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 Post subject: Wanted bike for a short person!
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 4:05 pm 
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I am 5 foot 5 and looking for my first trail bike (something I can climb on and touch the ground) to learn the basics. Open to anything that will fit!



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 Post subject: Re: Wanted bike for a short person!
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:21 pm 
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there is a Serrow on the for sale section


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted bike for a short person!
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:40 pm 
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I'm 5'6" on a good day. Using a TTR250 with a 2" lowering link at the rear and dropped the forks by 19mm. Now I'm getting used to it (ie falling off less) I could manage something a little higher.... perhaps?? Anyway I think a similar setup would be OK for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted bike for a short person!
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 11:11 pm 
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Hello Rob,

I think that the Serow would be a perfect bike for your physical nature and expertise.

They are very forgiving but have the way for all to handle more than you or I could throw at them. Great build quality, just wish Yamaha still produced a version. Next best in my view would be the Kawasaki equivalent. The Serow are fine on the lanes but not built for fast A roads. I have trials tyres on mine which handle fine but getting to be an old engine maintained constant higher road speeds makes slight misting around the breather, which is natural.

The Serow is easy to service and cost effective for general parts, which are relatively available without fuss being common to many bikes in the Yamaha range.

Depretiation is low in view of their age and popularity. Mine has only electiric start which is fine although some did have both electric and kick starter. I also have a rear disc brake which is preferasble to the drum version.

Go along to your local Group and chat with the folks there to find out their views for your terrain.

TTFN

Hugh.

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted bike for a short person!
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 6:13 am 
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Surprised the Honda CRF 230f has not been mentioned yet

Lighter than the (lovely) Serow I find the honda better for the mud in Herts and the steeper more technical stuff


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted bike for a short person!
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 5:49 pm 
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On the contrary I am looking for a nice Blonde 5'5 so i can climb on and learn the basics

Again i am open to anything female and fit!

Sorry but i bet this post gets deleted!


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted bike for a short person!
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 1:12 pm 
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Beta alp 4. 350 engine very forgiving. I'm 5 5 with very short legs and this bike is brill. Or sl230 honda

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted bike for a short person!
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 1:16 pm 
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GasGas Pampera Mk III

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted bike for a short person!
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 1:45 pm 
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I have an 05 Yamaha wr250 with a lowering link and skimmed seat also front forks slightly dropped which I may sell as its my backup bike, where are you.


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted bike for a short person!
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 10:13 pm 
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Go to your nearest KTM dealer and try out a Freeride, you wont be disapointed. :D

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