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Old 11-27-2006, 11:25 AM   #1
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Is there a small pocket motorcycle that I can look into for a 4 year old.
I'm looking for one with low power and training wheels.
Something she can have fun and learn on.

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Dude..Just get a Yamaha PW50 with training wheels on em.

They come like that (used) or just buy a used/new one and put trainer wheels on em yourself.
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50cc 4-stroke ie PW, CR etc... pocket bikes are actually pretty fast.
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50cc 4-stroke ie PW, CR etc... pocket bikes are actually pretty fast.
I want something smaller then for her.
Maybe powerwheels.
I know I saw one at last years autoshow that looked like a sports bike that ran on battery with training wheels.
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i got a 1985 pw50 when i was 4 and it was awsome!!! remember it like it was yesterday, after the T-ball game pops rolled up in the van i got to ride/wreck it in the parking lot for like 30 minutes. sorry, day dreaming again...

Acadamy sports and outdoors, they got a battery power pocket bike that will only go like 15mph and its pretty small think it is made by the Blade Z company.. but i dont know about training wheels.

but IMO the pw50 or crf50 would be good, stock they come with a governing screw so you can make it as slow as you want it to be and its right on the throttle grip so its easy to adjust and training wheels are easily available for them...
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go down to harwin toys4less they have every kind of little 50cc to 90cc with warranty's for 400 dollars brand new i buy stuff there all the time.
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If she's as small as my daughter, a PW or pretty much any of the "pocket bikes" are either going to be too large or too powerful for her IMO.
You may want to look into an electric one. I saw some last year at Walmart and Toys R Us.
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IMHO, if you end up getting a "real" cycle (gas-powered) I would avoid doing the training wheel thing. I am not in favor of that kind of learning on motorcycles. It teaches bad habits. Assuming she already has a bicycle, tell her she cannot have a motorcycle until she rides a bicycle w/o training wheels. All it takes is a little motivation and she'll be ripping around w/o training wheels in no time. My brother who is 4 years older than me (birthdays are 2 days apart) got a motorcycle for his 8th birthday and of course I cried that I wanted one for my 4th birthday. My dad said I could not have one till I rode bicycles w/o training wheels. That very instant I told him to take them off and rode w/o them. A day later I got my JR50.
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get a PW50 with training wheels and set the throttle stop way back so she doesn't have much throttle room.....
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IMHO, if you end up getting a "real" cycle (gas-powered) I would avoid doing the training wheel thing. I am not in favor of that kind of learning on motorcycles. It teaches bad habits. Assuming she already has a bicycle, tell her she cannot have a motorcycle until she rides a bicycle w/o training wheels. All it takes is a little motivation and she'll be ripping around w/o training wheels in no time. My brother who is 4 years older than me (birthdays are 2 days apart) got a motorcycle for his 8th birthday and of course I cried that I wanted one for my 4th birthday. My dad said I could not have one till I rode bicycles w/o training wheels. That very instant I told him to take them off and rode w/o them. A day later I got my JR50.
This doesn't necesarily work either. We did this with my son who just turned 7 at the time. Hadn't had much interest in riding his bike without training wheels and he wanted a motorcycle so I told him when he rode his bike without training wheels we'd get him a motorcycle.......now he rides his bicycle like an old pro and has only been on his motorcycle twice in a year and wants me to run along side to 'balance' him....funny thing is I only hold on to him when he's at a stop since he can't look at me when he's moving....

Training wheels might teach some bad habits, but I say do what your kid is comfortable with to get them started....
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Erik theres a place on 529 right before 290 that has pocket bikes and four-wheelers.. I have been meaning to stop and check it out if you want we can go check it out tomorrow..
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ya pocketbikes are hard to find now they used to sell them like crazy in houston last year, but now they stop selling them i know were you could go, if you go all the way down Harwin that whole street has nothing but pocketbike dealers
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This doesn't necesarily work either. We did this with my son who just turned 7 at the time. Hadn't had much interest in riding his bike without training wheels and he wanted a motorcycle so I told him when he rode his bike without training wheels we'd get him a motorcycle.......now he rides his bicycle like an old pro and has only been on his motorcycle twice in a year and wants me to run along side to 'balance' him....funny thing is I only hold on to him when he's at a stop since he can't look at me when he's moving....

Training wheels might teach some bad habits, but I say do what your kid is comfortable with to get them started....
That's why I prefaced it with it being my opinion. It is also my opinion that motorcycles of any level require skill, and the development of those skills all the time. The most fundamental element of a motorcycle is balance and training wheels allow riders to develop a dependence on the assistance of the training wheels. Just my $.02.
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This doesn't necesarily work either. We did this with my son who just turned 7 at the time. Hadn't had much interest in riding his bike without training wheels and he wanted a motorcycle so I told him when he rode his bike without training wheels we'd get him a motorcycle.......now he rides his bicycle like an old pro and has only been on his motorcycle twice in a year and wants me to run along side to 'balance' him....funny thing is I only hold on to him when he's at a stop since he can't look at me when he's moving....

Training wheels might teach some bad habits, but I say do what your kid is comfortable with to get them started....

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my nephew did the same thing, gave him a bike and he rode it a couple of times but now he is more into his bicycle, thats why I acquired the ttr90 back from him :icon_bigg
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