Next describe how to sit on the bike. Explain that she should lean with the bike and lean equally, not more or less. I like to give a little insight about how a motorcycle corners and tell how you have to tip the weight of the bike into a corner to turn. I explain that if she fights the lean, it simply means that I have to lean the bike even deeper. I suggest looking over my inside shoulder in a corner. I tell any passenger, male or female, to hold on to me at the waist. Do not let a passenger use the grab-strap under any circumstances, since she will then weave around, destabilizing the bike. Even grabrails or backrests are poor places for a handhold, though they may help the passenger resist braking forces.
We recommend the same riding gear for passengers that we do for riders—helmet, jacket, gloves, sturdy full-length pants, and solid footwear that covers the ankle. Occasionally passengers will resist a helmet, citing hair, vision, or other concerns. I always insist, and fortunately have a full selection of helmets in all sizes.