It's easier to strap a GS on a RT than a CRF50 on a GS

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Blur, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    Who's going to put it on a t-shirt? :) I want my cut!!!!! :)
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  2. Braco

    Braco freelance designer

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    Excellent parent
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  3. jitterymonkey

    jitterymonkey Been here awhile

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    Looks like a lot of fun.:thumb

    Can I ask how old your son is & if he can put his feet on the passenger pegs?
    I want to take my 6 year old son riding some back roads & trails on my XL250,
    but not sure he's big enough & what the laws are.
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  4. Blur

    Blur Slave to the system

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    Thanks, Braco!

    My son is 8 y.o. now but he's been a passenger for the last few years. When he was 5 and 6, trips were around town, no more than 35 mph, full attgatt and no longer than a few miles (think "drop off at school" kinda stuff).

    Like you, I would not take my son as a passenger until he was able to reach the footpegs. He could reach them a few years ago because I was riding a '99 Ducati SuperSport 900. Thankfully, he's grown and can now reach the pegs on the R1200GSA.

    I've never checked the laws, just done what I feel comfortable with. Gear and can touch footpegs, as I've mentioned but also..... able to hold on himself (I don't believe in those kid straps that I've seen advertised - never thought it was a good idea to have yourself strapped to your kid if you were in a wreck) and old enough to understand the consequences of falling off at XX m.p.h. so that he doesn't fall asleep back there!!
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  5. Gramp-Z

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    Blur ; thanks for the first video ! Made this Grandpa smile watching your son work his way around the trail . Back when i was that age , had a minibike with no suspension and a lawn mower engine . We would have thought we died and gone to heaven . My son was never interested in riding , have to work on the grandson . Enjoy your time as he grows , it goes by too fast !
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  6. JOURNEY ON 2

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    It just doesnt get any better than that.

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  7. Brunow - 007

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    Nice done! :D
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    Love seeing the young ones getting into ride. What a terrific father/son activity. :clap
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  9. Gregulator

    Gregulator Loves the dirt

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    Haha, I think Xzibit would have let him just sit on the CRF50 with it on the GS' tail, and make motorcycle sounds to speed you up ;). It reminds me of the time I saw a guy's fancy mountain bike mounted like that on the back of his BMW (I forget whether it was an F or GS).
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  10. frijole

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  11. Blur

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    Good times, for sure! Thanks, Jim!

    Don't wanna wish away the years but I'm looking forward to getting Thomas up to MMM! :clap
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