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Old 01-12-2011, 07:16 PM   #1
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The wife gave the go ahead to get my kids a dirt bike. Oldest is 8 middle is 4 and my son is 11 weeks. I was wondering what dirtbike would be good for the 8 year old. 50cc I assume? What type of prices am I looking at for a bike for them?

I have no clue about the 50 CC world and am looking for pointers on what to look for.
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My 8 yo girl has a Honda XR50. You can buy training wheels from me if you get one.
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My kids started riding PW50's when the middle one was two and a half. Easy to operate and they can concentrate on the basics with no shifting. Add the center mount training wheels and you are good to go, also easy to govern.

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My kids started riding PW50's when the middle one was two and a half. Easy to operate and they can concentrate on the basics with no shifting. Add the center mount training wheels and you are good to go, also easy to govern.

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A friend had his 3 yo on a PW. I think it was a bit much for a 3 yo. It does seem like a great starter though
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A friend had his 3 yo on a PW. I think it was a bit much for a 3 yo. It does seem like a great starter though
If you put the washer in the exhaust and adjust the throttle screw, you can make them very slow. Think like electric plastic scooter speed. As the get more comfortable, you let them speed up.

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PS did the pic of my daughter on her PW50 show up? I can see it, not sure if anyone else can
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The Honda 50s also have a throttle restrictor so you can slow it down as much as you want.
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I have a JR50. Good for lil kids, under 8 or so, or a little older if just learning the basics. Same as a PW50 except with chain final drive. 2 stroke, but no oil mixing. You can get one for $400, or go for a z50 or CRF50 for about $600 in great shape.

I guess it really depends if you want to ride it too. if so, go Honda 50 cause an adult can abuse them.
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If you really want gnarly kids, get them a 50. Then they will eventually get the front wheel up and now you have an expensive hobby to maintain.

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definitely recomend the xr or crf 50
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xr/crf 50, its a bike that they can grow into, and you can build it up as they grow.
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We've got a TTR50E for the kids ... initially we had training wheels on it but have since taken them off.
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PS did the pic of my daughter on her PW50 show up? I can see it, not sure if anyone else can
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Yep, PW50's are great bikes for kids but an 8-year old might get a little bored with it.

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If you put the washer in the exhaust and adjust the throttle screw, you can make them very slow. Think like electric plastic scooter speed. As the get more comfortable, you let them speed up.

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I can't wait to do that with my daughter. Great seeing that with your kids!

Surprised the gear 's haven't blasted you yet... j/k
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LOL. Thanks for the comments. When I say it was slow, I mean it was SLOW when that pic was taken. I think they were going faster on their bicycles at the time.

Nice soft grass to land in as well, that was from our house in Harlingen, I had about two acress and I would mow a track in it for them (and me).
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LOL. Thanks for the comments. When I say it was slow, I mean it was SLOW when that pic was taken. I think they were going faster on their bicycles at the time.

Nice soft grass to land in as well, that was from our house in Harlingen, I had about two acress and I would mow a track in it for them (and me).
That brings back good memories, my Dad did that for our PW50 also...
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