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Old 08-26-2011, 12:18 PM   #1
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Our son rides dirt (mostly track, sometimes trails), & my wife wants to start riding with him. She took MSF and knows how to ride a street bike, but has ZERO riding experience.

Im thinking she would be ok with a big wheeled version of TTR125 or KLX140.

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Not sure how big is your wife. Mine is about 5'6" and she had an XR100 and then a DRZ125L, both bike fit great for her size. I would say a nice CRF100 should fit nice for at least the first year.
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She should just go straight to a 450, heck I have one I will let go for the right price.
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TTR125 or CRF150F.

Just what ever you get make sure it has electric start. This will make it A LOT more enjoyable for her!

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Thanks Jason. Yes, I have a nice CRF100 for sale. It's kick start, but VERY easy. Nothing like a big bike. If your interested, let me know. I can work on the price some as I have had no real interest.

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THe Honda, Yamaha and the Kawasaki all are great bikes. Each have their Pros and Cons. The girls always like to go shopping. Have your wife sit on each brand. See what fits her. More then likely a Big Wheel wil do the job, so look there.

As said before look at an electric start. Most women don't care to kick the out of a bike to get it started. Make her happy and let her push the button. Maybe she will let you push the botton later.

Since other posts suggest the Honda and Yamaha let me share with you some info on the KLX 140L. This bike has been one in my stable endurance roadracing with the CMRA. The crank is a hunk of bullett proof steel, and the cylinder has enough meat to it to punch it out to a 190cc. We run a stroked motor of 173cc to keep the bike with in the rules of the CMRA's F5 division. Two week spots the STOCK KLX 140 has. #1. It is detuned from the factory. So, two bolt up fixes for the cure.

An after market exhaust and a bigger then a 20mm carb really helps the bike. A 26mm carb is the fix. There is a few carb kit out there to choose from. Other then that the KLX 140L has a fully adjustable rear shock with reservoir. Also the front steering head of the frame is the same as the KX 85 / 100. Meaning you can bolt up a fully adjustable KX suspension. Bearing and stem fit with no hassles. Also the stock front and rear hubs are KX 85 / 100 hubs.

Oh yea, it has an electric start.
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Just what ever you get make sure it has electric start. This will make it A LOT more enjoyable for her!

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This is true. At least for me. I know there are several women on here who don't mind kick-started their dirties, though.

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THe Honda, Yamaha and the Kawasaki all are great bikes. Each have their Pros and Cons. The girls always like to go shopping. Have your wife sit on each brand. See what fits her. More then likely a Big Wheel wil do the job, so look there.

As said before look at an electric start. Most women don't care to kick the out of a bike to get it started. Make her happy and let her push the button. Maybe she will let you push the botton later.

Since other posts suggest the Honda and Yamaha let me share with you some info on the KLX 140L. This bike has been one in my stable endurance roadracing with the CMRA. The crank is a hunk of bullett proof steel, and the cylinder has enough meat to it to punch it out to a 190cc. We run a stroked motor of 173cc to keep the bike with in the rules of the CMRA's F5 division. Two week spots the STOCK KLX 140 has. #1. It is detuned from the factory. So, two bolt up fixes for the cure.

An after market exhaust and a bigger then a 20mm carb really helps the bike. A 26mm carb is the fix. There is a few carb kit out there to choose from. Other then that the KLX 140L has a fully adjustable rear shock with reservoir. Also the front steering head of the frame is the same as the KX 85 / 100. Meaning you can bolt up a fully adjustable KX suspension. Bearing and stem fit with no hassles. Also the stock front and rear hubs are KX 85 / 100 hubs.

Oh yea, it has an electric start.
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