Advice Needed - kids ATV

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Advice Needed - kids ATV

Post by Rut Row » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:24 pm

The bride's grandkids are 8, 11 & 13. They were up this weekend and when I asked if they'd like an ATV all got excited. Now I'm committed to getting at least one by springtime.

So ... they never have ridden an ATV. Should I get a little 50cc go go for something larger?

Thoughts? Recommendations? Ridicule?
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Re: Advice Needed - kids ATV

Post by Marylander » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:12 pm

I've got no recs on specific atvs but will only comment that taking turns sucks... :shrug:

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Post by Laoch » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:14 pm

Go Kart. Low slung, roll cage. Like 500-600 bones new. :deal:
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Post by Wingfixer » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:06 pm

The Odysee is still around, somewhere.
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Re: Advice Needed - kids ATV

Post by Bucho » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:47 pm

Marylander wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:12 pm
I've got no recs on specific atvs but will only comment that taking turns sucks... :shrug:
On one level I agree, but getting to ride an ATV at all is pretty freaking cool.
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Post by Bucho » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:49 pm

The Honda/Yama/Kawa/Suzuki 80/90cc atv is would be good for that age.
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Re: Advice Needed - kids ATV

Post by Rut Row » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:09 am

Bucho wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:49 pm
The Honda/Yama/Kawa/Suzuki 80/90cc atv is would be good for that age.
the 80/90 range is what I was thinking. As soon as I sell my house I'll buy one and see if they'll come up enough to warrant buying another.
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Post by Rut Row » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:10 am

Bucho wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:49 pm
The Honda/Yama/Kawa/Suzuki 80/90cc atv is would be good for that age.
the 80/90 range is what I was thinking. As soon as I sell my house I'll buy one and see if they'll come up enough to warrant buying another.
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Re: Advice Needed - kids ATV

Post by Boom Boom » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:17 am

If they can ride a bicycle then get a Honda XR 70. Stop the quad madness.
Auto clutch so does not get much easier.
Quad teaches nothing but push the gas and go fast with no fear then comes a bank and things go wrong fast.
Sorry, I have pulled more than one quad out of the pond and lifted them off kids pinned under them. If you want a quad then get something big enough to do utility work around your property, snow plow for your drive...pull a wagon to give rides around your land...pull sleds. Once a kid learns some respect by falling over a few times on 2 wheels then they might have some respect for actions and can be trusted to use a adult sized quad.
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Re: Advice Needed - kids ATV

Post by J&J » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:09 am

Boom Boom wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:17 am
If they can ride a bicycle then get a Honda XR 70. Stop the quad madness.
Auto clutch so does not get much easier.
Quad teaches nothing but push the gas and go fast with no fear then comes a bank and things go wrong fast.
Sorry, I have pulled more than one quad out of the pond and lifted them off kids pinned under them. If you want a quad then get something big enough to do utility work around your property, snow plow for your drive...pull a wagon to give rides around your land...pull sleds. Once a kid learns some respect by falling over a few times on 2 wheels then they might have some respect for actions and can be trusted to use a adult sized quad.
I was thinking the same.
Started Jacob on a 50 when he was 5. He promptly ran into a tree in front of Grandma on Christmas day :jack:
Started learning some respect & skills right away though which was my reason for going for 2wheels. Got him an 80 next which has a real clutch.
He outgrew bikes faster than shoes there for a while :lol2:

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