Riding your motorcycle with a passenger on the back is a great way to share the experience of riding with your loved ones. It is important that you take extra precautions when taking these passengers on a ride. The motorcycle will handle different and only experienced riders should take passengers on their motorcycle.

If you are an experienced rider and decide to take a passenger on the back, you will want to make sure that your motorcycle is prepared. Having your bike properly set up will make for a smoother ride and lower your risk of being involved in a Wisconsin motorcycle accident. A few ways to get your bike ready are:

  • Use pegs. Your passenger will need somewhere to rest her feet. Most motorcycles have pegs already installed for this. Double check and ensure you have them on your bike. If not, they can be purchased and installed rather easily.
  • Proper seat. Make sure your motorcycle has the correct seat to fit a passenger. It should be long enough for the passenger to sit comfortably and safely.
  • Tire pressure. Your passenger on the back will create more weight for the motorcycle to handle and adjustments should be made accordingly. Check your owner’s manual and be sure to inflate tires to the recommended pressure.

The proper bike setup is key to a safe and fun ride.

If You've Been Injured in a Bike Crash, Contact Our Milwaukee Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Even with a proper setup, accidents still do occur. If have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Wisconsin, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Milwaukee motorcycle accident lawyer at Hupy and Abraham for a free consultation. Call today at 800-800-5678 and ask how you can receive a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.

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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.