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    Bike for wife / Vintage MX questions

    I am looking for suggestions on two topics and neither are strictly cafe racer related.

    1) My wife is thinking about learning to ride a street bike. She currently rides a CRF230 on the dirt. She is a mellow rider overall. She thinks she wants a Harley at some point in the future. I am not very excited about the Harley idea but I'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Right now I am looking for a decent bike for her to learn on. I am open to any type of bike but would prefer a bike that I can wrench on. I'd like to stay in the cruiser model and not a modern sport bike. Any suggestions on a decent bike? From an ease of learning and safety perspective, does a modern bike make more sense than an older bike?

    2) My family rides dirt bikes together. I have two younger kids and my wife. They all ride much slower than I do. I was thinking about a vintage MX or enduro bike that I could ride when we all go out together. I think it might level the playing field a little and make it more enjoyable for everyone (mostly me). Any suggestions on a vintage enduro or MX bike that I should look for. I take them out on mostly easier not too technical trails.

    Thanks for any input.

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    Something like this?
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    or this

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    Something like this?
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    or this

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    quote:Originally posted by mut

    Something like this?
    [email protected]

    or this

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    Thats an Email link.
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    quote:Originally posted by mut

    Something like this?
    [email protected]

    or this

    [email protected]
    Thats an Email link.
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    Damn it. I'll post up the right link.

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    Damn it. I'll post up the right link.

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    I spent about an hour test riding a 77 YZ400 a couple summers ago. Guy that was selling it brought it to a public riding area for me to try out.

    That bike would be awesome for what you're talking.

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