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Old 01-01-2014, 05:08 AM   #41
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Best bang for the buck is the new for 2013 Honda CRF250L. Its electric start and fuel injected like the yamaha and has the most mild motor of any 250 out there.

All of the four stroke 250s, with the exception of the WR250F and CRF250L, will eat her for lunch if she can't get the clutch concept down...
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:58 AM   #43
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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 01-01-2014, 05:29 PM   #44
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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....
Hate to rain on the parade but if she can't drive a stick shift car then that whole "left hand clutch, right hand throttle, left foot shift all at the same time" thing on a bike is going to be overwhelming to her.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:51 AM   #45
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Talked to her last night and she says she's not gonna be a little about it. She is going to learn how to use the clutch properly on the 100 then we may move her up to a bigger bike.
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Nice. Sounds like a keeper!


I had great luck with the MSF "clutch point" exercise.
-Just have her sit on the bike, in 1st gear, clutch all the way in.
-Then WITH NO HAND ON THE THROTTLE just have her SLOWLY release the clutch until the bike starts to inch forward.
-Pull the clutch in again
-Repeat
Repeat for a long time. Half an hour or so.

-Then have her use the clutch take up to slowly move the bike across the lot. Walking with it every step of the way.
-Just let it out...slowly move forward a foot or two, pull it back in....
-let it out....move forward....pull back in
-keep on doing that.

She'll get used to the clutch and how it feels. She wont feel intimidated because you should be off doing something else (i used the time while teaching someone else working on my track bike so i was "around" but not over her shoulder)

Pretty soon she'll start sneaking in the throttle to ease the boring-ness and BOOM! off she goes!
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:30 PM   #47
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Nice. Sounds like a keeper!


I had great luck with the MSF "clutch point" exercise.
-Just have her sit on the bike, in 1st gear, clutch all the way in.
-Then WITH NO HAND ON THE THROTTLE just have her SLOWLY release the clutch until the bike starts to inch forward.
-Pull the clutch in again
-Repeat
Repeat for a long time. Half an hour or so.

-Then have her use the clutch take up to slowly move the bike across the lot. Walking with it every step of the way.
-Just let it out...slowly move forward a foot or two, pull it back in....
-let it out....move forward....pull back in
-keep on doing that.

She'll get used to the clutch and how it feels. She wont feel intimidated because you should be off doing something else (i used the time while teaching someone else working on my track bike so i was "around" but not over her shoulder)

Pretty soon she'll start sneaking in the throttle to ease the boring-ness and BOOM! off she goes!

She is past that point now. She starts off no problem and usually get into second or third gear. but when she has to stop or make some technical transition down to lower gears she stalls it out every now and then. She is to the point where she just needs to keep practicing
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easy enough then! Good luck!
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lol I guess I sparked something inside her because she has been inquiring constantly about going out riding.
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Talked to her last night and she says she's not gonna be a little about it. She is going to learn how to use the clutch properly on the 100 then we may move her up to a bigger bike.
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lol I guess I sparked something inside her because she has been inquiring constantly about going out riding.
Good for her!! Didn't read the whole thread so not sure if this was mentioned but the problems she's having May be due to the type of riding your doing... find an open area or field somewhere & let her work on her clutch issues as well as other fundamentals to gain confidence.

My daughter struggled with clutch/ throttle Issues too, she'll get the hang of it.
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:09 PM   #51
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Ya it's mostly uneven tight dirt trails so it's a bit harder for her. Hopefully soon we can get her out to a big field for some easier clutch learning rides
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