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Kids on pillion [message #299781] Tue, 09 October 2018 23:42 Go to next message
Kermit is currently online  Kermit   United Kingdom
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Haven't decided yet as like any parent I'm protective of my son and haven't encouraged a love of bikes on him although he does love MotoGP/Moto3 (not so much Moto2) but have purposely never put the oem pillion hangers on my bike as a way to skirt round the issue should be ever ask for a ride Twisted Evil

Anyway, I was thinking come spring and perhaps to get a few miles on my bike given Kak and others have put me to shame, whether to take him out. It would probably start with a short 5 miles trip with him and scare him too much like I did with the Mrs 10 years back even though I went slow(ish) and she's never requested another go or it might go the other way and he enjoys it so much that he'll want to go out more often making me naturally slower then become a scooter hooligan at 16 Laugh

So what's your experiences of taking your own youngsters or friends/relations (13-17) out on the bike, yes, no or reluctantly?

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Re: Kids on pillion [message #299784 is a reply to message #299781] Wed, 10 October 2018 20:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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With both my kids riding from when they were 5 years old, and often on the back of the dirt bikes it didn't seem to be an issue for them to go pillion on the road, they would have been about 10/11 years old when they did.
Biggest issue was telling them not to fidget, as they would be turning round waving to anyone one we knew..
Re: Kids on pillion [message #299785 is a reply to message #299784] Wed, 10 October 2018 20:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Used to take my lad out quite a bit, he's not the slightest bit interested now and he's 26! smile




Prefers games to real life. think
Re: Kids on pillion [message #299796 is a reply to message #299785] Fri, 12 October 2018 14:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks all 2 of you Thumbs Up

That puts my mind at rest although as its Oct now and weather today especially starting to look properly autumnal, likley it'll be next spring before he (if wanted) gets a ride as not too long before I SORN the bike and save a few quid tax for the next 6 months.
Re: Kids on pillion [message #299802 is a reply to message #299796] Fri, 12 October 2018 21:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Could'nt comment really,i took my daughter out once many moons ago,she loved it,
but i didnt,that was on an old Virago i had,when i get the blade,to make
sure it didnt happen again,i took the rear pegs off,i know what your thinking,
but i didnt feel safe with her on board,so better safe than think
Re: Kids on pillion [message #299803 is a reply to message #299802] Sat, 13 October 2018 07:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I like to ride during the winter months, the roads are generally quieter, yes they can be covered in shit too, but adjust your riding, we don't always have to go flat out everywhere. smile
With the right gear there's no problem, still enjoyable.

Same with your lad on the back Kermit, ride sensibly and he'll probably love it, and feel safer too experiencing all that is good about being on a bike, and not being a twat. Grin
Re: Kids on pillion [message #299804 is a reply to message #299796] Sat, 13 October 2018 08:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Kermit wrote on Fri, 12 October 2018 14:08
Thanks all 2 of you Thumbs Up

Laugh
Sorry about that Kerm, I wasn't ignoring the question but didn't know quite how to put it into words.
Fortunately Slaz came to my rescue because I felt the same as him.
I ride my bike knowing the risks involved and accept them. But putting my son / daughter / wife in line of those risks I wasn't happy with.
So for me it's ride without pillion all the time.
Re: Kids on pillion [message #299809 is a reply to message #299804] Sun, 14 October 2018 11:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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One thing I would suggest is to wear a belt over your clothes to give them something to hold on to, you can buy those things could "love handles" but I found a belt which was loose enough to allow then to slip there hands under was just as good.
Re: Kids on pillion [message #299812 is a reply to message #299809] Mon, 15 October 2018 13:22 Go to previous message
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All good reading, thanks as that gives me plenty more to ponder over the winter Thumbs Up

Good tip RWB, I knew off those love handle things and of course renntec? pillion bars but never considered a belt which would be just the thing to start with just in case (assuming I take him out), its a one off Thumbs Up

/goes off to find if I have any snake belts from my yoof left naughty

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