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PostSubject: Passenger Question   Passenger Question I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 11, 2013 6:24 pm

What is the preferred way for a passenger to mount the Silverwing? Driver first and leave on sidestand? Driver first and straighten up the scooter? Passenger first? Passenger can use the left passenger peg to step on before swinging a leg over the seat? Etc.? Technique?
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PostSubject: Re: Passenger Question   Passenger Question I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 11, 2013 7:07 pm

I always let my wife climb onboard first, usually while on the double stand, then i jump on and push forward off the stand. The same technique for the single stand. She always likes to get on first because she can easily get on the lower seat and then slide back. If i were on first i think it would be a lot harder for her to climb on with the rear case also in the way!
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PostSubject: Re: Passenger Question   Passenger Question I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 11, 2013 7:44 pm

Driver first,straighten scooter then passenger. Works for me Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Passenger Question   Passenger Question I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 11, 2013 9:44 pm

Passenger first for me while I hold the bike,
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PostSubject: Re: Passenger Question   Passenger Question I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 11, 2013 10:28 pm

Count yourself lucky if you have a passenger.
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PostSubject: Re: Passenger Question   Passenger Question I_icon_minitimeSat Jan 12, 2013 7:08 am

Guy wrote:
Count yourself lucky if you have a passenger.


Consider yourself "Lucky" if you don't... .
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PostSubject: Re: Passenger Question   Passenger Question I_icon_minitimeSat Jan 12, 2013 7:36 am

applause Don't get me wrong,I enjoy having my pillion with me,but the Swing seat makes it top heavy,and more attention is required riding at slow speeds. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Passenger Question   Passenger Question I_icon_minitimeSat Jan 12, 2013 6:45 pm

Thanks for all of the replies.
I guess the real question is: can one stand on the passenger pegs? While mounting, and if riding on rough roads, or long rides, and the passenger simply wants to stand up?
Thanks again.
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PostSubject: Re: Passenger Question   Passenger Question I_icon_minitimeSat Jan 12, 2013 7:03 pm

I wouldn't advise anyone putting their full weight on one of the SW's folding footrests. They aren't nearly as skookum as those on most motorcycles. The way I let a passenger get on the SW is the same as we did on the Goldwing. I straddle the scooter as far forward as practical, hold the brakes and steady the scooter and the passenger gets on the back seat by throwing a leg over and sliding on. I really don't like rocking the bike off the center stand with the weight of two people on it. Those stand pivots are strong but not really designed to handle that much load on them though it depends on the total weight.
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PostSubject: Re: Passenger Question   Passenger Question I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 21, 2013 4:03 pm

exavid wrote:
I wouldn't advise anyone putting their full weight on one of the SW's folding footrests. They aren't nearly as skookum as those on most motorcycles. The way I let a passenger get on the SW is the same as we did on the Goldwing. I straddle the scooter as far forward as practical, hold the brakes and steady the scooter and the passenger gets on the back seat by throwing a leg over and sliding on. I really don't like rocking the bike off the center stand with the weight of two people on it. Those stand pivots are strong but not really designed to handle that much load on them though it depends on the total weight.

Thanks to everyone here for your information and time.
This was a very important issue for my wife and I.
We have decided the Silverwing is Not for us.
Thanks again for your honest help and answers.
We'll sign off, but bop in (lurk) once in a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Passenger Question   Passenger Question I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 21, 2013 4:14 pm

I concur with exdavid's explanation of pillion mounting!!! (May regret the last bit!!!)
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PostSubject: Re: Passenger Question   Passenger Question I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 21, 2013 7:17 pm

Yeah Waspie, I'll give that a pass too! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Passenger Question   Passenger Question I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 22, 2013 4:19 am

First I ride my scooter....not drive it. Works better than way.

Passenger-----rider mount 1st, hold bike with brakes or I suppose even parking brake----passenger mount from left side and not grab rider around neck! Side stand down in case something happens.

Stepped seats suck...jacking passenger way up in air----get a fat one and there is real problem=top heavy scooter.

Last I find difficult to have passenger heavier than me AND of course pay attention to load limit of bike/scooter.
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PostSubject: Re: Passenger Question   Passenger Question I_icon_minitimeSat Jan 26, 2013 2:11 pm

I know this is cheating, but, with my Danson Trike kit there's no issue with either a passenger or the driver mounting the SW. sunny

I've only had a passenger on board once. However, I did notice the extra weight on curves and turns.

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