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Old 07-11-2011
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jump from pw50 to ttr50

gday, well time has come that my little 2 yr old daughter wants to get into riding. my soon to be 5yr old is comfy on his pw50 with no training wheels. we've been searching for 2nd hand peewees, but simply, they get snapped up within minutes. but through my search, i found a 09 ttr50, typical story, 'bought for daughter, ridden once, then never used. $1000 they want. so im thinking that sounds pretty cheap, and it might be good to get that for my boy and give his peewee to my daughter.

well i checked out the specs between the two on the yamaha usa site. the ttr50 is a few inches higher which shouldnt bother the boy a great deal. but the weight is a massive difference of about 18 kilos! im just wondering from people who have had their kids go from peewee to ttr50, how did they handle the weight difference? would i be pushing it trying him on a ttr50 at 5 yrs old?

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My son, was capable on the pw, so I got him the honda 50. Bad mistake bike was just to heavy for a relatively small 6 yr old.

He could hardly hold the bike up, and was never confident on it.

I then spotted a good priced kato 50 mini. feels as light as the pw.

Took him a little while to get used to the punch, but hasnt looked back.


Hope that helps with the weight issue.

Only thing is your wallet will be lighter!
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At that price (and assuming you will be able to bargain another $100 off) it's at least worth a try. If no good then you shouldnt lose anything when on selling.
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My five yr old has just advanced from the PW50 to KTM 50SX. He can only just touch the ground on it but he loves the power and better suspension and he will grow into it.
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cheers blokes, i see ktm has a few different 50cc models. which one is the smallest? might consider this if i find one cheap.
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cheers blokes, i see ktm has a few different 50cc models. which one is the smallest? might consider this if i find one cheap.
The KTM 50 Mini adventure is the smallest. The ktm 50 range are great but can be high maintenence. Tranny oil change every 5 hrs ect.
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I've got a 5.5 year old and a 3.5 year old. The 5.5 year handles the pw 50 fine, but is bottoming out the front shocks on obstacles, and only looks comfortable when his standing, the 3.5 year old loves the PW, and is just getting sorted with stopping and touching the ground, used to just fall over to stop. I'm not sure whether to go to CRF/TTR 50 for the 5 year old, but I feel it's too small a jump, tossing up whether to go for a CRF 70 in 6 months or so. Keen to find out more about the KTMs, he could do with real suspension, and a bit more punch, not too mention a footbreak instead of a handbreak. How tall are they?
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How tall are they?
Here's a starting point.

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/ktm...nture_2007.php

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/ktm_50_sx_2008.php
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If you are looking at a KTM mini adventure, make sure you check out the new price before you look at second hand. They are 3k new, but I have seen second hand models on Ebay for more. As they have only been reintroduced to the Aus market this year, at a very competative price.
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My boy is getting a TTR50 for Chrissie at age 5 1/2 yrs. He has had PW since he was 4 and rides the pants of the little thing.
I am using the TTR as a transition bike for a year or so. Get him used to changing gears, back foot brake etc. I am a little concerned about weight but I guess that is only a problem when they are not moving.
We are a trail riding family and as such steared away from KTM minis as they are just to high maintanence. We clock up over 10 hrs bike time in single weekend which would see the KTM minis nearly dead if not spending heaps of bucks on a regular basis.
Picked up the brand new TTR50 for $1599 last month, with the free $200 kids pack - good for chrissie as well.
As a kid I would have loved any bike, so I'm sure what ever you get him it will be big smiles.
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