I have "trained" Helen the Viking, in the fine art of waving, as over here it seems that if you are riding two up, it is the passengers responsibility to ensure that waving has been carried out. Waving is no easy task as you will all know. I have explained to Her, that you don't just go waving willy nilly, like you are seeing family off from a visit.
I have detailed the short quick wave, low and close to the body that crotch rockets get, acknowledging that they are bikers, just the wrong kind of bike. Always direct wave and vision at the rider, no way will a crotch rocket passenger wave, or even see you, 'cause they are too busy hanging on for dear life with their knees up round their armpits and their arms gripping anything for purchase.
Then, there is the salute type wave, reserved for all other so called touring bikers, acknowledgment that they understand the principle of good motorcycling, just that they haven't chosen the right bike. This wave should have a tinge of friendliness, since they might one day come to their senses and move to a Wing.
Young riders, on small bikes, must receive a friendly wave, such as one might give ones own children, after all, they are all potential future Wingers.
Wing riders must receive the most enthusiastic of waves, high and wide, this demonstrates that, yes, I can do that too, without my arm getting ripped off by the wind. If it is known that the Winger is a member of the Steve Saunders Web Site, then any amount of enthusiasm may be used. Two arms are permissible, wild eyed silly grins are ok, even standing on the seat on one leg and revealing what you wear under your kilt is legal waving. In fact,I have shown Helen that any of the following are acceptable:
those are all reserved for any A***hole that doesn't wave back.
Now obviously, all long term inmates, er Wing riders, will have completed the "passenger training" but I urge any Newbies to get straight on to it, so that the waving etiquette is maintained