerating. And they can also brace their hands against the tank, plus grip with their thighs under brakes. This really helps prevent them sliding about, and you ending up with your nuts squashed against the tank
            ^^ This

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tic View Post
              reach around
              Asian is she?

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              • #8
                Yeh thats how i thought its meant to be done, leaning forward and holding onto me or the tank when under brakes. But its uncomfortable as hell and she thinks so to. Might try it agian next time and see if we get used to it.
                So no one recommeneds what we are doing at the moment?

                Haha hands down the pants would work. Apart from i always get a hit across the head when i speed, so dont know how that would workout for me:-)

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                • #9
                  I think you just have to do whatever is comfortable and what works for you and your pillion. I've been on the back of a friends R1 and we both find it comfortable if I lean forward and brace against the tank. Slower speeds I will sit up straight, but the main thing for both is gripping with the thighs.

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                  • #10
                    There is a simple solution to your problem that I am surprised nobody has mentioned. Leave the missus at home...sportsbikes are much more fun on your own.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rassa View Post
                      There is a simple solution to your problem that I am surprised nobody has mentioned. Leave the missus at home...sportsbikes are much more fun on your own.
                      There's a lot to be said for the thrill of a fun road with a nice set of boobs warming your back
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                      • #12
                        ^^^ a lot of truth in this...

                        If your missus needs pillion lessons I could teach her a thing or two...
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                        • #13
                          one hand on the tank and one around you when slowing down and taking off. she can sit up straight when you're in motion and not making any sudden movements
                          Dulcius Ex Asperis

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                          • #14
                            Same as others have said and do one hand on tank one arm around you much more stable. Also add a click of pre load on the rear for the extra weight, it'll balance the bike a bit more.

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                            • #15
                              R1s are horrible pillion bikes.

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