1. toddler

    toddler Unpronouncible

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  2. BuilderScott

    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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    Not yet, Anne. But she loves to ride along and has since she was about 12 months old riding with Henry in his power wheels. :freaky
  3. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer

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    That's funny ................ I was thinking the EXACT same thing! :loll

    Of course it's the same with skiing too. Parents can get left in the dust pretty quickly.

    They say the four most feared words here in Routt County are ......................."HEY DAD, FOLLOW ME"!!!! :eek1

    Thanks for posting Scott!
  4. Patj551

    Patj551 Motorcycle & Empowerment Coach

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    Great Pics Scott!
    Hey Rob, Follow Me! LOL!
  5. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    That is the truth! Mine are hitting jumps in the terrain park that are making me start to hesitate. At least I still have them as far as speed goes. Fat man and gravity will still win for awhile!
  6. Deano955

    Deano955 Insatiable

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  7. BuilderScott

    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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    Bought Henry an XR 70 a few months ago that ended up being a little too big. He was anxious to ride it last weekend so he made several laps around the pasture. Yesterday we went to the VDR track in Berthoud. He did great and we had a blast!

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    He's a great little rider! :clap
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  8. grizCP

    grizCP DROC

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    July has been a huge month for my 4 year old... he learned to pedal a bicycle and is learning to stay on the pegs on his Oset much better than ever before. So cool to see the "Strider" path to two-wheeled mastery working!

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  9. ben10281

    ben10281 n00b

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    Question for the XR/CRF50 owners out there. My son is 6 and is learning to ride on a 2000 XR50. I started him off with the throttle limit screw crank down so he initially had very little throttle range. This worked well and we were able to open up the throttle more and more over a couple of trips to the track. Now we are at a point where he can really wind the thing up in 1st but he doesn't like the vibration and the sound of the engine makes both of us nervous, the problem is he can't shift because the shift lever is too stiff. My understanding of the mechanism is that the shift lever on these 50's acts as clutch and shift lever so the springs are kinda stiff to keep from accidental gear changes. Any other parents out there who's kids have trouble shifting their XR/CRF50's? I bought a 1" longer shift lever that hasn't arrived yet so I am hoping that will help a little bit. Any tips/tricks/insight out there would be most appreciated.

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  10. Greco

    Greco Braap!

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    That bike will run from a dead stop in any gear, especially with a lighter rider. Put it in the gear you want and let him have at it. Until my boys could shift, we put it in 3rd gear and let them go. The clutch will slip until the transmission takes hold so it won't jump out from underneath him.
  11. MaParkerColo

    MaParkerColo Been here awhile

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    I'm with Greco, put it in 2nd for him and let him rip. One bit of advice would be to crank that throttle limiter in a bit again until he gets used to 2nd though. It can be a big change for them, but they will start just fine in any gear unless they're on a slope or weighed down with an adult :)
  12. ben10281

    ben10281 n00b

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    Thanks for the tips guys. I will give it a shot in second, with the throttle dialed back a bit.
  13. Proettermann

    Proettermann The Mule

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    Today at IMI. My 7 year old is loving his TTR90:

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  14. Rock Junkee

    Rock Junkee Been here awhile

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    Anyone interested in a great touring jacket for their adolescent kid .daughter or son.
    I have a sweet honda touring coat same quality and same material as Klim just different logos. Has honda logos. It's a woman med. Can't even tell it's a woman's med though.
    Fit my wife perfect she's about 5"6
    110. Has all the armour back elbow and shoulders and even has an zip in warm liner.
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  15. Proettermann

    Proettermann The Mule

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    Same son, still 7, ripping it at a friend's dairy all afternoon. What a gorgeous day.

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  16. Proettermann

    Proettermann The Mule

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    If you think about weight: my kid is 65 lbs. His bike is 130lbs. That would be like me trying to ride a KLR 650 on a MX track. Gotta give any kid riding props.
  17. Proettermann

    Proettermann The Mule

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    We finally transitioned to a bike which could keep up with my boy's desire for airtime

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  18. SaSaMCKZ

    SaSaMCKZ Been here awhile

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  19. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    Thanks to whoever for the bump! Its been awhile, and damn these kids keep getting older!
    When my kid was 8, he got confident riding Slickrock, first on a 50, then his ttr90.
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    Now at 9 he got a klx110. I think I need to do what Proettermann did, lighter, better suspension, but he does like the tractor ability of the semi auto clutch.


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  20. Proettermann

    Proettermann The Mule

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    We kept the TTR90 for trail riding. A friend's son races MX and we bought the Cobra that he was growing out of. Which in turn gave my son much more confidence on the track. Plus it's Made in USA :gdog