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GEAR FOR KIDS WHEN RIDING 2-up? - June 22, 2011, 08:30 AM

My oldest can comfortably reach the passenger pegs and is strong enough (i think) to hold on to me or the bike...

Before I bring him 2-up anywhere outside the heighborhood, I've got a question for you other parents that have taken your kid(s) riding w/ you: What did you gear them up in? I'm thinking something MX specific boots, helmet and MAYBE gloves since they have kids sizes and that stuff is easily found on CL, but what did you do about jacket/ pants?


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I think you can still find MX gear pants wise. I was at colemans looking for MX gear for myself and saw tons of Kids MX gear.

Your son is going to go crazy man....post up his first ride report lol.
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June 22, 2011, 09:07 AM

I was thinking 'bout something a little more rash resistant than MX pants since we'll be on the street but I should probably look into that too...

But yeah, he's gonna go crazy when we finally do go out...


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BMW has a textile set for children called the Stoke suit. The legs and sleeves have extensions built in to them so that they grow with the child. We had a set for Donovan years ago and think they're really great. Check ADVRider's classifieds if you want to try to find some cheaper.

Donovan wore his MX boots BUT... they're heavy and clunky to a child so be prepared to have scratches on your bike from the boots. When his feet were the same size as mine, he wore my Sidis.

HJC makes children sized helmets. Donovan wore one for a few years.
MC Superstore has many youth helmets now:
Street Bike Helmets Kids Riding Gear - Motorcycle Superstore

FYI, I see that they have a GMax helmet. Donovan had one for his hare scrambles racing. It was lightweight and cheap... and it was a POS. It broke when he barely hit a tree. We dumped it and went to Scorpion for the rest of the season. <spam alert> Now he's sponsored by One Industries so he wears one of their helmets. </spam alert>

If you insist on going with a MX helmet, make sure it's DOT and Snell and get him some goggles to protect his eyes. But I think he'd be much more comfortable in a full face.

Gloves were always a difficult thing. Most times he wore MX gloves but honestly, they'd shred in a heartbeat. And for the cost of a good pair of MX gloves, you might as well look for a cheap pair of XS women's gloves. Yeah, the fingers may be too long, but it's better protection than nothing.

Just poking around on MC Superstore, I see Cortech is making youth gloves now:
Cortech Youth DX 2 Gloves - Dirt Bike Motocross - Motorcycle Superstore


Wow, outfitting a kid safely is a lot easier now than it was just a few years ago. Donovan never rides with me anymore since he's bigger than me (and has hit that "eeewwwww, I have to hold onto mom" stage).


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I highly recommend that you buy my sidi boots and astars 2 piece suit for your kid. KTHXBAI
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I highly recommend that you buy my sidi boots and astars 2 piece suit for your kid. KTHXBAI


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BMW has a textile set for children called the Stoke suit. The legs and sleeves have extensions built in to them so that they grow with the child. We had a set for Donovan years ago and think they're really great. Check ADVRider's classifieds if you want to try to find some cheaper.

Donovan wore his MX boots BUT... they're heavy and clunky to a child so be prepared to have scratches on your bike from the boots. When his feet were the same size as mine, he wore my Sidis.

HJC makes children sized helmets. Donovan wore one for a few years.
MC Superstore has many youth helmets now:
Street Bike Helmets Kids Riding Gear - Motorcycle Superstore

FYI, I see that they have a GMax helmet. Donovan had one for his hare scrambles racing. It was lightweight and cheap... and it was a POS. It broke when he barely hit a tree. We dumped it and went to Scorpion for the rest of the season. <spam alert> Now he's sponsored by One Industries so he wears one of their helmets. </spam alert>

If you insist on going with a MX helmet, make sure it's DOT and Snell and get him some goggles to protect his eyes. But I think he'd be much more comfortable in a full face.

Gloves were always a difficult thing. Most times he wore MX gloves but honestly, they'd shred in a heartbeat. And for the cost of a good pair of MX gloves, you might as well look for a cheap pair of XS women's gloves. Yeah, the fingers may be too long, but it's better protection than nothing.

Just poking around on MC Superstore, I see Cortech is making youth gloves now:
Cortech Youth DX 2 Gloves - Dirt Bike Motocross - Motorcycle Superstore


Wow, outfitting a kid safely is a lot easier now than it was just a few years ago. Donovan never rides with me anymore since he's bigger than me (and has hit that "eeewwwww, I have to hold onto mom" stage).
THANKS FOR THE INFO!!!!

Gonna go check it out NOW!!!


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I highly recommend that you buy my sidi boots and astars 2 piece suit for your kid. KTHXBAI


throw in a poster sized pic of you in the pink chaps and we have a deal!


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cool i have one on FB i can get printed. i will PM you my paypal address for the boots and suit.
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Big plus one on this, will bring not only safety but piece of mind for both


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Looks like they're out of business, according to that site.


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True.
I use one when giving 2-up rides at the track.
built like a tank. I had myself and 2 friends try to pull it apart after strapping to a concrete pole. Didn't budge.

I put it on backwards so the handles are in front and the buckle is in back.
If by some chance it did become un-buckled the passenger would just slide into me on the brakes.


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Looks like they're out of business, according to that site.
damn... wonder I I'll be able to find one used... I may just have to make something up that does the same thing...


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Looks like they're out of business, according to that site.
bummer

mine isn't actually made by Buddy Belt - there are other brands out there

Love Handles sells on ebay:
MOTORCYCLE PILLION GRIPPERS PASSENGER BELT LOVE HANDLES | eBay

MOTORBIKE PILLION BELT LOVE HANDLES | eBay

BIKE IT MOTORCYCLE GRAB PILLION GRIPPER LOVE HANDLES | eBay

for smaller children there is a 'back-belt' harness type which is useful if junior tends to doze off during the ride

Child Riding Belts Home Page or mKidz Products Page


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Nice!

On an unrelated note: anyone ever use those bars that bolt to your gas tank filler?

Considering getting some


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