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Old 04-17-2009, 04:21 PM   #21
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To throw out different idea, let him start on a Razor motorized scooter. They go about 10 MPH and are very light. Once he as the hang of it, step up to a bigger ride, like an xr 50 or chinese knock off of one. I got my son going on a kids push scooter with an idling weed eater motor pushing him around when he was 3. By 3 1/2 he was comfortable at 20 MPH. So we got him a little Honda Monkey clone.

Another cheaper option is the JR50 or PW50, but these are two strokes.

I have a JR50 and my younger son is a very small 5 and is just starting to enjoy riding it. He's timid about it falling over, but he can barely ride a bike without training wheels. The limiter is nice, keeps it under 8 mph, and everything fits his hand. AND he says it tathtes good thoo!!!

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Conversely, my oldest son jumped on a too big bike at 3 1/2 and by age 5 was riding the Z50 like he stole it. He's on a 150F now and going up to a 2 stroke 125 soon. Here he is defying my ATGATT creedo:

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Old 04-17-2009, 04:35 PM   #22
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Funny - I just changed my Avi - thats me when I was about 7 I guess. Maybe 8. But I didn't get my first street bike till I was almost 18.
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I have four kids, youngest is almost 10 and the oldest is almost 16, both girls with 11 and 13 yr old boys in between. They have all been riding passenger with me since the age of 4 and have all been riding dirt bikes and four wheelers since the age of 5. They love them and enjoy going to the track with me. Funniest thing I have heard one of them say at a track event is when I showed up at another track org's day to see some friends and within 5 minutes my 11yr old boy says "geez mom, everyone knows you everywhere there are motorcycles"
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my son will be 4 next month. he already has an electric 4 wheeler im teaching him the basics on. soon he will get a big ( er ) bike. ill get him a knockoff 50 to learn on.

i didnt get my first bike until i was over 20, and i always loved bikes. i would like my son to love bikes to.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:03 PM   #25
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Mine will be 2 on May 28th and we have a bike for her and are getting it setup for her. She already knows how to work the trottle and wants to ride everthing we have with 2 wheels. She rides wheelies, and dose endoes on her pink kawasaki that I got her from walmat, Really.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:09 PM   #26
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#1 Rule is do not let them eat the bike.
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:22 PM   #27
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I learned on a 4 wheeler at 3 and got my first lil 50 at 5.
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:33 PM   #28
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i was 3 1/2 learned how to ride a motorcycle before a biycycle

if i have a son, ill have him a crf50 with training wheels and he will get the fundamentals down at age 3
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:48 PM   #29
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I have been riding since i was 5 on a phiddy and traing wheels i think you just need to gve him or her a set area and watch them til he/she gets the hang of it then let him/her loose on the world lol
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:40 PM   #30
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I started at 12, and had to come up with 1/2 the money for the bike, Dad covered the rest.

That seems like a good age to have some understanding of it too.

It was bicycles only before that, it was 1972.
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