Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Canberra-ish, Australia
My wife is tall at 6"3, so I get her mount in the rider's position first with the bike in gear. Then, while I hold the handbar and make sure the bike doesn't move forward off the stand, she shuffles back into the passenger position. With her weight on the rear seat, the bike is sufficiently low for me to do a forward leg over to get into the rider's position.
Next trick is to get the sidestand up, so we both lean to the right with a leg down each and I raise the sidestand. Then I centre the bike and she puts her feet up on the passenger pegs and we're ready to go.
It may read a little complicated, but we've got it down to a fine art now. At her height, there is no safe way for her to get up after me on the left passenger peg to swing a leg over without throwing me and the bike off balance.