Re: Picked up my kids, Skyhawk 90 today.
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.