Passenger falling asleep

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by JKT1969, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. JKT1969

    JKT1969 Active Member

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    Had my gf out this weekend for some riding, weather in Alabama was made for riding this weekend. About 20min into it I kept getting knocked in the back of the helmet with hers, couple of times she twitched on me, at the next stop I turned and ask if she was ok, come to find out she was falling asleep back there and couldn't help herself. This happen anyone before? Seems that could be a potential safety issue...anyways, guess I'm a pretty smooth rider :D
     
  2. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    there was a thread on this a while ago....some goods stories on this subject :coffee
     
  3. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Yep, The Redhead used to fall asleep on long rides mostly when it was cold out
     
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Yep, Bungee cords or one of them ratchet straps!
     
  6. tumma

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    Sounds like my wife. She tells me the fresh air and the sound of the bike is so relaxing more so if she has had a couple of drinks. My wife is small 106 lbs so all i do is sit back in the seat a little farther an lean back a bit .This locks her in between me an the beer box. works great.This also make for a quiet ride for me.
     
  7. 70_West

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    My daughter (18 years old) fell asleep on me several times going across Monteagle on I-24, she kept bobbing around like a rag doll back there. I had to stop at a rest area so she could stretch her legs a bit and walk around.
     
  8. 1fathog

    1fathog New Member

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    Just had a rider killed not too far from my house. Lady fell asleep and fell off the bike. Killed on impact. Not sure if she was wearing a helmet...
    Real scary situation.
    Please be careful out there!
     
  9. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I started taking my daughter on the bike (Dyna) when she was about 3. She would fall asleep almost before we were out of the driveway. So I rigged up a seat belt out of an old belt, and a harness out of a bedroll harness that fit over the sissybar pad (put it on facing forward). When she was older, I just used the lap belt.

    Now on the Ultra, I have a lap belt rigged up so I can use it with any passengers I am not sure will make the journey without nodding off. Not as big a problem on the Ultra with the lounge chair back there, but better safe than sorry.

    TQ
     
  10. itellya

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    get yourself a couple of bungie cords and you are all set smooth or not.