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When riding with a passenger, you may need to adjust all of the following, EXCEPT:

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Use this motorcycle practice test question to prepare for the real written exam at the DMV or during your motorcycle safety course

When riding with a passenger, you should check and adjust all of the following, EXCEPT the:

  1. Tire pressure.
  2. Suspension.
  3. Turn signals and brake lights.
  4. Headlight.

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 


This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: C. Turn signals and brake lights.

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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. 

Riding with a passenger on your motorcycle will affect how it handles and feels. 

To ride safely in traffic, you should make sure that you, your passenger, and your motorcycle are prepared. 

It is smart to get some practice riding with a passenger away from traffic before riding around other vehicles. 

When you are preparing to ride with a passenger, you should make sure your bike is ready. It is important to check and adjust the following:

  • Tire pressure. 
  • Suspension settings. 
  • Headlight position.

Since the passenger will be adding extra weight to your bike, you’ll want to make sure that the tires are properly inflated so that you’ll have maximum stability, control, and braking capacity. 

Next, you’ll want to adjust the suspension settings to handle the extra weight in the rear. 

Finally, you’ll want to be sure that your headlight remains at the proper height for riding in traffic. 

Refer to your motorcycles owner manual to make any necessary adjustments. 

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

Check out more motorcycle permit test questions and answers here.

Find in-depth articles for new riders in our section dedicated to learning how to ride a motorcycle.

Plus, check out an overview of the requirements to get a motorcycle endorsement in each state.

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