moto-dad, thanks for replying.... i agree w you... but i broke down and i bought a very clean 03 rm 65, this thing was extemely clean looks new for the age, and i got a great deal on it.
i got him on it and he seems too perfect in size as i expected but he can control it better than the 85.
i wanted him to be confident riding the 2 stroke w clutch without loosing confidence in his riding ability. i am pretty sure a couple of months and he will be done with it!
oh well, i guess i will inherit a pit bike!