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Old 05-19-2014, 02:59 PM   #46
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Side car??

Would a Side car be a good idea? No Not The Sunken sidecar of doom,
but something like a Ural Patrol or a BMW sidecar added to your present bike?
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:02 PM   #47
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Re: Bluetooth intercoms: Not to push a brand or site, but competition accessories just sent me an email today, a pair of Sena SMH10s for $250; the SMH5 dual pack is under $200.

(I suspect they're blowing them out waiting for the new 20S to come in, which has longer range- not an issue for the OP.)
My wife and use the SMH5 system, and it works fairly well. It cuts out occasionally, but come back online automatically within a few seconds.

I would consider intercoms a higher priority than a comfy seat for a passenger, and an absolute must for a child. If you really don't have the cash for those basic bluetooth systems, there are $20 units online that are not wireless (pain in the ass).
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:36 PM   #48
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There were no comm systems when my daughter rode with me (kindergarten) and she did fall asleep after a while. I ended up applying velcro to the backrest and the back of her riding jacket. Problem solved, but I used so much she needed help getting unstuck.
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:19 PM   #49
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Let me chime in as a paramedic/firefighter , go for it just do it as safe as possible. As you said its about mitigated risk my son just turned 16 and bought his first bike.


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Old 05-19-2014, 05:20 PM   #50
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I started riding my daughter when she was 5. I recommend starting with short trips. We started just riding up and down the street. Then extended it to a few miles. Then a little more and a little more. We stop often to help keep her attention up. Have fun!
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:32 PM   #51
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My 6 year old daughter riding with me. Help!

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Let me chime in as a paramedic/firefighter , go for it just do it as safe as possible. As you said its about mitigated risk my son just turned 16 and bought his first bike.


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YOu bought his first bike or he bought his first bike?
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:35 PM   #52
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He works on a farm HE bought his first bike a CBR 125


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Old 05-19-2014, 05:35 PM   #53
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Caring for a child's safety is appropriate in all worlds, first, second and third.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:00 PM   #54
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Being italian i can tell taking the young ones to school on a Vespa, scooter or motorcycle is quite common over there, I have seen a few using this GIVI seat for their kids.. I have no personal experience with it but it looks like he can do the job.

http://www.givi.it/motorbike-accesso...20-Baby%20Ride


This looks so rad. This "ridin' belt" thingy is what I strap-on for my wife (when we ride). There's just no way to not make that sound dirty. But seriously, in combo with caffeine and a rear box, it's pretty safe just having something stout to hang on to. My pic: http://instagram.com/p/mynQnWgN4H/
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:49 PM   #55
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We started when our girl was 6, About 10 miles and she was asleep. On a 40 mile ride out she was fine. After playing all day the ride home was rough. We would stop ever 10 miles and let her off to stretch and soak her jacket with water to keep cool. I had an old air comp handle that bolted to the rear rack and turned up for handles for her to hang onto. I sat far enough back this fairly well held her in. The best thing was the foot peg risers for her to rest her feet on. She is finally big enough to wear the small BILT armored compression suit from cycle gear. Of course a DOT full face helmet, gloves,boots and shin/knee guards. She can easily do 100 miles now at 9 yrs old, Keep in mind their feet and Seat get hot and can make them wiggle. She get the biggest joy out of having other kids in cars see her and realize she is a girl (Pink Helmet was a must).We just bought comm sets but havent got them set up yet.

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Old 05-19-2014, 07:12 PM   #56
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I first started taking justafurnacegirl out on the Honda Rebel. I sat her in front of me with her feet on the engine case and her grabbing onto the handlebar. We explored the back roads going fairly slow, but I still went out and bought her a dirt bike helmet to wear.

We then transitioned to the GSX-R600 for some short trips after I bought her a full face road helmet. I was nervous about her falling asleep since she had a tendency to do that while she road with me on the lawnmower. I think the longest trip we did was about 20 miles. I made her reach around me and grab my jacket and I would notice if she relaxed her grip and grab her arm with my left hand.

I really wanted a bike with a trunk or sissy bar so I could make an armrest system for her which would help me to relax and not worry about her as much. I finally found a CB750 with a WindJammer fairing and luggage system. I fabricated some armrests and bought the SMH-10 headsets so we can chat. She lets me know when she needs a break.



Check out the For Dads & Daughter thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=249031
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:13 PM   #57
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Would a Side car be a good idea? No Not The Sunken sidecar of doom,
but something like a Ural Patrol or a BMW sidecar added to your present bike?
Maybe, but sidecar operation is a whole new level for the rider ("driver").

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Old 05-19-2014, 07:23 PM   #58
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My 5 year old loves being on the bikes (when stationary or taking up short driveway) but I could never forgive myself if she came off (she has to be 7 to ride on bike anyway in NSW).

However I am now yearning for a Ural setup so can enjoy 'wind in your hair' / wind around your helmet feeling (however power output of a ural with sidecar will limit the amount of wind).

The harness idea doesn't sound too bad through!
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:30 PM   #59
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......I had an old air comp handle that bolted to the rear rack and turned up for handles for her to hang onto. I sat far enough back this fairly well held her in. The best thing was the foot peg risers for her to rest her feet on.....
I like those foot pegs
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:35 PM   #60
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Ok, everybody is over thinking this. All you need is a Givi trunk...


Not really. Fast forward 6 years, same bike, same girl, different strategy. Childs Riding Belt. Young kids WILL fall asleep. The dangers or being strapped together are far less that the dangers of child falling asleep or losing balance during hard braking or a sudden evasive maneuver IMO


Several times I felt my very recently very wide awake daughter leaning over to one side, or her helmet suddenly thunk against my back as she drifted off. And it can happen a lot quicker that you think. She fell asleep on time within 5 mins of leaving the house.


She is 8 now and the falling asleep has stopped. She prefers to not wear the belt now, but I try and keep rides to not much more than 30 mins, or break up longer runs with stops, just for my own piece of mind
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