Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tips For Riding A Motorcycle With A Passenger

Are you thinking about taking a trip on a motorcycle and a plan of having a passenger along with you for a ride? Here are some tips that will help you ride a motorcycle safely when you have passengers on board.

Getting on and off Motorcycle

If you have a passenger riding with you, make sure (drivers) are first on and last off the bike. This allows you to always remain in control of a motorcycle, a passenger is your getting on and getting off the bike. You never want your passengers get on first, because the bike can become unstable and tip over causing possible injury.


Another change that occurs when you have passengers, while riding a motorcycle is a balance bike. Since the two of you on the motorcycle now, it will be harder to balance the bike when starting and stopping. When you come to stop or start, make sure you keep both feet firmly planted on the ground and both hands firmly on the steering wheel. This will allow you to have full control of the motorcycle during this time.

Increased weight, decreased ability to stop

The first thing you must keep in mind when riding a motorcycle with a passenger that will be a lot harder than if you were riding by yourself. What does this mean? This means that you and your engine is now harder and harder to stop, or at least it will take longer to stop than before. That means you have to take into account the upcoming stops a bit before you would otherwise.


Another aspect of driving is affected when you are a passenger on a motorcycle with you turning. Since now the two of you, the way the engine handles the turns will now be different, because the increased weight. You may have to send their passengers on the hair turns at the same time to do so. One thing I do not want your passengers to do is lean the opposite direction as when you go in the red. This can cause instability and may increase the risk of getting into an accident.

Keeping you and your passengers safe while riding a motorcycle should always be your number one priority. If you are caution when driving, and always ensure that you operate the engine properly, then you will be able to enjoy safe driving for many years to come.

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