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Old 03-14-2013, 08:20 AM   #1
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Two Reasons Why My GS Stays Parked Most of the Time...

At least they are good reasons...



They both love to climb around on it. I'm really looking forward to the day when they are big enough to ride with me.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:29 AM   #2
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This ought to solve that problem



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Old 03-14-2013, 08:41 AM   #3
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If I tried the "Car Seat Strapped to Luggage Rack" method above, the headline in the local paper would read:

"Wife Kills Idiot Husband in Driveway. No Charges Filed."

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:50 AM   #4
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That reason kept me off motorcycles for 20 years.

Fishing camping was a good diversion during that time, everybody got to play too.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:08 AM   #5
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I'm with you Tex, and a 3rd reason on the way.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:17 AM   #6
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Nothing wrong with that plan, TexBiker.

It goes by way too fast. Enjoy them while you can. The bike will be there.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:47 AM   #7
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I understand as I am in the same boat. I solved my "problem" by adding a DRZ400 and a KTM 50 to the garage. Now I get to ride almost every Sunday afternoon for a few hours at the track with my boy! I still managed to ride 12,000 miles on my GS last year by going on a few three day weekends, riding to work when it was nice and by going on a one week ride last summer.



***For you ATGATT nuts, this is a staged picture, not a pre-ride pic! He rides in full gear just like his dad!


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Old 03-14-2013, 09:52 AM   #8
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Well, I'm a stay-at-home dad, so my free-time is usually late at night. And I didn't ride at night much even before the kids came along. My issue isn't the risk as much as the lack of time to ride.

When the boy gets a bit older, I'll find a little 50 for him to play with and maybe get a big dirt bike for me.
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You can always be on the lookout for used aersotich (or other) smallest size clothing. This is a 34S or 36S, and has worked wonders for the kids as they have grown:

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You can always be on the lookout for used aersotich (or other) smallest size clothing. This is a 34S or 36S, and has worked wonders for the kids as they have grown:

That's a brilliant idea, thank you sir. Of to the FM I go.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:26 AM   #11
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That reason kept me off motorcycles for 20 years.

Fishing camping was a good diversion during that time, everybody got to play too.
I was lucky,my dad rode,my mom rode some,my sister raced horses at full speed,mom was an aerobatic rated pilot as was dad.
Nobody got hurt much,everybody had a good time.

Shame to stop doing what you love for a non guaranteed safety.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:32 AM   #12
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I didn't get back into biking until the boy was 14. Got him a TTR125 and me a YZ250 and a Vstrom 1000.

I rode motocross when I was a kid but I didn't like the idea of the boy doing do or die supercross. Once you commit to a big hairy jump it is either right or it is wrong and they crash.

We did long bicycle rides when he was little. That was a lot of fun.

I started with one of these. Then he rode his bike as soon as he got off the training wheels which was the day after Joey across the street got his off, pressure of competition.

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Old 03-14-2013, 10:45 AM   #13
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That's a brilliant idea, thank you sir. Of to the FM I go.
I found that I could fold up the lower legs (the snap closure was handy):



Even made the catalogue a few times!




But, she's older now, and they don't need to be folded up anymore.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:04 AM   #14
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Been riding for many years with the boy.... strapped in the back with the sleeping bags and tent. At 15 he still wants to plan a trip on the back, with me... First ride at 4 years old... well first ride was on a scooter in Bermuda at 3 years old if that counts as two wheels!

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Old 03-14-2013, 11:20 AM   #15
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This is what I plan to do just as soon as he can put both feet on the pegs. We ride around the farm on the Sherpa since it's a lot narrower than the GS and he can easily stand on those pegs.
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