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How To Gear Up Your Passenger

posted Dec 20, 2017, 9:30 PM by Silvio Vincini   [ updated Dec 20, 2017, 10:47 PM ]

Motorcycle Safety: How To Gear Up Your Passenger


People usually say that the passenger on the back seat of the motorcycle does not need any protection and that only the rider needs to be careful and fully protected. However, as you probably already know, this is not true. If you are a rider, the passenger behind you trusts you enough to get on your motorcycle so you hold some responsibilities towards their protection. Passengers behind you may not be familiar with the safety requirements so it becomes your job to make them understand the safety procedures.

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Here Are Few Tips For Motorcycle Riders On How To Gear Up Their Passengers


  1. Talk To Your Passenger: You need to spend some time educating your passenger about gearing up and also making sure they are aware of the road risks. They may assume that they are safe by sitting at the back, but in fact, they are just as vulnerable as the rider. The roads will not distinguish between the rider and the passenger, it will hurt both but the one with the protection will be better off. Passengers may find it unnecessary to buy a gear suit as they go for the occasional ride, but it is actually very important.
  2. Help Your Passenger Find The Right Gear: Yes, it’s difficult and challenging to find a suitable fit for someone else. You may get confused when selecting between various brands and sizes. Passengers have to wear a comfortable gear suit otherwise their journey will be terrible and uncomfortable. Ideally, you want to shop online while sitting beside your passenger and asking them to select what their body type will fit. This is one of the important motorcycle safety tips.
  3. Size Should be Appropriate: Sizing is one of the most important aspects that you must know before buying a gear suit for your passenger. Get to know the size of their top, bottom and shoes. WIthout any information about size, you can’t find the right fit for your passenger.  If the fit is not right, they will not be properly protected.
  4. Loose or Tight Fit: Every person has a different choice of clothes. So, if you want your riding partner to wear this protective gear suit, then you should ask them in advance whether they would prefer a tight or loose fit to wear. Otherwise, you may waste your money.

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So, when riding with passengers, you must ensure they gear up properly on a motorcycle before riding. This will not only protect them from injuries but also make it easy for you to ride comfortably as you know that both of you are under a protective layer. You can also help them in finding the right gear, provided you know their size. 

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