wastntim

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About wastntim

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  1. I just bought a new 2017 Yamaha Grizzly LE. Brushed silver. It is very cool. Now just trying to find some trails for my son and myself. I plan to rent one for my wife initially to see how much she likes it ..or not .
  2. Newbie here. I'm looking for a new family hobby. I just bought my son his first atv and am now starting to look for myself. The question is whether I should look at 2 seaters i.e. can am or single seaters. Initially, I thought I would get a 2 seater for the wife and myself, but I am a little nervous because those units look so big. I worry that it won't be as fun to drive and will be unduly heavy. Also, I am thinking that if we like this new hobby the wife would like her own rather than riding behind me. Anybody want to chime in?
  3. I was wondering how old a child should be before starting to ride ATV's? I believe there might be a law in Illinois that riders must be 6 years of age.
  4. Hello, I am looking for some advice as I consider buying an ATV. First off, I've never even ridden one before, but am looking for a hobby to enjoy with my 5 year old son as he gets bigger. For the last 5 years, I have been racing cars on road courses around the Midwest but this is really my hobby and doesn't do much for my son. Plus the racing takes a Lot of time and money and just takes me away from the family too much. In general, I'm 45 years old. Although speed is obviously something that interests me, I am wise enough to know that I am a complete newbie and have no interest in breaking my neck. In my head, at this point, I have my son and myself learning to ride at the same time and us going out on some trails. I would love for the wife to get into it but that will take some convincing. I don't own a ranch or a farm and I have a 47" snowblower for the john deere so I don't think I need anything ultra utilitarian. I am looking for advice on age and brands of used atv's I should be considering. I saw a post on craigslist for a 2007 Yamaha grizzly that looked sporty but also a little utilitarian but, to be honest, I have no idea of what I'm doing so it is nothing more than a guess. For my son, I was looking at getting a little Chinese brand for a few years until he is older. I saw one that even has a keyfob that let's you disable it remotely. My wife really liked that feature. All help is appreciated.