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Old 12-05-2012, 12:03 AM   #616
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Are you talking about a CRF230L or CRF230F? Big difference. The CRF230L is much, much, much tamer....
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:51 AM   #617
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Are you talking about a CRF230L or CRF230F? Big difference. The CRF230L is much, much, much tamer....

street-legal would be L... and bringing up what certain riders started on as kids should not be a factor (kids are fearless and have no idea about throttle control)
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:33 AM   #618
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street-legal would be L... and bringing up what certain riders started on as kids should not be a factor (kids are fearless and have no idea about throttle control)
Haha, don't I know it. My mom caught me jumping the front of her car with a plywood ramp on my XT 200. Never could stick the landing

Thinking about the 230 L for the road going bike and would be sticking to easy dirt roads and trails you could drive your car on. Lots of them in the area. Lots to think about but ultimately the decision is Mrs CdnX's. She can flat foot the 230L and did her course on a heavier 250 cruiser something or other. I'm thinking we'll both sign up for a off road riding course next year just to build skills.

Have to look at gettting all the good gear now to keep her safe when she has a spill.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:12 AM   #619
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My wife rides a 230L, and it has been a great bike for learning on. Nice low seat height, and light at 267 lbs. Not a good highway cruiser though, it might do 70 down hill with a tail wind, but it really doesn't like speeds over about 60.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:13 AM   #620
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:22 PM   #621
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Meet my new to me 2008 Honda CRF150R




I'm 5'2" and this bike is stock. I can flat foot with a teeny bend in my knees.




I have been riding motos for 6 months now and am on my second bike already. That shocks me! I thought after carefully reading this thread I could learn from all you gals and cut to the chase buying the "right" bike the first time. That was an XT225 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...4#post19402044

But then I kept turning my XT225 onto more interesting roads, which turned into trails and soon I had thoughts of a lighter rig with more vroom. So I seem to be following the tracks of all you RFS chickas now.

I'm lovin it and can't get enough
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:00 PM   #622
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:12 AM   #623
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This thread has been super usueful for my wife and I also.

Weight became the most critical thing on my list, but I figured we also needed enough power for room to grow.

I finally decided to go with a used CRF250x. I just finished putting a 10mm spacer in the rear shock and will be lowering and respringing the forks soon. With the lowered rear and forks slid all the way into the clamps, 5'4" Heather is still on her tippy toes, but I predict she will grow in to it soon enough. She has no problem picking the bike up also.


You girls are just hard to setup. First the bike you need doesn't exist in stock form. Then the riding gear has to be a mix of youth and extra small adult, and stylish, which seems tough to find.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:17 PM   #624
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I rode my KTM today and it was awesome. That is all.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:34 PM   #625
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Hey, That's Enough! Good for you!!!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #626
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:34 AM   #627
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Wow, ElleDubs, you must have a tall inseam to be able to flatfoot your XT225! I
m 5'1" and sat on an XT250 (same seat height as the 225) the other day. I barely touched the tips of my toes to the showroom floor. Did you lower the bike at all?
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:51 AM   #628
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Wow, ElleDubs, you must have a tall inseam to be able to flatfoot your XT225! I
m 5'1" and sat on an XT250 (same seat height as the 225) the other day. I barely touched the tips of my toes to the showroom floor. Did you lower the bike at all?
You know it had bald tires! I bought a 2006 with the original tires on... I replaced the tires with new ones with real tread and can barely tippy toe now in my moto boots. Lowering the front end by sliding the forks legs up and shaving the seat are on my to-do list for this very week. I probably will do the forks later today but I am not sure how much I can slide them up before the bike handling goes crazy. I have a dual sport vacation coming up in May I need everything dialed in for.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:25 AM   #629
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There's still hope for the Freeride!

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Old 03-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #630
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