Hi folks, this is my first post on this forum.
I found this forum trying to get info on the crf230.
I currently have a 2001 400ex quad that has been a lot of fun but thinking about switching to two wheels. I was thinking about the crf250x but I am not very mechanical and since I don't have a lot of experience with two wheels I thought the crf230 would be a good bike.
I am 34 years old 5'10" and 150lbs. My wife may want to try it and I think this would be a good bike we could both use. She is 100lbs soaking wet.
I found a guy in my local area that is interested in a trade straight accross for his 2005 230.
I ride my quad very hard on the smaller types of tracks and I even purchased a 2001 Suzuki RM125 that I had for two years to try two wheels. The bike was very fast and a lot of fun but ended up selling it because you really need to know about bikes ( fixing fork seals/ top ends / mixing oil / jetting / etc ) or it gets expensive having the dealer do that kinda stuff...
I guess my question is... is a 230 going to be much less power than my 400ex... I am hoping not because of course the quad weighs more... I will certainly ride the 230, maybe even tmr, but trying to get some opinions on the performace difference from maybe someone that has had some time on a 400ex and also time on a 230.
Thanks very much for any info you have on this.
Oh I ride mostly on small tracks, occasional trails and I have visited Pismo beach once since I had a quad and everyone says thats where quads are a lot of fun... I doubt the 230 would be very fun in the sand however but that is ok... Thanks again.