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Old 04-27-2011, 12:00 PM   #1
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Riding with your child

How many of you have taken your son/daughter for a ride? I don't mean around town or hitting the freeway at 70+ mph. I just mean...around the neighborhood. My daughter (6 yrs old) has been asking me to take her around the block. I've told her no so far...but I was thinking this weekend I might take her for a lap around the block.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:07 PM   #2
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got a helmet for her? if so go for it!
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:17 PM   #3
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I think the law is that NO kid under 5yr can ride in the back of a motorcycle...

I've been thinking about taking my son out on it... he just turn 5yr old
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:17 PM   #4
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got a helmet for her? if so go for it!
I hope so! if not... I hope I dont see you with your kid and no helmet.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:19 PM   #5
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Mine has been on a few times!

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Old 04-27-2011, 12:21 PM   #6
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I'll post a video of my 5yr old that just got a second bike.. this one its a dirt bike style and the last one was a pocket bike style... he was 4 when he started... LOL F*cking parents now at days...
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Put her in the right gear. If she can keep her feet on the pegs, she'll be ok if you're a competent operator. Mine was 6 also and loved it - the giggle I get from her every time is priceless!
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I have taken 2 of my sons at the age of 6 and 8yrs. went around the neighborhood and even out to the freeway and to my brothers house in Crosby.
just gear them up. Boots gloves pants and helmet..I told them they had to dress for the crash , not the ride cause I was as careful as could be. But its not me that they had to worry about.
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I've given my son rides up and down the driveway and a little down the street since he was 2 years old. Never go over 5 mph though.


I'm ready for the flames now

Oh and he rides on the tank and uses the fairing stays as handlebars.
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I've given my son rides up and down the driveway and a little down the street since he was 2 years old. Never go over 5 mph though.


I'm ready for the flames now

Oh and he rides on the tank and uses the fairing stays as handlebars.
Yep
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I gave my son a pocket bike when he turned 4 and he ate !! had gear but no license...
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does my 9 yr old brother count? the fastest i've taken him on my bike is 30 lol
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My son got his pw50 at 4. I take him around the block on mine sometimes. On sportbikes your arms and legs are around them. It's not unsafe to me. But then again I never get put of 1st gear.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:34 PM   #14
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Okay - that's what I was thinking. I would DEFINITELY have a helmet on her.
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Take my gf's son all the time when we go riding. Its a great feeling having her on her own bike, and her son with me. Makes for great family time. Had him up at Ivan's M&G's a few times. He dresses in pants, high tops, long sleeves of some sort, and got him a scorpion helmet. He loves it, but is getting too confident, cause he squirms around a lot, so we have had some serious talks about that.

Like anything, practice, and patience. Work out your hand/tap system, and ride safe, and the bonding and enjoyment is awesome!
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My 9-year old son has been riding on the back of the ST1300 and VFR for a couple of years. In fact he's riding with my wife on the ST at the Ride for Kids this weekend. Touching the passenger pegs was the limiting factor for getting them started, which is why the just turned 7 son hasn't ridden yet. He's a shorty! He's probably pretty close though. Both bikes have autocom systems so we can talk to the passenger. FYI, HJC makes helmets for kids.

I personally wouldn't put a kid in front of me. Hit something or stop too hard and you'll crush them if they didn't just fly over the front. At least in back they'll just smack into you! :-)

And we have also have a PW50 that they of course ride by themselves although the oldest is a little big for it. Full gear on that one too of course.
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I've given my son rides up and down the driveway and a little down the street since he was 2 years old. Never go over 5 mph though.


I'm ready for the flames now

Oh and he rides on the tank and uses the fairing stays as handlebars.
I do the same with my kids. They MUST wear a helmet and we never leave our street. I will not take my kids outside of the neighborhood until they are at least 10 years old. With that being said they also understand that the following is required for both their daddy, momma and themselves when the time is right: helmet, boots, gloves, jacket and no shorts.
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Also, our babysitter is also an EMT and she has twice watched children under ten years old die within feet of their parents. Both times were inside the confines of their own neighborhoods and did not involve another vehicle.
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i wouldnt even risk it! if my kid REALLY wanted to ride a bike, i would start them off on a CRF50.
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