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Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby Tuffers » 06 Sep 2021, 19:05

I'm finding it easier getting her to lie on her back to be honest.
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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby Kwacky » 06 Sep 2021, 19:09

My wife doesn't mind going pillion. We don't do it much because one of us is usually doing something or one of the kids needs driving somewhere.

She did try riding a bike but was too scared.
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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby D41 » 06 Sep 2021, 22:09

Never really liked the whole pillion-thing.
I don't like the responsibility of it.

Plus the other stuff that goes with it....
"Are you having fun??"
"Oh yes... can we stop and get milk & bread on the way home??"
" Oh, sure. Wonderful." F###!

And just like that, a leisurely Sunday morning ride turns into the grocery expedition from Hell.
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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby kiwikrasher » 06 Sep 2021, 23:25

Jess rides with me regularly, the multi is a great two up ride, and with all the panniers we’ve used the bike for weekends away together when all the kids are at the other parents.

I only have a single seat on the Thruxton so that’s my solo ride time.

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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby D6Nutz » 07 Sep 2021, 08:31

Mrs Nutz has been known to get on the back of a bike, but a long time so.

She wasn't really a fan, but was enticed with the promise of only going out when it was warm and dry, plus the ride being accompanied by a pub lunch in a lovely little village.

We stopped going out together when the kids arrived.

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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby Monty » 07 Sep 2021, 10:46

I did thousands of miles around India and Nepal with the missus on the back and she loved it, we got to see loads of places we wouldn't have on busses and trains.

When we got back home I took her on the motorway and she hated it, she's not been on since.

For us riding the bike is most of the fun part and I think for them (generalising) it's just a means to an end/destination.
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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby kiwikrasher » 07 Sep 2021, 23:18

Jess’ main motivation was she wanted to share my passion with me, but she’s that type of lass, very empathetic and giving. She slowly got used to the back seat and prior to the speeding ticket was usually the one saying “why are you going slow?”

The ex had all her own gear when I met her from a previous relationship with a rider, but never ever once went on the back with me, which is indicative of that relationship in general.
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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby Cav » 08 Sep 2021, 07:21

kiwikrasher wrote:The ex had all her own gear when I met her from a previous relationship with a rider, but never ever once went on the back with me, which is indicative of that relationship in general.

Jess is into pegging but your ex wasn't? (happy)
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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby kiwikrasher » 08 Sep 2021, 13:36

Cav wrote:
kiwikrasher wrote:The ex had all her own gear when I met her from a previous relationship with a rider, but never ever once went on the back with me, which is indicative of that relationship in general.

Jess is into pegging but your ex wasn't? (happy)


Don’t drag me into your sordid affairs Cav (makeup)
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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby D41 » 08 Sep 2021, 14:24

"Pegging"....??

Why do I get the feeling I'm going to regret asking....
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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby Monty » 08 Sep 2021, 17:45

D41 wrote:"Pegging"....??

Why do I get the feeling I'm going to regret asking....


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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby D41 » 09 Sep 2021, 01:15

(puke) (fubar) (shake)

I should never have mentioned it.
Nor should I have Googled it.
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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby Cav » 09 Sep 2021, 03:25

D41 wrote:(puke) (fubar) (shake)

I should never have mentioned it.
Nor should I have Googled it.

I like to think of myself as an educator.. you're welcome.
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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby D41 » 09 Sep 2021, 12:16

Think again, professor. :D
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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby Bob T » 14 Sep 2021, 08:55

Just don't take people on the back. If they want to ride then make them get their own bike.
When I was riding the Ducati 939 Supersport the wife had a new Monster 821. When we split up, the new girlfriend also has a Monster 821. I now have a BMW R1250RS so the girlfriend got her annual bonus from work and bought herself a new BMW S1000XR. Now she has 165 bhp on tap and I only have 136 bhp.
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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby kiwikrasher » 14 Sep 2021, 10:13

Bob T wrote:Just don't take people on the back. If they want to ride then make them get their own bike.
When I was riding the Ducati 939 Supersport the wife had a new Monster 821. When we split up, the new girlfriend also has a Monster 821. I now have a BMW R1250RS so the girlfriend got her annual bonus from work and bought herself a new BMW S1000XR. Now she has 165 bhp on tap and I only have 136 bhp.
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That’s what works for you Bob and that’s good, but my partner had never been on a bike before so to wait till she learnt to ride, get a licence, do her provisionals and get a bike they has a chance of keeping up would be years down the track.

I bought her gear and we were off on weekends together within the first few months of going out.
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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby Kwacky » 14 Sep 2021, 10:17

My wife went on a CBT course and hated it. She'll never ride a motorcycle again.
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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby Bob T » 14 Sep 2021, 19:05

kiwikrasher wrote:That’s what works for you Bob and that’s good, but my partner had never been on a bike before so to wait till she learnt to ride, get a licence, do her provisionals and get a bike they has a chance of keeping up would be years down the track.

I bought her gear and we were off on weekends together within the first few months of going out.


Nor had my girlfriend. She was 53 when she started. It took her about 5 months from starting training, passing her test and picking up her brand new 110 bhp Monster 821. The bike was three weeks old when she crossed the channel on it for the first time on her own.

You can make excuses or you can get on with it, depends on if you want it enough.
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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby Tuffers » 14 Sep 2021, 20:26

Bob T wrote:
kiwikrasher wrote:That’s what works for you Bob and that’s good, but my partner had never been on a bike before so to wait till she learnt to ride, get a licence, do her provisionals and get a bike they has a chance of keeping up would be years down the track.

I bought her gear and we were off on weekends together within the first few months of going out.


Nor had my girlfriend. She was 53 when she started. It took her about 5 months from starting training, passing her test and picking up her brand new 110 bhp Monster 821. The bike was three weeks old when she crossed the channel on it for the first time on her own.

You can make excuses or you can get on with it, depends on if you want it enough.


I don't think anyone is making excuses are they? Some people are happy to ride pillion. In fact I'd go so far to say that it takes more guts to go on the back rather than ride at the front.
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Re: Getting the Mrs on the Back

Postby kiwikrasher » 15 Sep 2021, 00:15

Bob T wrote:
kiwikrasher wrote:That’s what works for you Bob and that’s good, but my partner had never been on a bike before so to wait till she learnt to ride, get a licence, do her provisionals and get a bike they has a chance of keeping up would be years down the track.

I bought her gear and we were off on weekends together within the first few months of going out.


Nor had my girlfriend. She was 53 when she started. It took her about 5 months from starting training, passing her test and picking up her brand new 110 bhp Monster 821. The bike was three weeks old when she crossed the channel on it for the first time on her own.

You can make excuses or you can get on with it, depends on if you want it enough.


It’s not excuses mate, we enjoy going two up, it’s good together time when we rarely get a break from the 4 kids, her uni study and work, and my fly in fly out roster. And she likes the excuse to be able to cuddle up to me for hours on end.

Like I said, if that works for you good on you. But not everyone needs to be told they have to do it your way. The thread is about riding two up, not ‘make your missus get her own licence and bike’
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