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Hi, everyone. I have ridden bikes for several years, but I am not accustomed to carrying passengers. I just got a 2004 gixxer 600 about 3 weeks ago and my wife adores it and is constantly begging me to take her for a ride on it. Since I'm not that familiar with this, I started off going up and down the street with her on the back in our neighborhood and then taking turns down the streets. I did notice that the bike wobbles from side to side a bit during take off from a dead stop and also when coming to a stop. The thing that bothers me most is the actual stopping part. By myself, it's easy, but with her added weight, it makes it very difficult for me to judge how much brake to use and EXACTLY when to put my left foot down. It feels different each time I stop, so I'm not sure how to adapt. That is the only part that makes me nervous. Do you guys have any tips on this?