July 30, 2008 at 4:15 am #1815BuddParticipant
Had to go meet my daughter’s teacher tonight and thought it an excellent opportunity to go 2up with the wife. It is like riding a completely different bike. My wife was really nervous about the lean. I told her to stay with me when I leaned. She would freak out midway into a lean and sit up. This of course caused the bike to come up as well. I wasn’t going too fast or being aggressive. I was turning left from a stop light. I yelled at her to stop and explained it to her at the stop light not to do that. She would freak out in every turn though. On the way home she was actually pulling my hips with her hands which really throws things off. The bike being anywhere off of 90 degrees totally freaks her out. I don’t know how to get her to not freak out. Any advice?July 30, 2008 at 4:26 am #9578AmorylParticipant
um….don’t ride with her?
make her take the MSF course herself, giving her the basics in a controlled professional environment might drive home the understanding of the lean durring turns and she might stop freaking out quite so much.
I understand that my gf will never ride a bike, nor will she ride on one with me. sometimes you’ve just got to accept that your wife/gf and you will never meet together on a bike.July 30, 2008 at 8:16 am #9589BoOZe P-ti MotardParticipant
My advice would be: take her for rides as often as you can! She should get used to the lean effects and etc. And how come you did not advise her before she even sits on the bike???!!!! Dang talking of a ninjarida?!! Well my gr would do same anyways until she got used to it. I explained to her and told her when I turn right, look on the right side of my head and always put ur arms round me!! (feels good ey?!) Then I would do lean effects sometimes asking myself if she’s still at the back or not and automatically I would get a pat.lol.And hand patting and gesture to communicate. I would take her on a ride at slow motion then speeding up a lil and I found out also one of ‘my good method’ was: when going on a straight road and there was no traffic behind, I would aske her to grab me and just feel the motion, and I would swing the bike right and left, at first slowly and increasing the cadence… you know ride like a snake? (going straight but turning to left and right and etc)…. Try and send me feedbacks bud…oh ur pseudo is budd? if she refuses, then you must have scared her really bad XDDDD
Solomolo RiderJuly 30, 2008 at 12:28 pm #9594BuddParticipant
I did warn her ahead of time. I told her to keep her body in line with mine. In the lean she got scared and bailed. I told her not to do this because it could send us off the road or into oncoming traffic. I was going slow enough that her freak out wasn’t hurting anything. She could hear me telling her to stop it. Maybe her scooter riding experience worked against the experience. She is used to being in control and knows how to shift her weight to lean it, but her scooter doesn’t lean like my Ninja.
“I am the best there is at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineJuly 30, 2008 at 5:55 pm #9613AaronMerlotParticipant
I had the same problems with my wife-ish. We spent several hours in the parking lot across the street, practicing cornering, braking, and not wiggling when the bike is stopping or stopped. I think not being in traffic was a good idea to help her get comfortable. I even bought cones like the MSF class and set up off set weaves.July 30, 2008 at 11:00 pm #9632BoOZe P-ti MotardParticipant
yea do what you want but she will persist..but everyone will give u advices but follow what u fink might work if u apply..but better take her on a cool ride and do slow serpentine..that worked for me..dunno bout ye..(why a ride and not parking lot?she’l not want to eat or do whatever as an excuse..lol..)
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