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Old August 18th, 2013, 03:16 PM   #21
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Legally in MI, can't ride quads until 10. Dirt Bikes at any age.
Can't cross a road until 12.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 03:27 PM   #22
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Started my son on a 50cc chinese pitbike when he was 4. He was still on training wheels on his bicycle, but I didn't put training wheels on the dirtbike. 1 day of crashes, ground mostly except when the bike bounced off a tree at about 10mph, after that he was good to go and no more crashes. Now he's 10 and I just got rid of the pit bike and want to get him used to at least a shifter and hopefully a clutch as well. I am thinking a KX100 or ttr125.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 03:32 PM   #23
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Legally in MI, can't ride quads until 10. Dirt Bikes at any age.
Can't cross a road until 12.
Kids can ride quads and dirtbikes at ANY age, just not at an ORV park or state land until they take the training course. Technically a dirtbike or quad can't legally be driven across most roads anyway (except in some counties where it's legal to drive ORVs on public roads).
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Old August 18th, 2013, 03:35 PM   #24
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Kids can ride quads and dirtbikes at ANY age, just not at an ORV park or state land until they take the training course. Technically a dirtbike or quad can't legally be driven across most roads anyway (except in some counties where it's legal to drive ORVs on public roads).
You have to be a cop, you know WAY too much about the law
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Old August 18th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #25
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You have to be a cop, you know WAY too much about the law
No, I've driven dirtbikes since I was a kid (sometimes on the road to get to the trail), and got my first GSXR when I was 16. Tons of speeding tickets and careless driving tickets (wheelies, all thrown out because cops never show to court for me) later and I have a reasonable grasp on many rules. Not to say that I KNOW every law or loophole, and definitely don't base a defense in court on what I say.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 03:49 PM   #26
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No, I've driven dirtbikes since I was a kid (sometimes on the road to get to the trail), and got my first GSXR when I was 16. Tons of speeding tickets and careless driving tickets (wheelies, all thrown out because cops never show to court for me) later and I have a reasonable grasp on many rules. Not to say that I KNOW every law or loophole, and definitely don't base a defense in court on what I say.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #27
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Old August 18th, 2013, 03:54 PM   #28
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There's a cop that lives across the street from me and I have a few clients that are attorneys, but I am definitely not a cop.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 04:03 PM   #29
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My 7 year old girl currently rides a Chinese 110cc ATV every chance she gets. I built a track in the back yard for all my girls. They all started with a 50cc at about 4-5 years old. They all ride but only the 7 year old bugs me to ride all the time. The other two 4 and 9 would prefer to watch or ride with me. The 4 year old is starting to have a interest so the 50cc might get fired up in the spring.
Be careful just because they have a desire to ride with you does not always mean they can handle riding alone. Even with the throttle limiter they still have to steer and stop. A remote stop works good but you end up chasing them around to start it again.
I know from experience with my oldest. I feel like I rushed it. I thought she was doing good and was all set. Next thing I know she got hurt(not serious at all) but it kept her from wanting to ride again. Now it's just not something she is interested in. She will for a lap around or two but I can tell she isn't having as much fun more just to show her younger sister or me she can do it too.
My opinion is to just enjoy riding around with him and see how he does on his own non powered toys or power wheels type things and go from there and when he has steering and stopping down go for it. It is a lot of fun just sitting back and watching them enjoy the ride when you don't have to stress about them as much.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 04:28 PM   #30
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Now he's 10 and I just got rid of the pit bike and want to get him used to at least a shifter and hopefully a clutch as well. I am thinking a KX100 or ttr125.
ttr125 or something along those lines may be your best bet. Did you mean a klx 110 by any chance? that would probably be closer to the ttr. I have a good friend that started riding bikes about the same time I did(10 or so) and he started on a kx100. It was a bigger bike than we were all used to. He outgrew it and then went to a crf450x.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 04:48 PM   #31
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ttr125 or something along those lines may be your best bet. Did you mean a klx 110 by any chance? that would probably be closer to the ttr. I have a good friend that started riding bikes about the same time I did(10 or so) and he started on a kx100. It was a bigger bike than we were all used to. He outgrew it and then went to a crf450x.
Nope, I meant that if we want to go the FAST 2 stroke motocross route, then the KX100. If we want to go the trail riding route then the ttr125. I started on an RT100 when I was 8 and I loved that bike until I got a YZ80 just before 10 and went to a YZ125 after I turned 11 which is what I had until I quit riding ~9 years ago.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 04:55 PM   #32
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Nope, I meant that if we want to go the FAST 2 stroke motocross route, then the KX100. If we want to go the trail riding route then the ttr125. I started on an RT100 when I was 8 and I loved that bike until I got a YZ80 just before 10 and went to a YZ125 after I turned 11 which is what I had until I quit riding ~9 years ago.
If you were to go the mx route, the kx100 is a great bike for transitioning from a smaller bike to a much larger bike. They can be snagged for a reasonable price as well.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 06:03 PM   #33
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If you were to go the mx route, the kx100 is a great bike for transitioning from a smaller bike to a much larger bike. They can be snagged for a reasonable price as well.
Listen to you, acting like your Jeremy McGrath. Lol
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Old August 18th, 2013, 06:06 PM   #34
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Listen to you, acting like your Jeremy McGrath. Lol
I was wondering when you were gonna come back and pick on me lol
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Old August 18th, 2013, 06:10 PM   #35
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Just waiting for you to stop filling my thread with bs.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #36
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Just waiting for you to stop filling my thread with bs.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 06:27 PM   #37
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My daughter was riding at 3. She even made the cover of a trail rider magazine on her pw50
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Old August 18th, 2013, 06:44 PM   #38
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I rode a Yamaha PW80 before I could touch the ground on the sides, when I wanted to stop I had to flag down my dad to catch the bike lol. Unsure what age that was.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #39
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http://www.target.com/p/ybike-kid-s-...A-12346632This is what I started my 2 year old with and he is almost 3 and loves riding it. Hopefully have him On his JR50 soon
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http://www.target.com/p/ybike-kid-s-...A-12346632This is what I started my 2 year old with and he is almost 3 and loves riding it. Hopefully have him On his JR50 soon
Oooh, I like that. Time for a trip to Target.
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