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Offline MadMax

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« on: November 28, 2015, 10:26:37 PM »
Saw this from a friend of mine on FB and it was taken here in Huntsville, AL.  Let's see what your initial thoughts are, LMBO!


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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2015, 10:51:18 PM »
I think it's nuts..and in today's world I'd suspect it a spoof.  But my folks did the same stupid thing when I was 2.


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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2015, 10:54:22 PM »
I assure you it isn't Photoshopped.  The owner confirmed it's real, but there is a catch, lol.  I will reserve the catch till after I see some initial reactions.

I admit that I used to ride my 4 - 5 year old around the neighborhood on my V Star 1300 back when I had it.  Never outside the neighborhood, but he loved riding with me on the tank and pretending he was driving while blowing the air horn I had installed, lol.
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2015, 11:05:42 PM »
I hear you.  I used to ride the tank and steer too.  But my folks were nuts.
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2015, 11:24:33 PM »
The rider could be strapping a dog in for a ride
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Offline Brian A

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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2015, 07:27:16 AM »
The rider could be strapping a dog in for a ride

He beat me to it.

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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2015, 07:35:03 AM »
Only one kid on a bike?  In many parts of the world that ain't nothin!

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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2015, 07:58:36 AM »
I don't have a problem with it. I rode on the gas tank of a Triumph to get my first haircut.

We had a member on the old form that had a seat like that on his bike and carried his kid as a passenger.

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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2015, 08:11:34 AM »
So this is considered perfectly acceptable:



But on a motorcycle it's not.  I'm not sure there is that big of a difference.

Most of my serious bicycle riding relatives have had more serious injuries on their bicycles than I have had crashing my motorcycles.
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Offline Chuck A.

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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2015, 08:18:07 AM »
We weren't to good to die young back then. I remember riding on the tailgate of a '62 Chevy pickup at 60 mph when I was 5 years old.





Or was our parents just caught up in the '60s carefree stuff. :o
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Summary food for thought:
"There is no substitute for laminar flow in which a helmet is the primary disturbance.'- kdtrull

Offline Chuck A.

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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2015, 08:22:37 AM »
So this is considered perfectly acceptable:



But on a motorcycle it's not.  I'm not sure there is that big of a difference.

If she were on the back of a motorcycle, a bikini top would be more acceptable. OH you were talking about the kid. Sorry :-X
DAMMIT TOOL:
 Any  handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling  "DAMMIT" at the top of your lungs. It is also the next tool that you  will need. Chitza

Summary food for thought:
"There is no substitute for laminar flow in which a helmet is the primary disturbance.'- kdtrull

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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2015, 08:22:48 AM »
Doesn't seem like a good idea to me. My son is 32 and wouldn't fit.
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Offline Chuck A.

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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2015, 08:24:16 AM »
Only one kid on a bike?  In many parts of the world that ain't nothin!



India's version of the mini van? 8)
DAMMIT TOOL:
 Any  handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling  "DAMMIT" at the top of your lungs. It is also the next tool that you  will need. Chitza

Summary food for thought:
"There is no substitute for laminar flow in which a helmet is the primary disturbance.'- kdtrull

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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2015, 10:21:22 AM »
Loving the replies, but the guy actually has a pet monkey he uses it for.

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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2015, 10:47:43 AM »

I think it's nuts..and in today's world I'd suspect it a spoof.  But my folks did the same stupid thing when I was 2.




So it's true.  You were dropped on your head as a child.