13 yr. old - 125 or 250?

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My son - 13, 130 pounds, 5.5 tall - has outgrown his yz80. My dilema is should I get him a 125 (used) or give him my 93 yz250? I know the seat heights are about the same but the weight difference is at least 20 pounds. A 125 has to be ridden more on the pipe where my bike is easy to ride at slower speeds. We just play ride, some track and some trails. I dont think the power difference is an issue but the size difference and ease of use has me concerned. What would you do? Thanks.
 

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Let him ride it. I let my 14 yearold stepson ride my '97 KX250 and he just loved it(I didn't get it back). If you can control the throttle on an 80, you can control a 250. I feel the low-end of 250 makes them easier to ride than a 125. On tight technical trails, the weight will be a negative, but the wider powerband will be an advantage everywhere else.