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#411305 - 04/24/09 08:12 PM 110cc pit bike to ??? next
Brzezinski Offline
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Registered: 04/24/09
Posts: 2
First, what a great site !!!
My 11 yr old son (4'7", 85 lbs), has outgrown his current bike, chinese 110cc, looking for the next step up, his buddy has a kx65, which he stays right with him when racing him, and he really wants to get into mx racing, not hare scrambles. Hes only riding about a year, but I actually see something when i watch him ride, he has controlled fear- if there is such a thing....he loves catching air, his balance is pretty good, but because of the size of the bike, he cant scoot up in the seat, so wonder if I should just go with a 85cc instead of a 65.
Of course the whole power band will be something new for him, but as quick as he learned the clutch, up shifting, down shifting, throttle control, I want to say a 85, but i dont want to scare him off.
Any response to this would be appriciated.

Billy Brzezinski

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#411331 - 04/24/09 10:57 PM Re: 110cc pit bike to ??? next [Re: Brzezinski]
Fender_Bender Offline
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Registered: 11/29/01
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Loc: Hamilton, Tx
When my son was growing up my rule of thumb was "if you can't pick it up and start it you don't need it"
I'd lay the bike on it's side and see if he could get the bike up and get it started.....
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#411352 - 04/25/09 01:26 AM Re: 110cc pit bike to ??? next [Re: Fender_Bender]
asohagan Offline
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Registered: 02/16/09
Posts: 23
Loc: midwest city, ok
with the size of him i would say the 85. really not a lot of power difference on a stock bike. when i was 11 i was short and i had to have a milk crate to put one foot on when i was on the starting line. but you can always lower the bike a little bit.

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#412139 - 04/29/09 02:23 PM Re: 110cc pit bike to ??? next [Re: asohagan]
Brzezinski Offline
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Registered: 04/24/09
Posts: 2
thanks for the input....great run of thumb Fender, milk crate a good idea to asohagan

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#413255 - 05/05/09 07:30 PM Re: 110cc pit bike to ??? next [Re: Brzezinski]
liss Offline
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Registered: 11/01/04
Posts: 7288
Loc: LOVING,TEXAS
I would say the 85cc as well. If you go with the 65cc he will outgrow it quick if he's not already too big for it. FB is right. If he can pick it up and start it then he will be fine.
When my daughter moved to the 250f she rode her dads a lap, laid it down, picked it up and started it for about 5 laps. After that we figured she deserved it.
Good luck!
BTW I have a friend that has a couple of KTM's in great shape/well maintaned/race ready. His kid moved to a 250. Call Lee at 817-597-0847
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#416017 - 05/21/09 11:23 PM Re: 110cc pit bike to ??? next [Re: liss]
redheadmx Offline
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Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 76
I don't know where you live, but it might help to rent an 85cc to see if he can handle it. Several places do this. Or see if someone you know can help. If he wants to race mx, make sure to look at the age limits. Hate to buy a bike for one year of riding. Good luck.

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