Originally Posted by FixerDave
If teaching a kid to ride is about instilling life-lessons, your son just learned the best there is.
If doing it right leaves you with nothing... do it another way and keep having fun!
Now you just have to teach him that doing it right when there's time will help keep the next weekend fun too.
Thanks! He had to dig in his piggy bank for his own funds, and he bought a replacement shift lever with a folding tip for next time. We install it tonight.