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So I had been searching for a good priced pw50 for a while. And when I checked my phone last night I found one. Crashmister posted one up, and I immediately started bugging my wife and made plans to go pick it up this morning.

Bike started second kick cold, and pulled William and I up and down the driveway without a hitch. So the deal was made. Now we ran into the problem of not having a helmet, goggles, gloves etc.

Went to alamo cycle plex and picked up a helmet, goggles and gloves to start off with. WE WILL GET HIM PANTS, JERSEY AND THE PROPER BOOTS. Shoot, I started with an open face helmet and work gloves.

An hour later we got home, unloaded the bike and William geared up. And he was off. Went a good 30 minutes before he grabbed alittle too much throttle, turned too hard and fell of into some sticker burs. Narrowly missing a patch of cactus. So he needed a break and wasn't willing to ride himself back to the house, so I rode with him. He says he will be ready to ride "after dinner". But before the spill he was in love.

So, hopefully this is the beginning of a long career of riding around the ranch with me.

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Too cool! Toby Price fell off on his first ride also


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If theses are not to small, you can have them. Basically brand new. Not even dirty. I might have some other stuff as well. The problem is finding it because everything that should be in my garage is crammed in a back room of my house and in an enclosed trailer while the garage was getting redone. But, I am about to start moving things back, so I’ll come across stuff.
 
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If theses are not to small, you can have them. Basically brand new. Not even dirty. I might have some other stuff as well. The problem is finding it because everything that should be in my garage is crammed in a back room of my house and in an enclosed trailer while the garage was getting redone. But, I am about to start moving things back, so I’ll come across stuff.
Thank you! Let me know what else you find. Will pay shipping plus whatever you need for it

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I've got some knee pads and elbow pads. I may also have another set of boots that are a bit larger than these, but also still in great condition. My kids all started hitting serious growth spurts. I'm going to have to start buy more gear for them.
 

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Thank you! Let me know what else you find. Will pay shipping plus whatever you need for it

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Pay shipping ?????? :doh:

GETTHE XR ON THE ROAD and we can use the TWT express :giveup:
 
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Pay shipping ?????? :doh:

GETTHE XR ON THE ROAD and we can use the TWT express :giveup:
I just need inspection, insurance and title transfer now.

TAKING DONATIONS and accepting bids on a kidney

Ended up having to work this evening, and have to work tomorrow. So that helps.

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I’m in on the TWT express to help out. Even though I live south .


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Ok well have to ride Northeast sometime . Aspr can ride on back with one of us :rofl:
That tenere looks like it has a comfy back seat
Sam Houston National Forest is out that way.
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Hey Scott, if you find some items to send to Aspar let me know our daughter is coming home next Thursday from SHSU and should have room in her jeep
 

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I have boots for sure. I will try to find some other stuff before then. If she doesn't mind, that would be great.
 
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I have boots for sure. I will try to find some other stuff before then. If she doesn't mind, that would be great.
No she will be fine with it, not sure if you still have my number I will pm it to you and we can figure out where the best time for you guys to meet up will be.

Plan it right and your kids can meet her Chinchilla Ferdinand
 
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No she will be fine with it, not sure if you still have my number I will pm it to you and we can figure out where the best time for you guys to meet up will be.

Plan it right and your kids can meet her Chinchilla Ferdinand
Gear is on the way.

Two sets of boots, a basically new helmet (maybe 3-4 hours of easy riding around in back yard), elbow pads, chest protector, and two pair of MX pants. One set of boots is slightly bigger than the ones pictured above. So hopefully the small ones fit him and he can use the second pair after he outgrows the first.
 
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Gear is on the way.

Two sets of boots, a basically new helmet (maybe 3-4 hours of easy riding around in back yard), elbow pads, chest protector, and two pair of MX pants. One set of boots is slightly bigger than the ones pictured above. So hopefully the small ones fit him and he can use the second pair after he outgrows the first.
Thank you so much! We really appreciate it!

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Just pass it on if you get the chance. Kids out grow gear so fast it is hard to keep them in it without spending a fortune!
 
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Gear is now in New Braunfels we should be home all day Sunday if not I will leave the gear in the back of my pickup parked alongside the driveway
 
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My pleasure, I still remember that first ride on my QA50 at age 4 laps around the house we had in Houston 1516 Missouri street

I was the coolest kid in the neighborhood when that bike came home a couple of kids had rupp mini bikes but I had a Honda motorcycle

anything to assist the younder kids get on two wheels
 
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My pleasure, I still remember that first ride on my QA50 at age 4 laps around the house we had in Houston 1516 Missouri street

I was the coolest kid in the neighborhood when that bike came home a couple of kids had rupp mini bikes but I had a Honda motorcycle

anything to assist the younder kids get on two wheels
Bud, it was great to meet you. Hopefully we get a chance to ride together. Thank you and your daughter for yalls help.
Just pass it on if you get the chance. Kids out grow gear so fast it is hard to keep them in it without spending a fortune!
Gear has been received, thank you so much

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Does any of it fit?

This weekend I started moving stuff back into my garage and trying to get it all organized. Guess what I found...? Yeah, a whole mess load of different sized kids dirt bike boots :doh: Some were paid forward to me, but all are in good shape (not new). They range from real small up to probably what a 10-12 yr old might wear.
 
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Does any of it fit?

This weekend I started moving stuff back into my garage and trying to get it all organized. Guess what I found...? Yeah, a whole mess load of different sized kids dirt bike boots :doh: Some were paid forward to me, but all are in good shape (not new). They range from real small up to probably what a 10-12 yr old might wear.
The fly boots are close, alittle big but that's okay. Helmet fits too. He will grow into the rest.

Couldnt ride this weekend because I pinched a tube. I forgot how hard 10" tires are to change. Have a tube coming today

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Couldnt ride this weekend because I pinched a tube. I forgot how hard 10" tires are to change. Have a tube coming today
Been there, done that!

I was shocked the first time I tried to put new tires on my kid's bikes!! :brainsnap

Big bike tires are WAY easier!
 
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Been there, done that!

I was shocked the first time I tried to put new tires on my kid's bikes!! :brainsnap

Big bike tires are WAY easier!
I'd like to think I'm pretty good with tires, so I was pretty surprised that I pinched it. The tube was really old and showing signs of fatigue though.

Took maybe 5 minutes to do it this evening. Used soapy water and just went slow. It went very easy, so I'm not sure what I did wrong the other day.

Looking at doing a red plastic kit(William's favorite color). Only downside is that I'll have to paint the wheels. Need to replace brake shoes. And look into a restrictor plate.

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:tab The TTR50E that I have has a kill switch with remote trigger. It was installed by the previous owner. I theory, if your kid goes WFO and loses control, you push the button and it kills the engine. I never needed it for my son, even though he liked to go FAST. Somehow, he always managed to keep it reasonably under control. I could have used it for my oldest daughter, but she was on a runaway XR80R that did not have the switch. Also, the throttles on a lot of the little bikes have a screw/bolt you can turn to act as a throttle stop, setting the max throttle you can do. I never used that either just because the bolt was missing on mine and I never got around to using it. The girls pretty much never went wide open and my son would have figured out how to remove it... We sometimes had to look away when he was riding :lol2:

These are at my folks place. They have more room to ride that my place. He figured out the driveway could work as a flat top jump when I wasn't looking. Then he had to show off once I realized what he was doing.

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He was so pumped from riding when we got home, he wanted to ride Sarah's CRF 110.

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:tab By the way, that jacket he is wearing has been great. I think it was around $100, but it has help up really well. He was 7 when I shot these pics. He has only recently outgrown it. He used it on the street as well, riding on the back of my 1200 GS, but usually with some kind of wind breaker over it when it got cooler. He's finally big enough for a small street based textile jacket to fit. He's got knee pads on under the pants. If you can't find decent pants protection for your son, go to Academy and look at the football pants. They have knee, hip, thigh, and tail bone padding. My kids wear those under the dirt pants for dirt riding and street.
 
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:tab The TTR50E that I have has a kill switch with remote trigger. It was installed by the previous owner. I theory, if your kid goes WFO and loses control, you push the button and it kills the engine. I never needed it for my son, even though he liked to go FAST. Somehow, he always managed to keep it reasonably under control. I could have used it for my oldest daughter, but she was on a runaway XR80R that did not have the switch. Also, the throttles on a lot of the little bikes have a screw/bolt you can turn to act as a throttle stop, setting the max throttle you can do. I never used that either just because the bolt was missing on mine and I never got around to using it. The girls pretty much never went wide open and my son would have figured out how to remove it... We sometimes had to look away when he was riding 2:

These are at my folks place. They have more room to ride that my place. He figured out the driveway could work as a flat top jump when I wasn't looking. Then he had to show off once I realized what he was doing.

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He was so pumped from riding when we got home, he wanted to ride Sarah's CRF 110.

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:tab By the way, that jacket he is wearing has been great. I think it was around $100, but it has help up really well. He was 7 when I shot these pics. He has only recently outgrown it. He used it on the street as well, riding on the back of my 1200 GS, but usually with some kind of wind breaker over it when it got cooler. He's finally big enough for a small street based textile jacket to fit. He's got knee pads on under the pants. If you can't find decent pants protection for your son, go to Academy and look at the football pants. They have knee, hip, thigh, and tail bone padding. My kids wear those under the dirt pants for dirt riding and street.
Throttle stop scrww was missing on the pw, but I stole one off of one of the Chinese atvs. But even all the way in, with the throttle hardly opening, it still hauls. Just slows acceleration.

Hes getting a bigger bicycle for Christmas, that has a hand brake as well as pedal brakes. not going to install the training wheels. I want him to get balancing and brakes down so that I can take the trainers off the pw. Dont want him to get to used to it.

I've found the right size, I think the grand parents are getting them for him. He should be an 18 or 20.
The jacket seems legit. I want him to ride on the XR with me so that will have to happen down the line.

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It is a good idea to get him off the training wheels as fast as possible. They cause you to create bad habits that are hard to break once you remove them. This was not much of an issue with Daniel as he didn't spend much time with them on the bike. However, my daughters spent more time with them and it screwed with their heads when it came to steering and leaning the bike. Basically, it makes them lean to the inside instead of staying on top of the bike during a turn. Also, it screws with the counter steering. So it took the girls a bit longer to make the switch to no training wheels.
 
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It is a good idea to get him off the training wheels as fast as possible. They cause you to create bad habits that are hard to break once you remove them. This was not much of an issue with Daniel as he didn't spend much time with them on the bike. However, my daughters spent more time with them and it screwed with their heads when it came to steering and leaning the bike. Basically, it makes them lean to the inside instead of staying on top of the bike during a turn. Also, it screws with the counter steering. So it took the girls a bit longer to make the switch to no training wheels.
Yeah. That's what I'm afraid of

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I found it VERY helpful to stand where the girls could see me or hear me and I was constantly telling them to LOOK UP or motioning with my hand at my eyes and flipping it up. Their natural tendency was to look right in front of the bike and they were wobbly. Once they finally started keeping their eyes up and looking out further, they got MUCH smoother!

Another thing, if you can afford it, get a communicator system. I cannot stress how helpful this is. I did not have one when I was teaching my kids to ride (early on). I did get one later for use when they were riding with me on my bike and/or if we were riding dirt bikes together. I have since used it to coach two young kids learning to ride for the first time and it is a HUGE help. When you see them forgetting something like hitting the brake or not letting off the gas, you can give them short commands and I find they respond well. Usually just one word, maybe two, will refocus their attention and let them recover quickly from a mistake, avoiding worse problems.
 
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I found it VERY helpful to stand where the girls could see me or hear me and I was constantly telling them to LOOK UP or motioning with my hand at my eyes and flipping it up. Their natural tendency was to look right in front of the bike and they were wobbly. Once they finally started keeping their eyes up and looking out further, they got MUCH smoother!

Another thing, if you can afford it, get a communicator system. I cannot stress how helpful this is. I did not have one when I was teaching my kids to ride (early on). I did get one later for use when they were riding with me on my bike and/or if we were riding dirt bikes together. I have since used it to coach two young kids learning to ride for the first time and it is a HUGE help. When you see them forgetting something like hitting the brake or not letting off the gas, you can give them short commands and I find they respond well. Usually just one word, maybe two, will refocus their attention and let them recover quickly from a mistake, avoiding worse problems.
Plan on getting coms for me and the wife so a removable one I could swap between helmets would work.

I'm probably going to make him ride the new bicycle for awhile, then throw him back on the pw with no training wheels. Once he gets going I know he will get it down. He is pretty sharp. I guess he gets it from his mother lol.

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For my kids the motorcycle was the reward for learning to ride the bicycle without training wheels. Once they could start stop and have basic control on the bicycle the moto came out.
 
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For my kids the motorcycle was the reward for learning to ride the bicycle without training wheels. Once they could start stop and have basic control on the bicycle the moto came out.
That's the exact thing I was planning on doing.

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