I'm still a new rider, only put on about 6500km so far since learning to ride in october and crashed one bike in June. My girlfriend would like to start coming along on some of my rides and I haven't taken a passenger before and unsure how to best go about getting used to it. If she's inexperienced on a bike, and I'm still a new rider, anyone have any tips for getting used to it?
I'm initially thinking my best bet is to head to a big empty parking lot, have her follow in the car and then practice in that parking lot. I have no interest in taking her on the street until we're both comfortable with it, but I'm also not entirely sure what to expect as far as how the bike is going to feel with another person on it.
I have a helmet, jacket, and gloves for her that she'll be required to wear as a minimum gear set.
anyone able to point to any instructional videos, tips, or how they found it learning to take a passenger? I'd like an idea of what I'm in for and google has ended up with some rather unhelpful and limited info. Most of it seems to be directed toward cruisers and I'm riding a 2012 ninja 650