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    Bike suggestions

    Looking for a trail bike for my wife. She's 5'4" so I need something that doesnt sit so high.
    I was thinking CRF150F. She has a lot of street riding experience so I dont want her to get
    bored of the power. Will the 150 be enough?

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    The problem with small(er) bikes that would fit a 5'4" person correctly is that there are limited choices if you want something other than an air cooled 4 stroke trail bike. The only proper sized bike with good suspension, motor and brakes would be the CRF150R or RB but that is a MX bike and not a good all around bike. A KX100 or KTM 105 can be adapted but still are originally geared more towards MX. Nobody makes a true mid size woods or high(er) end trail bike.

    I only mention all that because while the CRF150F is a great bike for its intended audience, it is heavy for what it is (like either just below or just above 200 lbs (cant remember)) and doesnt make a lot of power. Great for a beginner perhaps but easily outgrown by someone who has "a lot of street riding experience". It probably makes 9 hp. My wife is 5'2" and we bought her a full size bike and cut the suspension down internally. MX Tuner did it. A 250F could be a good bike for that or perhaps even better a KTM 200 XCW.
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    Thanks for the information. Im going to stick her on my pit bike (CRF100) till I find something for her. Im sure she will be mad the first time we going riding

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    Yeah or you could go to HP and rent her different bikes until she found one she was comfortable with from a power and weight perspective and then lower it as needed. It much easier to lower a full size bike than make a smaller one have more power and since the KTM 200XCW probably weighs the same as a CRF150F its really no different there. A lot more room to grow into the bigger bike.
    The average response time of a 911 call is over 3 minutes....the response time of a .45 ACP is 880 feet per second.

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    Yeah thats another option. I have had a few of my motards lowered internally so I know the drill.

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