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I bought my 8 almost 9 year old boy a kx 65 yesterday. first bike but he has a lt 80 quad good first bike or what!!
 

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It's almost more fun when the little ones get a new ride than we us big kids do! Nice job.
 

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Is he big for his age? That seems like a lot of bike. Congrats, I am sure he will have a blast on it.
 

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I've seen a lot of kids that age that were well within the "appropriate" size for a 65. Thos bikes a not as big as you think.
 

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I guess I am just thinking about the size of my nephews that age (7 & 9), they are both too small. We looked at 65's for the older one, but maybe he is just small for his age. I do know they are fast bikes for their size. I've worked on a few when I was wrenching in shops.
 
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well he has about 5 hours on it now and is having a blast!! once it's warmed up he can start it and he gets into 3 gear and rides around our trail here most of the time in the powerband!! yeah the bike may be a bit big now but at least I won't have to buy a new one next year! besides when he sits on his it fit's him like my 450 fit's me!! I would love to post a few pics for all to see if some-one could point me in the right direction? I have 2 pics of mine in my gallerie but could not get another one to up-load? I'll try again in the meantime thanks in advance,Neil
 

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Put em on photobucket and link to it in your post.
 
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#11
the best thing you can do for him right now is lower the bike using oem linkages.they come in different lengths,the shorter ones actually raise the bike.
 
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#12
Once he gits a little seat time aorund the house I'd take him to a track that has some MX instruction. Just learning proper body position and other techniques goes a long way in keeping him out of trouble when things get hairy. They're like a sponge and learn quick "have fun"!
 

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#13
Congrats. Unless he is small for his age he shouldn't have too much trouble with the 65. My son is 8 1/2 and has been on a KTM 65 for almost a year.