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View Poll Results: What age is you child driving a RZR 170
4-6 142 26.79%
6-8 176 33.21%
8-10 144 27.17%
10-12 75 14.15%
12-14 17 3.21%
Other 20 3.77%
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post #1 of 236 Old April 24th, 2010, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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What age is your kid riding a 170?

Just wondering what age your kids are driving the RZR 170. I am tossing around the idea of getting my son a 170 but the RZR says recommended age is 12.

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post #2 of 236 Old April 24th, 2010, 11:40 AM
 
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Re: What age is your kid riding a 170?

My son is 10 and almost too big to ride it comfortably. He is about as tall as most 12 year olds so I think it is wrong for Polaris to state the kids should be that old to ride. The fact is you an govern it down to a crawl if you are concerned about safety. If these were available when our son was 6 years old I would have bought it for him then. Not that I am recommending for your kid, only you know if they are ready...(sorry the attorney made me insert that).
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Re: What age is your kid riding a 170?

My son was 5 when he got his it was fun for two months then he was tired of it said it was slow and boring to drive.

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post #4 of 236 Old April 24th, 2010, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: What age is your kid riding a 170?

My son is 5 now and has a couple of ride on toys that he maneuvers quite well... I was thinking that this would be old enough. Now I also heard that I cant tell a dealer that he is 5 or they wont sell to me. They could get their franchise pulled from polaris if they sell under the recommended age limit.

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post #5 of 236 Old April 24th, 2010, 07:30 PM
 
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Re: What age is your kid riding a 170?

You guys are starting the wheels spinning in my head.... Maybe wishing I had bought one of these instead of the Raptor 90 4-wheeler I bought for my 6 year old...
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post #6 of 236 Old April 24th, 2010, 08:14 PM
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Re: What age is your kid riding a 170?

Well I got 3 kids 8,10,12.... Out of all of um my 10 yr old scares me the most (cause he drives JUST like me!!!)

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Re: What age is your kid riding a 170?

one of my friends got one for his 7 yr old and all the kids like it more...their quads sit now. when the 170 is their

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post #8 of 236 Old April 24th, 2010, 10:16 PM
 
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Re: What age is your kid riding a 170?

Got it when she was 7 now 8 and still loves it !!!!!!




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Re: What age is your kid riding a 170?

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Got it when she was 7 now 8 and still loves it !!!!!!


What size tire and rims are you running and my son is 7 now no issue with his 170.

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post #10 of 236 Old April 25th, 2010, 08:55 AM
 
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Re: What age is your kid riding a 170?

The tires are 23 inch big horns 2.0 with 12 inch diablos wheels.


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Re: What age is your kid riding a 170?

I was going to start a thread today asking this exact question. My grandson is two and a half, and is getting the hang of steering my tractor. I'm already wondering when I can get one of the "minis" for him! Next Christmas, or the one after?
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Re: What age is your kid riding a 170?

I don't see what the big deal is. A 170 with seat belts and a roll cage seems safer to me then a 50 or 90 CC quad. My almost 3 year old just has his brothers old 50. If I had money to blow he would probably have a 170 for his birthday. I just can't see spending that kind of cash on a 2wd buggy.
As long as govern the speed to where it should be for your kid I dont' think it matters what age they are. Ofcourse I stick my 2 year old son in my lap and let him drive my truck to the barn so what do I know lol
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Re: What age is your kid riding a 170?

Start them off in the 24V Per Perego RZR, my little one can ride her 24V RZR everywhere and she is only 2 1/2 years old. I bought her a John Deer Gator and she had that thing mastered right away...

I am looking for a 170, I can buy one new for what people want for them used..I guess too many put them on the Polaris Star Card and are still paying on the interest and not the principal

Anyhow....I think my little one will be ready if I work with her by the age of 3??? we'll see!
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Re: What age is your kid riding a 170?

I have two boys started the youngest at 6 oldest at 8 but they both had dirt bike experience. They both love it I added 22x11's and snorkel kit runs good for a 170.
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Re: What age is your kid riding a 170?

mine is a year and a half and he will climb into the drivers seat of any sxs (except for a mule he didnt like the mule)

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