He is now taller than me and riding as a passenger have become less comfortable for him. We saw this day approaching and have been planning on the next course of action. My wife and I decided to let him get a bike when he was old enough.
He turns 15 at the end of February and will be eligible to get licensed. During the summer he told me he wanted to start with a Ninja 250. I told him to start saving because I would pay 1/2 when the time came. He thought we would start shopping this coming spring.
I started looking a few months ago without his knowledge. I found some poor overpriced Ninjas. I kept looking and came across a 2005 Ninja 250 in great condition. A friend and I looked it over and I took it on a test spin. I liked it and we came to agreeable terms. Since it was six weeks before Christmas I stored it at a friend's house (Thanks Mac). We cleaned it, added a Bad Boy air horn, and some additional lights.