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Old 02-22-2011, 06:51 PM   #21
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Save the hyperbole for another discussion. My intent with this thread is absolutely genuine and sincere.... So I take it you wouldn't give your kid a ride until he/she was 18?
I was being sincere and I think you missed my point.
I took my daughter for rides around the neighborhood on the gas tank when she was 3. When she got old enough to reach the pegs I bought her a helmet, gloves and a jacket. We went on quite a few, fairly long rides.
Not touring distance but around the area.
I think each parent should decide for themselves what is OK for their kids and not worry about what anybody else says, within the law. The one restriction on that is that they understand the risks and accept responsibility for their decisions, just like anything in life.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:04 PM   #22
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I was being sincere and I think you missed my point.
I took my daughter for rides around the neighborhood on the gas tank when she was 3. When she got old enough to reach the pegs I bought her a helmet, gloves and a jacket. We went on quite a few, fairly long rides.
Not touring distance but around the area.
I think each parent should decide for themselves what is OK for their kids and not worry about what anybody else says, within the law. The one restriction on that is that they understand the risks and accept responsibility for their decisions, just like anything in life.
Yup, I totally missed your point. I thought you were calling me a bad parent for even thinking about it. I do apologize for the misunderstanding. E-forgive me?

Absolutely agreed about being responsible for my actions and understanding the consequences of riding a motorcycle. It's why I came here and created this thread! I seek guidance!!!

I think my son is ready but am I? I don't know. I am battling this scenario. Especially since my bike's a sportbike. If I had a cruiser, I would not hesitate to throw him on the back. I've never seen other children ride on the back (or the tank) of a sportbike before outside of a teenager. I guess it's from me not doing the group ride thing too much because I'm a Deaf rider (too many people scared of riding with me in formation).

I'm not worried about what anyone says. I do want to hear opinions.

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Old 02-22-2011, 07:12 PM   #23
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Yup, I totally missed your point. I thought you were calling me a bad parent for even thinking about it. I do apologize for the misunderstanding. E-forgive me?

Absolutely agreed about being responsible for my actions and understanding the consequences of riding a motorcycle. It's why I came here and created this thread! I seek guidance!!!

I think my son is ready but am I? I don't know. I am battling this scenario. Especially since my bike's a sportbike. If I had a cruiser, I would not hesitate to throw him on the back. I've never seen other children ride on the back (or the tank) of a sportbike before outside of a teenager. I guess it's from me not doing the group ride thing too much because I'm a Deaf rider (too many people scared of riding with me in formation).

I'm not worried about what anyone says. I do want to hear opinions.
E-forgiven. lol
If you are comfortable and he is comfortable then IMHO, take him for a few short rides. Break him into the idea slowly, see what he thinks.
If he likes it and he handles himself well then go for it.
Be sure and explain the seriousness of doing what you tell him but, be careful not to scare him with horror stories.
Worked for me.
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