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Old 12-23-2020, 06:35 PM   #1
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Recommend me a dirtbike for my daughter

I'm looking for an idea on what dirt bike might be suitable for my 11 year 80# 5' tall. She has long legs just like her mom with a short torso. I'm looking for a first bike for her.
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Old 12-23-2020, 06:39 PM   #2
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Old 12-23-2020, 06:57 PM   #3
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Wow, 11 yo, 5 foot tall... i dunno, perhaps a kiddie throw away bike for the first couple of months, then a CR500?

I dunno. Some kid bike to learn the basics. Then a real motorcycle.

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Hodaka Ace 90. I've been riding these things too long. What can I say? How about that Combat Wombat?

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Old 12-23-2020, 07:15 PM   #4
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TTR 110 with e start; has auto clutch and 5 gears. This is what my girls liked around 8-10; small wheel,easy to ride without having to really learn to ride. Easy to re-sell for the same price

TTR 125 with e start: clutch 5 sp, more capable but may be intimidating to start with. Available in both big and small wheels; easy to re-sell for what you paid.

Unless she is really gung-ho about riding I'd start with the 110 (or even a 90) and let her get into it, e start helps a bunch. We started with CRF 70's but they'd kill it then couldn't re-start when by themselves. Re-sell as needed and buy something else as her skills and confidence grow.
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Old 12-23-2020, 09:08 PM   #5
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Have her ride the future Sur Ron Light Bee, all those gas bikes will be obsolete in a decade or so anyway.

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Old 12-23-2020, 09:27 PM   #6
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Brilliant Merlin, and some truth.
A Light Bee or some such would be a great starter. Until physics change gas powered will be with us. ...Says the guy with three Altas.

Yeah, get a Sur Ron if you can.
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Old 12-23-2020, 09:56 PM   #7
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Taught my daughter on an XR100, learning the clutch wasn't an issue. Those bikes are DURABLE!
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Old 12-23-2020, 10:38 PM   #8
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I bought my daughter a 110, she's 5 ft 1-1/2" and it's almost too small for her.
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Old 12-23-2020, 10:52 PM   #9
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She was about 11-1/2 in this video and didn't have any problem starting it herself once it's warmed up.

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Old 12-24-2020, 10:20 AM   #10
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Ttr125 with the small wheel kit then you can get the big wheel 19/17 in a year or so.

Asking Prices on used small dirtbikes have went up about 25%

Go check this one out
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy...248662924.html

Getting a bike with an auto clutch wouldnt be a bad idea also

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Old 12-24-2020, 10:29 AM   #11
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Have her ride the future Sur Ron Light Bee, all those gas bikes will be obsolete in a decade or so anyway.


That model of electric is gonna be obsolete in a decade as they advance. I'm sure in a decade those electrics will be something. My 2 stroke dirtbikes are gonna be classic ($$$) especially here in CA.

I'm all for electric dirtbikes but I still think they need some time.

I have rode a sur Ron and it is cool as hell but nothing more than a play bike especially for a guy my size. In this case it would be great for a kid to learn on since it is ultra light, no clutch, and smooth power delivery. I say start them off with the real deal holyfield though.

I'm sure the Alta is a legit dirtbike. We just need the big 4 to step into that market to get some real momentum. I welcome the electric

The Sur Ron Storm bee looks promising...

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Old 12-24-2020, 10:33 AM   #12
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My friend is 5' tall. Started on a used KX100. Loves it

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Old 12-24-2020, 11:47 AM   #13
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Was that her first motorcycle experience or just dirt experience?
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Was that her first motorcycle experience or just dirt experience?
It was her first dirt. She took the Garrahan dirt school at Metcalf. Then bought the KX. Right now she's doing her very first top end overhaul. She's like a sponge. Likes learning everything.

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Old 12-24-2020, 09:28 PM   #15
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XR100/CRF100 is approachable, simple, durable. Easy clutch to learn. Big wheel bike will suit her size. Honestly starting out with a regular clutch right off will be better, it was great for my kid.
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