Going up and down your street at low speed is one thing....going for a ride on public roads and traffic at posted speeds is another. I'd never give a minor a ride except for that slow ride down my street. And they would have to have a helmet ,gloves, etc and reach the footpegs.
To me, once they are old enough to make their own decisions, can leagally drive themselves, they can choose to go on an extended ride with me.
Ask yourself if your son got seriously hurt, or killed, whose fault it would be? Could you live with it? Could your wife live with you?
I wouldn't take the risk myself. Once my daughter was old enough to make her own choice as an adult, and after explaining the danger that exsists, I finally gave her a ride on my bike.
Just my view on this....but giving a ride to any minor, yours or someone else's, is sitting on the edge of "child endangerment".......
Last edited by Knifemaker; 07-11-2013 at 08:59 PM.