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Old 03-07-2010, 11:20 AM   #1336
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I need some opinions, my daughter is 9, she rides on my enduro with me around on my property all the time. I want to start taking her out on street rides, but my wife thinks she's way to young. When did you guys start taking your kids out for nice rides?
I think it depends largely upon circumstances. My daughter was able to climb aboard, put feet on pegs and hang on by about 7 or 8 but we rarely went further than round the block. By 12 I had found full/proper gear to fit her and she was keen to take longer rides but Mom was still not happy - and that's a BIG factor.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:34 PM   #1337
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IF she can reach the pegs, I think she's good to go. Both my kids ride with me, but we live in a rural county, and I don't take them on any highways, or congested areas. Backroads, and gravel is all we'll do until they are much older. They are 5 and 6.
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:57 PM   #1338
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Not only your daughter on your bike but its parked inside the house. Indonesian wives are just the best. I married one too. Bagus ficky.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:19 PM   #1339
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So far my Girls(age9 and 5) love the motorsports toys, Can't wait till they're old enough for a big ride




By the smile, I reckon she's gotta be hav'n fun

I gotta ask ..... where did you find the match'n helmets ?



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What a great thread ..
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:22 AM   #1340
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thats when i let my little one ride with me.

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I told my kids...FOUR girls, by the way...that when they could touch the passenger foot pegs, they could ride with Dad. I got rid of that bike before the youngest two were long enough!

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Old 03-08-2010, 05:45 PM   #1341
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I gotta ask ..... where did you find the match'n helmets ?



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What a great thread ..
Even I have to laugh at that one
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:34 PM   #1342
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Even I have to laugh at that one
Good onya mate ... I was hoping you had a sense of humor ..cheers to you.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:00 PM   #1343
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I need some opinions, my daughter is 9, she rides on my enduro with me around on my property all the time. I want to start taking her out on street rides, but my wife thinks she's way to young. When did you guys start taking your kids out for nice rides?
My three started when their legs were long enough to reach the pegs. This coincided with the Washington state minimum age of 5 yrs old. They also only ride on the road on bikes with a backrest of some type. It makes us (wife and I) feel more secure.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:03 PM   #1344
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My three started when their legs were long enough to reach the pegs. This coincided with the Washington state minimum age of 5 yrs old. They also only ride on the road on bikes with a backrest of some type. It makes us (wife and I) feel more secure.
5YO .. WOW ... it's recently been made law here in Aus., 8YO minimum.

Great to see the kids liv'n the life.
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:17 AM   #1345
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By the smile, I reckon she's gotta be hav'n fun

I gotta ask ..... where did you find the match'n helmets ?



Official stirrer




What a great thread ..

I have the same helmet as he does!!!!!
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:35 AM   #1346
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:43 AM   #1347
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:38 PM   #1348
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I need some opinions, my daughter is 9, she rides on my enduro with me around on my property all the time. I want to start taking her out on street rides, but my wife thinks she's way to young. When did you guys start taking your kids out for nice rides?


Mine was 8 when we started riding together. She is is now almost 15 and has done 17k with me. and, Mom saw how much fun we were having, and knowing you can't ride 3 on a bike, got her own. Now they both nag me to go on rides, hehehehe
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:43 PM   #1349
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I got back into riding in 2005, together with my wife who had never ridden. My daughter was 7 then and right away she was riding on the back of my Super Sherpa, urging me to hit every mud puddle and creek crossing we could.

This is a lousy scan of a print from Labor Day weekend, 2005. Note the baby doll in her backpack. 3-up on a Sherpa??!!



She rode on the back with me for a couple of years, and countless water crossings:



Don't stick yer tongue out at Mommy!



Then in the summer of 2007 we got her a CRF80. She rode it around the yard and up & down the street for a while, then we loaded it up and took her on her first trail ride.

Sage advice from Dad. I was the nervous one!



Looking good.



On the trail.



She took a spill that day and tweaked the bars; I heard her shrieks and thought she was dying, but she was laughing- that is, until she saw that her bike was bent. To this day she cries when she "hurts" her bike.

She's 11 now, and the bike's a bit small for her now but I think I'll leave her on it one more season- I don't think she's ready for any more power just yet. I can always raise the bars and pad the seat up some.

Getting her involved in motorcycles has really been great, both for her and for my wife and I. We've spent som great times together, and I know she'll cherish them the same way I cherish the time I spent riding with my Dad when I was young. And I think being able to ride a motorcycle does wonders for a person's self-confidence. Before we got her bike we considered getting her a quad, thinking that the learning curve would be easier, and she'd be able to keep up with us better. But deep down, I really wanted her on two wheels, not four. So we put it to her. She said that quads reminded her of those mobility scooters that old people ride around Wal-mart on. That's my girl



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Old 03-12-2010, 06:14 AM   #1350
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