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Old October 2nd, 2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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Looking at getting my gf something so she can ride with me. I have a cr250. We will mainly go trail riding and to the dunes twice a year.

I was looking at a crf230 for her or a cr125 if I get her a dirt bike. She is only 5'3" so a 125 might be too tall. Maybe a cr85 expert would be good but I'm guessing the 230 will have more power and be better in the dunes.

My question is will a 85 or 230f be better in the dunes? Also would the winner of those 2 work or would a 125 have a lot more power?

I may have to get her a sport quad instead but she wants a dirt bike just hard to find something that fits her and has enough power for the sand.

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Old October 2nd, 2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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Get her a quad. She will be much happier IMO.

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I don't know about all your wifes/gf but my gf would hate a day at the dunes on that thing.
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Crf230...way easier to ride than a 2stroke....and I would not advise to put a new rider out on the dunes during ANY weekend...sand riding takes years of practice to be good at and there are far too many morons on the dunes any given weekend. Take her out on a weekday and you'll have the place to yourselves.
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Boom, horrible idea...but you are new to bikes as well so I understand if you don't get why that is not a good bike to learn on
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Problem is going to be her height. I have a Yz250f and my GF who is 5'5ish cant touch the ground on it, I would have to put her on a small bike. We ride all the time, I ride my bike and she rides a 350cc quad. I learned a long time ago that if you put your gf on junk or something she doesn't like or comfortable on she wont want to go or wont want to ride for hours at a time.
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Might go with an 85 but not that ugly one haha

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Crf230...way easier to ride than a 2stroke....and I would not advise to put a new rider out on the dunes during ANY weekend...sand riding takes years of practice to be good at and there are far too many morons on the dunes any given weekend. Take her out on a weekday and you'll have the place to yourselves.
That's what I was thinking no ridiculous power band that will rip her off the bike and no plugs to follow when bogging the bike too much. Will the 230 have enough power to get around the dunes with a paddle? I don't plan to take her out there until she's comfortable on the bike and knows how to ride.

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Problem is going to be her height. I have a Yz250f and my GF who is 5'5ish cant touch the ground on it, I would have to put her on a small bike. We ride all the time, I ride my bike and she rides a 350cc quad. I learned a long time ago that if you put your gf on junk or something she doesn't like or comfortable on she wont want to go or wont want to ride for hours at a time.
I want to get her a 125 but being so short that's the problem she faces as well. A quad will definitely fit her better as she can ride anyone but she wants a dirt bike and girls on bikes are soo hot
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 05:38 PM   #9
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Are you going to buy this before or after the 5.3 for your jeep, one tons and creepy crawlers?
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 06:37 PM   #10
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She's going to buy it and I planned on getting that minus creepy crawlers before my insurance went up to $800 a month. Was going to buy creepy crawlers but decided 37s were too big and heavy for my current axle
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800 a month for what???? If its because of your driving record im movin outa state holy chit
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No to a 2 stroke and no to a 125 for a new rider.
But it seems your going with 125
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I'd expect her to hate the dunes, it's very physically demanding riding. I think with a 230 in the dunes in this situation, you've got enough bike and not enough rider. My wife rides a quad, because it's comfy, and she's happy with that. Ever take an unhappy woman off-roading or atv'ing.? It sucks haha.
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This has bad idea written all over it...it takes years of riding to get comfortable on the sand and the dunes is no place for a bike with a novice rider...
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Ever take an unhappy woman off-roading or atv'ing.? It sucks haha.
X2!! Its not about how hot she looks on a bike vs a quad. He'll learn.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 07:37 PM   #16
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My buddie has a quad 98 polaris 425 4*4 all works no smoke runs great need battery. Starts on first or second pull 2200.00 OBO Let me know if you want more info....
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Don't let her on a bike. I understand you think she will be hot a hell. For one. It wl be the most Boring thing ever in the woods!! 2. She will hate it on Michigan trails that are sand. 3 I think your just a completely retarded bf to let her on a 125 race bike, even a 85 is way to much for her unless she's a 2 ton bertha. 4 your going to hate your life with either one if you can ride worth a shit
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 07:49 PM   #18
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cam buy yourself a brand new honda 450f and give her your old bike and call it good
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 08:07 PM   #19
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A couple hundred dollar Honda XR100 or XR200 if she has to learn to ride.
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She should buy my CR250R. It comes with a paddle tire for the doons. Don't listen to these fools I went to the doons for the first time in July. It was easy as fukc , easier than the sand on the trails. These poosays probably don't even ride. I was launching off test hill by Sunday doing supermans, knack knacks, kiss of death all that trick shit.
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