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Thread: Every mothers nightmare...and grandma

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    Senior Member MoMoSews's Avatar
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    My son finally had his dream come true and got a used Harley. Bad part is my grandson is very impressed!!!
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    Cute but glad my 5 boys never got into motor cycles!

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    I have two sons 27 & 29 and both now have bikes - one a crotch rocket type and the other a cruiser ... I feel your pain.

    At least your son is riding a harley but sheese tell him I said his arms must get very tired up so high on that thing

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    My husband had a 1350 cc Kawasaki with all the bells and whistles for the late 1980's. My favorite trip we ever took was to Colorado in July. Loved the snow on the 4th. We only went down 1 time. A nut ran a red light and my husband laid it down to keep us from being hit by the car. We were not hurt, but I was really, really angry! My husband was ultra conservative and "never" trusted anyone elses judgment except his own. Turn signals? Have your ever noticed how many people don't use them, or they have them on but don't turn. This is very dangerous for motorcycle riders. Safe riding to your son and try not to worry too much!

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    My husband, three sons, a grandson, SIL all have or have had bikes. I know they're responsible but what about the others on the road? No problems but you never stop worrying. One has the high bars but changed this year. All Harleys.

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    My son was crazy about bikes when he was little. For his 5th birthday, we bought him a little 50cc dirtbike. Of course, with him it was full throttle or not at all, so it didn't take long before he had laid it down a couple of times....not fast enough to get hurt, but enough to take the gleam out of his eyes a little. He's ridden trail bikes since then but nothing on the road.

    They can be so much fun and much more free than a car, but you can't trust the people around you and there is virtually no protection. Too bad.

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    I just have bad carma about motorcycles. I have seen too many bad things happen.

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    Well, they are both little hotties, hope they are carefull and remain safe. My son just got rid of his, so I am happy about that.

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    Whoa! What a bike and what a guy. And yours sons pretty goodlooking too.

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    My son had one and car hit him and leg was never the same afterward. So all can do is pray for their safety and I try so very hard to watch out for motors on road but sometimes I get so mad at motor riders because they will pass you when it is not safe and it is hard to always see them I say pray for one everytime I see them one the road.

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    my son has a Harley and I am nervous every time he takes a ride. Cars never seem to see the bikers

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie k
    my son has a Harley and I am nervous every time he takes a ride. Cars never seem to see the bikers
    Same here. 3 of my kids have them plus SIL and DIL. I spend my summer praying.

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    Yes i feel your pain too. I have son with a Harley and the other son has a crotch rocket......Not a good thing for us Mothers!!!!
    They always tell me they are careful but you NEVER know!!!!
    They each have sons also and i don't want to think about them growing up and getting one of those :roll:

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    My son had one and got into an accdenthair line fracture of one hip broke his ankle (bad break) the doctor said when he got older he would feel the break in his ankle. I told if he wanted to live home there was nomore bikes.

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    I've been riding for many years - please ask your son to dress more like your grandson when he's on the bike! Heavy jeans, jacket, etc will help should he have a spill. I know from personal experience!

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    I am with you. My son (33yo) bought a Harley about 3yrs ago. I was beside myself. Then he realized he didn't enjoy riding it when the weather was too cold or too hot or raining. That was good. Then he was laid off from his aircraft work so he cancelled the insurance and turned in the tags. That was good. Well, not the being layed off but the other at least kept him off the bike. Now he his thinking about getting it back on the road. I am definitely not a happy camper. If I could blow that bike up I would.
    Now before all you bike lovin' babes start up with how wonderful bikes are blah blah blah blah, I just really wish you wouldn't but that would be rude so I just won't follow this thread any further. Okay, I've said enough.

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    Sorry. Can't help ya. I'm a wanna be biker chick....closest I get is husband and kids on dirt bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Whoa! What a bike and what a guy. And yours sons pretty goodlooking too.
    Lol.

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    Tell him welcome to the family,now put some jeans on, harley rides don't wear shorts to ride lol. I ride my self and so do my boys, I still worry even though I am a rider,moms nature.....

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    My son got his pilot's license and flies planes. He is even flying the family (with my two little grandchildren!) down here for the 4th of July.......worry worry worry. Planes, motorcycles all these things that give moms/grandmoms more gray hairs. lol

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    Be sure to remind that son that he's not allowed to ride in sandals!!!! And to remember two things while he's on the road:

    Drive like everyone in a car is going to try to kill him before he gets home.

    And he has people depending on him to make it home in one piece.

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    We both rode for many years and our kids were brought up with motorcycles. My husband had a sidecar on his and I pulled a camping trailer behind mine. Our three kids took turns riding behind me, my husband and in the side car. Every fill up with gas, they would play musical chairs to change seats. We had a good time with them. My husband taught me to ride, he said "Drive like everyone else is out to get you, and you will be a lot safer". One close call was when a 18 wheeler ran a stop sign in front of me and I had to lay my bike down and watch the wheels of that truck very close to my head. It was scary but did not stop my riding. Gave them up several years later.

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    Oh, thats a pretty bike....My DH sold his many yrs. ago and just recently wanted to get another. We bought one about 2 yrs. ago and it mostly sits in the yard under a tree where he can admire it, clean it, oooh and awww over it. I think thats a great spot for it! :wink:

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    Bikes are so hard to see when I'm driving. Just the other day, I could have pulled out in front of one, seeing it at the last minute(or second). Tell them to ride carefully!!

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    My DH has one, my DS has one. I still worry. I think its just our nature. I know both of them are very careful, but its not them I worry about, its the others. Both wear helmets and are fully clothed but....that does not stop my worrying over it. I used to ride on the back of DH but the older I get, the more I like the comfort of my SUV.

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