Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: coogee beach nsw australia
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naturally more power makes 2-up overtakes etc easier,, yet lighter weight etc also applies here..
many opt for gear ratio changes via sprocket[s] changing, which would help your 2-up riding..
just as we need to learn new/different motorcycles, so also for 2-up, on any bike..
ive seen 3 to 5-up on small motorcycles in asia, including sidesaddle,, and many cbr250/300r riders have enjoyed riding with a passenger, so it can be done incl with the pleasures of motorcycling, provided you approach it realistically - such as leaving adequate braking distances and distancing generally, going for smoothness generally and in approach/entry to corners etc, also decisionmaking such as whether to or when to overtake.. coming from larger hondas you need to adjust priorities etc according to your new motorcycle, which does not mean less enjoyment, simply riding to its/your strengths and weaknesses..
the view from behind is often more conservative esp from nervous passengers, so best also see it as a rider combo,, including how she or he feels about the overtakes and suchlike..
just as you adjust tire pressures etc, so adjust everything else.. think of it as a different type of riding, not just a nuisance around fast overtakes etc.. let yourself both enjoy the ride together..
mate, the pains of loss of a loved one cant be expressed here,, yet, even the fact that you are able to mention your loss here to fellow motorcyclists gives a hint at how you perceive your relationship with your motorcycle[s] and with motorcycling, aside from capacities etc...
the only view is ahead, and into your futures.. take it easy, and enjoy every moment,
including your rides together, as your lost one would undoubtedly have wished..