How can I convince my dad to let me buy a motorcycle? Please read everything.?
Having the temptation will be too much. One day you will watch a couple of YouTube videos, decide you could do that and have a little go on your stored bike. Your Dad probably knows this – and what is the point in having a bike if you are not going to ride it anyway? btw If you get bored of a 250 or 350 in a month or two you are just not doing it right.
duck you sucker!
You Can't. When I was 24 and bought my Triumph 650, Dad still cut out gross newspaper reports of motorcycle deaths to show me. He Never knew what he was Missing...
There are many RED FLAGS in your note 1. Your are you going to end up a flat pancake if you don't learn how to drive the motorcycle first. 2. You aren't mature of enough to have a bike if you don't understand the importance of completing the training course first 3. Sure, bikes make have a cheaper sticker price right now but the cheap turns out expensive when they can't be properly test driven 4. You are extremely shortsighted if you think your dad doesn't want you to buy the bike because the garage is full 5. Your eyes are so bad that you couldn't past the permit test? Why haven't you been telling your parents for years that you needed glasses????
Your dad is the smart one, and the experienced one. You think you might save a few dollars by buying in the off season. Your dad thinks he might save your life by insisting on the course first. In the mean time you might consider helping to clean out the garage.
You probably can't. The FACT is that 2/3 of all motorcycle fatalities are boys who are 16-19 years old. Your dad knows this. Your dad was once a teen himself and is well aware that despite their best intentions, teenage boys cannot be trusted to always act rationally and abide by both the law and prudent safety precautions. Have patience and TAKE THE COURSE.
First go to Menards and get a 8x8 shed kit- or at least the plans to build a shed, then build it for your own storage space, work space- then no hassle about 'no space for another bike' . Then get MSF course taken care of- borrow brothers bike or fathers awhile- that may give them incentive to help you find reasonable bike. I use a CM400 Honda as trainer for students, good little get to store bike also. Otherwise it is Goldwing. or Suzi 650. cruiser. Honda Rebel is good to 60 mph- at least brothers was- maybe a GS500 suzi? The old twin Yamaha has decent rep yet- some people say it is bit more reliable than similar looking Triumph, not a peaky engine. BUT that is for AFTER you have license--and shed to keep it in. .
Take the Safety Course first for three reasons- The course will give you two heads up, your dad will be happier and insurance (mandatory on a financed bike) will be cheaper. Don't know about PA DMV rules but in most areas all you have to do at the DMV is a written driver's test and an eye test, so bingo you should be permited/licensed in one easy hour.
Absolutely wait to buy a bike, listen to your dad - and take the course. Riding a motorcycle can be extremely dangerous - and the more knowledge you have about how to maneuver your bike, and predict what other traffic will do, the more likely you will live to have the same discussion with your own son (or daughter) someday. They will teach you to pretend to be invisible to other traffic so you aren't surprised when someone cuts you off, eases into your lane, or tries to run you over at a light. After 30 years of on-road riding, I actually pretend like people are actively trying to hit me - that way I'm not surprised when someone comes across three lanes of traffic and stands up on their brakes in front of me, or comes across the center line on a two-lane highway curve.
Wants, wishes, and fantasies pass so fast for a 16 year old that it's entirely impractical to plan a year ahead.
Your father is an expert rider, if you keep the father's opinion, you will not make the wrong choice.
You don't understand the expression "too much stuff- nowhere to put it". You came late and the pretty girls are all dancing with the early boys. Too bad for you. Do what your dad told you to do. Hurry up. That will prove your stand.
Listen to your father. You are a minor and he makes the rules, not you.