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Old 06-07-2020, 06:29 AM
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I am looking for a youth ATV for my son who will be turning 4 in just a few weeks. I don't want to spend a ton because he will grown out of it quickly. Has anyone ever bought one of the Chinese cheap gas powered or electric ones that can provide some sort of review?
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Had several of the perego electric ones. Our 4 year old GC has a pink Polaris range and loves it
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Buddy of mine bought one of the Chinese brand ATV for his girls a several years ago. Seemed like he was always working on it trying to keep it running. Bought my son a Honda TRX 90 and haven’t had any issues at all. Good thing about the Honda is when he outgrows it you’ll get your money back in resale.

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By a used name brand one and sell it in a few years for what you paid for it. We have a Suzuki 50, my wife’s Honda 70 her dad bought her over 30 years ago, a Honda 90, and 2 electric razor one I bought for my niece and nephew to use at the house in the city/subdivision years ago. I would stay away from the electric ones as there is no way to temper the speed. It is all go or nothing. The Suzuki was bought for my 12 year old when she was 2 and all 4 of my kids have started riding it around 2. My youngest is started riding it(with adult supervision/intervention) about a month ago. He turns 2 next month. My 4 year old has already moved up to the 70 and is starting to ride the Honda 50 dirt bikes. The Chinese crap is more trouble than it is worth and difficult to find parts and fix. You will throw it away in 2 years. I hope everything else is going well John.
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Agreed with above. I bought my son a Yamaha Raptor 50 when he turned 6 for $800. Sold it for $1000 when he turned 11. It started and ran perfect all the time.
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I agree with others.

W have a 5 1/2 yr old grandson that is wanting one, he has electric stuff but is honestly outgrowing that stuff

Friend of mine has 2 teen boys, when they were younger he tried the cheap chinese stuff and was always working on it and most any mechanic will refuse to work on them due to parts can be hard to come by


Like others said, we did this when our 32 yr old son was that age, by a brand name and when you ready to move up you will get your money right back. Hell they will be lined up at your door trying to buy it if you sell around Christmas time
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My brother bought his son one of the cheap Chinese ones. That boy rides the ever loving dog poop outta that thing. It’s held up pretty well. My brothers keeps the oil changed, 15w-40 rotella. Gas does not stay in it long so never any carburetor problems. At one point he was having issues with the chain breaking. He got that sorted out, aligned axle maybe.

But with that, my 7 year old nephew can change the oil with a little supervision, and knows what tools he needs to fix the chain.

I would buy one. We also don’t take our stuff to the mechanic the moment it has a issue either.
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My grandson is learning to ride on a 1984 Suzuki LT 50 that my 3 kids learned to ride on.
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Check out the Kymco line. They are cheaper than the big name brands but are quality built. They actually make motors for some of the name brands.
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Suzuki LT80 or the same exact quad with a Kawasaki decal on it. You can dial down the speed on a quad, but you can never make it faster. The 80 will last him until he's about 10-12, then sell it for what you paid for it. If the engine blows... you can get a new top end for $40 and replace it in an hour.
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Buy an older Japanese one or just go with a cheaper Chinese one. My son has a Polaris Outlaw 90 and a Polaris RZR 170. Both are Chinese pieces of crap. Most of the newer Japanese brands small bikes are Chinese made.
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Originally Posted by patro View Post
Buddy of mine bought one of the Chinese brand ATV for his girls a several years ago. Seemed like he was always working on it trying to keep it running. Bought my son a Honda TRX 90 and haven’t had any issues at all. Good thing about the Honda is when he outgrows it you’ll get your money back in resale.
TRX 90 was in our stable as well. It's bomb proof, holds value, and will last a kid a lot longer than you think.

If he ever gets bored with it cut the pink wire in the harness, and make sure he's wearing a helmet.
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I started my son out at 3 years old on an electric 24V dirt quad. It was about $500 and worked well for about a 45 minute ride each day. He started at5 and he's 6 almost 7 now and rides a Polaris Outlaw 110 EFI now with the throttle about 75% open. It cranks everytime, no choke and it should fit him until he's 12. It'll tote my 240lb self 35 mph. I did convert the rear drum to disc brakes. We had a Can Am 90. It was junk.
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Yamaha Raptor 50 when my son was 4, then a Suzuki 90. Got into racing and DRR and Apex were the brands. Then a Raptor 250 and finally a Honda 300ex. Would stay away from foreign models.
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Originally Posted by kmagnuss View Post
Suzuki LT80 or the same exact quad with a Kawasaki decal on it. You can dial down the speed on a quad, but you can never make it faster. The 80 will last him until he's about 10-12, then sell it for what you paid for it. If the engine blows... you can get a new top end for $40 and replace it in an hour.

THIS!!!! dont waste your money on the Chinese junk!!


the 50's-80's/90's on a new bike are the exact same dimensions. as far as size of the bike itself. the difference is in the motor to make it more powerful. so buy the 80/90 range and turn the thumb throttle down. as he grows turn up the thumb throttle!
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We did the cheap Chinese one. The plastic was very brittle and some of the metal Could be bent by hand it was so soft. He loved it to death and had a blast. It was cheap but I don’t regret it. I think I paid $400 and sold it for $200 a year or two later. Sure I could have bought nicer but at that age it didn’t matter and he would have out grown the nicer one just as fast.





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