When riding with a passenger on your motorcycle, you should adjust your mirrors:

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When riding with a passenger on your motorcycle, you should adjust your mirrors:

  1. When you are both seated on the bike. 
  2. Before the passenger gets on. 
  3. When no one is on the bike. 
  4. When you get to your first intersection. 

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 

Answer

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The answer is: A. When you are both seated on the bike. 

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Explanation: Riding with a Passenger

In order to pass your motorcycle permit exams and to become a safe rider, it’s important to know why a particular answer on the motorcycle written test is correct. 

When you are preparing to ride with a passenger on your motorcycle, it is important to make the necessary adjustments before you get on the road. 

Along with the headlight, suspension, and tire pressure, you should also make sure that your sideview mirrors are properly adjusted. 

Once you and the passenger are seated properly on the motorcycle, check that your mirrors are properly adjusted. 

The weight and size of the passenger may require you to move your mirrors. 

You’ll want to adjust them so that you can see as much of the road behind you as possible. 

You may see part of your arm and the passenger’s arm in each mirror, however, your focus should be on capturing as much of the road behind you as you can. 

You can find more information about this topic in the motorcycle rider’s handbook.

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