Originally posted by Crescent Fresh
I'm 30, and still not allowed to have a bike!!! Whenever the parents come to visit (they live in Scotland) I take the bikes to a friends house for 2 weeks while they're here. They have no idea that I have one....or 2.
Being that you're 16, this method probably won't work for you.
thats hilarious, literally, haha i could see my mom doing that too...
anyways, im 19, i got my first street bike when i was 18, but i have had my endorsement since i was 16 (used a demo sv650 from a shop) anyways, my parents were NOT into me getting a bike cause they know i take risks. but i assured them i was careful blah blah
so i bought a bike, they were okay with it, put it in their name for insurance. everything went good, i had a rf900r....
then i sold it and bought a zx6r. had that for 2 months. i was gettin really good at wheelies n stuff....ended up loopin tryin a 12....totalled the bike....parents mad.....drop me off insurance and say that if i get another bike, they will drop me off car insurance too (i drive a brand new mustang, so thats not a good thing)
moral to the story is
#1 if you put trust in your parents, they will trust you. i took my mom for a ride, and she saw that i could handle it well
#2 ALWAYS wear gear, atleast jacket and thick jeans pref riding jeans
#3 do NOT go above your limits to begin with, i was practicing wheelies for 2 hours a day almost for 2 months straight and did that.
#4 take it easy in corners to begin with, you will get the feel over time and eventually be able to take them really well and have low lean angle and everything, thats the best feeling on a motorcycle
#5 just be careful and have fun, def do that MSF course
btw my parents and i actually had a "contract" that like i had to keep over a certain gpa in college to have the bike, and if i crashed due to my fault it was gone (hence why one of my zx6r's is sold, and the other one is selling on ebay right now). i would suggest maybe offering them that you keep over like a 3.0 in high school, or sumthin like that, give them some sort of incentive of letting you have the bike, it works a lot, ive been manipulating my parents since i was 2, and this is the first time it backfired on me!