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post #1 of 14 Old 12-28-2013, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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what do your kids wear as passenger?

My son is my world. I include him in everything I do. He has helped me the past couple of years rebuild a 71 Honda CB350 Four, and now helps tinker on my Vstrom. He's now almost 10, and at 4'8" and 90 ish pounds, big enough, tall enough, and most importantly mature enough to want to ride with me more than just around the neighborhood. I am an all the gear all the time rider, and want to keep him safe. He has a full-face helmet and boots, as he wears a mens 8. Hell, I wear a 9. Question is, he's not big enough for mens jackets or pants yet, even xs. What do your kids wear when they ride pillion with you?
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post #2 of 14 Old 12-28-2013, 05:19 PM
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l had the same problem with my kids as they were growing up (3girls&2boys), but l found that the women sizes seemed to fit a bit better, just didn't tell the boys , l found the pants to be the hardest thing to get ( they all got legs like uncooked pasta) so l ended up getting a pair tailor made to suit each
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you know....that's not such a bad idea. Thanks. I know he will be my size in not too many more years, then thankfully surpass me (not a challenge at my 5'8") then whats mine is his...but I am enjoying this age so much, I'm in nooooooo hurry for him to grow up.
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My kids are all adults, but when I carry my eldest daughter I give her my helmet and my spare gloves and jacket. I give her my helmet because it fits her better than my spare and her head is a touch smaller than mine. I've told her to get her own and to look after it.
Youngest son has his own helmet, jacket and gloves and wears my old fire brigade boots (hard leather lace ups with ankle support). I don't carry either of them any real distance or very often.

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What about motocross gear, even small kids do that and the gear looks cool too.
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post #6 of 14 Old 12-28-2013, 06:46 PM
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post #7 of 14 Old 12-28-2013, 07:09 PM
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I just got my 10 year old son a new jacket, pants and helmet from Cyclegear.com

The jacket and pants are on sale for 50% off. For my son I got the size medium jacket and medium pants. The jacket will fit good. The pants are very long but they don't have the size small.

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I never pillioned my kids nor my wife.

In fact, it's only this year for the first time in over 45 years that I have pillioned - it was a bloke whose bike had broken down. Even then it was only to get him 5km into town.

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Cycle gear has limited stuff. I was able to outfit my 11 year old last year. The price was good and quality is okay. He has just about outgrown the jacket and the helmet is getting tight.
Check out kinderider.com. I sent an email with a sizing question at about 9pm on a Sunday. Checked my email again the next morning and a well thought out response was waiting for me. The response was sent at 9:18 Sunday night! Great customer service and the prices are on par with Cyclegear, but the quality seams to be a bit better.


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kinderriderinc.com is the link. It's decent gear. Armor needs some beefing up, but other than that, it's pretty good.
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