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Old 05-17-2013, 08:45 AM   #21
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Why not sell it and buy her a KLX110 for about the same price with an auto-clutch? You might even find someone willing to trade. I wouldn't buy her a heavy bike or fast bike just because you can put an auto-clutch in it or it has auto-clutch in it. Let her work up to that. I think her getting used to riding a bike she's not going to be intimidated by would help her enjoy it more. Rekluse might even make auto-clutches for a CRF100 or for a 150 or 230.
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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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Old 05-17-2013, 09:17 AM   #23
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Let her take the MSF on her own before you go investing in more machinery that she cannot ride. It could very well be she has built up her failures in her mind because they are happening in front of/under the direct tutelage of the person she wants to impress the most (you). Take that pressure away by removing yourself form the training process, besides she needs to take the MSF in order to legally ride.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:27 AM   #24
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The CRF is pretty small for her so down sizing to a pee wee sized KLX110 probably wont work.

I wonder how hard it would be to lift a klx110?
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:29 AM   #25
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Let her take the MSF on her own before you go investing in more machinery that she cannot ride. It could very well be she has built up her failures in her mind because they are happening in front of/under the direct tutelage of the person she wants to impress the most (you). Take that pressure away by removing yourself form the training process, besides she needs to take the MSF in order to legally ride.
No worries i completely understand that psychological issue. Im hoping the MSF will teach her how to shift and ride confidently we have no plans on getting her an M endorsement on her license or riding in the street lol. Its just to teach her how to shift and control a moto...
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The CRF is pretty small for her so down sizing to a pee wee sized KLX110 probably wont work.

I wonder how hard it would be to lift a klx110?
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LMAO ya I know im impatient! haha I think MSF might be overkill to get my girl warmed up to using a clutch and shifting... I dont even think the class is designed for that.

I am gonna see if I can demo a new CRF110F at a dealer and if she likes it ill get her one and try some BBR suspension parts to have it lifted and change the suspension for heavier riders...
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:22 AM   #28
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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.

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LMAO ya I know im impatient! haha I think MSF might be overkill to get my girl warmed up to using a clutch and shifting... I dont even think the class is designed for that.

I am gonna see if I can demo a new CRF110F at a dealer and if she likes it ill get her one and try some BBR suspension parts to have it lifted and change the suspension for heavier riders...

The new CRF110 would be perfect and with springs and some bars it would be great, that or the klx 110.
there is really not even a need for suspension because she is so new and wont even be jumping it or riding it agressively. Sounds like you just want cool bike options for yourself.
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The CRF is pretty small for her so down sizing to a pee wee sized KLX110 probably wont work.

I wonder how hard it would be to lift a klx110?
The KLX110 and CRF110 both have 14" front/12"rear so they should be close to the same size. You probably can find a better deal on the KLX110 if you're looking at a used bike, should be more of them available. You could always trade the CRF/XR100 for one. There's probably someone out there wanting to move up to a bit bigger framed bike with a manual clutch.
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If she is breaking down into tears over a clutch in a car, your screwed. Good luck.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:42 AM   #31
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How much does she weigh?
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:16 PM   #32
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Yes I may be screwed lol. she is a beautiful 180lbs or so.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:23 PM   #33
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Ok I think I am going to look into a TTR125 and get a rekluse dropped in it.

She never rides the CRF100 its too much of a pita for her.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:34 PM   #34
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How much do you want for the honda? I have a ttr 125 also and my 7 yr old can work the clutch.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:36 PM   #35
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wow no offence but clutches arnt hard to figure out. maybe the mfs will help her
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:39 PM   #36
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I dont know If I will actually sell the Honda. what year is your TTR? are you selling it?
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I don't think I want to sell it right now. If you change your mind on the honda let me know.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:54 PM   #38
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Have you tried teaching her how to use a clutch virtually? There are some good racing games out there that will get the mental dynamics in place. And it's a lot harder to break down in tears when you're just playing a game for fun.
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I know you didn't ask for suggestions but I'm not charging you for this one

Not knowing what's been tried in teaching to operate a clutch,I had the thought that, if she understood what's happening mechanically it might help.
If someone could help her see how the engine makes the power and the transmission puts it to the rear wheel but in between is the clutch and how it slips then gradually locks up to smoothly transition from stopped to moving.
Maybe being shown some diagrams etc, even if they are hand drawn on a napkin will help her to visualize what's happening and how to seamlessly feed throttle and clutch to get moving.
Just a thought.
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