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...for riding? Anyone here ever get their ass beat when they were younger for getting a bike. :) (well i'm not getting my ass beat.. but my mom has said to me earlier that she does not "agree with riding even 1%") haha just wondering how you dealt with it. I mean, im definetely not giving up riding for sure. Or plan on in the future. I already took the MSF, getting my license, and got a nice, many-hour summer job to buy a bike. Just curious. I think my dad's more lenient about it but he always supports my mom cause of the whole "don't undermine your life-partner" thing, but i mean, he's a guy, he knows what im feeling. My mom though, like every other mom is overprotective and doesn't want me to ride. I'm buying the bike on my own, insurance on my own, gear on my own, blah blah, yeah... but just the fact that my life's in danger she doesn't like.

I'm just posting cause i was looking for a bike these couple days online and hopefully getting one next week if possible. but today, she says out of NOWHERE "I don't agree with you getting a motorcycle. I will not support it at all. There's no were to use it in LA." (i'm going to UCLA) .... that was weird cause i didn't say a single word about it. I was just .....there.. breathing and blinking and she just brought it up out of nowhere. :bitchslap but yeah... just curious if anyone has any horror stories about what their moms did when she found out about a bike that they bought without her knowing. :)
 

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Hell no. Coming from a motorcycle family, I think I got closer to getting my ass beat for taking so long to get a bike rather than getting one.
 

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yup i brought it over to my psycho moms house, she saw the bike started crying outside and saying youre a big boy now you can make your own decisions. I said youre right, and i lied and told her i just got done riding a two mile wheelie at 105 on the freeway. She just about lost it. If you cant tell, i hate my mom. Right before i left i told her im gonna learn how to do stunts on the freeway, and some other bullshit just to scare her. Im rreally bitter with my mom, she claims she has anxiety problems. She is still yet to see my apartment, ived lived on my own for two years, she says the hour and a half drive messes with her anxiety. So whatd she do. What better way to make yourself happy by driving three hours to an indian casino and losing 500 bucks.... somethings up
 

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My dad rode when he was younger, and just recently got a Shadow to ride around on. He knew that I liked dirtbikes and I went down and got my permit and have been riding his bike. Saving up for MSF and then for a bike later down the road. My mom doesn't really have a problem with it, she just worries about me getting hurt from other people not seeing me.
 

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haha that's cool. I can imagine the scenario posted up by xxicemanxx though. Not too sure exactly what my mom would do though. Kind of like a timed bomb just waiting to explode. Probably will ask me to sell it or offer to give me money to get rid of it. Then, go crazy over it... maybe cry, probably won't.

Coming from a NON-riding family unlike JAKE, hehe it's a whole new concept and risk for them. I remember I wanted a bike since I was 15, and i asked my mom about it back then. And then she says "no.." but had a little surprise ambush waiting for me. Our family went over to my grandma's house for new year's or something and it was like a reunion with relatives from NY, and Alabama etc. and guess what my mom does? She announces to like 4 of my aunts there, along with my grandma that I want a bike (and makes it sound like I'm out of my mind)... and they blast their motherly overprotective "advice" all over me. "Do you want to die??!", "I know someone that rode and he....blah blah", "my cousin died from riding blah blah" ... i swear they just went on and on yelling in my face for about 5 minutes straight and i was speechless. From then on, I just kept my mouth shut and did stuff on my own. :D
 

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...for riding? Anyone here ever get their ass beat when they were younger for getting a bike. :) (well i'm not getting my ass beat.. but my mom has said to me earlier that she does not "agree with riding even 1%") haha just wondering how you dealt with it. I mean, im definetely not giving up riding for sure. Or plan on in the future. I already took the MSF, getting my license, and got a nice, many-hour summer job to buy a bike. Just curious. I think my dad's more lenient about it but he always supports my mom cause of the whole "don't undermine your life-partner" thing, but i mean, he's a guy, he knows what im feeling. My mom though, like every other mom is overprotective and doesn't want me to ride. I'm buying the bike on my own, insurance on my own, gear on my own, blah blah, yeah... but just the fact that my life's in danger she doesn't like.

I'm just posting cause i was looking for a bike these couple days online and hopefully getting one next week if possible. but today, she says out of NOWHERE "I don't agree with you getting a motorcycle. I will not support it at all. There's no were to use it in LA." (i'm going to UCLA) .... that was weird cause i didn't say a single word about it. I was just .....there.. breathing and blinking and she just brought it up out of nowhere. :bitchslap but yeah... just curious if anyone has any horror stories about what their moms did when she found out about a bike that they bought without her knowing. :)
Well where to start?? long story short, I bought my first bike at age 16. It was a 1988 Ninja 750. The problem was the guy who was the original owner died on the bike (another long story , if interested let me know) Well I was dumb enough to tell that to my farther, stupid move on my part. Now you must know that i have been on a motorcycle since age 6(raced motocross for 10 years) so my farther obvious is not against motorcycles, quite the opposite. But He was not happy with me getting a sportbike for my first bike. So he tells me not to buy the bike, it's to much bike for me to learn on and has bad Karma. Of course being a defiant asshole i purchase the bike and bring it home. Well my farther comes downstairs and walks out the garage and says nice bike. Now i am thinking " see, i knew he wouldn't bug out." To my surprise he looks over the bike and out of no where he rips the seat off the bike "6'2"/240lbs" and tears out the the battery, positive and negative in all. In a calm matter says " have fun riding it now" I shit you not. True story, may lightning strike me dead if I'm lying.

I guess my point is try and remember that your Mom only loves you and all she knows is the bad and dangerous publicity sportbikes get. I know you will make decsion no matter what she says, as did I but just remember your mother loves you more than anything in this world and is just nervous as any mother would be if there son got a bike. Please remember, be safe and ride as if you had eyes in the back of your head. Good luck my man!!
 

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I needed their credit to buy my bike, still going to need it to buy the zx6r or I would have to wait a long time to save the cash to buy it. So I had to talk them into it. My dad was against it because he is ass like that. My mom just looks at the bikes and shakes her head but she helped me get it anyways.
 

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Well where to start?? long story short, I bought my first bike at age 16. It was a 1988 Ninja 750. The problem was the guy who was the original owner died on the bike (another long story , if interested let me know) Well I was dumb enough to tell that to my farther, stupid move on my part. Now you must know that i have been on a motorcycle since age 6(raced motocross for 10 years) so my farther obvious is not against motorcycles, quite the opposite. But He was not happy with me getting a sportbike for my first bike. So he tells me not to buy the bike, it's to much bike for me to learn on and has bad Karma. Of course being a defiant asshole i purchase the bike and bring it home. Well my farther comes downstairs and walks out the garage and says nice bike. Now i am thinking " see, i knew he wouldn't bug out." To my surprise he looks over the bike and out of no where he rips the seat off the bike "6'2"/240lbs" and tears out the the battery, positive and negative in all. In a calm matter says " have fun riding it now" I shit you not. True story, may lightning strike me dead if I'm lying.

I guess my point is try and remember that your Mom only loves you and all she knows is the bad and dangerous publicity sportbikes get. I know you will make decsion no matter what she says, as did I but just remember your mother loves you more than anything in this world and is just nervous as any mother would be if there son got a bike. Please remember, be safe and ride as if you had eyes in the back of your head. Good luck my man!!
Whoa, thats scary. haha he was actually calm and ripped out the seat and battery? Did he ever give it back or did he make you buy new ones?? yikes...


I would like to hear about the guy dying if you don't mind posting. don't really like hearing that stuff but also, it might serve to my benefit.
 

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Hell I came from a family that liked bikes. I just about always had a bike of some type or another. They always just reminded me to watch the other drivers and not to get stupid on it. Funny thing though, they never said anything about the stupid things I did on dirtbikes and atvs.
 

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parents picked up my first bike for me (with my own cash thank you, we're not that well off.)
they constantly tell me to be careful, etc etc. but they're pretty much ok with it.
 

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My Mom AND my Grandmother kicked my ass. Right in front of the house. These two little Italian women whooped the shit out of me. I knew it was coming so I didn't take my helmet off.
 

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My father bought me my first bike for highschool graduation 5 years ago.. My mother hated it.. She hated it even more after i wrecked it the first time. Yet even MORE after the second time.. Third time she wouldnt even look at it.. Since then she has never been supportive of any of my bikes. but she is getting better.. She understands where I'm comin from..Ride it and dont crash it.. you should be ok
 

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My dad went with me to purchase my first bike and rode it home for me. I took the MSF class with my Mom. I'm taking a nice 350 mile trip to Wisconsin in July on the bikes with them. They ride Harleys but when I let me Dad ride my bike he always comes back with a smile.
 

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When I told my mom I'd started riding again (four years ago), she said "I didn't hear that. I'm going to pretend you didn't say that. Never bring that up again. <5 seconds of silence> So how's [husband's name here]?" She hasn't mentioned it again, nor have I. My Dad's response was much more sympathetic. He said to ride safe and wear my helmet.

Sounds to me like your parents love you. Respect that. I don't know about the getting the family to gang up on you, but there are few things you can do legally that are more dangerous than riding, and she's right to be scared for you.
 

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my mom told me she would stop paying for school cuz in her mind, "why pay for it if im just going to end up dying"....a year later im cruising around just fine, just need to watch out for the damn snowbirds and other cagers to make sure my mom wasnt right
 

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hah yeah .. i respect that they care. I'd rather she care than make me do whatever i want. But hopefully, i'll show her that it's safe. I actually am going to promise her a couple things after I get my bike. Well, i'm promising myself as well.

Well, if i get a bike next week... i have the whole summer to practice and get to know it. So basically, during the whole summer i'm not gonna get greedy ... i'm just going to ride local to the store, to work (literally across the street. about 2 minutes by car) and back... and maybe to friends' house. But that's all i'm doing during the summer on a bike. The promise is.. during the months of summer.. no riding on freeway at ALL. Absolutely never. mainly because whereever i need to go, i have my car anyway, and it's all nearby. And, no night riding until about 1-2 months of experience.
Then after that, when i get to ucla, only local and riding freeway only to come back home.. at late night time when there are no cages out.

I'm doing this mainly cause...obviously I dont' want to die. ahah and also, i know for a fact that my mom will hate me riding and it's just to ease her into it. :) Hopefully she won't do something drastic. yikes.
 

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The first bike I bought was when I was in college. My parents never knew I had it. (until my dad found the old title and registration after I sold the thing) It was a 1980 Suzuki GS450. Perfect bike to learn on. Never droped it (except once when I was drunk in the front yard. Streetbike=/=dirtbike). But it was great for me. Sure Even guys on Katanas could make fun of me, but who cared. My parents never really said anyhting. My bikes now they know about, (well, they dont know I have 2) and neither one approve, but what can they do? I live on my own and get nothing from them. My mother just wants to make sure I always have my helmet.
 

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Whoa, thats scary. haha he was actually calm and ripped out the seat and battery? Did he ever give it back or did he make you buy new ones?? yikes...


I would like to hear about the guy dying if you don't mind posting. don't really like hearing that stuff but also, it might serve to my benefit.
Yeah my farther is a old school Italian, so doing what he did was in character. Quiet, never yelling but will always get his point across. As far as getting the battery, terminals and seat to stay put, I had to do some jerry rigging. I used b***** nuts and bolts to make the seat stay put but I only keep the bike for about 6 months after that because it was half rigged and had some bad omens on it.

As far as the guy dying on it. There is a sharp turn in our area that has claimed a few riders. He was a pretty new rider and was going a little fast into the turn and he hit some A.C. in the road ( A.C. is the sealant the D.O.T. uses to fix cracks in a asphalt roadway) The A.C. becomes like putty in July and August heat and the guys front tire hit some in the turn. So between the speed and the A.C. the front tire went out from under him and he hit a guard rail. A friend of mine new him and his family so he took the bike because the parents did not want in the house. My friend didn't want the bike either so he sold it to me for $500.

My point bro, In the hot days be aware of that sealant in the road and especially in the turns!!!
 
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