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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: Ventana on March 31, 2013, 11:26:33 am

Title: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
Post by: Ventana on March 31, 2013, 11:26:33 am
So it"s her 17th birthday coming up and her best friend has a CRF230F.  But my daughter is a real shorty.  What do you guys recommend for a beginner?

She takes after her Dad - once the bug is bitten you cant get rid of the itch....

I'm looking for budget friendly but must have electric start.......

Any thoughts??
Title: Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
Post by: wackhead on March 31, 2013, 11:29:11 am
Its a good healthy habit and will give her meaning which teenagers need.  If you have the bucks go for it! 
Title: Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
Post by: Gerrard on March 31, 2013, 11:33:18 am
I upgraded my daughters from their 125 to a 200 Djebel. Their feet touch the ground and they are comfortable. Not too much power so a good transition. Good value for money.
Title: Re: Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
Post by: Donaldbr on March 31, 2013, 11:34:48 am
Still look at the crf230, but see if you can't drop the suspension to accommodate her shortness.



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Title: Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
Post by: Ratt on March 31, 2013, 02:41:33 pm
Crf230 :thumleft:

Maybe make it road legal too
Title: Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
Post by: Grrrr.... on March 31, 2013, 03:10:39 pm
Easy, get her one of these.

(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss172/Ged1Grrrr/Bikes/honda-crf230f-05_zps6ec3f655.jpg)
Title: Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
Post by: LouisXander on March 31, 2013, 03:22:51 pm
To drop is easy, just lenghten the rear suspension links and lower the triple clamps. Links you'll have to experiement, 10mm further apart each time.
Title: Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on March 31, 2013, 08:19:37 pm
+1, you can raise and lower the suspension without much effort or cost, the 230 is a good choice
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Post by: BlueBull2007 on March 31, 2013, 08:25:13 pm
Awesome dad! :thumleft:

I would love to see pichas when she has her steed!
Title: Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
Post by: Pistonpete on March 31, 2013, 08:25:29 pm
Yamaha...ttr250....think they do a smaller one as well.
Title: Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
Post by: BFG on March 31, 2013, 09:33:20 pm
Yamaha TTR230. Great bike,  reliable, easy to ride and I'm sure it's got a happy button. I think it's lower than the Honda as well.
Title: Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
Post by: GRUNT on April 01, 2013, 10:42:58 am
TTR250 is awesome but very high, the TTR230 on the otherhand is lower than the CRF.......Oh by the way, I have a virtualy brand new CRF for sale :biggrin: depending on where you are you are welcome to pop around with your daughter and she can test ride both a TTR250 and the CRF to get a feel for what fits :thumleft:
Title: Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
Post by: Hamilton on April 02, 2013, 09:45:56 am
CRF230. Great bike
Title: Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
Post by: Lear300 on April 02, 2013, 01:38:06 pm
CRF230. Great bike

I am not a Honda fan, but I agree.
Title: Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
Post by: Lear300 on April 02, 2013, 01:47:08 pm
Another option ios the KDX200.

Nice for the shortie, down side is no happy button, but they start with only half a kick :deal: