When my wife wanted to ride pillion, I gave her the appropriate sections (from MSF class and DMV test booklet) on 2up riding to read so she would know what to expect and how to respond. She's been great! I would definitely say, though, that you should practice finishing your braking to a stop with the back brake. The front should be released just before a complete stop to keep the from dumping. The tendency for the bike to want to dump is more pronounced with more weight. Try it a few times and you'll see exactly what I mean. Anything but a nearly perfect straight line stop will lean the bike over if the front brake is applied at that last moment. Release the front brake and you'll immediately feel the bike want to straighten back up. Just a tip. There are some great videos and reads out there for you since it sounds like this may be uncharted territory for you. I wish I knew the links and titles. This forum has them floating around.
It also stands to reason that if you are stopping on a bend to plan it so you can straighten up before coming to a complete stop. There's an intersection near my house that I really should film if for nothing else but the shear number of bikes that get dumped for stopping on a turn. Their feet are usually splayed out so you know the back brakes weren't even in the equation.
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Last edited by sparkn; 03-24-2014 at 06:13 PM.