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CRF150F...Suggestions

Thinkin about pickin up a Honda CRF150F...Anyone have any personal experience? I'm 5'9'' and around 180. I used to ride a 125 in the dirt for fun and loved it and it moved me just fine...I want another dirt bike but don't want a two stroke.

New...http://powersports.honda.com/motorcy...delId=CRF150F9

Like this...http://norfolk.craigslist.org/mcy/932964113.html

Or this...http://norfolk.craigslist.org/mcy/904615974.html

Any suggestions...pointers...thoughts...advice

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post #2 of 22 Old 11-24-2008, 10:57 PM
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Was your 125 a two stroke?

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I sold mine earlier this year. It was all stock and a fun little bike, but my youngest is 17 now and into girls and trucks so it wasn't getting muich use.

PM Jetblast. He's got one that's got some mods on it.

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I bought my 13 year old a new 07 last Christmas. I have a blast on it and it hauls me around well. I'm 6' and 185.

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Thanks for the input...I'll see what I end up doing...Watchin all this fun going on at JoMoCo is giving me the itch to get back in the dirt

Just goes to show you...This site is AWESOME and makes you spend money


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Is there a reason you want the "F" instead of the "R"?

I know that R motor is very strong and has the ability to be a outright screamer.

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Love the R - it's a very cool little machine.
The F is more bulletproof and all around reliable but can never be built as fast as an R, just depends on what you want from the bike.

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Not trying to go racing of course...Just want something thats a decent size, could be run at JoMoCo if I ever end up in Tampa and just something to have fun on in my area. There are some good spots here to ride. Want something that will be fast enough to enjoy but needs to be reliable. I had a 93 RM125 before...Great bike but I don't want another 2 stroke


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Love the R - it's a very cool little machine.
The F is more bulletproof and all around reliable but can never be built as fast as an R, just depends on what you want from the bike.
Not to mention the upgrades such as suspension, wheels, brakes... aw heck, the list could go on and on.

I love the Honda UniCam motors, so I guess I'm a little bias? But for new bikes the $1000 more than what the F costs you can get the 150R Expert which is built for larger riders (Adults) with a larger frame and wheels. Not to mention it winds out over 14K!!! Woohoo factor increased exponentially

Again, I'm Very Bias if I hadn't made that obvious to anyone yet.

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I love my little CRF150F. It's kinda slow (about 10 horsepower), but alot of FUN!
It really teaches you how to carry momentum around a race track.
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I would entertain getting bikes like this one with you.
Cheap and fun!

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Most of the Co's that make those also make SuperMoto versions as well.
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I would entertain getting bikes like this one with you.
Cheap and fun!

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Not trying to go racing of course...Just want something thats a decent size, could be run at JoMoCo if I ever end up in Tampa and just something to have fun on in my area. There are some good spots here to ride. Want something that will be fast enough to enjoy but needs to be reliable. I had a 93 RM125 before...Great bike but I don't want another 2 stroke
What is JoMoCo? if its any kind of off road race or ride, you'll be very disappointed if you choose the CRF150F. this is a play bike, which was designed for for some one smaller than you. CRF230F is more your size, but keep in mind that the F line of CRF bikes in general are starter bikes, under powered, poor suspension and some what heavy. they don't come close to RM125. they are lots of fun and very reliable,but they become boring very quickly as you gain more off road experience. have you considered CRF250R or CRF250X, they are both 4 stroke bikes. the X model more of a trail bike instead of motocross.

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What is JoMoCo? if its any kind of off road race or ride, you'll be very disappointed if you choose the CRF150F. this is a play bike, which was designed for for some one smaller than you. CRF230F is more your size, but keep in mind that the F line of CRF bikes in general are starter bikes, under powered, poor suspension and some what heavy. they don't come close to RM125. they are lots of fun and very reliable,but they become boring very quickly as you gain more off road experience. have you considered CRF250R or CRF250X, they are both 4 stroke bikes. the X model more of a trail bike instead of motocross.
Before you continue any further, you may want to do a search here. Look up JoMoCo, Cornerspin, CRF150F passing sport bikes at Jennings and then we'll get to how utterly boring the 150F can get. Welcome to Wristtwisters.

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and if you wanna buy one.. pm me... any w/t member i can get you 200 over costs + taxes and fees... and we have plenty of crf150's



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Before you continue any further, you may want to do a search here. Look up JoMoCo, Cornerspin, CRF150F passing sport bikes at Jennings and then we'll get to how utterly boring the 150F can get. Welcome to Wristtwisters.
I Stand corrected. after reading about JoMoCo, I must say that CRF150 is good bike for that type of riding . But if you read my post , instead of just focusing on the one word "boring" . you see that mine were valid points, CRF150F is a play bike and does not compare to RM125, I think "McCrimmon" was asking about getting a dirt bike.

PS; I could not find the link to "cornerspin", but if a CRF150F passed a sports bike. I believe that there are other factors that were a disadvantage to sports bike.I am sure a BMX bike can pass a sports bike if they both were on a half pipe.

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I agree with mantelhonda.
If you are looking for a bike that will perform like the RM125, then the CRF 250X or R is your machine.
if you want a small, but fun, short course play bike, then look into the 150.

If you want a little of both worlds but have no intention of big air, look at the 230.
Better sized, good power, fun to throw around, but not all that expensive.

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