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With the bike off the centre stand & stood on it's 3 wheels with the tilt lock & parking brake on,would an MP3(500) be stable enough for a passenger to get on the bike before the rider & get off after the rider?.
Thanks, Graham.
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Yes - I gave a lift to a (large!) friend back from the pub many times on my Fuoco. Just the tilt-lock and parking brake.
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Echoing JIMC: yes it can be done.

But the MP3 is already a bit top-heavy and it doesn't take much to topple over, especially if the surface its on isn't perfectly level.

I would recommend being with them to help hold the bike steady while the board or even stand in the step-through to brace the bike. Most of the time its probably fine if you do not do these things but that's a long fall onto a hard surface the one time it does not go to plan.

Think risk reduction measures not just for yourself but passenger and machine alike. As the motorcycle owner and driver you also have the responsibility to ensure your passenger is safe boarding, riding, and dismounting the motorcycle.
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Yes - I gave a lift to a (large!) friend back from the pub many times on my Fuoco. Just the tilt-lock and parking brake.
Thanks jimc, am i reading your reply correctly, you are off the bike while your passenger gets on ?.
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Echoing JIMC: yes it can be done.

But the MP3 is already a bit top-heavy and it doesn't take much to topple over, especially if the surface its on isn't perfectly level.

I would recommend being with them to help hold the bike steady while the board or even stand in the step-through to brace the bike. Most of the time its probably fine if you do not do these things but that's a long fall onto a hard surface the one time it does not go to plan.

Think risk reduction measures not just for yourself but passenger and machine alike. As the motorcycle owner and driver you also have the responsibility to ensure your passenger is safe boarding, riding, and dismounting the motorcycle.
Thanks, yes should have said, i would of course(as the rider)be holding the bars & have my weight against the bike for extra stability.

Thanks for both replies, i couldn't figure out how to "multi quote".
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Thanks jimc, am i reading your reply correctly, you are off the bike while your passenger gets on ?.
Yes. First, he's a seasoned motorcycle rider himself, and second, it takes a huge heave-ho to topple an MP3 on the tilt-lock.
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Old Rocker wrote:
Thanks for both replies, i couldn't figure out how to "multi quote".
That's easy! Quote the first one, select all and copy, then dismiss that and quote the second. Paste the first above the second, add comments where you will.
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That's easy! Quote the first one, select all and copy, then dismiss that and quote the second. Paste the first above the second, add comments where you will.
You mean like this ? , Thanks again.
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Yes. First, he's a seasoned motorcycle rider himself, and second, it takes a huge heave-ho to topple an MP3 on the tilt-lock.
Thanks, it looks like an MP3 could be the answer to keep us riding in the US.
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No problem at all, wife is on and off in a shot, and she certainly jumps right back into the passenger seat, no holds barred. Facepalm emoticon
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No problem at all, wife is on and off in a shot, and she certainly jumps right back into the passenger seat, no holds barred. Facepalm emoticon
Thanks for replying, i don't think my wife's quite so agile nowadays , but it sounds like she should be able to make it to the rear seat with the tilt lock on, i think i'm going to start another thread, with my reasons for the sudden interest in an MP3.

Thanks for all the replies Graham .
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