Teaching grandchildren to annoy their parents.


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Teaching grandchildren to annoy their parents.

Postby tom84std » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:24 am



I'm actually having fun getting even for all those years. When she brings him over he makes a Bee-line for my workshop where he rummages around down there and finds something to 'build'. I WILL teach him to weld and turn things on a lathe.

He's a big kid for his age of three+. I told my daughter I was taking him to the motorcycle store to fit him with a helmet so he could ride with me. She informed me that state law prohibits children his age riding as a passenger on anything two-wheeled. Damitol!

I've got to wait how long? I want to teach him to respoke a wheel and use a plumb bob and a square. Not to mention how to annoy his mother in retaliation for all that stuff she did while growing up. Seriously, grandchildren are God's creation as a consolation prize for getting old.
I taught my daughter to weld when she was a teen, she was able to help me build the H posts and corner posts and gates in her horse fence.
I'm gonna teach this kid to TIG weld aluminum so he can repair cases and hardware in British motorcycle bits and pieces.
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Re: Teaching grandchildren to annoy their parents.

Postby Randy S » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:11 pm

I don't know what any state laws are but earlier this year the wife and I had a Wing & sidecar with windshield come up behind and follow us several miles. The rider had one kid (around 10 to 12) behind him and two kids in the sidecar. They looked 3 to 6 yrs old. Hard to tell with their helmets on. Was also pulling a trailer or camper and turned towards a state park. Hang in there, where there's a will there's a way.

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Re: Teaching grandchildren to annoy their parents.

Postby vtxcandyred » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:50 pm

I don't know what the laws are there BUT I took my grandkids out when they could not even walk yet. I put them on the tank in front of me, crossed their legs and away we went. I only went to the end of my road, which is a dead end at the lake and maybe across the street and go around the block. I coluld tell right away if they would sit still. They could'nt wait to come back and do it again. I taught them to sit real still and let me drive and they were enthralled with it all. They're YOUR grandkids DAMB IT GUMBY!!!!!!! :lol: 8-)

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Re: Teaching grandchildren to annoy their parents.

Postby rooferx » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:43 pm

Lucky Kid,,Proud POPPOP

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Re: Teaching grandchildren to annoy their parents.

Postby Bamaeagle » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:58 pm

Yep Ya got to luv them Grandkids.........

I have 4 of them myself. Two of them love my wing almost as much as I do. The eldest (5 yrs) has his own yamaha 50 and also a two seater go kart.
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Re: Teaching grandchildren to annoy their parents.

Postby skier » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:36 pm

My 4 year old granddaughter on my Wing...I think she's getting ready to ride!
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Re: Teaching grandchildren to annoy their parents.

Postby tom84std » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:26 pm

Well, my daughter got all the skinny on my state laws. Seems that children over five years old can ride behind the driver. Younger than that must be in a sidecar. In my first post I said that he was 3+. I was mistaken, he's 4+. She's given me permission to take him out in the neighborhood not on expressways providing he's wearing a helmet. His birthday is early Feb. so I'll take him to the old motorcycle shop in Dallas near his birthday an have the little toot fitted with a proper helmet. Grandchildren are so much fun!

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Re: Teaching grandchildren to annoy their parents.

Postby tandem54 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:28 pm

I have 2 girls 6 & 9 they love my bike!! always check the switches when their done LOL!
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Re: Teaching grandchildren to annoy their parents.

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:43 am

I'll be your grandkid if you teach me how to weld.
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Re: Teaching grandchildren to annoy their parents.

Postby tom84std » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:33 am

CBX, if you lived close to me I'd be happy to. When I was young my father did a lot of it in the workshop. He built a horse trailer and was always welding things. I was about 11 years old when I asked him to teach me. He made excuses like "We've only got the one hood and we'd need two for me to teach you." That was 45 years ago. When I was in the Air Force I paid a civilian employee who worked as a welder on my base to teach me the finer points, as I had already learned myself how to stick metal pieces together. I learned a lot from him back then and have been able to do a good job with steel, but the more exotic metals such as aluminum were the most beautiful girl in town and I was too ugly and poor for a date. About three years ago I dove off the deep end and bought a Miller industrial grade TIG welder and also a Miller heavy duty MIG machine. I gave my old Hobart cracker box to a fireman friend. I had a huge learning curve and it took about two years of self taught aingst but I can now join ALL types of metals permanately with a quality joint that looks good and will last forever. I can reform and replace cooling fins on motorcycle heads, I can even weld gold and silver. I feel that anyone who comes to me wanting to learn how to weld, I'm more than happy to share what I've been able to learn.




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