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Best machines for kids to race?

I have a son 11 and daughter 8. They currently ride ungoverned KFX 90s (I know my kids better than the government does, to heck with the age restrictions, this is America dmn it) and they are starting to hit the jumps and whoops. They are good machines but need mor suspension. Both kids show interest when I tell them we will build a track. My son has a 125 dirt bike so he knows how to shift, my daughter not at all. What do you guys recomend? I would like to start out entry level, used maybe, I don't need to break the bank.
I see some have a TRX 90 manual shift but I have never seen it advertised. (sorry didnt realise it was an auto clutch) that said this is probabily the best bet eh.
Let me know if you want to know how to get 15 more mph out of your KFX 90 (if it doesn't do 30 mph already)

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Its amazing how far a KFX 90 will fly if you go fast. 15' is her current record.

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Basically I would check the rules for the races you want you're kids to run. They'll have the classes for age and engine size.

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My 8 year old (9 in February) is riding a trx250x now after upgrading from a Chinese 110. The reason I went with the 250 instead of the 90 is because it has a sport clutch so you can either use the clutch or not use it, which is great for kids. Another thing that is a benefit over the 90 is that the 250 has reverse. The 250 also has a lot more suspension travel then the 90 which offers a more comfortable ride. Granted it is a little big for most 8 year olds but my daughter is a giant (4'10"), lol.

I know this is a Honda forum but another great one is the ltz250. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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Thats' awesome! I should have done that for my son but I didn't see any 250s at Cherry Hill, NJ when we bought their current machines. I know he could have handled it. Thanks,

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My 11 year old has the 125cc Extreme, and really likes it. This is a video of a 150 I found on youtube. Were not quite up to this level yet.......


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them little things scoot for a 150,they look faster than the chinese ones! i think there are some mini racers by apex too.


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Drr is a two stroke that is ready to race

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Most of the faster kids that race the ama races that my son races in are on DRR's. Scorpions are also nice, but are probably the most expensive. we have a Honda 90 that we put a 300ex suspension on, then made it a high compression 115cc motor which really woke it up. I am working on getting my son to shift up in the straights and down into the corners, but he's trying to be lazy and keep it in third all the time right now. But once he starts shifting right, he's got the power to hang with the DRR's.
the 90cc ama class allows 4 strokes up to 125cc, and 2strokes to 90cc, and the age is from 8-13. so if you want them to be able to race ama in the future, keep that in mind. That's why I didnt just go ahead and buy my son a 250. I actually just bouht him a Raptor 125 as a trail bike and back up racer if his Honda breaks, as his Honda is pretty much race only now.

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