Lucky man, wife that will ride an off-road motorcycle. Where did you find her?
She is a big city girl that is as glamorous as they come at 5'9" and 130lbs. But her grandparents lived an hour out of town on 600 acres, so she grew up riding horses, driving jeeps and PU's, and riding dirt bikes.
We started off riding 2-up from 2004 until 2012. First on a Vstrom, then a KTM 950, then a BMW 1200GS..... now a Honda VFR1200X.
The first bike I purchased for her was a 2001 XR250, which she loved to ride, but hated to kick start. We started riding fire roads in the Forest Service and BLM and her skills grew very fast over the past 5 years. I eventually found a 'fire sale' in a storage unit.... a TTR230 (electric start) for $400. I put $250 into it... fixing it up and plating it for highway legal and she rode it for 3 years. Then I moved her to a light Adventure Bike, Kawasaki Versys-X 300 last year, but she missed riding dirt..... so here we are with a 'new to us', KLX250S.
WOW Man!! NICE Find! Wow. I'm jealous. Tip it over. Haha! It'll probably work just fine. 1/2 hour of tinkering and you'll have that thing running like brand new. Wow....what a find. Did I mention I'm jealous?
Yeah... I wish it was only 1/2 an hour. I am now three weeks into working on this dude in my spare time. But I want it done right, as we are planning to keep this bike for years and years. I bought it for $1,750..... and by the time I am finished, including a license plate and insurance, I will be into it for about $2,500. But that beats the heck out of paying $6-$7k for a new one.