Me and a neighbor kid spent all one summer building a go kart. O.K., well, our DADS spent all one summer building US a go kart when we were about 7 or 8 years old. But it was built in HIS garage and the field we rode it in was on HIS side of the street and it was decided it would reside in HIS garage, so I couldn't just take it out anytime I wanted to, and I always wanted to, soon as school was out I would be knocking on their door wanting to take it for a spin, problem was they were not home, ALOT! Then one day I was ridng around with my dad when he stopped by a friends car dealership and I saw one of these: (I swear I heard angels singing) 1972 Indian MM-5, 50cc............I was in love. Not really sure how much it cost, but it only took about 6 months of paper route money ( pretty sure dad covered the rest) and it was mine!! No more waiting on someone else to get out and ride! I was in heaven, until my little brother turned 5. Dad then decided it was time for my brother to learn how to ride it. NNOOOOO!!! Back to sharing again...d#%$ it. By this time I was 12 and really getting a little big for it, but I didn't care, it was MINE, I bought it! The very next weekend dad says "Hey, come take a ride with me in the truck." " But daaaddd I was gonna go ride the bike!!" "You can ride later " He says "I need to you to help me with something" "ooookaayyy" I said. And this is what I had to go help dad get: I love my dad. After all, I would be 14 soon and would then be able to ride to SCHOOL, how cool is that? Of course it was no longer street worthy by the time I turned 14, but by then I learned girls had boobs and nothing else mattered anymore. When I was 15 my dad and my brother had a really bad wreck on the above Honda, my brother was in a body cast for a long time, broke several bones, lost several teeth and my mother declared that motorcycles were no longer welcome in our home....I was sick ....but, hey, girls had boobs!! Didn't own another bike until two years ago, and just like back then, ya caint hardly get me off it!!