2-up? what's the appeal?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by cba191, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. cba191

    cba191 wanna buy a monkey?

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    i know that i'll probably get flamed for this, but what is the appeal of riding 2-up? i've never done it, so i have no point of reference. it has just always seemed to me that riding your own ride would be much more appealing. but, when in a car, i hate not being in the driver's seat. so maybe that has something to do with it as well.
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  2. GB

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    Moved to the riding forum.
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  3. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    You don't have to pay the tickets.
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  4. Poolside

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  5. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    With ATGATT: not much.

    Without ATGATT;
    On a cool night with a hot lady sidled up tight behind you, and her nipples poking you in the back.....

    Well think about it :thumb
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  6. approachbears

    approachbears 250cc is 50cc too many

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    Are you old enough to know the difference between masturbation and sex with someone else?
    Leaning is way more fun with someone else onboard.
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  7. Robert_C

    Robert_C Long timer

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    Some of us use our motorcycles as primary transportation. That means that sometimes we need to take our kid somewhere. Further, my daughter likes riding on the motorcycle.
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  8. The OG

    The OG 600b

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    Well, my wife likes to look at / take pictures of the scenery...listen to mp3's...and adjust our route to her points of interest.

    Generals don't drive, just instruct :)

    I get to have someone to share the ride, and a backrest...
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  9. Cranky Yankee

    Cranky Yankee exulcero

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    My first two up was nearly 30 years ago.

    I ended up marrying her. With absolutely no regrets.
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  10. lightfighter

    lightfighter where does this go?

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    my old lady got a bike a few years ago. she crashed it monday, tuesday, and friday while taking instruction from the MSF master instructor, and then it sat in the garage for 14 months before she sold it.

    so it would seem that some are not cut out for 1 up.
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  11. Eyes Shut

    Eyes Shut See no evil

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    What's the appeal of 2-up?

    -You get to share an adventure!
    -You get someone to cuddle with in the sleeping bag at night :wink:
    -The passenger can be on the lookout for the turn, the motel, the restaurant, the gas station, while you negotiate the traffic.
    -If things start going to shit, one of you can maintain the quiet voice of reason and calm.
    -If you don't have room for all of the dessert, you can share it.
    -You can relax in the shade while the passenger goes from motel to motel to get the best deal. :D
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  12. Uncle Ernie

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    Some women are almost like people.
    Sometimes it's fun to do things with other people.
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  13. funhouse

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    bachelor you say?
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  14. eakins

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    because your odds of getting get laid after the ride is over go up significantly :viking ...
    but then again maybe the hand cream is your ticket.
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  15. cba191

    cba191 wanna buy a monkey?

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    Most of those things would be the same on two bikes. :dunno
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  16. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Everyone's different. My wife loves to ride pillion. For one thing, she's a clutz and really doesn't drive or even ride a bike well. She's a lousy candidate for a motorcycle and I'm happier to have her on mine than her own bike. She also likes to be close to me, and hold on. For her, it's a way we spend time together, close and happy. She likes being back there, I like having her on the bike and we have a great time riding 2-up.

    Plus, it saves us money. 1 bike, 1 tank of gas, 1 insurance payment.

    I don't really care what other riders prefer, as long as she and I like the arrangement that's the fun of it.
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  17. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    This is the correct answer :clap
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  18. Kommando

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    Because some people LIKE riding bitch? (taking pics, navigating, etc.)

    Because it's half the price of taking the car or two bikes?

    Because some of us don't have control issues?

    A little more body heat on cold days?

    Because a fatty on the back can make 6th gear wheelies easier?:lol3
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  19. 2LBOX

    2LBOX Adventurer

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    GIVES YOU SOMEONE TO MASSAGE YOUR BACK ON A LONG RIDE

    (WITH A COMM SYSTEM) SHE CAN HELP KEEP YOU AWAKE AND POINT OUT THINGS YOU MISSED BECAUSE YOU WERE LOOKING AT SOMETHING YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT

    YOU KNOW THAT ITCH YOU GET RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR BACK THAT YOU CAN'T REACH? SHE TAKES CARE OF THAT TOO.

    AMEN TO THE BACK REST COMMENT

    AND YOU KNOW IT MAKES THE TENT A LOT MORE FUN:evil
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  20. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    Well, I haven't ridden pillion, nor have I had a pillion, but I'd imagine such things as sharing good times with someone, who may not be so into riding, but still enjoy the experience.
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