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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-25-2001, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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I need help to reform a squid before he kills himself.

I need help to reform a kid I know before hekills him self. His DAD bought him a 96 900RR this is his first bike ever. He hasen't even mastered the clutch yet ( he stalled it twice pulling out of the gas station) and he was bragging about doing 130mph. Hedoes were a helmet but thats it. oh and he doesn't have his motorcycle endorsement. any help/ advice you can give me will be appreicated. I was thinking about printing the thread out and giveing it to him.

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I need help to reform a kid I know before hekills him self. His DAD bought him a 96 900RR this is his first bike ever. He hasen't even mastered the clutch yet ( he stalled it twice pulling out of the gas station) and he was bragging about doing 130mph. Hedoes were a helmet but thats it. oh and he doesn't have his motorcycle endorsement. any help/ advice you can give me will be appreicated. I was thinking about printing the thread out and giveing it to him.

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There isn't much you can do other than voice your opinion.. Also, just my opinion, I wouldn't ride with the moron...I'd tell him flat out (as I have many new riders) that I won't ride with them until they have taken an MSF course and demonstrated to me that they aren't complete screwups.....

Speak your piece and walk away...thats all you really can do, because he's gonna do what he wants anyway

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There isn't much you can do other than voice your opinion.. Also, just my opinion, I wouldn't ride with the moron...I'd tell him flat out (as I have many new riders) that I won't ride with them until they have taken an MSF course and demonstrated to me that they are complete screwups.....

Speak your piece and walk away...thats all you really can do, because he's gonna do what he wants anyway

Ya, good advice. If you do ride with him, Ride behind him. Don't forget to compliment him on his skill of getting the bike to 130... Don't think anyone here can do that.
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Let 748_Abuser take him for a ride in the twisties.
He'd make me crash. I'm still learning turns.
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Maybe you ought to print out this thread and show it to his dad. I've got a feeling he has no clue about the position he put his kid in....moron. Not just for buying him the bike, but from your description, the obvious lack of interest dad is taking (no liscence/MSF course). Did he buy him any protective gear (boots/leathers/gloves)?

Better yet, print this out and show it to his mom. The last thing we all need is another stain on the road driving up our insurance rates.

Oh yeah, "I wouldn't ride with the moron...I'd tell him flat out..."- Ditto

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I disagree with labelling the KID a moron, hes just a kid afterall... i think its his Dad or parents who are the real morons here... They are the ones who need to be woken up. The kid will be a kid no matter what, without responsible parenting.

Pretty freakin scary sh*t!
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I agree with Redninja. I forgot where they sell some motorcycle accidents to where the rider died or became handicap. So, you can show it to him just like the traffic school instructor does. May be by seeing all this he would be careful and take the MSF course. At first I was like him. I wanted an R1; however, after I took the MSF course my mind changed completely, and I have a lot of respect for any bike because it is not the bike that gets you in trouble, it is the rider.
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I disagree with labelling the KID a moron, hes just a kid afterall... i think its his Dad or parents who are the real morons here... They are the ones who need to be woken up. The kid will be a kid no matter what, without responsible parenting.

Pretty freakin scary sh*t!
It's his Dad I was talking about.

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Exclamation some suggestions to save this kid's a$$

Well, lots of good advice and opinions from all those who replied! But here are perhaps the 2 best suggestions:

Take him to your local hospital to speak to ER/Trauma doctors and staff. Most ERs keep photo journals of serious traumas and injuries for training/instructional purposes. If you take the time to stop by the hospital and meet some of the staff ahead of time to explain your situation most ER staff will be glad to set some time aside to talk with this kid. You might even be able to arrange for him to spend some time in the ER and see actual traumas.

The other option is to take him to your local police station. Same as the hospital, most police departments keep photos of serious accidents. Stop by ahead of time and explain the situation. Schedule some time with a police officer who can talk to this kid and maybe show him some photos.

I have a few doctors and police officers in my family, and I can tell you that giving the "scared straight" speech to young guys is a regular part of their jobs. In fact, many hospitals and police departments have designated staff who specialize in giving speeches and presentations to kids who need it! And you'd be surprised how quickly a kid snaps back into reality when he sees pictures of accidents and hears first-hand stories from adults who's job it is to clean up the mess when kids make stupid mistakes!!!

Whichever you choose to do (or maybe both) it will take a little bit of leg-work from you to set everything up. But the impression I get from reading your thread is that you care about this kid and really do want to help him, so I'm sure you won't mind setting things up for him. You should bring the kid's father too, sounds like he needs it!!!


Ride Safe,
Dan

ps - it's good to see that you're taking the time to help this kid before something bad happens!!!

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