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(Oregon Live)   There are lots of things you can teach a six-year-old. How to ride a Harley Davidson by himself probably shouldn't be one of them   (oregonlive.com) divider line 22
    More: Asinine, Harley-Davidson, parental supervision, Lake Huron, motorcycles  
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3594 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Apr 2014 at 2:24 PM (21 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-17 01:06:38 PM
3 votes:
Derp, you don't steer a motorcycle with the handlebars. You steer it by leaning.

piratenews.org

That being said, you have 60% of the braking and all of the throttle being controlled by a little kid. So basically you are giving that power over to someone with the maturity level of the average sport bike rider.
2014-04-17 02:34:27 PM
2 votes:
Did he crash? No? Then STFU subbs.
2014-04-17 02:28:37 PM
2 votes:
Got mixed emotions on this. Bet you can't wipe the smile off the kids face.

I bet the asphalt can.
2014-04-17 02:05:41 PM
2 votes:
I find the kid riding in a t-shirt and shorts to be the offensive part of this video.  That's just bad parenting.
2014-04-17 03:27:50 PM
1 votes:

SisterMaryElephant: unyon: I find the kid riding in a t-shirt and shorts to be the offensive part of this video.  That's just bad parenting.

^^^^THIS


^^^ And Third
Motion passes, get the kid a proper jacket/pants and let `em have fun.
2014-04-17 03:08:28 PM
1 votes:

CarrieWhite: And here's how not to do it.


Ugh. That was awful to read :(
2014-04-17 03:07:47 PM
1 votes:

Because People in power are Stupid: Derp, you don't steer a motorcycle with the handlebars. You steer it by leaning.

[piratenews.org image 200x195]

That being said, you have 60% of the braking and all of the throttle being controlled by a little kid. So basically you are giving that power over to someone with the maturity level of the average sport bike rider.


1. Wrong, Moron.  Bar input is required to initiate a change n direction.  Next time you think you have an opinion about something you know nothing about that you wish to share with the internet, shove a stapler up your ass instead.

2. The Father has the rear brake handy to regulate speed regardless of throttle input.  Also, how about you study out how gyroscopic precession works.

3. My dad did the -exact- same thing with me when I was a kid on his Honda CB-750K and we didn't end up dead.   Exactly the opposite, years later I have a case full of trophies from my motorcycle roadracing adventures.

Enjoy your bubble wrap, and try not to scream too loudly at the sound of your own farts.
2014-04-17 03:03:02 PM
1 votes:

hej: Because People in power are Stupid: Derp, you don't steer a motorcycle with the handlebars. You steer it by leaning.

Whether or not you *can* steer by leaning depends largely on how heavy your "bike" is (hint: most motorcycles are too heavy, including 1000lbs Hardleys).


My 600cc sportbike has a dry weight of about 350lbs, and I can guarantee you there's no way you're going to get through even moderate twisties just by leaning. Even on the 250cc bikes, the guys who know how to handle them are all about countersteering. You're not going to be dragging knees just by leaning.
2014-04-17 02:57:47 PM
1 votes:
I showed my 4 year old how to use the throttle on the farm ATV (Suzuki 180, not that powerful, only used to get around and carry a bucket of feed) a few weeks ago.

I forgot to explain to him that you don't need to push the throttle all the way in...almost ran into the barn.

Oh, and don't worry, I was on the ATV with him.  He laughed the entire time while I almost had a heart attack.

/ran into a tree with the same ATV when I was 6
2014-04-17 02:57:31 PM
1 votes:

That Guy Jeff: Subby is also upset about dads letting their kids take the wheel for a bit in a car.

Fun is dead. Too many whiny knotted-pantie peeps desperate to try out their fainting couches.


This.

People really need to lighten up.  With the gyroscopic forces in play, and the rider in control of the clutch and brake, the bike was committed to a straight line.
Yes its not the wisest move, but it is better parenting experience than most kids will get.


/Sitting on your father's lap and driving the family land yacht is practically an American tradition.
/At least it was, back when cars had enough room in the front for more than the driver.
hej
2014-04-17 02:56:34 PM
1 votes:

Because People in power are Stupid: Derp, you don't steer a motorcycle with the handlebars. You steer it by leaning.


Whether or not you *can* steer by leaning depends largely on how heavy your "bike" is (hint: most motorcycles are too heavy, including 1000lbs Hardleys).
2014-04-17 02:56:14 PM
1 votes:

Because People in power are Stupid: Derp, you don't steer a motorcycle with the handlebars. You steer it by leaning.


Absolutely incorrect. You steer the motorcycle by countersteering, and that involves the handlebars. People who think they are steering by leaning do not understand the mechanics. You countersteer to initiate the turn. If you don't believe me, take your bike up to about 60, take your hands off the bars, and try to take it through a corner just be leaning. When I'm taking a corner at 90, I push down HARD on the bars to snap into the turn. Any racer will tell you the same.
2014-04-17 02:55:36 PM
1 votes:

dickfreckle: Because People in power are Stupid: Derp, you don't steer a motorcycle with the handlebars. You steer it by leaning.

[piratenews.org image 200x195]

That being said, you have 60% of the braking and all of the throttle being controlled by a little kid. So basically you are giving that power over to someone with the maturity level of the average sport bike rider.

 Erm...you do it by countersteering. Study it out.

 Your sport bike quip is mildly amusing, what, coming from someone who seems to know so little, but inject an opinion nonetheless.



 I'm out of line here. On phone and in a hurry. Also slightly drunk.
2014-04-17 02:51:39 PM
1 votes:
Subby, are you saying that a 6 year old can't wait on the curb for a tow truck, next to a giant pool of oil?
2014-04-17 02:49:03 PM
1 votes:
I ride... this isn't really all that horrible, but it sure would suck if he blew out a tire or had some other type of mechanical malfunction.
2014-04-17 02:43:46 PM
1 votes:
l2.yimg.com
2014-04-17 02:41:40 PM
1 votes:
The "danger" factor here was pretty low.  Had dad done this on an LA freeway or winding moutain road it would be all bad.  This just looks like a lot of fun.
2014-04-17 02:41:26 PM
1 votes:
my mom tells a story about the day she almost divorced my dad.

he was taking us to the beach on his motorcycle (an old honda from way back when).  He put me and my older brother in front of him (we were 3 and 5) and my little brother in backpack on his back (he was 1).

my dad was pulled over by a cop who was so horrified that he just told my dad to walk home, leave the bike, and he would personally make sure he suffered if he ever saw this happen again.

/ i still don't completely understand the outrage.  you put your kids at risk of death everytime you enter a car.  if you're on the highway and have an accident, the kids are probably dead no matter what you're driving.  at least with my dad's case, he was never going faster than 20 mph on small, uncrowded residential streets.  however, i still think it was stupid.  really stupid, like don't do it again stupid.  but not enough stupid for outrage.
2014-04-17 02:40:56 PM
1 votes:

That Guy Jeff: Too many whiny knotted-pantie peeps desperate to try out their fainting couches.


www.saltyseattle.com
2014-04-17 02:39:05 PM
1 votes:
Subby is also upset about dads letting their kids take the wheel for a bit in a car.

Fun is dead. Too many whiny knotted-pantie peeps desperate to try out their fainting couches.
2014-04-17 02:38:20 PM
1 votes:
That is a bit much. Too many variables to assume all is well.

I stopped riding because all my years and experience can be wiped out by a bumbling chick texting on a cell phone. Too many close calls with people that don't farking seem to be aware they are driving.
2014-04-17 02:35:28 PM
1 votes:
 
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