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You ask/You answer: Should I take my kid on the back?

My kids are aged eight and six, and the eldest is badgering me to take him on the back of the ZX-9R. Should I? Can I trust him to hold on properly? And what's the bare minimum of kit I should get for him (apart from a helmet, obviously)? Your advice could help. Leave a comment below and we'll publish the...

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oily1984

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oily1984 says:

Yes

The youngest I've had on the back of my bike is 6. It's absolutely fine if you're sensible with riding speeds, distance and location provided they can reach the pegs. If nervous (you or pillion) take them round a deserted car park to help them and yourself develop a feel for the situation then slowly build up over time in series of short rides.

As for gear a properly fitting helmet is a must not just any random cast off, ditto for gloves these take the most abuse in low speed crashes. Also sturdy boots, trousers and jacket. Given the price probably worth doing the car park before shelling out £400 for full riding kit but a must have if planning longer/more spirited riding which can be built up too in a relatively short space of time.

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oily1984

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oily1984 says:

Unk13- Dumb Answer

Siblings are your brothers and sisters not your children. Also it's a valid question, do absolutely need full race kit for a 10mph tour of the car park to see if they like it? My first go on the back of a bike was done in jeans and a denim jacket at about 7 yrs old since we didn't go above 15mph I don't see the problem especially when in shorts and T shirt on the push bike I could mange 30 odd down hill.

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