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My son is out growing his crf70f. Looking to upgrade and get something bigger. Just not sure what to get. He's pretty good on the bike now but I want to get something with a clutch to get him used to it. Any suggestions

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How big is he and how old?  How about a CRF150?

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My son is 9 yo and absolutely no hero. But he had no problem learning riding on his brothers XR80.

I think an XR100 is better suited though, he wil outgrow the XR80 fast.

 

My other son got the XR80 when he was 10 YO. I am now thinking about buying him a 2 stroke 80/85 (he's 11 right now).

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I just put my 9yr old on a DR-Z 110. He moved up from a PW80. The DR-Z/KLX 110 is a great little bike. If you see one on CL that hasn't been beat to death by big kids (adults) then snatch it up! I figure my boy can ride this thing for a year or two before moving on to something bigger. I paid $900 for this bike. It's a 2005 but it sat in two different garages for almost 10 years. It had hardly any scratches on it.

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I just put my 9yr old on a DR-Z 110. He moved up from a PW80. The DR-Z/KLX 110 is a great little bike. If you see one on CL that hasn't been beat to death by big kids (adults) then snatch it up! I figure my boy can ride this thing for a year or two before moving on to something bigger. I paid $900 for this bike. It's a 2005 but it sat in two different garages for almost 10 years. It had hardly any scratches on it.

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. That's a steal!!! I've been tossing up the 110 or 85. I want him to have a clutch so he can get used to it.

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. That's a steal!!! I've been tossing up the 110 or 85. I want him to have a clutch so he can get used to it.

Yeah getting the kids used to a clutch early is a good idea. I figure that I'll have my son on a bike with a clutch when he's done with this one. Good luck finding something!

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. That's a steal!!! I've been tossing up the 110 or 85. I want him to have a clutch so he can get used to it.

If he fits a 110 he will fit a 65 instead of an 85. 

 

I was on a 65 at his age. The best bike to learn on as a kid. 

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I would recommend a Yamaha TTR125 I had one and had lots of fun on it! If your looking to stay with Honda then maybe a xr100 or crf100

I just worried a 125 might be to big for him to kinda touch the ground. I'd love to get him a 125 because it will last him a long time

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My son had a 65 and klx 110L when he was younger.  The 110L (has a clutch) is heavier but easier to learn the clutch on.  I believe it's also a little taller than the standard 110.

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