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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
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So my kid wants a motorcycle...

My 4, soon to be 5 year old wants one for Christmas. This boy is infatuated with bikes. I've taken him to a few events, he loves wearing my gear around the house and seeing me on the streets a couple of times while in the car with his mom haven't helped. Let her tell it, it's all my fault (of course it is ), but oh well...

Anyway, need to find a good sized battery powered scoot that's not too fast. The Razor pocket rockets are nice, but 15mph is no go for him...the ones they have at Wal Mart look like they are for toddlers and he towers over them...anybody know a happy medium, or a way to restrict the speeds on the Razors?

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Quite a bit different than a Razor but what about a Honda CRF50 with the training wheels? I see 5 year old kids all the time at local MX tracks on CRF50's.

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Quite a bit different than a Razor but what about a Honda CRF50 with the training wheels? I see 5 year old kids all the time at local MX tracks on CRF50's.
Depending on where you live, if your wife will alow it and how much money your looking to spend. 50s are great and it's something that he will be able to ride for quite sometime.If he looses interest you can always ride it with a few mods.
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Go for the dirt bike! My kids love it!! They have a rider training place an hour from me. They supply everything for them to get started.

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My son started when he was 5. As soon as he was able to ride his 2 wheeler bicycle confidently for about a year or so, I put him on a dirt bike!

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Thanks for the advice fellas. Did a little due dilligence and a honda "fiddy" it is. The thought never even crossed my mind honestly. The training wheels are nice; I can deal with the speed as long as he has gear since dirt is much softer than pavement and the bikes are so cheap that I'm actually going to buy 2 of them so i can scoot around with him and practice my balance point wheelies...not to mention the aftermaket is huge.

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Definitely think about getting him a fitty! My girls all started w/50's... now outgrown them a little. Got one on a 70, another on a KLX110L <---Very cool bike btw!

We got the whole family dirt bikes last year, including the wife. Great family fun! And the dirt biking will help your street/track riding immensely!

And if you pick up a used 50 and eventually a 70, you really won't loose too much money on them... they kinda quit depreciating by much - too much demand for them. Which btw, means you can throw NADA right out the window when looking for one.

BTW, forget the 50 for you... go w/the KLX110L (thank me later)

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Not sure if the CRF 50 has a magic button. I know the older ones 2006ish didn't but the TTR 50 (Yamaha) has electric start. My 4 year old only needs to be able to find neutral to get it started.

Picture is the day I gave it to him. I immediately put training wheels on it, and he required to wear all his gear when ridding. Good habits start young. Helmet, gloves,boots, pants chest protector.......
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i had my first dirt bike at 6 it was a 50
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Had my son on a 50 when he was 2 with training wheels. Love at 1st ride.
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I remember getting a 50 w/ training wheels on my 5th birthday... promptly crashed that bitch into the bumper of my dads brand new truck within 15 minutes LOL.
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