Featured Working On The Bonnie With My Sons

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  1. Bonniejoe

    Bonniejoe Well-Known Member

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    Bought a New used 2012 Bonneville T100 4 weeks ago. I finally got plates from DMV and was able to ride. I want to teach my boys how ride and they are eager to learn. I want to teach them that everything has a price. Before they ride they have to learn to maintain the bike first. So today they changed the oil and filter, cleaned and lubed the chain. They had to bolt on a small faring and they attempted to put on bar end mirrors, handle bars have a metal block in there. All in all they did well and got most of it done. They really did well with the riding. They did well and had a ball. They made me proud. The next generation of riders. I've got a few more mods for the Bonnie but that is down the road.
     
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  2. Bonne Phil

    Bonne Phil Member

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    I like your approach to teaching your lad to ride. Though I have to say a T100 seems a heavy bike for a learner. I made all my early mistakes on beat-up Vespa. When I fell off it actually improved the appearance of the bike. Not sure I would trust my son on any of my bikes. A 2019 T120 and 2012 Trophy SE.

    Can I add, once the lad has passed his test, (leave it for about six months) enroll him on a Bikesafe course and then an IAM / RoSPA course.
     
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  3. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising
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    Good man, I hope they enjoy riding as much as I do :):)
     
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  4. bob1

    bob1 Noble Member
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    I doubt they got those courses in new york
     
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  5. Bonne Phil

    Bonne Phil Member

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  6. Bonne Phil

    Bonne Phil Member

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    I guess they will have to look up a equivalent, they could try NYSMSP which offer basic training and further safety training.
     
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  7. JtC

    JtC Noble Member

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    In the states it is the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course to start with. They also offer advanced courses that are pretty good.
     
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