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Old 05-27-2008, 12:17 PM   #1
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Hey all! Has anyone seen proper street gear for kids? My son is almost 9 and I'd like to be able to bring him with us when we ride, but don't feel comfortable with him just being in a helmet and regular jacket... Anyone have kids and been able to find proper gear?
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They've got a ton of stuff, but it's all dirt - nothing with real armour for street riding.
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The best thing you will find depending on how big he is would be the girls xs or small jackets and gloves. I had looked for my son at one point and they dont sell really anything that I would put my son in on the street.
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Thanks for the suggestion, Brena. Any sites you'd recommend? Called Cycle Gear near work and they're telling me to try the men's x-small... um... He's a KID people!

You know, maybe that's where I can make my fortune... Any financial backers out there???
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babybiker is in the UK...shipping will kill ya... cruisinclothes4kids.com is the US distributer. Really nice peeps and great stuff!
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From what I saw on the website it is all just leather jackets and such no armour built in. Is there some I missed somewhere? Honda of houston usually carries alot of womens gear and alot of different sizes. an xsmall ladies jacket with the built in armour and gloves would probably be your best bet for sizing. My 7 year old is a pretty big kid for his age (62lbs and pretty tall he wears a 10 in boys) and can ALMOST fit into an xsmall fieldshear (sp?)
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From what I saw on the website it is all just leather jackets and such no armour built in. Is there some I missed somewhere? Honda of houston usually carries alot of womens gear and alot of different sizes. an xsmall ladies jacket with the built in armour and gloves would probably be your best bet for sizing. My 7 year old is a pretty big kid for his age (62lbs and pretty tall he wears a 10 in boys) and can ALMOST fit into an xsmall fieldshear (sp?)
We have the tri-dent leather/textile jacket. It is FABULOUS! and it has built in armour; shoulder, elbow, and spine guard. It is removable. It has a removable waterproof, WARM, liner for winter. (it is very warm). A portion of the jacket is removable exposing mesh and allowing air flow for hot weather. This leaves all of the armour and leather over the arms all the way to the wrist. She wore the jim leather pants for the winter. XS has pads but the larger sizes have removable armour. Many of the products do have pads and/or armour. We just email, tell em what where lookin for and they point us in the right direction.

AND it is a child's jacket, so it fits!
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Awesome links, thanks!!! I'll definitely be doing some detailed site scanning tonight... I'll check with Wild West Honda also, they had a pretty good selection of gear when I was there last, but I don't remember paying attention to the women's x-small...
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awesome info here. my oldest will be going to dirt bike school within the next year.
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Ok, I called Wild West Honda last night on my drive home (yup, in the cage ) and the parts guy actually said to me, "you're not really going to put a 9 year old on a bike, are you?" Um, dude, he's not going to be doing the DRIVING of the bike - he can't reach the ground!!!! Anyone else run into sales guys that are clueless? It's not like I'm going to be taking my kid onto the freeway at 110+ mph bobbing and weaving in and out of traffic...
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What a dumb a**. I take my son and daughter up and down the street but haven't gone any further. My son is older and bigger and he always wants to go to my office down the street and to the store up the street but I don't want to go too far with him without proper gear as well as everyone else. BTW, what is the legal age or weight or size for a passenger? I was told as long as they can hold on with confidence that they won't let go and if they can reach rear pegs they are legal. Any truth to this?
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The child has to sit BEHIND the driver on a permanent seat with a DOT approved helmet. There is no minimum age, at least not when we contacted DPS about a year ago. It is 5 in Louisiana (not that that matters, just thought I'd throw that in). Younger kids have a tendency to fall asleep, so consider a safety harness, or short rides.
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Just saw this post and thought I'd add my .02. Our kids are 11 and 13. They both have protective boots (the 13 year old actually has motorcycle boots), ankle, shin and knee guards, The 11 year old has hip and thigh under garment gear and they both wear RockGardn Jr. Flak Jackets which can be worn under or over clothing. XXS Helmets are available - But take the kid and check the fit. Get a buddy belt $30-$40 (Motorcycles Unlimited will order it and it will take 1 day)

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What a dumb a**. I take my son and daughter up and down the street but haven't gone any further. My son is older and bigger and he always wants to go to my office down the street and to the store up the street but I don't want to go too far with him without proper gear as well as everyone else. BTW, what is the legal age or weight or size for a passenger? I was told as long as they can hold on with confidence that they won't let go and if they can reach rear pegs they are legal. Any truth to this?
My b/f had taken my son around on his Ninja 650 and he loved it, but then as a reward, we decided to take him for the first time on my V-Star to/from school and he now tells us he likes it more. I think it's the reassurance of the sissy bar versus not having the " stop." I makes perfect sense from the kid perspective...

Oh, and we'll go by Wild West Honda in person to see what they have in stock and will post an update this weekend!
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