When do I tell my parents???
December 31, 2007 at 4:22 am #1194
My parents hate motorcycles but I love them & I dont know if my parents would approve of me riding a motorcycle or that so when would I tell them????
P.S I am only 15January 1, 2008 at 9:26 pm #4893HolyBatFartParticipant
Definitely talk to them about the economical factors: fuel economy and overall cost of buying a motorcycle vs car.January 1, 2008 at 11:34 pm #4894BenParticipant
I think your best bet would be to do tons of research, and then SHOW them you have done tons of research.
Tell them that you will always wear all the proper safety gear (helmet, pants, leather gloves, etc..) and show them WHY you are going to wear it (have statistics ready). In fact if you have a little money saved up then show them how serious you are and go buy the gloves or helmet or something, that way they see that you are willing to spend your own money for it.
Also tell them that you will buy the bike (or if they buy the bike, that you will pay them back and have a whole payment plan worked out), and that you want to start on a smaller bike because it would be cheaper and easier for a new rider to control. Tell them you want to take the MSF course and everything and I’m sure they will consider it.
Worse case scenario is you only have to wait 3 more years until you move out and then you can get one
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminJanuary 3, 2008 at 11:15 am #4906
Thanks you guys this should help!!!January 10, 2008 at 2:52 am #4941JakeParticipant
whatever you do, start with a smaller displacement bike, 500 or less, you won’t regret itJanuary 10, 2008 at 11:30 am #4945
KJanuary 14, 2008 at 8:09 am #4964SuperMotoRiderParticipant
dont start on a sportbike and tell them that.February 22, 2008 at 3:40 pm #5070AnonymousGuest
all of the advice given here is good, but in the end you will have to come to terms with the idea that they may never accept it. The worst thing you could do at that point is to nag them or get angry/frustrated about it. If you do, you will probably cause them to backlash against the idea even harder, to the point where they will really not accept it.February 26, 2008 at 5:40 am #4887
You should listen to your parents and everything they tell you. They are absolutely right.February 26, 2008 at 5:41 am #4888
There is nothing wrong with sportbikesFebruary 28, 2008 at 10:43 pm #4433AnonymousGuest
Not saying there is. it just puts parents at ease when their kid isnt riding around in a racing machine…February 28, 2008 at 10:46 pm #5106SuperMotoRiderParticipant
“Not saying there is. it just puts parents at ease when their kid isnt riding around in a racing machine…”
– was posted by me.
ps- forgot to log in… lmaoFebruary 29, 2008 at 12:55 am #5109BenParticipant
Do I sense a bit of sarcasm there kickprivate
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminFebruary 29, 2008 at 1:55 am #5110
Oh no! I really do mean that. These motorcycles are dangerous humans.February 29, 2008 at 2:09 am #5111
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