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Would an 80 do OK.. for me?

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Hi,

I'm looking to trade my street bike for a dirtbike.
My son is 8, and is doing quite well on a 50 automatic.
He'll need to upgrade in a year or so, and learn shifting.

My thought is to trade for a bike that will get by with me on it until he's big enough to take it over.
We ride at a farm, mostly fields and woods right now.

I'm 35, 6 foot, and about 175lbs. I'm not doing mx or sx, rather just riding with him. I just don't want to tax an engine too small for my build. My gut says at least a 125 for me, but could an 80 do?

your thoughts please...

Joe
 
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My friend was 5' 11" and he had an RM 80.. it toated him around fine..

Im 6' tall and 180lbs, and it was a very fun bike... i could easily do wheelies in 2nd gear..


BUT it was uncomfortable... It felt like my knees were in the hendel bars and i was gonna fall of the back.. but the fun factor made me forget util i stopped..

It will be fine just to put around on..