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So i was out the other day on the bike with my *new* girl :boob :mrgreen: .

It was only my second time riding two-up. I'm finding that my '01 is a real pain in the arse two-up around town because of the forward slope of the front seat. I keep slowly migrating forward (as usual) during riding and when I have to apply the brakes she slides forward and collides with my back... nothing dramatic or unsafe, just not the smooth riding experience that my girl deserves. I've given her the 'put your hands on the tank when I brake' advice, but it doesn't seem to be helping much. Not having her flush with my back is really exaggerating every shift and brake. I've tried to keep my butt shifted back on the seat, but I inevitably end up back in my standard riding position... with my boys mashed up against the tank.

any tips?
 

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She has to help you. Her hands can be on the tank or your boys if you perfer :mrgreen: Come up with a system so she knows what your doing. Taps and head movements helped me. Also remember she is back there and don't ride like she's not.
 

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I was having the same problems when I fist put a girl on the back.
Tell her she has to support herself with her arms agaist the tank, it may take while but she should get used to it.

when I fist took a girl on the bike, there was a lot of helmet on hlemet action :hump with every shift/stop. but that no longer happens.

it's like when you got on a bike for the fist time -it feels wierd, but after a while you get used to it. same goes here for both you and your girl just take it easy until you both get used to it.

last thing, be careful - you wrist and arms will get tired in the begining as you are now supporting 2 people. and also, you tend to not sit up straight as much.

But have fun - I like having a girl on the back.
 

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Strowrum said:
I was having the same problems when I fist put a girl on the back.
Tell her she has to support herself with her arms agaist the tank, it may take while but she should get used to it.

when I fist took a girl on the bike, there was a lot of helmet on hlemet action :hump with every shift/stop. but that no longer happens.

it's like when you got on a bike for the fist time -it feels wierd, but after a while you get used to it. same goes here for both you and your girl just take it easy until you both get used to it.

last thing, be careful - you wrist and arms will get tired in the begining as you are now supporting 2 people. and also, you tend to not sit up straight as much.

But have fun - I like having a girl on the back.
Stowrum, maybe you should've taken your "fist" out of the girl before trying to ride her on the back. :hump
either you got personal issues or need to spell check your posts, buddy. LOL :stupic
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I tell my wife to put her hands around my waist like she was going to dive into the pool... (cross the thumbs) keep your hands on the front of the tank and when she feels like she is moving forward, (like when you are stopping) push her hands forward like she is trying to push herself away from me.... then when we are accelrating, and she starts to feel herself slide back, then grab my waist and pull herself towards my back...

riding with a passenger is work for both people, the one if front and the person in back.... she has to work as hard as you to make this work... this is a technique that works very well, but it is something that has to be practiced... also if you do this technique, it will greatly reduce the fatigue on your wrists and it will reduce the supporting two bodies as she will inherently do that herself...
 

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My wife puts her hands on my thighs while we are riding around and when we start to slow down she shifts them to the tank. The only time I can really tell she is there is when she starts moving her feet around other than that I like having her ride with me.
 

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Get fat chciks, no room for them to slide anywhere, plus 24/7 wheelies with em on the back. Plus U save money on framesliders, just make sure your bike lands on her. There is a downside to this though, nobody will want to ride behind U, the NO eye candy factor sets in.



I ride my GF(she only 400 lbs J/K) all the time, at first she was like what U have desrcibed, but after I passed 10,000 miles on my 04 I have to check to see if she still on back. The woman will get used to how you ride, she will find her comfort spot, then U will be like where the bitch go, she still on there or what, so U just take hand off grip reach around and grab some ass to make sure she still there. It takes time, but she will get used to it if U stick with the same GF.
 

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Adams]....I have to check to see if she still on back. ...U will be like where the bitch go, she still on there or what, so U just take hand off grip reach around and grab some ass to make sure she still there. It takes time, but she will get used to it if U stick with the same GF.
Same here except mine came pretrained, her dad had motorcycles all her life so she was a well experienced passenger, she just had to get used to a passenger seat and rear pegs that are 6 ft off the ground...i know they are not that high but she is only like 5', the first time she rode with me she was like "how the F' do I get on this thing"
 

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My Mrs is real small, she just keeps her arms round me in a bear hug, as long as we are not going too far she's alright like that. Did 90 miles yesterday with her on the back no probs, gotta look out for the G-String issue though or you will find all cars driven by men sitting behind you in traffic! :roll:
 

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My wife had a bad habit of moving around while we were riding. I broke her ass of that real quick, it makes your bike wiggle all over the lane. My wife has learned how to keep herself in the same spot on the back, she uses a combo of her hands on the tank when we stop and legs squeezed on the tail section we take off. She is a real good passenger now.
 

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I feel ya, I usued to have a 2002 Suzuki SV650S and I would take my girl out all the time on it. Now that I have my 2003 R6 I DONT like bringing her. It just isnt a good bike to bring the ladies on.
 

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i feel you guys...when my wife is on my bike,i wear a backpack stuffed with a pillow. gives her something to lean a against and keeps her pushed further back when i put the brakes on. Also she's able to squeeze her thighs on it and she alot more comfortable and confident while riding.
 

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If they are smacking you in the back every time you shift or brake your suspension is too soft, get some preload in there and try to be extra smooth.

A grab rail/sportsrack on the back helps a lot.
 

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Yeah i dinkie the girlie around all the time. At first I gave her the hands on the tank kinda thing but now as long as she feels comfortable it doesnt bother me. If you brake early and take off easy there shouldnt be really any helmet banging.
 

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Wind the rear preload up a couple of clicks, this will greatly increase your feel from the front end of the bike as the back will not sag as much when she climbs on.

My missus loves riding pillion but HATES the R6, she usually grips the tail with her thighs ;) and we've been up on the back wheel off a set of lights with her not hanging on with her arms. VERY experienced though, she's got as much pillion experience as i have riding experience. :love
 

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I started a thread awhile ago about "pillion grips" also known as "love handles". Its basically a belt with two handles. It looks kind of :gay but it makes a hell of a difference. It solves all the problems you speak of.
 
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