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Old 05-17-2013, 05:37 AM   #1
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Clutchless Dirt bikes?

Who makes the biggest clutchless dirt bikes? Ive heard of the yamaha PY80 and the Kawi KLX110? are there any others? I am getting my girl a clutchless bike so she can enjoy learning to ride without the worry of stalling the bike or not shifting properly.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:42 AM   #2
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Or should I look at a rekluse clutch kit?
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Ya I like that little 70F she has a crf100f that she cant ride so I may go the TMGP route with it. How much smaller is the 70f compared to the 100f?
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Or should I look at a rekluse clutch kit?
YES!

I installed one in a 450EXC........results.......spec-'-tacular!

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I wish they made them for an FZ1
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:54 AM   #6
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Ya I like that little 70F she has a crf100f that she cant ride so I may go the TMGP route with it. How much smaller is the 70f compared to the 100f?
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That little 70 is going to be too small for her. shes not a small girl. I may start looking into a WR250F or a CRF250R

Out of these two bikes (WR250F vs CRF250R) which requires less maintenance and is more reliable? ive always been a Honda fanboy but Yamaha isnt bad either. i dont necessarily want a race bike that needs to be rebuilt constantly...
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It looks like a CRF250X would be a better option for her with E-start.

Between the WR250 and CRF250 it looks like my limited searching is telling me the WR is more reliable and requires less maint...
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wait until she completes the msf, she might surprise you and tell you what bike she wants.
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haha good idea. Im jumping the gun a bit!
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I been teaching kids and my girl. I have a stock 50, an 88 with clutch, an a 125 two stroke. The 80 expert needs a piston. If you wanna bring her to the spot, feel free.
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Buying a wr250 or a crf250x then buying and installing a rekluse clutch kit just to help your girl learn to ride seems a little over kill to me. Would be a bit expensive..

If she has trouble with a crf100 of all bikes, you may seriously consider a crf70 or klx110 or a suzuki 110 and slap some tall bars on there. That way she can get the hang of throttle control and shifting on a bike. Then go back to the crf100 and get her used to that.

If she simply cannot learn or get used to a crf100, there's no hope for your girl. lol


FWIW, if you are dead set on one of those 250's and that clutch kit, I'd look for a wr250 and then a crf250x. I'm a honda fan all the way but those WR's tend to require less valve adjustments.. If ever.. Compared to a honda.

Good luck, man.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:59 AM   #14
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the spot?

I wonder it a DRZ400 or KLX400 would be too much for her? I could lower it and add the EXP rekluse auto clutch for her... just thinking of ideas, hopefully she learns how to use the clutch confidently but if not ill go the auto clutch route.
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the spot?

I wonder it a DRZ400 or KLX400 would be too much for her? I could lower it and add the EXP rekluse auto clutch for her... just thinking of ideas, hopefully she learns how to use the clutch confidently but if not ill go the auto clutch route.
IMHO....

If she cannot operate a clutched MC, then the 400 will be WAY TOO much bike.

CRF230L....the WR would be too much.

Now, if she gets the shifting process down, then maybe the 400
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Buying a wr250 or a crf250x then buying and installing a rekluse clutch kit just to help your girl learn to ride seems a little over kill to me. Would be a bit expensive..

If she has trouble with a crf100 of all bikes, you may seriously consider a crf70 or klx110 or a suzuki 110 and slap some tall bars on there. That way she can get the hang of throttle control and shifting on a bike. Then go back to the crf100 and get her used to that.

If she simply cannot learn or get used to a crf100, there's no hope for your girl. lol


FWIW, if you are dead set on one of those 250's and that clutch kit, I'd look for a wr250 and then a crf250x. I'm a honda fan all the way but those WR's tend to require less valve adjustments.. If ever.. Compared to a honda.

Good luck, man.
her pops has tried for years to get her to learn how to use a clutch on a car, Ive tried teaching her as well... its gotten to the point where she breaks down in tears when she talks about how she just cant do it... she wants to putt around with me when i go out riding but she just cant get the clutch concept down....
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IMHO....

If she cannot operate a clutched MC, then the 400 will be WAY TOO much bike.

CRF230L....the WR would be too much.

Now, if she gets the shifting process down, then maybe the 400
they dont make an auto clutch for the 230 or many other bikes that would be my top choices...
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I would start her off on something small and let her get used to the clutch. There's more involved with riding than worrying about a clutch. Starting her off on a fast 250 woods/race bike or a heavy 400 is not going to encourage her much. I would start her off on a smaller 2 valve bike whether it be auto-clutch or not, something in the 100-230cc range. The cool thing about these size bikes is you won't lose much money, if any, when you get ready to get her something bigger.
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I would start her off on something small and let her get used to the clutch. There's more involved with riding than worrying about a clutch. Starting her off on a fast 250 woods/race bike or a heavy 400 is not going to encourage her much. I would start her off on a smaller 2 valve bike whether it be auto-clutch or not, something in the 100-230cc range. The cool thing about these size bikes is you won't lose much money, if any, when you get ready to get her something bigger.
She has a crf100f now that she cannot work the clutch on lol
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