MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 02-21-2007, 07:32 PM   #1
robertmayton
Member
 
robertmayton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 82












what age????

in the VERY near future my wife will have the twins...... :BangHead:

it seems as though she is worrying about all of the usual stuff that women worry about, so ive been thinkin about the really important things...

1. at what age is it normal to start kids riding bikes......and motorcycles??

2. should you start on a bicycle first then move to the motorcycle or just jump into the motorcycle feet first?

3. which should you start with a street type bike or a dirt bike...

OH yeah and ........who wants to babysit while we ride??????????
robertmayton is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The age old question. elephant head Off Topic 23 05-27-2010 02:10 PM
In need of jett-age CaligoneTx Motorcycles Unlimited 2 02-08-2010 11:44 PM
old age can be v4lu3s Off Topic 20 01-07-2009 08:34 PM
AGE CHECK 04RSVR Off Topic 61 11-02-2006 10:46 PM
Advertisement
Old 02-21-2007, 07:35 PM   #2
whosthis
ahhhhh sexii lmao!!
 
whosthis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: kalispell, mt
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 7,312

Experience: 7 years

Bike(s):
KTM
R6





my kid is 1 and for x mas i got her 1 of those little 4 wheelers. i dont tihnk theres a normal age i think just when they say they wanna get on 1
whosthis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 07:42 PM   #3
Longnguyen
Senior Member
 
Longnguyen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 982












start them young 1 month hahaha j/k if you want to grow them into the next motogp champion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but i think it depends on if the kid has interest in bikes early on and mostly on dirtbikes since they make them in smaller sizes.
Longnguyen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 07:53 PM   #4
Mr. Unassailable
1-20-2013-Change we need
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Feedback Rating: (6)
Posts: 19,792

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+






Member Garage





i got my first MOTORcycle when i was 4.. i will make sure my first child has one at 3. prolly start em on a 4 wheeler of some kind before they can even walk.
__________________
Retired
tracksig
Mr. Unassailable is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 07:55 PM   #5
jrock
straight shooter
 
jrock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: back n H-Twn
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 11,684

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2003 Kawi ZX9r Green Machine-sold
1995 Honda CB 1000 Big One








Send a message via Yahoo to jrock
Its hard to say. I have 3 boys ages 5, 6, and 8. The 8 yr old seemed enthused about bikes and so did the 6 yr old. the 5 yr old isnt interested.
The 8 yr. old lost interest but the 6 yr.old wants to ride every day!

Go figure now I have a pocket rocket collecting dust and I am always working on Alfredo's bike keeping it clean and running. I hate 2 strokes....
__________________
"I get a total charge out of inspiring others to follow their dreams and not to fear change. Embrace it. Realize that money isn't the end-all, be-all. What is important, what really has value, is Time. As motorcyclists, we all face increased risks on the road, and on the track. Do something with your time; don't have a bag full of regrets when the train comes to a stop. "
jrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 08:29 PM   #6
Vandals
Scooter
 
Vandals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: WACO
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,359

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2003 Yamaha r1
1981 Honda Trail 110 -"The Tank"








Quote:
Originally Posted by jrock
Its hard to say. I have 3 boys ages 5, 6, and 8. The 8 yr old seemed enthused about bikes and so did the 6 yr old. the 5 yr old isnt interested.
The 8 yr. old lost interest but the 6 yr.old wants to ride every day!

Go figure now I have a pocket rocket collecting dust and I am always working on Alfredo's bike keeping it clean and running. I hate 2 strokes....
Thats what happened with me and my brother. My dad started him off on a bike the same age I got stared on one. I havent been able to get enough of riding since that day, and my brother lost interest in it 4 years after he first started,(which is when i started) and he couldnt care less about a bike nowadays. Its really a hit or miss when it comes down to if a kid will ride all throughout his life. I'm just lucky i leanred how to ride a motorcycle before i leanred how to ride a bicycle
Vandals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 08:41 PM   #7
nihaikitty
Squidette
 
nihaikitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NW Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,681

Experience: 4 years

Bike(s):
'04 EX500
'08 SV650








Quote:
Originally Posted by Vandals
Thats what happened with me and my brother. My dad started him off on a bike the same age I got stared on one. I havent been able to get enough of riding since that day, and my brother lost interest in it 4 years after he first started,(which is when i started) and he couldnt care less about a bike nowadays. Its really a hit or miss when it comes down to if a kid will ride all throughout his life. I'm just lucky i leanred how to ride a motorcycle before i leanred how to ride a bicycle
well, sir, judging from your avatar i think you should have stuck to bicycles
__________________
Marlena
nihaikitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 08:42 PM   #8
nihaikitty
Squidette
 
nihaikitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NW Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,681

Experience: 4 years

Bike(s):
'04 EX500
'08 SV650








ok, and to keep the thread going on the same track....i think 4 is a good age to get them acquainted to the moto world. teach them how to ride a bike first, though, it'll show them balance and whatnot.
__________________
Marlena
nihaikitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 01:38 AM   #9
Squeaky
Senior Member
 
Squeaky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SW Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,737

Experience: 4 years
Trackdays: 6

Bike(s):
DL1000K3
XR400R



Member Garage





Send a message via ICQ to Squeaky Send a message via Yahoo to Squeaky
Keep them near bikes as they grow up and teach them to respect them, but until they can handle a bicycle without training wheels they aren't ready for motorized bikes.

Dirt bikes are an easy place to start because they come in all sizes and it hurts a lot less (for the kids and for the parents watching) when they fall on dirt and grass.
__________________
Rebecca
'03 VStrom 1k "Wilbur"
'98 XR400R "Templeton"
"Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Kahlil Gibran
Squeaky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 01:46 AM   #10
AznGoneNuts
Senior Member
 
AznGoneNuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Se houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,333

Experience: 4 years

Bike(s):
06 R6









Send a message via AIM to AznGoneNuts
DUDE robert... when your kids get old enough they can ride my fiddy!
__________________
I believe many Harley guys spend more time revving their engines than actually driving anywhere; I sometimes wonder why they bother to have wheels on their motorcycles.
- Dave Barry
AznGoneNuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 08:47 AM   #11
robertmayton
Member
 
robertmayton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 82












i am thinking that about 3 is when ill buy the first 50......and ill get em bicycles as soon as they can walk and talk!
robertmayton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 08:48 AM   #12
robertmayton
Member
 
robertmayton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 82












what ........no takers on the babysitting???????

mamas gotta ride too!!!!!
robertmayton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 08:51 AM   #13
del240z
MH's #1 HOBO
 
del240z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Houston, tejas!!!
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 7,740

Experience: 7 years

Bike(s):
None at the moment..... :-(









Teach em how to stunt a fiddy!!!!!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by honorsdaddy View Post
So is refusing to give it up.

If you keep looking in the pantry and finding out its empty, eventually you go to a restaurant.
del240z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 09:05 AM   #14
jrock
straight shooter
 
jrock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: back n H-Twn
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 11,684

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2003 Kawi ZX9r Green Machine-sold
1995 Honda CB 1000 Big One








Send a message via Yahoo to jrock
Quote:
Originally Posted by robertmayton
what ........no takers on the babysitting???????

mamas gotta ride too!!!!!
My wife will babysit if you have girls!
She wanted girls but we had all boys:notworthy :notworthy
She is always spoiling her neices now.lol
__________________
"I get a total charge out of inspiring others to follow their dreams and not to fear change. Embrace it. Realize that money isn't the end-all, be-all. What is important, what really has value, is Time. As motorcyclists, we all face increased risks on the road, and on the track. Do something with your time; don't have a bag full of regrets when the train comes to a stop. "
jrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 04:58 PM   #15
robertmayton
Member
 
robertmayton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 82












well im havin 1 boy and 1 girl.....

im at the hospital with the wife right now !!!!!!!!

her doctor sent us here so they could put her on the monitors.........we are patiently waiting for some news about whats gonna happen!
robertmayton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 05:05 PM   #16
Mr. Unassailable
1-20-2013-Change we need
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Feedback Rating: (6)
Posts: 19,792

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+






Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by robertmayton
i am thinking that about 3 is when ill buy the first 50......and ill get em bicycles as soon as they can walk and talk!


i will only get mine a bicycle if they ask for one.. aside from that its moto all the way
__________________
Retired
tracksig
Mr. Unassailable is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 05:06 PM   #17
ownage
Banned
 
ownage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 7,547












User is banned

.
ownage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 05:10 PM   #18
Moody
Holy Smokes!
 
Moody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 14,685


Bike(s):
281









Cut the cord, slap their , size up some gear and throw them on the bike.
__________________

Open your eyes and reclaim the freedom you were born with. - Moody
Moody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 05:38 PM   #19
falxzzr
Senior Member
 
falxzzr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Woodlands~
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 533


Bike(s):
'07 Kawasaki ZZR600









Send a message via AIM to falxzzr Send a message via MSN to falxzzr
put em on a regular bike at 3 or 4, and when they learn that, put em on a small motorcycle. wish someone wouldve done it for me~
__________________
http://www.myspace.com/7797146

i got no kickass sig :(
falxzzr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 06:12 PM   #20
jrock
straight shooter
 
jrock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: back n H-Twn
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 11,684

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2003 Kawi ZX9r Green Machine-sold
1995 Honda CB 1000 Big One








Send a message via Yahoo to jrock
Quote:
Originally Posted by robertmayton
well im havin 1 boy and 1 girl.....

im at the hospital with the wife right now !!!!!!!!

her doctor sent us here so they could put her on the monitors.........we are patiently waiting for some news about whats gonna happen!



Good luck and congratulations!!!
__________________
"I get a total charge out of inspiring others to follow their dreams and not to fear change. Embrace it. Realize that money isn't the end-all, be-all. What is important, what really has value, is Time. As motorcyclists, we all face increased risks on the road, and on the track. Do something with your time; don't have a bag full of regrets when the train comes to a stop. "
jrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy