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post #11 of 25 Old 07-30-2015, 05:07 PM
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Looks great!
Any details and specs regarding seat height and such?
Trying to get the wife into riding but she's quite the shorty (5'0")
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Trying to get the wife into riding but she's quite the shorty (5'0")
If she hasn't been riding much/at all so far, I'd be looking at weight and weight distribution as much as seat height. As long as she can get part of both feet on the ground even when the surface is uneven and/or sloped, what the issue is, is being able to support the bike with her leg strength, especially if she's coming to a stop somewhat unprepared as new riders often do. You might see if you can find a Honda CRF230M for her to learn on - slightly taller, but super light, and with motard-stye suspension with a lot of travel.

If she goes that way, you'll want to put a brake lever on - the stock one is huge and non-adjustable; before I put a Zeta lever on, I had to completely close the throttle before I could even reach the brake. :eek: Honda imported a ton of them but they sold poorly, but it's a terrific starter bike IMO, or a fun urban assault vehicle for anyone, just useless on the highway. I can tell you where there's one in Ohio, low mileage ...
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If she hasn't been riding much/at all so far, I'd be looking at weight and weight distribution as much as seat height. As long as she can get part of both feet on the ground even when the surface is uneven and/or sloped, what the issue is, is being able to support the bike with her leg strength, especially if she's coming to a stop somewhat unprepared as new riders often do. You might see if you can find a Honda CRF230M for her to learn on - slightly taller, but super light, and with motard-stye suspension with a lot of travel.

If she goes that way, you'll want to put a brake lever on - the stock one is huge and non-adjustable; before I put a Zeta lever on, I had to completely close the throttle before I could even reach the brake. :eek: Honda imported a ton of them but they sold poorly, but it's a terrific starter bike IMO, or a fun urban assault vehicle for anyone, just useless on the highway. I can tell you where there's one in Ohio, low mileage ...
+1 on the CRF230M. Great bike. Too bad 2009 was the last year they were sold in the U.S. They still sold them overseas until 2012.

Cycle World Review says: ". Itís incredibly easy to ride, almost effortlessly so; and, unlike most dual-sport-based machines, it allows short-legged folks to achieve firm footing at stops astride its narrow dirtbike-style saddle. Seat height is just 31.9 inches unladen and sinks nearly 2 inches when compressed under the weight of a 150-pound rider."

I believe the rear suspension is of the Link-type, so you could get a lowering
link kit for it and bring it down several inches.

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Looks great!
Any details and specs regarding seat height and such?
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I found the specs of the MT25 but it's in Indonesian language. They seem to love them.
If it's like the Honda CBR and CBF, the size and height will be almost the same as the R3. Minor changes in fairing/headlight are the only real differences.
I think I want one. I'm afraid of damaging the fairings on the R3.
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I found the specs of the MT25 but it's in Indonesian language. They seem to love them.
If it's like the Honda CBR and CBF, the size and height will be almost the same as the R3. Minor changes in fairing/headlight are the only real differences.
I think I want one. I'm afraid of damaging the fairings on the R3.
Just do a "Right Click". "Translate to English" any page you find. Google Translate isn't great with Indonesian but you should be able to figure it out.
You'll have to convert metric to inches, too.

As you said, all is the same as the R3 except headlight, bodywork, handlebars and the front tire is a 110/70-17

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The official release MT03 (FZ03) North America. Look below for the Youtube hotkey:

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the FZ might be geared lower by a tooth. The main benefit will be cheaper insurance rates - no plastic, no $$$$ outlay to replace.

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Looks way better than CB300F!
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