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...it's not what you're expecting. Many of you know I owned and loved a 2016 Honda Rancher 4x4 DCT EPS for several years and blabbed about it constantly on here. And many of you know I sold it last August when things at work took a turn for the worst. However, the past few months at my new job have been fabulous, and I decided to reintroduce powersports to the family, but this time focusing primarily on my 4 awesome little kids. So, even thought it's not an ATV...it IS a Honda. This past Tuesday evening I drove 2 hours to Flagstaff and purchased a used 2007 Honda CRF50F from the original owner. It's a gorgeous little bike and my kids are already two days into loving it. Please don't tell me to leave and go to thumper talk just because it has 2 wheels. I like everybody here more. Video introduction below.

 

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Nice! That thing looks about brand new.

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Nice little bike, I have a 1977 honda xl 100 here I'm rebuilding, I would like a little 50 for the kids to ride around here
 
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... This past Tuesday evening I drove 2 hours to Flagstaff and purchased a used 2007 Honda CRF50F from the original owner. It's a gorgeous little bike and my kids are already two days into loving it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx_6mC6xmME
Congratulations on the purchase. I bought a similar one for my oldest daughter years ago, and sold it 5 years ago when she left for college, a mistake on my part. I suggest holding on to this little guy no matter what, because like the ATV there will be "great memories" with the kids and even "grown-ups" and occasionally enjoy a spin on that little guy, LOL.
 

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Very clean ! Nice score !

one thing to keep and eye on is chain adjustment , my buddy bought his son a brand new one a year ago , he is not a very mechanical person and never once adjusted the chain , it got lose and ate a hole in the crankcase and was gushing out oil , he found out later that there was a case protector he could have installed to help prevent the problem , they also didn't honor the warranty as they told him chain adjustment is a maintenance issue
 

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Nice! That thing looks about brand new.

Rob
Yes, the guy I bought it from has two sons. But I guess the first son didn't take to it at all back in '07. Then the second son came along, but they travel (own multiple businesses) and the thing rarely got used by the second son either and he just moved up to a CRF100F.
 

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Nice little bike, I have a 1977 honda xl 100 here I'm rebuilding, I would like a little 50 for the kids to ride around here
I was shocked how quickly all three of them figured it out! Now they're begging to ride it after school. I just stand out front and watch them for hours with a smile on my face. They've already figured out the shifting too...with a little coaching from daddy.
 
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... This past Tuesday evening I drove 2 hours to Flagstaff and purchased a used 2007 Honda CRF50F from the original owner. It's a gorgeous little bike and my kids are already two days into loving it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx_6mC6xmME
Congratulations on the purchase. I bought a similar one for my oldest daughter years ago, and sold it 5 years ago when she left for college, a mistake on my part. I suggest holding on to this little guy no matter what, because like the ATV there will be "great memories" with the kids and even "grown-ups" and occasionally enjoy a spin on that little guy, LOL.
Thanks all outdoors! I keep getting the same thing from folks...hold on to it. And yes, I have already been ripping it around and it puts a smile on my face. I'm short enough I can actually sit with my knees stradling the tank when I ride.
 
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Very clean ! Nice score !

one thing to keep and eye on is chain adjustment , my buddy bought his son a brand new one a year ago , he is not a very mechanical person and never once adjusted the chain , it got lose and ate a hole in the crankcase and was gushing out oil , he found out later that there was a case protector he could have installed to help prevent the problem , they also didn't honor the warranty as they told him chain adjustment is a maintenance issue
Oh wow. Crap I'm going to check that out immediately. Thanks for the heads up.
 

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Cool deal.

A friend of mine who came to hunt last weekend just bought his kids an 80 Yamaha, and a little 50 Honda like that.

Around here for awhile people were buying all the china crap for their little kids. I kept telling them if they'd buy Honda/Yamaha/Kawasaki their kid could ride the thing until they outgrew it and then they could sell it for close to what they paid for it.

I bought a TRX125 project a month or two ago for the kids I'm planning on/ hoping for.
 

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I bought the old style 50 (fat tires) for my youngest daughter many years ago. One thing that helped was increasing the final drive ratio. It was so slow in 1st gear that it was jerky and hard to balance. I put the next sized countershaft sprocket on and it smoothed out. It was much more usable and fun.........quite a bit faster too!
 

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I bought the old style 50 (fat tires) for my youngest daughter many years ago. One thing that helped was increasing the final drive ratio. It was so slow in 1st gear that it was jerky and hard to balance. I put the next sized countershaft sprocket on and it smoothed out. It was much more usable and fun.........quite a bit faster too!
Those old Honda 50 bikes are sweet. Yes, I've thought about doing the same thing. My boys are shifting to second then riding it around in second gear most of the time...because I haven't given them permission to use 3rd yet. :)
 

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Cool deal.

A friend of mine who came to hunt last weekend just bought his kids an 80 Yamaha, and a little 50 Honda like that.

Around here for awhile people were buying all the china crap for their little kids. I kept telling them if they'd buy Honda/Yamaha/Kawasaki their kid could ride the thing until they outgrew it and then they could sell it for close to what they paid for it.

I bought a TRX125 project a month or two ago for the kids I'm planning on/ hoping for.
Yes, I just had a friend (who knows I bought this Honda) ask me what I think of the China bikes because new they're half the price of a used Japanese bike. But I made the same point. Here in AZ a 5-year-old chinese bike is worth next to nothing and you'll have a hard time even selling it. I'm confident that if I maintain this Honda well, it will still be worth $800-900 in 10 years, because that's what the 20 year old bikes are going for now. They don't seem to fall much below $900 here in AZ, no matter the age...as long as they function.

Good luck with your TRX125. I think those are sweet old quads.
 

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It's missing a couple of wheels...

Looks very unstable... :wink
I know! Half of it is missing. I guess that's why I got it for half the price of a kids quad. :)
 

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Oh yeah Creed........welcome back!!!!!!!!!!I will be in Silverton Colorado August 3rd thru 11th. If you get a quad by then drive up there and I can show you some cool stuff. Most of us will be on bikes but a few on wheelers and side by sides.
 

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Oh yeah Creed........welcome back!!!!!!!!!!I will be in Silverton Colorado August 3rd thru 11th. If you get a quad by then drive up there and I can show you some cool stuff. Most of us will be on bikes but a few on wheelers and side by sides.
Thanks! Chances are that I will not have another adult-sized machine by then. But man...I've been aching to ride Silverton. It's not even that far away from where I live.
 

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You are right the used Chinese bikes being worth nothing around here , they are disposable , whe the break down , you throw them away
A brother-in-law of mine got two of them for free because they didn't run. They were about 6 years old at the time. He asked me to see if I could get one or both of them running for his kids to ride. The Honda-clone engines were not the problem on them, because they ran fine if you could get fuel/air/fire to them, that's where things when south. The ELECTRICAL systems were junk. The plastics, including fuel lines, fuel tank, vent tubes, etc were all brittle, cracked and broken. It was like everything rubber or plastic had to be replaced or repaired somehow. Carbs were gunked up beyond repair. Left me very under impressed. I was able to get one of them to run for a few weeks, and it was FUN while it ran, but the electrical/plastic/rubber/carb issues re-initiated within a month.
 
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