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when is the age you would let your kid get on the back of your bike for a ride around town ?
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Not sure, but they would have to be big enough to interlock their hands while holding on to my waist. (this also assumes full gear).

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6. I think that is how old my daughter was.
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reach the passenger pegs and properly hold on

this is all theoretical since i dont have kids thankfully

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when is the age you would let your kid get on the back of your bike for a ride around town ?
I took my son (12) to a parking lot last summer to see how he liked riding 2 up, and after getting up to 15-20, he decided it wasn't for him.

it all depends on how much risk you are willing to tolerate, the maturity of your kid, and whether or not he/she actually wants to go on the road with you.

Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?"
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my son loves bikes almost as much as i do i got him a helmet and gloves waitin on chest pro ... his mom hates it and dosent want him on it at all ... he can reach the pegs cant inter lock hands (im a big guy ) but hangs on real good as im only doing a max of 25mph till he get a lil bigger he just turned 7
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It also depends on the bike and the kid. My boys rode their own bikes at 6 or 7. I took them on pretty long lunch cruises by 8. My daughter is 8 now and it will take a couple more years before I'd take her out.
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smaller kids(3-4 yrs old) love rides on dirtbikes, they sit in front and hold on to the crossbar, make'em wear their bicycle helmet if mom's watching
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With a big enough cargo net and perhaps some duct tape for added protection, you can strap a newborn on the back no problem.

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There are a variety of products out there to help passengers hold on. Belts with handles, like this one: http://www.2wheelride.com/llove_handle.html
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never! motorcycles are too dangeroos

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never! motorcycles are too dangeroos
Congratulations, you're the winnner. You've successfully made a sarcastic comment on every thread on CLSB. You've been promoted to Captain Useless.
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Congratulations, you're the winnner. You've successfully made a sarcastic comment on every thread on CLSB. You've been promoted to Captain Useless.
wasn't sarcastic at all. I would never put my kids on the back of a motorcycle.

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Snap! I was going for that title.
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Snap! I was going for that title.
you can have it bro. It's not a very flattering title.

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rode in front of my uncle when I was really young on his street bike, and he taught me how to ride. This is out in the country, tiz safer.
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you can have it bro. It's not a very flattering title.
Well then get it out of your signature! We both can't be the Captain!

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Well then get it out of your signature! We both can't be the Captain!
you got it captain!

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