dombush1 Posted January 16, 2017 Report Share Posted January 16, 2017 (edited) Hoping for a bit of advice from those who might have had similar experience. I bought my son a TY80 a couple of years ago (just as I had when I was his age). He is 11 now. Although he has enjoyed it, he has never become very confident on it and struggles with clutch and gear shifting. I remember finding shifting difficult on my TY when I was a kid. The TY is actually quite small for him now but he still doesn't find it easy to ride. We have also had reliability issues with the TY and I don't have lots of time or enough knowledge to be fixing a servicing it all the time (and I don't particularly want to either). With all this in mind I'm considering selling the TY and getting him a modern bike like a Beta80 or similar. But I would like to be a bit more sure about whether this will make a difference (given that they are expensive things). I ride a modern bike so I know reliability wise it will be better (as long as it's a good bike). Will a modern bike be easier for him to ride than a TY? Will the clutch and gear shifting be easier, allowing him to gain confidence and get more enjoyment out of it? I've even considered getting him a 80cc motorcross bike as it may be more enjoyable for a kid his age and his ability? Is there anywhere I could take him to try out a modern bike for a few hours? Any thoughts would be welcome. Cheers Edited January 16, 2017 by dombush1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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