Madaghan’s First ATV

Rock on!


About a month ago when coming home from somewhere, Laurie spotted a tiny ATV on the end of our neighbor’s driveway. I hopped in the pick up truck, drove down the street and grabbed the ATV. Luckily, my neighbor was in the driveway and she assured that it was indeed, free. She also said she did not want her kids on it because it is too dangerous and goes too fast.


   Excuse me?

I got it home and immediately hit the google. I found out we are now in possession of a Kazuma Meerkat 50CC child’s ATV.  It is a Chinese-made knock off and tt got mixed reviews but, it was FREE!! I did like that it has a thumb throttle and speed control. By turning a screw on the thumb throttle, I can control just how far Maddie can push the throttle in and in turn, how fast she can go.  Also, the manual states the transmission is semi-automatic. No clutch, but gears still have to be changed. However, new riders can stay in first gear without having to worry about damaging the engine! Perfect for brand new riders.

I got it started and discovered that it needed some adjustments. I brought it over to my friend Russ who is a small engine repair extraordinaire. Yes, I meant that to rhyme. He tightened the chain, adjusted the throttle. Still needs a rear tire which is on order. OH and a full face helmet is on the way too.

Here is two videos of Maddies first experience on her very own ATV: (Ok, glorified Power Wheels but don’t tell her that)



11 Comments on “Madaghan’s First ATV”

  1. Eugene says:

    First her own suite…now an ATV….whats next?!? I am jealous


  2. Good for you mommy and daddy for not being too overprotective. Fun is part of childhood. Extra kudos for getting the full face helmet. As you know I am sure, most kids are killed on small engine devices because other cars never see them. Get a big flag for the back, keep her in sight and go go Maddie!


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  6. Erik says:

    This is a fun toy. My son really loves it. I do not let him use it all the time bacuese you wear this head gear and there is a camera that covers your left eye. The downside is that you could cause yourself to have a weak eye if you played with this toy all the time. The video is black and white. The video is not the most clear video, but you can definitely see it. I just would not want my son playing all the time especially since it covers one eye to view the video camera. Overall, he really loves it and it definitely should not be for children under 7 and half.


  7. Robert says:

    You wouldn’t happen to know where to order new parts?


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