Polaris ATV Junkie!
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: DeKalb illinois
Wisconsin law allows children under 12 to ride up to 90cc. 12 and over can ride any size as long as they have passed an approved atv safety certification course and MUST carry their card at all times. That being said, my kids have been riding since 3-4 years old. They started on 90's and finally just outgrew them. I bought each of them an old gen3 scrambler. My daughter is 10, 5'3", and 120#'s. She rides and handles her 500 scrammy IMO better than most of the adults we ride with. My son is 14, 5'6", and 130#'s. He rides his scrambler 400 like he stole it and IMO can out ride 95% of the adults we ride with. The stickers are there because of lawyers. I would never recommend allowing a child to operate a vehicle they are not familiar with or lack the experience for. My children wear full motocross gear head to toe and are not even allowed to start the engine without a helmet on. Aside of specific laws, the choice of size for atv is completely in the hands of responsible sensible parents.
Mine - 2013 polaris sportsman 800. 28x9x12 and 28x11x12 ITP mega mayhems on 12x7 ITP black steel wagon wheels, 4500# venom winch, rear tool box.
Hers - 2008 Yamaha wolverine 450. 26x12x12 super grip super lites rear, 26x9x12 super grip super lites front, 1 1/2" spacers all the way around, pro mark 3000# winch on custom mount, HMF pipe, K&N air filter, jet kit, custom rear rack with seat/toolbox and 5 gallon gas can mount.
Daughter - 1999 polaris scrambler 500 4x4. 22x12x10 bear claws rear, 23x7x10 bear claws front, reinforced rear swing arm (long story), 4" lift kit in rear, 3000# promark winch on custom by me front bumper, rear cargo box.
Sons - 2000 polaris scrambler 400 4x4. 22x12x10 bear claws rear, 23x7x10 bear claws front, 4" lift kit in rear, rear cargo box
2008 Yamaha wolverine 450
2004 Yamaha warrior 350
1999 Yamaha blaster 240 big bore
1995 kawasasaki Mojave 250
2001 Polaris sportsman 90
2008 kolpin 90
1985 Suzuki lt250R quadracer