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Get a two wheeler. You can have someone make, or you can buy, training wheels and restrict the throttle down. Friends of mine did that with their son's bike. Then, they sold it and bought a KTM 50. Night and day difference in power. The KTM is truly a race bike, the PW is a learner bike.
 

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Get a two wheeler. You can have someone make, or you can buy, training wheels and restrict the throttle down. Friends of mine did that with their son's bike. Then, they sold it and bought a KTM 50. Night and day difference in power. The KTM is truly a race bike, the PW is a learner bike.
That's the direction I have been leaning... I hear the training wheel that goes in the center is the way to go and make it pretty easy for them.

She will be 2 in Feb and if it was up to her she would have one now... so I'm thinking it will be a nice 2nd b day present. If it's a little soon then she can at least play with it until she can ride it. :)

I think I want it for her just as much too. :rofl

O ya... Welcome to the site.. :)
 

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That's the direction I have been leaning... I hear the training wheel that goes in the center is the way to go and make it pretty easy for them.

She will be 2 in Feb and if it was up to her she would have one now... so I'm thinking it will be a nice 2nd b day present. If it's a little soon then she can at least play with it until she can ride it. :)

I think I want it for her just as much too. :rofl

O ya... Welcome to the site.. :)
That's what he has, is a home made center training wheel setup. IIRC, his son was 4 this summer when he went to the KTM50. I believe he said they started him out on the PW50 when he was three. Don't really recall.

Thanks for the welcome, R1Lover. :)
 

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that's awesome guys. i keep taking the boy down to the shop, but he's not quite big enough yet for the PW50. probably another few months. he WANTS to ride....so that's a start.
 

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Sweet, I will be in the need of one of those soon.

Most people are telling me to get the two wheeler rather then a 4 wheeler.

What are your thoughts on this?
my opinion based on experience is that 4wheelers are far more dangerous for children for several reasons . one look at the pic of the kid on the pw50 imagine he turns and the rear end slides out the bike will pancake and slide or high side and slide on its side with an atv they have a tendency to hold onto the child and flip crushing the child-atvs are much heavier . two it takes skill to move up to the next speed on a dirt bike you have to learn balance and the learning process takes time usually helps govern the rider(a skilled adult expends and uses as much talent and skill on an atv as a dirt bike IE: atv's are hard to ride at adult level) children on atvs only have to know where the throttle is dirt bikes force the kid to learn to ride them balance throttle brake damn fell over back up balance throttle brake gettin better and better <---dirt bike
--->atv throttle ditch ravine hill forgot where the brake is roll roll roll. the reason that many manufactures dont even make an atv for children under twelve.
 

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my opinion based on experience is that 4wheelers are far more dangerous for children for several reasons . one look at the pic of the kid on the pw50 imagine he turns and the rear end slides out the bike will pancake and slide or high side and slide on its side with an atv they have a tendency to hold onto the child and flip crushing the child-atvs are much heavier . two it takes skill to move up to the next speed on a dirt bike you have to learn balance and the learning process takes time usually helps govern the rider(a skilled adult expends and uses as much talent and skill on an atv as a dirt bike IE: atv's are hard to ride at adult level) children on atvs only have to know where the throttle is dirt bikes force the kid to learn to ride them balance throttle brake damn fell over back up balance throttle brake gettin better and better <---dirt bike
--->atv throttle ditch ravine hill forgot where the brake is roll roll roll. the reason that many manufactures dont even make an atv for children under twelve.
:+1 I couldnt agree more. ATV's arent for kids.
 
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