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#5836058 - 07/17/15 11:28 AM Youth ATV/UTV Opinions
crawdaddy Offline
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Registered: 03/17/10
Posts: 1289
Loc: DFW
So my little one turns 7 in a few weeks, which means he gets to join his 9yr old brother and me on our annual dove hunt and other hunting trips. I have a chinese 50cc ATV that I bought from a forum member here that the boys both ride, but I'm looking into options for either a second ATV or a youth sized UTV or off road go-kart.

Options I'm considering:
- add a 90 or 110cc ATV (quality used or new chinese) to the fleet and hand the 50 down to the little one.
- add a 150-170cc UTV like a used RZR 170 or potentially a clone
- add a 2 seater off-road go-kart

Not looking to break the bank on this. Primary concerns are safety, reliability, and then fun for the boys. I like the safety idea of the UTV for them to share, but it would be cheaper to just add a bigger youth ATV.

I'm not afraid of buying used and having to do some maintenance/repairs, but I don't want to spend all my time keeping their toys running. The little 50 I have needs a little maintenance here and there, but runs like a top otherwise.

I'll be rolling my Jeep to haul the dog, cooler, buddies, and gear.

What do you guys have for your kids to ride?
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#5836439 - 07/17/15 04:36 PM Re: Youth ATV/UTV Opinions [Re: crawdaddy]
Shotgun Willie Offline
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Registered: 01/05/10
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Got my nephew a used Polaris Outlaw 90 about 4 years ago for $1200. I've gotten two or three times that amount of use out of it. It's one of the only 90cc bikes that has reverse, and with kids, it's a royal PITA to not have it. He's about to go to a bigger bike, and this one will go to my nieces to try and wear out. The only issue I've had with it is that I've had to have the starter worked on twice, but that's mostly due to my neices leaving it engaged too long.

Best part, once the nieces grow out of it, I'll probably still be able to get most of my investment back out of it when I sell.

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