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Help with a new bike

I am looking into getting a dirt bike but I am not sure on which one to get. I am 5'4 and 125lbs. I have rode a CRF230 a few times, enough to know that it is just a hair to big for me. I will mainly ride on trails up in Walker Valley, WA but a friend has a MX track that I can go to so I can practice my turning skills as they are lacking Does anyone have any imput on a good choice? I fell in love after riding the 230 for the first time. I am an avid ATV rider though. Thank you for all your advice and help.



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just get the CRF250. In the long run you will be very happy with it rather than getting something else and not being happy and waste money. There are things you can do to lower the bike as well
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Don't get a honda unless you like adjusting and replacing valves. If you want a mx bike that will run for a long time as long as you keep the oil fresh and the air filter clean get a YAMAHA.Also once you get used to the new bike you will begin to wonder why you ever messed around with ATV's in the first place. Bikes are lighter, faster, safer, and easier to control if you get into a bad situation.

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Don't get a honda unless you like adjusting and replacing valves. If you want a mx bike that will run for a long time as long as you keep the oil fresh and the air filter clean get a YAMAHA.Also once you get used to the new bike you will begin to wonder why you ever messed around with ATV's in the first place. Bikes are lighter, faster, safer, and easier to control if you get into a bad situation.
LOL I love my beast of a quad. I dont think I will get rid of it anytime in the near future, since it is going to take a while to get used to a bike in the sane. That stuff is crazy. I was looking at the TT-R125E. It looks small enough that I can touch the ground. The blue will definatly contrast the red and the white quads. I was also looking at the Honda CRF 100 or 150 I think. I dont mind the maintenance, I am the one tearing the quads apart just to clean them, while the hubby does lawn work.



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Don't get a honda unless you like adjusting and replacing valves. If you want a mx bike that will run for a long time as long as you keep the oil fresh and the air filter clean get a YAMAHA.Also once you get used to the new bike you will begin to wonder why you ever messed around with ATV's in the first place. Bikes are lighter, faster, safer, and easier to control if you get into a bad situation.
I would agree with you except I still haven't figured out how to mount my gun/bow rack and haul a deer or pig back to the truck with a dirt bike...


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just get the CRF250. In the long run you will be very happy with it rather than getting something else and not being happy and waste money. There are things you can do to lower the bike as well
For my experience level I decided that the 250 is just a little to much bike for me right now. I heard you can lower them, like shaving the seat but how much does it affect the bike on trails? A stock CRF 250 I could only stand on tippy toe leaning to one side. I already tried both the 250 and the 230 a few months ago. The 230 got me wanting a bike. But I doubt I will be doing enough to get something that big.



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I would agree with you except I still haven't figured out how to mount my gun/bow rack and haul a deer or pig back to the truck with a dirt bike...
You can haul a small deer on a bike, a buddy of mine had to carry his 130lb dog 4 miles back to the truck.



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Go ahead and get something fast because if you dont, you will wish you did when you become a better rider. If I were getting a bike, I would get a crf450r but I am 6' 170ish#

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You can haul a small deer on a bike, a buddy of mine had to carry his 130lb dog 4 miles back to the truck.
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Go ahead and get something fast because if you dont, you will wish you did when you become a better rider. If I were getting a bike, I would get a crf450r but I am 6' 170ish#
Im not trying to kill myself here. With me there is no such thing as a small wreck. I will keep my options open though when I go to the dealerships to check out some bikes.



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