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  1. Also have been reading about ATV safety for kids. The scare tactics are terribly annoying.. I can't seem to find any data that shows number of injuries/fatalities that occurred on appropriately sized ATVs wearing appropriate safety gear and not breaking the law by riding on the street. That's the only data I'd really care about..
  2. Hoping for some advice on which ATVs to consider for my 6yo boy. So last Fall, I purchased dirt bikes for my boys 6 and 8yo (5 and 7 at the time) as I have always been a dirt bike guy since my dad started me on one at 5yo. I purchased a Raptor 350 for the wife as she had always preferred quads. Tried a TTR125 for her a few years ago and all she did was run into stuff and fall over a lot... so, yeah.. My older boy took right to his TTR90 and rides so fast that he scares the hell out of me (like I did my dad), but my 6yo doesn't seem to really want to ride his CRF50 and I wont force him if he's afraid. His coordination and balance is just not where I'd like it to be at his age to continue with the dirt bike at this time. But, he thinks my wife's atv is the greatest thing there ever was and wants to ride with her which I will not allow. So, I am thinking about picking up a little quad for him to ride as I think it may be easier and more fun for him. He's 4'2" and about 65lbs plus all the full gear I make them wear even if they want to sit on the bikes and make vroom noises.. What would you guys recommend I look at and why? One thing I don't want is something too large that he can "grow into" as I'd rather just buy and sell each year and keep the size as perfect as possible. I'd spend 2k-ish as long as the resale will be within a few hundred of that a year or so from now. Also, I do all my own wrenching as I was an auto mechanic in my first career. I'd prefer something as light and stable as possible and with a governable CVT/rev limiter if one exists. Thanks!!
  3. Anyone get an email on this? Tried this code, but it doesn't work.
  4. I'd like to get the regular height soft foam for my wr250f so that I can retain the stock cover. Anyone have experience with it? I worry because I am 210lbs and I don't want to be sitting on the seat pan, but the factory foam is a brick.
  5. Thanks for the advice guys. I went ahead and ordered these as they are made in the USA and have a warranty: http://www.mcenterprises.com/garage/whatshappening.html#poptw30 We'll see how he does as he says he is really excited to try them out. I think all of the braking/throttle/balance fundamentals at once were just making him nervous. It's probably my fault though with just too much coaching beforehand and making it seem more daunting than it really was (per my wife). It's hard to do it like my father did in the 70's though - "Here's a motorcycle and a helmet.. Don't kill yourself.. Be home by dark.."
  6. Ok, fair enough. I asked him this morning if he'd feel better with training wheels and he said yep! So, do you happen to have any recommendation on which ones to get? Adjustable I suppose? Are they pretty much all Chinese?
  7. Yeah, maybe you are right. Although the pegs are immediately below the number plates, he might still decide to take his feet off them. Oh well maybe this Spring he'll be ready to try his 50 again.
  8. Not at all at adult speed! I am talking smooth trail riding at 15mph or so. No way I would risk my little guy's health at higher speeds.
  9. So I just purchased bikes for my wife, my 2 sons (7yo and 5yo) and myself. Personally, I have been riding dirt most of my life starting at 5yo myself, but my wife and of course my kids are new riders. My 7yo has taken right to it (though his braking leaves a bit to be desired), but my 5yo doesn't seem to be ready just yet. He tried to ride the little crf50 that I got him but quickly dropped it twice at fairly low speeds. He is having trouble with throttle control and is apprehensive to get back on and I don't want to force him to do so until he feels ready. He does however, love riding on the back of my WR with me and I am perfectly fine with that as I have installed pegs and am looking at those kidney belts with the passenger handles. Naturally, he is still required to wear all of his gear on my bike just as if he is riding his own. My question is around whether anyone else on here does this with success and about the legality of it. I'd like to take them out to some Arkansas NF trails so they can enjoy something more than just a field, but I don't want to get 10 miles down a trail and be stopped by a forest ranger. As far as I can tell, the law for AR is 8+ and for TX (our home state, but has almost no riding near us in Northeast TX) is 5+. But this appears to be targeted toward street use as they describe a "passenger seat required". So is this just simply not legal on dirt or?? I am curious if anyone does this actively and whether there has been any problems with law enforcement. Thanks!
  10. I have an 02 400EXC and I put a powernow in it and really could tell no difference. I thought I could at first, but I believe it was just suggestion. I have recently removed it and really could tell no difference at all.
  11. Nevada Texas here. It is a bit east of Dallas just north of Rockwall. I am wondering about other closer "good" places to ride! I usually ride Muenster or Barnwell, but both are a little far for a spur of the moment ride. I am right by Boondoxx, but unfortunately the riding there isn't that great and it is not very large at all so it gets really crowded. In addition, the 10 bucks a bike is pretty expensive when you are taking several people.
  12. Yamaha

    Thanks guys for all your help and suggestions. Yesterday I purchased an 02 warrior 350 for her and we are taking it out to ride it today. The 4x4 option turned out to be just too much of a hinderance and added too much weight with poor suspension. Now I just need to add an autoclutch and it should be pretty sweet for her use. Any recommendations on where to pick one of them up for this? Thanks Again!!!
  13. Guys, I am hoping that you can steer me in thr right direction. I am selling my wife's '03` TTR125LE in order to buy her an ATV. My question is: can you guys recommend the perfect ATV for us? I will still be riding my XR420, and will ride a combo of sand, and steep rocky hill climbs.I am quite sure she'd rather have a 4x4 as I'd like her to be able to ride the steep rocky stuff with me with little experience. I know I'd also like her to have an electric start, and preferably a good deal of 4stroke hp/tq. Is there a dual purpose ATV by any manufacturer that can fit the bill? 4X4, Electric start, Good suspension with good travel as well as somewhat low weight as I know she will be jumping it. thanks!!
  14. Just throw it on cycletrader.com There is a sucker born every minute!
  15. Keep in mind though that the day you join Barnwell it is $35 total. That first day is waived with the purchase of a membership. Muenster is $6 a bike and sand heaven. As far as which is better, its apples and oranges. Just have to do both and see which you prefer, but neither is a wasted trip. For the record, I prefer Barnwell.