Toddler on a dual sport, possible?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by 150ron, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    So if im reading this correctly, what you inmates are saying is this

    Buy a rear rack and bungee cord the toddler onto the rear rack, with a full size mx style open helmet, ok go it.


    Lots of what if's for sure, lol

    Calm down, i never did it, i was just asking to see if others have had come across the same situation, but in all seriousness now, yeah you guys are absolutely right, no bueno, gotcha!

    So now kids have to be in booster seats until they are 8 years old? thats news to me, i thought it was once they are 45 pounds or more, they no longer need a booster seat.
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  2. ttpete

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    So you've never dropped a motorcycle and also advocate breaking the law and putting a child in harm's way? :huh
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  3. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Sure, let's go with that. :lol3
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  5. gmk999

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    Not at your Q , because I can, and do, appreciate the dilemma.. But at the thought that in a day and age where you can't even go pay for your gas and leave your kid in the car without fear of someone calling the cops on you... The line of mad mothers chasing you down in Minivans and black SUV-burbans to kick your ass would stretch around the block.
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  6. DAKEZ

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    Give the little bugger a snort of Brandy.. When he falls asleep stuff him in a backpack strap it on your back and go run your errand. That way nobody with see him.

    You're welcome. :1drink
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  7. DirtyOldMan

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    I probably would not do it myself. But I wont bag on you for doing so, it's your kid.
    But I grew up in a time when it was perfectly legal to ride in the back of a pickup truck and you wouldn't get arrested for letting your kid ride a bicycle without a helmet.
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  8. corndog67

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    How would it go over if you had to call your wife and tell her you biffed with little Jethro on the back?
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  9. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    "CHILD REARING TIPS BY DAKEZ" SUBFORUM NOW!!!!

    :rofl
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    SkiFastBadly A beer? Yes, please

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    If I wanted my kid reared I would have sent him to Catholic school.
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    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    :rofl

    :thumb

    Well played, sir.
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  12. Storm Shadow

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    Kida bones are green so is there skull a minor spill adults walkaway from is fatal to them

    send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
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  13. Storm Shadow

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    Y daughter got a quad bike for her 5th biryhday she rides in top quality gear fox boots corduta armoueed pants jersy compression suit knee n shin armour gloves adr mx helmet

    send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
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  14. Homey

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    I don't know about taking an 18 moth old. They can't hold on so you've got to hold them or put them in a backpack of some kind. One hand to hold the kid isn't an option. Back when my son was around 5ish (just before he got his own dirt bike) I took him on my YZ490 to mark the trail for a dualsport event. I was just putting around and he had boots, helmet and other riding gear so I thought it'd be ok. There was a steep downhill section that I've done a hundred times but with my boy on the bike I was going real slow and the front tire tucked under and we were down before I knew it. I looked up and the bike was laying on my son's leg and he was screaming. I picked up the bike and looked at his leg and his boot was pointed backwards! I can't even describe the feeling I had. I decided that I had to get the boot off to make sure there wasn't any bleeding. It took quite a while to calm him down enough so I could undo the buckles. As soon as I undid the buckles the boot slid off his foot and his foot looked fine. I bought his boots a little big so he could grow into them and it appears that the boot slipped down and then turned around his reaction was from being scared and not hurt. He didn't even have a bruise. Talk about a relief! All I can say is that sometimes, no matter how careful you are, sometimes bad things happen. We were lucky, it could have been pretty ugly. It didn't keep us off the dirt bikes but it did get our attention.
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  15. dbuzz

    dbuzz Citizen of the world

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    Better still wait til the rugrat's alseep and then nick out ... should be back before it wakes ... that way no one will notice :D
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  16. glasswave

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    This is very common over about 80% of the world.

    Keep in mind though, in the USA and perhaps many other modern countries, if you crash, you're likely to have your child taken away and/or end up in prison.

    You're lucky your neighbor hasn't called the authorities on you.
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  17. Storm Shadow

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    screw the baby bjorn, you need a baby holster?

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  18. 150ron

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    Glad your boy was ok, and unharmed, yeah, its better to just keep kids off the bikes altogehter is what it sounds like.


    The other choice is a bit of nyquil and a jansport backpack? ok, got it. :D
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  19. 150ron

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    This also looks like a good option,

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  20. Homey

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    I object to pregnant people riding motorcycles. That guy is obviously 8-9 months pregnant!
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