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Offline Ventana

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My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
« 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??
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Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
« Reply #1 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! 
 

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Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
« Reply #3 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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Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 02:41:33 pm »
Crf230 :thumleft:

Maybe make it road legal too
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Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 03:10:39 pm »
Easy, get her one of these.


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Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
« Reply #7 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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Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013, 08:25:13 pm »
Awesome dad! :thumleft:

I would love to see pichas when she has her steed!
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Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2013, 08:25:29 pm »
Yamaha...ttr250....think they do a smaller one as well.
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Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
« Reply #10 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.
 

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Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
« Reply #11 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:
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Offline Hamilton

Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2013, 09:45:56 am »
CRF230. Great bike
 

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Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2013, 01:38:06 pm »
CRF230. Great bike

I am not a Honda fan, but I agree.
 

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Re: My daughter wants a dirtbike.....
« Reply #14 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: