Author Topic: Looking for a beginner bike to teach my nephew how to ride.  (Read 788 times)

Abercrombie

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I looking for a bike before next Wednesday something along the lines of a tt-r125, tt-r250, XT225, KLX140L, CFR150F.   I would prefer it be something in pretty decent condition since my nephew will be here next Wednesday and I don't have time for anything more than minor repairs.
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Abercrombie

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Re: Looking for a beginner bike to teach my nephew how to ride.
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 05:39:32 PM »
Well the search has ended.  I learned today that my 13 year old nephew is a little larger than I thought at 5'11" and 170 lbs so the bikes I was looking for would be a little small.  With little hope of finding anything, I walked into a local dealership this morning and found a very clean used Honda CRF230F.  This bike should be tame enough for a beginner to learn to ride and still enough fun that I can load a set of tires up with ice screws and go play on the frozen lakes with friends this winter.  Most of them like to ride tt-r 125s so I should be able to keep up with them despite my lack of ice riding skills.

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Re: Looking for a beginner bike to teach my nephew how to ride.
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017, 11:24:15 PM »


2015 CRF230F with hardly a scratch on it.

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Re: Looking for a beginner bike to teach my nephew how to ride.
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2017, 12:03:32 AM »
looking great. 
87 XL600R (#3)
89 CBR600R

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Re: Looking for a beginner bike to teach my nephew how to ride.
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2018, 12:05:39 PM »
Well I messed up and sold my sweet little CRF230 this spring and now my nephew is coming back to ND and wants to ride again.  I sold the CRF 230 because it wasn't street legal and the suspension was mush, so I looking for a replacement that's street legal.  I'll be down in the Black Hills next week if there is anything available in that area.

Looking for a decent street legal dual sport.  Yamaha WR250R, WR250F, XT250 possibly a TW200, Kawasaki KLX 250, Honda CRF250L, Suzuki DR-Z400.  I suppose a KTM or Beta in would also work although I don't think they make anything as slow, heavy and inexpensive as I'm looking for.

I would like to keep it under $3000.00 but open to anything.  I'm not exactly in the middle of dual sport mecca in SE ND so finding a good clean enduro is a challenge here. 

I guess I should've just held onto my XR650L.  The Beta 500 is pretty awesome but selling the XR is like loosing a fat, heavy, under powered  old friend.

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Re: Looking for a beginner bike to teach my nephew how to ride.
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2018, 11:58:30 AM »
Nice looking little bike but at $4440.00 which is only $559.00 under the $4999.00 MSRP three years ago I think they may have it priced a little optimistically. 

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Re: Looking for a beginner bike to teach my nephew how to ride.
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2018, 05:08:06 AM »
I may have a nice little XT225, 04 I think.
Its my daughter in laws machine.
I will see what the deal is this weekend. I am thinking $2000. But we can talk.
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