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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2002, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up my kids, Skyhawk 90 today.

All I can say is, wow, nice quad. Very happy. Checked out the 250's. Definately getting my lady one for her b-day.

But had a snafu. The quad didn't have the tether leash on the back. Not that it wasn't installed, it was never there! No pig tail into the harness, not even the tab welded to the frame to hold the switch. Very odd indeed.

They called a Ken from Kasea on his cell phone, who was very much surprised to hear it. His best explanation is that a bunch slated for international got into the US mix. Whatever.

They took about 2 hours switching over the red plastic to a yellow one that had the switch. All in all, it's no big thing. If I didn't already get eveything else color coodinated in red, I wouldn't have cared.

I got the lights, which actually illuminate the way at night. Rather bright for what they are. And the cargo rack is cool too.

I think I will have a vary happy boy in a couple days. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-22-2002, 08:41 AM
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Tim,

Congratulations! You and your son will love that Skyhawk 90. Once you open up that throttle limiter (and if you ever remove the carb restrictor) you will be amazed at how powerful the bike is and with you on it. My wife test drove a Skyhawk 90 and she loved it. They had a Skyhawk 250 there and I thougt it looked really cool. The suspension was very beefey and the engine had some chrome on it ... really sharp. At $2850 I think it was a steal compared to a 250ex at $3900. You can do a lot with $1050. Like buy a helmet, goggles, gloves, chest protector, boots, neck collar, jersey, pants, nerf bars and still take your whole family out to dinner. I never saw a write up on the Skyhawk 250, but I'd bet it's faster than a 250ex, handles just as good and is easier to mod. I don't care for the shaft drive on the 250ex. The Skyhawk 250 has a nice looking rear axle with a chain and sprocket setup.

Thats interesting about the rear tether thing. I removed the one on my son's mini 50. Just pluged the two two wires together and unscrewed the tether piece. After hopping it up a bit, I couldn't possibly walk (run) behind it holding that tether anyways. But I do like the wrist piece.

Hmmm ...... maybe they'd cut me a deal on that yellow 90 w/o the tether.

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I thrash tested the Skyhawk250. It is superior to even the 300ex. I have one for a play bike. Before too long, it will be a Skyhawk 450.
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Hey Raptor, what are your thoughts on that Skyhawk 90 that did not have the rear tether piece as Tim ran into above? If its the exact same quad otherwise, maybe they'll give me a deal on it and I'll pick it up now rather than in the spring. Their price of $1750 is pretty damn good anyways. I'm in NJ so I wonder if I could get it w/o paying NY sales tax ???

Tim,
Was everything on the quad the same? Engine, suspension, rims/tires, lighting hookups and all?

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Re: Picked up my kids, Skyhawk 90 today.

They would probably love you for buying that. It's yellow now! maybe they'll throw in a light or rack kit for the loss of the switch.
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Re: Picked up my kids, Skyhawk 90 today.

Sorry, didn't ready eveything.

Yup, it was otherwise completely the same. Just missing the switch.

It was $1825 with tax. Dunno if it's leaving the state. I paid exactly $2000 out the door for the 90 with rack and lights added
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My 2002 400ex is yellow and my son's Mini Skyhawk 50 is yellow, so I want a yellow Skyhawk 90 (Makes things easier with helmets and other gear). So that bike would be perfect.

It was pretty cool yesterday. My wife drove over to this little area I made a nice hill/jump where my son and I ride. She video taped us going around, doing jumps (my son doesn't get too crazy over the hills but he'll get the front wheels off the ground a bit), do-nuts and me doing wheelies. We rushed home to watch it. The bikes sound really cool on the video. I'd love to watch a video tape of Raptor720's kid on a modified Skyhawk, or his 70+ Hp Raptor.

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I agree with Raptor. The Skyhawk 250 is awesome. The Magazines don't give a rave review, but, it is definately not slow and it handles great !! How is 65-70MPH...stock !! If you get a UNI filter air box vent kit, it will really help it rev quicker, longer, & gives it more overall power. I have personally raced it against a Blaster, 250EX, and a 300EX. In a 500 foot drag, on pavement, it beat the blaster by 70 feet or so. The other two were way behind the Blaster.

Can't wait for the 450 kit, Raptor.
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Let the compromises begin.
For 2000 otd you could have bought the Viper 90 chances are you would not have had the same quality control issues.
Did I understand that the dealer had to add on lights?
E-Ton's are equipped with all the good stuff from the factory.
Otherwise,I agree with you on the 250 it has to be the best entry level Sport Adult Quad available.But,how about durability.
Does it truly outrun a 300EX?
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Is there a way to install Full Floorboards on the 50 an/or 90. Is it that important?
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