It ended up being a perfect size for my son to learn the mechanics of a motor cycle, being his first one and all. Has a enough power to do various things and it moves quickly. For the deal I got on this it is worth it. However I believe I would have been disappointed if I paid full retail of $* for it. Very easy to assemble the way it arrive. My only complaint is for overstock to consider the time of year they are shipping it. It was shipped just before Christmas in the Razor Dirt rocket box for everyone to see exactly what it was. Luckily I have an awesome UPS guy who scoped out for my son before he hastily brought it to my door.
My 3 children loved this when they were little! I was very excited to get one for my 1 yr old granddaughter. However, when it arrived, I was dismayed to find that NOW they require assembly! Difficult assembly! Not difficult to understand but the plastic pieces, made in China, must be forced into one another and they do not fit easily. It takes more than one person applying pressure, along with a screwdriver guiding it to force the roof onto the body. Poor form, Little Tykes! Not what I expected, not what you did 30 years ago! That being said, my granddaughter LOVES IT! She loves the sound, being pushed around, closing the door herself and I am sure she will love when she gets older being able to scoot it herself! Yes, I would do it again.
While it can be assembled easily, the instructions are vague. It is great looking but lacks some integrity in the neck and fork. The neck bolts don't want to stay tight enough to keep the handle bars in aligned; the pedaling and turning forces over power the bolts. The fork also bends a bit as you pedal to get speed. I'll be fair and update the review as my son and I test it some more. They really have a good idea that could have gone much further had they given more integrity to these parts. Everything else is fine. For people that tinker, you could definitely improve it as all the parts seem very compatible with other drift trikes. If you are looking for a simple toy to be used lightly or as a novelty, buy it. For people wanting to do some serious drifting, well...move on to something else.
I just assembled it today, it went together easily, but I was a bicycle assembler and mechanic for 2 years. So I used synthetic greese on all the metal moving parts, I would reccommend a rubber mallet as a hammer could do damage if too much force were used. Again anything that moves metal or plastic could do with some synthtic greese. I found the pictures quite accurate, but I got used to the pictures from china that were no where near accurate when building specialized kids bikes. Finally I will probably go buy some kids bike tires and cut them to make traction bands for the plastic wheels, 1, to make the front wheels track better, 2 to to extend the life of the wheels.
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