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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2000, 05:01 PM
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Kids wheeler advice sought

I'm looking for a ride for my 6 year old. Anybody have any pro's/con's on small (50 or 90cc) class of 4 wheelers? Thanks

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2000, 07:06 PM
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I bought my 5 year old son an E-Ton 50. Nice little bike. Fully automatic, no clutch or shifter, two stroke with oil injection, no premix crap, automatic choke, and adjustable throttle stop. It also has an exhaust restrictor you can remove when junior gets the hang of things that nearly doubles it's power. It seems easy for him to ride and is well built. www.e-ton.com. Price was 1800. I bought my 10 year old daughter the E-Ton 90. Similar features, just more power.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-03-2000, 02:26 AM
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Don't get me wrong....e-ton sounds like a good machine. The only problem is that I've never heard of it, which probably means that there aren't many dealers around, which also means that it's going to be difficult to get your hands on one and even harder to get it fixed if something happens. The way I would do it, which is the way my father did it ten years ago, is to get the small Honda quad. Back then, it was a 70cc. I think they only make 90cc quads now - still good. They're all 4-stroke and they're Honda's, which means you never EVER have to service them. It's not automatic, but it does have clutchless shifting which is a good way for a child to learn how everything works(manual transmissions, etc). The Honda may also be more expensive, but they have long proven their reliability. I just sold my 70cc not too long ago and still runs the same way it did in the late 80's - even though I haven't changed the oil since some time in 1989.

-MIKE

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2000, 09:14 PM
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they still last longer if you DO service them...even hondas, which will still run, condsidering I kinda sank one once and after changing the oil it was as good as new... even though before then it hadn't been run a 5 years before then (a 300 fourtrax)... anyways, we know someone who has an old (and used) Honda dirtbike... a really small one, im not even gonna guess on engine size, but a little kid can hold it up easily, no clutch manual shifter and everything... and it really is like a bike... no worries about the weight of the thing if it flips or anything... plus they tend to be more careful on bike than four wheelers... (sorry guys, but it's true) on the other hand they will out grow a bike before a four wheeler...and fourwheelers are a little bit harder to fall off of (the whole 2-wheel as opposed to four wheel)...

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