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Old 02-06-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
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Riding with Dad

So the old Harley shovel head build thread got me to thinking about growing up and riding with my dad.

Back when I was 4 I think my mom and dad had an old CB400 I think. I know it was not a 500 because Dad gave me his CB500 when I was 16 and the one they had before was smaller. It was the only mode of transportation they had at the time. Mom would put me in front, my brother on the back (cause he was older) and ride where ever we needed to go. Dad was stationed in Taiwan at this point. No helmet mind you. They sold that bike when I was around 6 or 7. Then Dad bought a 72 CB500 when I 15. Ugly dark green with ape hanger handle bars. We rode that thing all over. This time with helmets. They gave me that bike when I got my license to ride to school. First mod was changing out those handle bars. That old CB was loud as . The rest is history as I caught the bug bad and have been riding ever since. But just wanted to share my thoughts of why I started riding back in the day. Funny thing is that my dad is the only person I will ride on the back of a bike with. It does not bother me at all to ride with him, but I can not ride with anyone else. I will freak out and jump off.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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When I was a little kid I used to ride on the back with my Mom. She had a Kawasaki LTD 305. She also taught me how to ride that bike when I got a little bit older. An unfortunate fire in our shed destroyed that bike and left her with nothing to ride. She had originally purchased the bike with my father before they split and he got the big manly LTD 440 haha. He hadn't ridden the bike in years so I got it from and fixed it up for my Mom to ride. She's still one of the few people I let ride every bike I've owned from my Ducati, to my Triumph.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:46 PM   #3
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I would love to get my hands on a CB500 or 750 cafe racer. Seen a few for sale here and there completely restored; but never had the funds at the time to pull the trigger.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:48 PM   #4
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That brings up another point. Who else have mom's that ride. I too let my mom ride all my bikes except for my zx-11. It was a little too tall for her after Patrick set the suspension up for me (I'm 6'4"). The only complaint my mom ever had was that if she dropped the bike she could not pick it back up with out help. She never had any problem getting help picking it up either.
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