XR50 Getting flats every time we ride
Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:34 AM
Is there a way to put a rim lock on his wheel? He likes to jump and I'm thinking it is when he lands that it is spinning, but he's not very heavy and not going too fast. Am I the only one with this problem? Anyone else getting flats?
Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:52 AM
You could add a rim lock, but I don't see the point, your effort is better spent researching and obtaining a bike suited to the rider. At seven, unless he's really short, he's practically outgrown the bike anyway.
Edited by Smacaroni, 07 March 2012 - 07:53 AM.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:26 AM
Sounds like your boy is moving to the real bikes, I remeber when my boy was 7, in that summer he went from a crf50 to a 70 to a kx65. first ride on the kx and he never wanted to ride a crf again.
He's 12 now, and an accomplished little racer, racing 3 classes this summer, going to be a busy little man.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:58 AM
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:47 AM
I will check the spokes tonight and see if anything is up, but I've given the wheel a pretty thorough check before I mounted the last tire.
Shorty, I feel like you, I know every time I send him out, he's coming back with a flat.
I guess I will look for another bike.
Edited by krook250, 20 March 2012 - 08:48 AM.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:53 AM
kids pick up the clutch real quick. they only use them to start and stop. being on the CRF50 will help them pick up shifting faster once on the 65cc, since they are already used to shifting.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:54 AM
The KX65 is a very relaible bike, just re-ring every 30-40 hours and replace piston every 60-80max, everything else generally lasts a long time with poper maintenance.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:17 AM
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:06 AM
if you are looking at 50cc KTMs find the newer models. they have far less clutch problems than the pre 09 models. either way you will dump money into them hand over fist. we were at least $100 into the bike each time he threw his leg over it.
depending on what he wants to do, would determine what bike he could use.
once in the 65cc class, your beer consumption goes down ten fold from the 50cc's.
the KX65 is super reliable and is like old faithful. although it lacks a few features the KTM has, it still makes a great starter and race bike.
the KTM 65 is fairly low maintence as well. however it will require a little extra maintenance than the KX.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:52 AM
I was checking out the polini's last night with him, saw some pretty sweet ones. Saw a deal was $1400 for two of them, I don't know much about those.
I don't want to drop $100 each time he rides, I'm not trying to take him pro or anything.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:53 AM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:29 AM
I avoid them as much as possible.