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    Kids ATV

    Hey anyone here have any info good bad on what to look for with a atv for my 15 year old son.he is 5'5 and all oF 115 pounds .Never rode before.Is a 90 too small for him.They say those go 30mph which is good in speed.Any input on this .THANKS GUYS.


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    A Honda TRX250EX would be a good beginner quad. . . great platform and lots of aftermarket once he "outgrows" it. Top end is around 45-50ish MPH.

    Anything around the 250-300 size would be a good start, IMO.

    Jay

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    Isnt that a little too much power for a beginner .Just asking seems a little too big .

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    The 90s I Have Saw Is To Small And Boring!!!!!

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    Today 05:21 PM05RXPnoobA Honda TRX250EX would be a good beginner quad. . . great platform and lots of aftermarket once he "outgrows" it. Top end is around 45-50ish MPH.

    Anything around the 250-300 size would be a good start, IMO.

    Jay

    +1 when i was his age i had a honda 250R (2 stroke) very fast deff not a starter quad

    All new quads are 4 stroke so anything in the 250-300 size would be perfect for him they are fun but not scary fast so you wont have to worry about him going 65+

    I would look at the honda 250ex or the 300ex both great quads and also the yamaha 250 raptor another really good quad and i think it got a better rating the the honda 250 not postive though. good luck and if you have any other queastions i have been riding quads and dirt bikes since i was a little kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icerat4 View Post
    Isnt that a little too much power for a beginner .Just asking seems a little too big .
    Do what you want, but with a 90 or anything under 250ish he'll outgrow it within a few weeks of riding. My cousin had a 90 when he was 10-11ish, now at 16 hes on a 700raptor. I started on a 300EX, outgrew it pretty fast but still have it and ride it often.

    Or even stop by a ATV dealer and get their opinions on what other parents are getting kids that age.

    Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05RXPnoob View Post
    Do what you want, but with a 90 or anything under 250ish he'll outgrow it within a few weeks of riding. My cousin had a 90 when he was 10-11ish, now at 16 hes on a 700raptor. I started on a 300EX, outgrew it pretty fast but still have it and ride it often.

    Or even stop by a ATV dealer and get their opinions on what other parents are getting kids that age.

    Jay
    +1 - 250 minimum

    but be careful with what you do with the ask dealer comment....they'll want you back soon.

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    Yea thanks guys Great input.I see your points Thanks alot.250 it is ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpr_redneck View Post
    Today 05:21 PM05RXPnoobA Honda TRX250EX would be a good beginner quad. . . great platform and lots of aftermarket once he "outgrows" it. Top end is around 45-50ish MPH.

    Anything around the 250-300 size would be a good start, IMO.

    Jay







    +1 when i was his age i had a honda 250R (2 stroke) very fast deff not a starter quad

    All new quads are 4 stroke so anything in the 250-300 size would be perfect for him they are fun but not scary fast so you wont have to worry about him going 65+

    I would look at the honda 250ex or the 300ex both great quads and also the yamaha 250 raptor another really good quad and i think it got a better rating the the honda 250 not postive though. good luck and if you have any other queastions i have been riding quads and dirt bikes since i was a little kid.

    Dustin




    the raptor is looking better as far as specs.Will see prices now.

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    Just my opinion;

    Assuming your comparing 07-08 models:
    Looks-Yami
    Aftermarket-Equal
    Realibility-Honda
    Drivelin-Honda=driveshaft/ Yami=chain
    Ground Clearance-Honda


    Raptor 250 is the new 4stroker blaster, 250ex is a little brother to the 300ex as they share lots of componets.

    The 250ex has the sportclutch(dummy/beginner clutch) and reverse(not sure if the raptor does).

    Raptor has a 249cc vs. 250exs' 229cc

    Jay

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