I feel the need to vent. On Monday I saw a couple going for a ride. The driver was wearing thongs, shorts & a t-shirt. His female pillion was in a mini-skirt, strappy top & sandels. her mini skirt was flapping in the breeze as they rode. I can imagine the conversation as he picked her up... her "do I look ok baby? do I need to wear a jacket in case I fall off?" him "no babe, you won't fall. you look hot, let's ride!" For crying out loud - if you want to ride around in squid gear that's fine. but as the driver of the bike your pillion's safety is in your hands. Do you not care about your GF enough to ensure she still has an arse left to stare at after she falls?? it just drives me nuts when people risk not only themselves but their passangers. Recently my BF had to give a bloke a ride to work. the day before he told him "Make sure you're in long pants, preferably jeans, and a long shirt, preferably a denim jacket." THe guy laughed & said "I'm not your GF mate!" My other half said "If you're on my bike, you wear protective gear." When he picked him up the next morning, the bloke came outside in shorts, t-shirt & things. "beautiful day huh?" he said "Go back inside & put on proper clothes" my BF said "Are you serious?? it's warm today!" "I don't care, you're my passanger & I say you don't get on until you're protected!" "gees, you're a bit of a safety nazi!" and in he went - changed into tracksuit pants (better than nothing), shoes, & a jumper. Anyway - rant over. Who else here makes their pillions wear gear?