Havent been on here in awhile, but looking to get another bike and would like some advice on what's worked for you girls. That being said, I'm 5'7'' ish, 30-31"ish inseam and I weight entirely too much. Hint more then 150lbs Anyway, I blew the bottom end on my 93 KX125, and instead of fixing it, I'd like to get another bike. But..... I'd like to downgrade for awhile. I'm simply not ready to control a 125 in tight woods. I've owned a '90 YZ80 (too short, grew two inches that year), '01 KE100(wanted a bigger road legal bike), '86 DR200(Still have TOO HEAVY) and now, my '93 KX125(Too much bike for now). I ride mostly trails, and while my 125 rode great in feilds and electric line roads, it is way too much for me in the woods. I've not had enough general experience to ride a bike this big or fast. I spent last summer in the dirt pretty much and hitting trees. So that, coupled with the fact that my boyfriend says "no full sized bikes until you can get through a ride without crashing" (then he mumbles something about being worth more alive than dead, and something about future children?) and a budget of around $1200-1500, I want a good transition bike, something I can have fun on so I can comfortably move up. I'm looking at CRF230s and KX100s. I know I will need to mod a little for my height and weight. And before you suggest a wr250f or crf250x, which I would love, or a KDX, they are temporarly out of the equation becuase part of the money is from the boyfriend and he balks at the size of them. (I would also like to get him on two wheels eventually instead of four, so he would learn on it too. He's about 5'8" and 145lbish?) So, pretty much, what is Thumpette opinion on a good bike to bomb around the woods and build a little skill before moving up? Have any of you girls had a good expirence on an "inbetween" confidence booster? Am I overlooking any bikes? What bikes have you girls had, what works, what doesnt, how aobut mods? Thanks in advance, I'd really like to get back on two wheels. I don't want to let an old souped up KX get me down, riding is too much fun!