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post #1 of 6 Old 02-02-2019, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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New safety protocol

Driving my cage on the highway today, I was behind a mid-sized bike with a passenger on the pillion. I noticed from behind that there was a 2" canvas strap around the sissy bar and over the passengers arms just above the elbows. When I got along side, I could see that there was some kind of rucksack in the passenger's lap with the strap stretched around her and the sissy bar. I take pride in coming up with original ideas, but it never occurred to me to strap a passenger to the sissy bar like that. I guess that would allow her to get some sleep without falling off, and in the event of an unintended high speed dismount, that would keep her close to the bike for an extra second or two. Pretty creative.

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-02-2019, 07:32 PM
 
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Sounds silly to me. But, I wouldn't carry a passenger unless it was a short hop to transport them to get help.

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post #3 of 6 Old 02-02-2019, 07:57 PM
 
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Very bad idea.... When the bike goes down, the weight of it holds the passenger's elbows and arms in one position into the grinding abrasive surface of the roadway and the passenger then rides out the scraping slide until the bike stops. TYpically in a crash, the bike slides much farther the than the rider who got pitched off.

There's a reason that motorcycles don't have seatbelts
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Yeah. That was my idea of sarcasm.
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Ahh. Well I should have known you would not endorse such a dumb idea, but these days who can tell what's serious and what's a joke

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I really hope they get chewed out by a cop or something before they learn the hard way how stupid that is.
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