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Old 05-17-2012, 01:22 PM
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The CRF230Fs are cool with the e start. Do the old Suzukis have an e start?
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:30 PM
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I think Alison would dig this seat cover.

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3014988941.html
i kinda dig it. email sent.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:09 PM
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Here's one like my bike:

http://westslope.craigslist.org/mcy/2976623085.html

2600$
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:11 PM
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An '03 525 EXC, low hours, 3000$:

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3021162528.html
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:04 PM
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I am going after that CRF 230. probably gone though.
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The 230 is a great bike for someone under 140 lbs. IMHO it was the perfect bike for my wife. Unfortunately the suspension is rather soft and will bottom out for anyone heavier. The modifications/cost to beef up the ride would equal that of just buying a larger bike. Although larger bikes maybe intimidating, you can always have them lowered and for about $15 you can change the front sprocket so that it doesn't kick too hard. One a side note, the 230 we owned did not come with a kick starter, only the magic button. I was a little disappointed that Honda didn't include this option. Teaching the wife how to "bump" start it was a painful task but she eventually got it!!!
If you're looking for a tame to mild ride with virtually no maintence I'd seriously consider an Honda XR250 or 400. The later would be my choice because the stance is virtually the same yet you can gear it similiar to the 250. As confidence builds you can re-gear it with the original parts. One thing is for sure, the 400 could potientially be the last bike you ever own. In other words, you'll never out ride a 400 but you may trade in a 250 for some more cc's. I would not take this "grow into the bike" approach with the CRF's, YZF's, or KTM's because there is a huge difference between the 250's and the larger bikes within these models. Good luck in your search
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Wow, that's a ton of good info Travis... thanks for writing that. Very interesting...

I think i need to go look at some bikes. I have not even been on a CRF 230 or a smaller XR. I was kinda guessing. Interesting that the 230 is built for that light of a rider. it'd fit Allison perfect, but 'd be tempted to ride it and it doesn't sound like it'd work so great. On the other hand, I have a hell of a time trying to catch a friend of mine on his worn out XR400 in the woods on my 525. now he's an extremely good rider, and I suck, but still, I thought that said something.
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An '03 525 EXC, low hours, 3000$:

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3021162528.html
that's a smokin' deal... Jacket... are you listening?????
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Bike for Allison: http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3027835645.html South Boulder, too!
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Bike for Allison: http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3027835645.html South Boulder, too!
Passenger foot pegs and grab handles too - neat bike.
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cheap trailer

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/mcy/3028451733.html
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