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She who must be obeyed's first impression
« on: December 29, 2013, 09:00:46 pm »
I managed to talk 'She who must be obeyed' into coming out on my last run with the promise of fine food and fine ale at the Tui Brewery in Mangatainoka (World famous in New Zealand).

I had planned my last run to knock off the last 200K's  before getting the bike's first service. A short fun run from home over the Pahiatua track (Twisties) to the Brewery and then further north to Woodville and the saddle track over the wind farm (more twisties) and then home.



Of course I forgot to mention the Storm Warning because I wanted her honest opinion of the weather protection offered by the TT



Well of course the day turned out to be uneventful stormwise and 'she who must be obeyed' was more than happy with the bike's performance and her comfort after we overcame the first hurdle.

"I can't get my leg over!!!!"

Well I must admit that I hadn't considered that she who has duck's disease (Short legs and bum to close to the ground) coudn't swing her leg over the top box.. Problem sorted she gets on the bike first and slides back onto the pillion seat.

It does get very windy with some strong cross winds on the Wairarapa side of the Pahiatua track so following the advice I'd seen somewhere on this forum, I popped the windscreen up to full height and found that it "almost" completely reduced the buffeting experience by the pillion and myself.

All in all a pleasant little jaunt to the brewery and then on to the windfarm and home.





All I have to do is get the first service done this week (if I'm lucky).


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Re: She who must be obeyed's first impression
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 09:26:24 pm »
Yeah got it sort thanx.. pushed the publish button not the preview button. th whole stories up ther now..

And Yes she liked it..



Further comments being "It's not like the Harley" and "I'm not deafened"

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Re: She who must be obeyed's first impression
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 09:05:13 am »
Made me chuckle, specially not telling her about the storm warning, you rat  :008:

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Re: She who must be obeyed's first impression
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 12:53:33 pm »
Sounds like you both had a great time  :158:

As for getting SWMBO on and off, I find that it's better for me to get on the bike first,
hold the bike upright with both feet on firm ground, and lean forward slightly,
allowing the pillion to put their left foot on the left pillion peg,
support themself by holding onto my left shoulder with their left hand,
then stand up with their left foot on the peg,
 and swing their right leg up and over the seat,
before sitting down on the pillion seat.

It does take a bit of practice, but I prefer that to the risk of something happening
with the pillion climbing on first, and being supported only by the Side stand -
and which still then leaves the more awkward method of ME getting on with a pillion in place on the seat  :191:


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Re: She who must be obeyed's first impression
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 03:45:50 pm »
*Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
Sounds like you both had a great time  :158:

As for getting SWMBO on and off, I find that it's better for me to get on the bike first,
hold the bike upright with both feet on firm ground, and lean forward slightly,
allowing the pillion to put their left foot on the left pillion peg,
support themself by holding onto my left shoulder with their left hand,
then stand up with their left foot on the peg,
 and swing their right leg up and over the seat,
before sitting down on the pillion seat.

It does take a bit of practice, but I prefer that to the risk of something happening
with the pillion climbing on first, and being supported only by the Side stand -
and which still then leaves the more awkward method of ME getting on with a pillion in place on the seat  :191:



that's exactly how we proceed with my better half  :028:
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Re: She who must be obeyed's first impression
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2013, 09:35:51 pm »
*Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
As for getting SWMBO on and off, I find that it's better for me to get on the bike first,
hold the bike upright with both feet on firm ground, and lean forward slightly,
allowing the pillion to put their left foot on the left pillion peg,
support themself by holding onto my left shoulder with their left hand,
then stand up with their left foot on the peg,
 and swing their right leg up and over the seat,
before sitting down on the pillion seat.
Yep that method worked for us on all my other bikes.

Maybe it's just a "dare I say it" age and inflexibility problem..

Bummed out though I have to wait another 9 days before I can get the first service done.

Ah well at least I have another toy I can ride in the meantime.
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Re: She who must be obeyed's first impression
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2013, 08:33:56 am »
Ah, Tui. Unzud's top brew.  :821:
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Re: She who must be obeyed's first impression
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2014, 12:51:30 pm »
*Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
Sounds like you both had a great time  :158:

As for getting SWMBO on and off, I find that it's better for me to get on the bike first,
hold the bike upright with both feet on firm ground, and lean forward slightly,
allowing the pillion to put their left foot on the left pillion peg,
support themself by holding onto my left shoulder with their left hand,
then stand up with their left foot on the peg,
 and swing their right leg up and over the seat,
before sitting down on the pillion seat.

It does take a bit of practice, but I prefer that to the risk of something happening
with the pillion climbing on first, and being supported only by the Side stand -
and which still then leaves the more awkward method of ME getting on with a pillion in place on the seat  :191:




That's exactly how I get on too.  It did take a bit of practice, the first time I ever went on our postman stood and watched and killed himself laughing at me for a good 20 minutes !  It's a lot easier to get on in the summer with warm weather gear rather than the huge amount of stuff I'm wearing at this time of the year!


Happy New Year Mr & Mrs Coconut xx


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