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Open House => Do's and Don'ts => Topic started by: MadMax on November 28, 2015, 10:26:37 PM

Title: What's your take?
Post by: MadMax 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!

(http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx9/richard_maxwell1/12279066_857261744387453_8358689055241766043_n_zpsbuargcug.jpg)
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: kdtrull 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.

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss4/kdtrull/HarleyMeandMomc25b0_zps92ae17b1.jpg) (http://s556.photobucket.com/user/kdtrull/media/HarleyMeandMomc25b0_zps92ae17b1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: MadMax 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.
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: kdtrull 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.
Is hard to imagine now-days.
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: Chuck A. on November 28, 2015, 11:24:33 PM
The rider could be strapping a dog in for a ride
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: Brian A on November 29, 2015, 07:27:16 AM
The rider could be strapping a dog in for a ride

He beat me to it.
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: klaviator on November 29, 2015, 07:35:03 AM
Only one kid on a bike?  In many parts of the world that ain't nothin!

(https://www.freedomcyclelasvegas.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Overloaded-Family2.jpg)
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: jrobinson 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.
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: klaviator on November 29, 2015, 08:11:34 AM
So this is considered perfectly acceptable:

(http://beccagarber.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/becca-garber-polisport-bike-seat-giveaway-1.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: Chuck A. 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
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: Chuck A. on November 29, 2015, 08:22:37 AM
So this is considered perfectly acceptable:

(http://beccagarber.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/becca-garber-polisport-bike-seat-giveaway-1.jpg)

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
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: Argh Oh 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.
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: Chuck A. on November 29, 2015, 08:24:16 AM
Only one kid on a bike?  In many parts of the world that ain't nothin!

(https://www.freedomcyclelasvegas.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Overloaded-Family2.jpg)

India's version of the mini van? 8)
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: MadMax 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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Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: Yankee Dog 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.

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss4/kdtrull/HarleyMeandMomc25b0_zps92ae17b1.jpg) (http://s556.photobucket.com/user/kdtrull/media/HarleyMeandMomc25b0_zps92ae17b1.jpg.html)


So it's true.  You were dropped on your head as a child.
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: kdtrull on November 29, 2015, 12:59:48 PM

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

Yes...but I figure it took more than just one drop.  :o

We spent days and days on that bike, and I loved it.  Still think it's a bad idea.
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: klaviator on November 29, 2015, 01:37:33 PM
Loving the replies, but the guy actually has a pet monkey he uses it for.

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I hope PETA doesn't find out :o
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: springer on November 29, 2015, 01:45:16 PM
Loving the replies, but the guy actually has a pet monkey he uses it for.

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I hope PETA doesn't find out :o

 I hope the monkey don't get pissed.

Those little buggers are strong and can get mean quick.


Didn't a woman get her face ripped off by one a few years back?
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: KevinB on November 29, 2015, 04:18:51 PM
I hope the monkey don't get pissed.

Those little buggers are strong and can get mean quick.


Didn't a woman get her face ripped off by one a few years back?

Face and both hands.

I prefer small pets sans opposable thumbs...it's harder to fit them into a car seat, but it makes it harder for them to kill you.  ;)
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: norton73 on November 29, 2015, 06:54:39 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.

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss4/kdtrull/HarleyMeandMomc25b0_zps92ae17b1.jpg) (http://s556.photobucket.com/user/kdtrull/media/HarleyMeandMomc25b0_zps92ae17b1.jpg.html)


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

Beat me to it.

Certainly explains a lot  :)
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: Nice Goat on November 29, 2015, 09:19:18 PM

Loving the replies, but the guy actually has a pet monkey he uses it for.

Is that a metaphor for something?
Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: MadMax on November 29, 2015, 09:20:35 PM
Nope, literally a monkey that he has for a pet

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Title: Re: What's your take?
Post by: BKStewart on December 10, 2015, 09:42:48 AM

" I hope the monkey don't get pissed.

Those little buggers are strong and can get mean quick.


Didn't a woman get her face ripped off by one a few years back?"


If it acts up...I guess he could spank it.       ;)        ;D ;D ;D