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    All of you motorcycle riders...

    I need a suggestion/help. My son, who will be 4 1/2 in November, has learned to ride a motorcycle. No one taught him, but we have a little pocket bike that Mr.irishmick converted to 24 volt. He can freakin' balance the bike with his feet up at a dead stand still, already changes his body position, even leans into corners...just a freakin' natural.

    While it scares the crap out of me, anyone have any suggestions for a good starter bike for the little guy? We were thinking a PW50 or something similar? Preferably a 4-stroke with no gears (for now....).

    For your viewing pleasure...Orion's third ride...

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    That's a great video, irishmick! Thanks for sharing it.




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    License, Registration, and Proof Of Insurance please!!!
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    How about this?


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    Jesus, he's really good !!!
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    Jenna, I think his daddy AND him would probably pick up that little plastic scooter and beat me with it. LOL
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    Wow! The control he has and the level of confidence is incredible. I don't know anything about little bikes though.
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    You're spot on with a Pw50. Good bike to learn on.
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    Yeah...he is a natural and fearless .....a PW50 could be a good start but don't let him get too far from your personal supervision. He could be a real champion....or he could break your heart.

    Looks like his sister wants to go too.


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    His sister always wants to go. Surprisingly, she's our little daredevil. Jumps off of stuff, wants to ride the motorcycle, whatever looks fun at the time. lol

    He knows that the rules are that he can only ride with mommy or daddy there. Once we get him his "bigger" bike for Christmas, we'll ride with him. We're also going to get him some mini-leathers/bike gear and gloves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishmick View Post
    Jenna, I think his daddy AND him would probably pick up that little plastic scooter and beat me with it. LOL

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    Geez. For a second there I thought you found that video of me on my big boy bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Geez. For a second there I thought you found that video of me on my big boy bike.
    And then you realized he had a couple of inches on ya?? lol
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    Cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishmick View Post
    And then you realized he had a couple of inches on ya?? lol
    Reps!
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    Impressive! PW50 a go but watch over him carefully (as I know you will!).
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    That's awesome BUT Im gonna nitpick as a father and cop
    WHere's his fullface lid and at least elbow pads???
    And teach him to look where he wants to go not look down...
    Wish I had a moto choice, other than check the local store see what they recommend
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    He got his helmet and goggles today. Pads are hanging on the bike and he knows Mommy will be very angry if he rides without them. Believe me, that was numero uno on our list. He's getting full riding gear for Christmas when Santa brings him his new bike...even the chest guard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishmick View Post
    His sister always wants to go. Surprisingly, she's our little daredevil. Jumps off of stuff, wants to ride the motorcycle, whatever looks fun at the time. lol

    He knows that the rules are that he can only ride with mommy or daddy there. Once we get him his "bigger" bike for Christmas, we'll ride with him. We're also going to get him some mini-leathers/bike gear and gloves.
    That was my daughter, Julie. Now she is a cop in Redmond.


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