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Question: How do you have your passenger get on your bike?
I hold the bike upright and the passenger gets on. - 128 (68.1%)
I semi-support the bike on the side-stand and the passenger gets on. - 19 (10.1%)
The passenger gets on with the bike on the side-stand and then I get on. - 14 (7.4%)
I drive to the nearest curb and the passenger gets on there. - 4 (2.1%)
I never carry a passenger, but I am compelled to vote irregardless. - 18 (9.6%)
Other, explained below - 5 (2.7%)
Total Voters: 178

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« on: May 07, 2012, 01:46:19 PM »

I don't recall reading that there is a 'proper' way for a passenger to get on a bike.
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 01:59:06 PM »

I always get on the bike first, then have my passenger get on while I balance it upright.  Same as when it's time to get off - the passenger climbs off first.  This leaves me in control of the whole thing.

However, I have seen many people on Gold Wings and E-Glides having the passenger get on first with the bike on the sidestand or center stand.  The bad of that is like when my mom was on the back of dad's Gold Wing, and dad did not have as good of a parking job as he thought on the side of the road.  The camber worked against them and mom and the bike spilled over, as I heard it!  Lol
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 02:07:54 PM »

The proper way is whatever works.  Short passenger legs and tall seats make it harder for some people to get on with the driver already in the saddle.  Having a top-case mounted only makes it worse.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 02:10:17 PM »


I always get on the bike first, then have my passenger get on while I balance it upright.  Same as when it's time to get off - the passenger climbs off first.  This leaves me in control of the whole thing.............................


This is what we do. Short passenger, top case and all. Only thing to add is the kickstand must be up. And they never get on or off without the pilot's permission.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 03:16:37 PM »




This is what we do. Short passenger, top case and all. Only thing to add is the kickstand must be up. And they never get on or off without the pilot's permission.



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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 03:32:51 PM »


I always get on the bike first, then have my passenger get on while I balance it upright.  Same as when it's time to get off - the passenger climbs off first.  This leaves me in control of the whole thing.


+1 for this.

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However, I have seen many people on Gold Wings and E-Glides having the passenger get on first with the bike on the sidestand or center stand.  The bad of that is like when my mom was on the back of dad's Gold Wing, and dad did not have as good of a parking job as he thought on the side of the road.  The camber worked against them and mom and the bike spilled over, as I heard it!  Lol


A friend of mine did that, bike loaded tall. Bounces it off the centerstand, in front of all of us, and ... boom. Over goes the C14.
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 04:05:09 PM »

After the proper 100PR (PILLION REQUEST) form is notarized and processed through the Central Planning Committee, that meets twice a month, and the prospective passenger has been signed off by a certified behavioral analyst....

Jeebus, what's so complicated about boarding a pillion?
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2012, 06:25:40 PM »

What Rincewind said.  The smallest chance of a disaster is for me to be in the saddle, flatfooting the bike and able to counter whatever gyrations the pillion induces on the way up.  Using the passenger peg as a step up pretty much takes the passenger's height out of the equation.
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2012, 06:56:46 PM »

The passenger gets on with the bike on the side-stand and then I get on.


I have a givi on the back of the Sprint.  The back of the Sprint is so f'n high as it is, with a bag on it my Mrs. can't swing her leg over all of it comfortably.  So, she gets on first, slides back, then I get on.  

I'm holding the brake and hold the bars so she feels comfortable getting on.
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2012, 07:07:52 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2012, 10:14:02 PM »


What Rincewind said.  The smallest chance of a disaster is for me to be in the saddle, flatfooting the bike and able to counter whatever gyrations the pillion induces on the way up.  Using the passenger peg as a step up pretty much takes the passenger's height out of the equation.


Yep, I get on and have the passenger use my shoulder to hold and the passenger peg to step onto. Easy peesy.  However... it's probably been 4 years since I took a passenger on my bike. They never seem to want to take a 2nd ride.

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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2012, 10:25:09 PM »

I generally have them lowered via Kampnagel bucket crane.
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2012, 10:38:23 PM »


I generally have them lowered via Kampnagel bucket crane.


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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2012, 11:09:24 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2012, 11:17:47 PM »

Hmm, I don't remember where I learned this (Harley rental safety review maybe?), but the procedure I was taught involves the rider lifting the bike off the stand (with bike already started/running), and then having the pillion mount from the left side.

Dismount is the reverse -- passenger gets off bike dismounted to the left with the bike still running & held upright by rider.
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« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2012, 09:47:41 PM »

I used to hold the bike upright until a friend showed me how easy it is to use the side stand.
Sit on the bike, lean against the side stand, lock the brake and have her get on board from the left hand side.
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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2012, 05:05:19 PM »

When I ride as a passenger I prefer to get on with the pilot already on and steadying the bike, trying to be as smooth as possible and using the peg as a step. Just be careful if you happen to be on any slight incline. The bike might have a tendancy to become more unsteady even if the driver appears to have it steady. I don't like the kickstand down, get on it procedure. I always wait until I have the "pilot's" permission to mount or dismount the bike.
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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2012, 05:09:51 PM »


I always get on the bike first, then have my passenger get on while I balance it upright.  Same as when it's time to get off - the passenger climbs off first.  This leaves me in control of the whole thing.



Absolutely. Only way that makes sense.

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« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2012, 06:00:38 PM »




Absolutely. Only way that makes sense.





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