Advice on new ride for wife

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  • captb

Posted November 30, 2006 - 11:33 AM


CR80 big wheel or KX100 very light and still fast and fun.

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  • ntprwler2003

Posted November 30, 2006 - 12:05 PM


xr200. unbelievable bike. I'm 5'4" and started out on the xt225. The height was alright, but the weight was to much. My husband bought me a 2002 xr200 in march and i have had a blast with it. I think she would be happy with it, as every female in our family, ranging in height, has rode my bike and loved it, so we bought 2 more of them. A great bike on the trails or in the woods. Good luck.

  • InternalCombustion

Posted November 30, 2006 - 04:31 PM


My wife is the same size. I chose the CRF230. Waited and watched ebay for a plated/DS'd bike. After about a month I found one within a half-day drive. Bought it. Because she wanted to flat-foot it I then added a Kouba link, 19" front rim and sidestand from a crf150,lowering it about 2" front and rear.

She loves it.

I decided "she needed" a pipe and got a White Bros R4 system and PowerFilter and rejetted it. I am 230 lbs, geared up, and it really surprised me with its power. It has factory gearing and still will do 70 with me sitting straight up.

6-speed tranny wraps it all up as a very sweet bike, for ANYBODY. I take it out occasionally to "charge the battery"... (Uh-huh).
Standard Honda durability, and it looks sweet parked next to big-brother XR650R.

See "My Garage" for pics and mods.

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