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Futurerider19 said:
Hi guys,
Im hoping to be a rider if a ninja soon i have a summer job and am saving up my money but i was wondering if you guys had any tips on convincing your parents to let you ride
I had the same problem when I was trying to convince my parents. I honestly would repeatedly show them bikes I looked at online (to keep them involved in my decision), I promised I would take the MSF course before I even attempted to step foot on a bike, and lastly I proved to them that financially I would be able to purchase the bike as well as afford to pay insurance while paying for college at the same time. Then I took them to look at the bike with me and actually got their approval before I bought it.
 

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it really depends on the parents. Mine were the type that if i showed them enough of the logical side i knew i could convince them. but i know alot of my friends parents wouldnt let them buy one no matter what. So if your parents are like mine use these arguments. Much better gas mileage than a car, Insurance is quite a bit cheaper, Repairs are not as expensive as a car, You can wear lots of safety gear, and it is rideable year round, even in the cold. although i wouldnt ride it in a foot of snow if i were you. also if you ever need to sell it you can sell it for about the same price as you bought it for as long as you havent broken it. good luck man! I love my bike, and honestly i have never regretted buying it.
 

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And also if your looking to start on a 250 (which I didn't so this didn't really work for me) explain about how it is an entry level street bike and how you will be sure to take extra precaution when riding. Parents are all about safety. And of course throw in about the great gas mileage like John said ha.
 

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Nothing in the world would convince my mother but my dad was fine w/ it. In the end I did what I wanted and left it up to her if she wanted to get involved. She decided on the whole "don't ask, don't tell" thing. :/
 

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Hey ndog, go ahead and post that speech for everyone or message me with it also because December 17th, I turn 18. My brother has already informed my parents of my plan to get my bike, and it's not like I'm hiding it from them, but everytime I bring it up, they change the subject. I want to just sit them down and explain how I'll be safe and take it slow, etc. Because I want to do it right. But before I actually sit them down I wanna make damn sure I have a solid foundation on the subject.
 

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Hey ndog, go ahead and post that speech for everyone or message me with it also because December 17th, I turn 18. My brother has already informed my parents of my plan to get my bike, and it's not like I'm hiding it from them, but everytime I bring it up, they change the subject. I want to just sit them down and explain how I'll be safe and take it slow, etc. Because I want to do it right. But before I actually sit them down I wanna make damn sure I have a solid foundation on the subject.
Ok, I will make a new thread in the right section. If your on a computer look in the recent box on the right side.
 

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NDog65 said:
There was no way to convice my mom but my dad is who gave me the idea. I have a speech on why to buy a motorcycle that I can send to you if it would help.
That's awesome, reminds me of A Christmas Story when Ralphie put the ad for the bb gun in his mothers magazine.
 
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