I'd appreciate any views or advice on this one: I got my first HD almost one year ago - a Sporty 883. I love it to bits and spend quite a lot of time riding/working on it. I know it is not a touring machine or ideal 2up scoot and that is not relevant to this thread. My wife was in an RTA a few years ago (passenger in a cage) which has left her with what I would best describe as Passenger Anxiety Issues. Many of you will know what I mean. I haven't persuaded her onto the bike for a little ride yet although I'm making a tiny bit of progress over time. Her dear old dad (a Norton man for many years) has been out with me and loved it. I'd like to know if there is any advice on overcoming this pillion-anxiety. I am fully aware that pressurizing or persuading someone to do what they don't want to do is the WRONG thing to do. I do not wish to be selfish either: just because I love to ride and find it a life enriching experience doesn't mean she will. I do feel, however, that it would be a great pleasure to enjoy together. If it's simply not her thing - that's fine, I'll just carry one doing my thing in my "solo" time as many do with e.g. golf, hunting or extreme stamp collecting . So if anyone has been in a similar situation and found a gentle way to overcome it, please share your experience. Thanks guys and girls.