Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Stephenville, TX
Nothing really substitutes for practice, especially at the things that cause us trouble or trepidation. A lot, I find, depends on the passenger. If they stay with the bike, keep their back planted against the lean back no matter what, then you are only working to balance one thing. If they keep moving, then you are constantly fighting to balance 2 things. My girls are all in their 30s, I forget the youngest and oldest are even riding with me, easy breezy. The middle daughter is exhausting.
She is terrified she is going to fall off, so she always leans the wrong way. I have threatened to tie her down to ride. A well planned ride can avoid lots of uncomfortable situations. Stop, let them off, then make the slow maneuver, then let them back on, works in parking lots anyways.
IDMWT member #80
Never walk, when you can ride!
current ride : 2013 GL1800 Audio Comfort
Darkside Yokohama Avid ENVigor 195/55 R16
Past rides: '98 GL1500SE
'03 750 Kawasaki Vulcan
'81 850 Suzuki
'80 550 Suzuki