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    Back rider?

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    What's the youngest age someone can ride with an adult? Other than having a helmet for them, do you need anything else? Also, would you recommend a novice rider to have an additional rider, behind? Do you find it distracting to have someone wrap their arms around you, as you ride? Sorry, if noob questions.

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    Re: Back rider?

    Quote Originally Posted by micelli.i View Post
    What's the youngest age someone can ride with an adult? Other than having a helmet for them, do you need anything else? Also, would you recommend a novice rider to have an additional rider, behind? Do you find it distracting to have someone wrap their arms around you, as you ride? Sorry, if noob questions.
    Feet must reach the footpegs

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    Yes, by law the passenger needs to be able to reach the pegs.

    Riding with young children is also risky in that they lose focus or interest quickly, and have also been known to fall asleep.

    As for a newbie rider having a passenger, it wouldn't be something I'd recommend. It changes the handling dynamics of the bike fairly significantly (especially an adult vs a child) and without adequate skill to handle these changes in an emergency situation it could be a recipe for bad things happening. Personally, at least 2 (maybe 3) years of solid riding experience would be the minimum before I'd recommend taking a passenger.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=YfS4aRI6if8

    Has all the info... when back home in Kenya my dad took me as a kid on rides, I sat in the front... and fell asleep almost every ride, even remember hitting my chin/teeth on the handlebar Still, sparked my loved for bikes.

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    +1 as a novice rider it's best to get used to riding first. I however let my gf at the time talk me into taking her as a passenger with only a month or so riding. A couple of minor learning stumbles and it was fine forever after. Make sure your passenger is geared up.

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    Re: Back rider?

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr guy View Post
    Feet must reach the footpegs
    What a weird law...they need a car seat for a 10 year old but that same 10 year old can sit on the back of an SS and go to the freeway if his feet can touch the pegs
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    Re: Back rider?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScorpionT16 View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=YfS4aRI6if8

    Has all the info... when back home in Kenya my dad took me as a kid on rides, I sat in the front... and fell asleep almost every ride, even remember hitting my chin/teeth on the handlebar Still, sparked my loved for bikes.
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    Re: Back rider?

    Quote Originally Posted by Max527 View Post
    That bill never went into law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrivatePilot View Post
    That bill never went into law.
    Oops my bad.
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