A new WR rider


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  • JimdogWR450

Posted July 16, 2006 - 09:35 PM

#41

Man thats a clean bike, your son touches toes with both feet. After setting sag he will be fine.. Now you got twins in your garage..
By the way nice job on shaving the seat on your other bike, I need to do that but I'm afraid of screwing it up...

  • rushfan

Posted July 17, 2006 - 05:11 AM

#42

By the way nice job on shaving the seat on your other bike, I need to do that but I'm afraid of screwing it up...


Easy to do. Use a Saw Zaw to remove the bulk of the seat, then an orbital or belt sander to shape the rest of the seat. :thumbsup:

  • rushfan

Posted July 17, 2006 - 01:34 PM

#43

Well, its been less than 24 hours, and he has removed the stock graphics, drained the old gas, changed the oil and cleaned the air filter. And, oh yeah, added some new stickers...Because stickers are very, very important.

  • GCannon

Posted July 17, 2006 - 01:42 PM

#44

We expect his grades to be good this year! I trust he knows that already.

  • letmein

Posted July 17, 2006 - 03:09 PM

#45

Very cool! And yes we must put on the "cool" stickers. I don't want to sound like a worry wart, but please be super careful, that is a lot of bike for a young man. Enjoy your time together because he will NEVER forget all of the great times he had with his dad while out on the trails. I hope he loves riding just half as much as I do.

BTW, I have been looking for a new dad... so if you have room in your garage for another bike, let me know :thumbsup:

  • smksignals

Posted July 17, 2006 - 03:11 PM

#46

Nice job Dad. And yes, we wanna see A's on the report card this year !!!! :thumbsup: :cry: :ride:

  • rushfan

Posted July 17, 2006 - 04:53 PM

#47

Hey, thanks guys. He will be very careful, and I will settle for B's and C's :thumbsup: :ride: :cry:

  • Ripmeister

Posted July 17, 2006 - 05:11 PM

#48

Enjoy your time together because he will NEVER forget all of the great times he had with his dad while out on the trails.


Isn't that the truth! I haven't lived with my dad since I was 11 (i'm nearly 40 now) but I have a lot of memories riding with him.

  • Seabass

Posted July 17, 2006 - 06:10 PM

#49

It looks like you're a pretty cool Dad. I hope junior appreciates what he's been given. Try to be nice to him when he can't pick up the bike on a big uphill. I went riding with some friends and this one guy took his 12 year old out on a WR 250. He screamed at his kid everytime he dropped his bike and couldn't pick it up. The kid couldn't even touch the ground!!!! Then he wondered why he spent all this money on a new bike when all his kid wanted to do was ride around camp with all his buddies on their pit bikes.

  • chivobones

Posted July 17, 2006 - 07:42 PM

#50

:thumbsup: So who is cooler? Your son for having such a sweet bike or you for getting it for him!?! Oh- saw the pic in the ''sexiest'' thread, awesome. Thanks for the great story...

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  • rushfan

Posted July 17, 2006 - 08:33 PM

#51

It looks like you're a pretty cool Dad. I hope junior appreciates what he's been given. Try to be nice to him when he can't pick up the bike on a big uphill. I went riding with some friends and this one guy took his 12 year old out on a WR 250. He screamed at his kid everytime he dropped his bike and couldn't pick it up. The kid couldn't even touch the ground!!!! Then he wondered why he spent all this money on a new bike when all his kid wanted to do was ride around camp with all his buddies on their pit bikes.


No, it's not like that at all. Lets back up a bit;
When he was 8, and I bought him his first bike, which was an xr 80, I had already accepted the fact that he was going to crash it...a lot. And he did. He didn't break anything that I couldn't fix. Even welding the shifter back on 3 times before I replaced it. We still have it and it still runs great.
So, with that being said, the wr will get radiator guards and lever guards to help me out in the long run. Because, I know that the bike is going to hit the deck, again, and again. It's gonna happen, and that's the way it is. It happens to all of us, big and small, right?? So, I'll be patient. The bike will probably bite him in the beginning and he'll learn a little respect for its power, and with in no time, it will all be ok and he'll be roosting me. It's not like he's learning to ride for the first time, ya know? He'll be tentative at first, then it will start to get good to him, and that's when I'll have to start worrying. :ride:
Anyway, we'll be at Hollister the week of 8/14 if anyone would like join us. We'll be there all week riding. Show up, and I'll buy you all a cold one... :cry: :thumbsup: Just look for the two blue's. :ride:
Thanks again fellas. This has all been fun and a great experience, and all of you have been a part of it. :ride:

  • shifty450

Posted July 18, 2006 - 04:50 AM

#52

I see all the replies saying he'll be tentative and this and that. It makes me think something else. You said he's ridden yours before. And sometimes he was faster then you on trails on his XR100. Maybe I'm crazy, but I am willing to bet he is waxing you in no time.

I see the other replies too about memories riding with your dads. My dad always wanted to buy me a bike when I was a kid. He passed away when I was 7 and never got to buy me a bike. I am truly envious of the opportunities your kid has. Post some pics of you 2 riding.

And I can't wait to buy my kid his/her first bike.

  • rushfan

Posted July 18, 2006 - 05:21 AM

#53

I see all the replies saying he'll be tentative and this and that. It makes me think something else. You said he's ridden yours before. And sometimes he was faster then you on trails on his XR100. Maybe I'm crazy, but I am willing to bet he is waxing you in no time.

I see the other replies too about memories riding with your dads. My dad always wanted to buy me a bike when I was a kid. He passed away when I was 7 and never got to buy me a bike. I am truly envious of the opportunities your kid has. Post some pics of you 2 riding.

And I can't wait to buy my kid his/her first bike.


Ok, I'm busted :thumbsup: I'll admit that there was a hill at a local park, him and I were at the bottom, and I said, "ya wanna do it"? And he said, "heck yeah"!! So he went up the long steep hill and I said out load..."sh!t!!! Now I have to do it, and I couldn't make it all of the way up!!!!! I still hear about that one.
Here's a couple of pics from our last ride.
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  • tom sawyer

Posted July 18, 2006 - 07:22 PM

#54

hi im tim and this my is my bike :thumbsup:
http://i61.photobuck.../newblue012.jpg
http://i61.photobuck.../newblue010.jpg


and these are my latest pics. check out the pic of the before and after.
thanks

  • rushfan

Posted July 18, 2006 - 07:46 PM

#55

hi im tim and this my is my bike :ride:
http://i61.photobuck.../newblue012.jpg
http://i61.photobuck.../newblue010.jpg


and these are my latest pics. check out the pic of the before and after.
thanks


Hey guys. This was my Sons first post, so be easy on him... :ride:
He wanted to post a couple of pics of his old and new. :cry: :thumbsup:

  • OneToGo

Posted July 19, 2006 - 05:04 AM

#56

Tim
Nice bike and I like the agapanthas (sp?-blue flowers) in the background.
Where was it you guys were riding?
BTW, you are a lucky son. Have fun on the WR, we know all about it - you will enjoy.
Welcome to TT.
P.S. My 14 y/o is really envious...
:thumbsup:

  • shifty450

Posted July 19, 2006 - 05:15 AM

#57

Nice pics, Tim. Have someone take pictures of you waxing your dad so you can post them too! You're a very lucky kid. Let me know if you 2 are ever in Minnesota. We'll see who's got the fastest WR450.

  • rushfan

Posted July 19, 2006 - 07:18 AM

#58

Nice pics, Tim. Have someone take pictures of you waxing your dad so you can post them too!



Funny.... :ride:
All kidding aside, it won't be long before that happens. :cry: :thumbsup:

  • rushfan

Posted July 19, 2006 - 01:17 PM

#59

Where was it you guys were riding? :thumbsup:


Those pics were taken up in George Town, CA. North East of Auburn. To me, it doesn't get any better than there. Lots of steep climbs and switch backs. Mostly shady trails deep in the Forrest. It's great.
Check these out.
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  • bluebike1999

Posted July 19, 2006 - 02:51 PM

#60

congratulations Rush. top thread and congrats Tim for your first post not being about free mods......ha

I'm going with 5 and 8 y/o next sunday and i will enjoy being able to blow them off while i can as i know it will be no time before they are waiting for me.

Rush giving a 14 y/o a wr 450 is pretty full on, but do you think its safe to expose him to TT.........

keep us informed on your progress, as many have stated, riding in the bush with your kids is a genuine bonus, getting to go where very few get to see, and to experience the freedom that only a dirt bike can give.

good luck




 
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