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Old July 11th, 2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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What would be a good starter 4 wheeler for my kids? I have heard that e-ton's are about the best of those chinese looking ones. My Daughter is 8, and my son is 5.

I was around 6 or 7 when my parents bought a brand new 80cc yamaha, did us quite a few years of service.

They currently have a Jeep Hurricane but I think they are ready for a little more speed.

I am in the process of picking up a 1995 Blaster with a possible blown motor, but my buddy says it will be way too fast for them(once fixed), hence my question.

Appreciate your time and knowledge in advance!
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Old July 11th, 2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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Blaster is too much bike for that young of a kid. I started when I was 5 on a 3 wheeler and then moved to a PW50 dirtbike and then a Yamaha 125 Breeze.

I would look for something like the Breeze. Automatic, reverse, easy to ride, decent amount of power and super reliable.

My brother still rides a Blaster and he is 21.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 02:24 PM   #3
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I have a suzuki lt80 for my 3 year old son. I just adjust the throttle way down so it doesn't go very fast. On the plus side it hauls my ass around pretty good at 6' 205lbs.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 11:43 AM   #4
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Stay away from those Chinese brand quads for kids. They break and you can never get parts for them from what I hear. I picked up a Honda 90 for my son. It's a 2004 and I think I paid like 800 for it. SO worth the money. It's Honda reliable and we've been having a ball with it. It's a semi auto which you shift the gears but you don't need a clutch. Also look for a quad that has a throttle limiter so you can tone it down while they learn to ride.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 12:00 PM   #5
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^ this
I started on a Hondo 250 ex, automatic clutch, throttle limiter, and shaft driven...tough and nails not to mention it will grow with them as they do.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 12:13 PM   #6
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I bought my son a pw50 and made training wheels for it. Whatever you get them though, make sure you get them good helmets to go with them.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 12:50 PM   #7
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We kicked my kid off on a Bombardier 90 and it was perfect. That kid put some serious miles on it between the ages of 6 and 15.

There's a thumb screw that will limit the speed initially and you can start to crank it down as they progress. I think the top speed was right around 40 with my fatt ass on it once we opened it up all of the way.
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Excellent info thus far guys, thanks!

I want to ride with them, so looks like the blaster will be for me for awhile! :)
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My son started on a Polaris sportsman 90 at 5... he was a Big 5, but as a Huge 13 year old, he still rides it... I am a shade over 210 and 6' tall and ride it all the time... I can wheelie that little thing long time...

Seems to be a great little bike. My daughter is on it now and she won't let me sell it to get a bigger one!
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Old July 13th, 2013, 07:39 AM   #10
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1985, 86, or 87 Honda 70 fourtrax. I would say that would be the wheat from the chaff.
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I have an lt80 for my 9 year old and a suzuki 50 for my 6 year old and defiantly worth it over off brand imports which I use sell and many had issues new out of the crate.
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I have a late 80's yfm 80 moto 4 and jr50 that I am fixing up for my soon to be 3 year old.
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My daughter had a Powerwheels quad when she was one, and rode the shit out of that thing. Got her a MOTO4 200cc when she was five and I think it was the perfect choice.
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^^she's ten now...
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My oldest 10 rides a kfx 80, thing is crazy fast and you can mod the crap out of them.
My youngest 6 rides a bombardier ds 50 its fast on take off but low top speed, once again there are mads to make it faster.
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