New pit bike: crf110 vs klx 110

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2/25/2020 11:47 AM

Looking at buying a new pit bike off the showroom floor. They hold their value so much and get beat to crap so I’d rather buy new than used.

The klx is old faithful, but I like the idea of efi on the crf. I assume the biggest advantages are going to be the efi on the crf and availability of after market parts for the klx?

It will stay stock and be used in the backyard and at some mini tracks like breezewood and happy ramblers. Any input is appreciated!

Which 110

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f

2/25/2020 12:37 PM

I’m biased to the Kawi, but I didn’t know that the CRF had EFI? I’d probably go with EFI 🤷🏼‍♂️

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2/25/2020 12:59 PM

If you are keeping it stock I would go CRF due to never having to screw with a carb.

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2/25/2020 2:40 PM

I love my KLX but the carb needs cleaning AGAIN so I voted Honda.

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2/25/2020 6:38 PM

CRF 110 is electric start and EFI

Here is my kids bike - its a 2020 110 with a couple of upgrades. Photo

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2/25/2020 6:48 PM

I have no idea but I voted Honda because I like the looks better.

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"Who cares about what other people think"

2/25/2020 8:16 PM

I have the 20 crf and the fuel injection is worth it.

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2/25/2020 8:53 PM

I have a 2018 klx110L and I’m about to sell it and buy a Honda. At first I thought the clutch would be awesome for shredding, but soon realized half the time on a mini bike you’d like a free hand for a beer or to bring trash cans up the driveway etc. Sucks have a clutch.

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2/25/2020 11:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/25/2020 11:32 PM

Yamaha didn't make the list ? I have a ttr 110 with a clutch kit. It's still full auto for cruising with a beer, or you can use the clutch if you want, like a recluse. Best of both worlds, plus it's 4 speed, not sure if the crf or klx are ? It's perfect for teaching kids how to use a clutch. My wife got it for me for Christmas a few years ago, it came with a pipe. I put some bbr fat guy springs on it and took the seat to a boat upholstery place and said "I want a tall thick seat like the old Honda minitrails" It's ugleeeeee as fuck, but it's also the most comfortable 110 on the planet, it soaks up chop like it's not even there. Everyone makes fun of the seat until they ride it laughing Also has a button (not that you need it)
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2/26/2020 5:18 AM

I bought a 2012 ttr110 completely stock off market place for 600 bucks. My brother bought a 19 crf110 off the showroom floor for several thousand. Perimeter frame and efi is nice. But my ttr SMOKES his. Ttr quite a bit faster

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2/26/2020 5:30 AM

I might even look at the SR110TR for the adjustable USD forks and hydraulic disc brakes, if it wasn't for the EFI on the Honda...

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'75-'83 through the minicycle boom.
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I was fast... But being fast is relative to who else is on the track with you.

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TG243 fan!

2/26/2020 8:02 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/26/2020 8:02 AM

EFI..... yada yada, it's a pit bike. The last time I had a problem with a carb was 19..... seventy something. But I get it got to have the latest greatest, go big

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2/26/2020 8:10 AM

Get whichever one is cheaper... it's a pit bike. Aftermarket parts are easily available for both. Sure the Honda has EFI, but cleaning carbs on these little bikes takes 20 minutes.

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Two wheels, tacos, and tubes

2/26/2020 8:58 AM

The pricing is essentially the same. I’m probably leaning towards Honda. I’ll let you guys know what I pick up!

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f

2/26/2020 9:00 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/26/2020 9:01 AM

For what you are doing I would consider a Yamaha as they tend to be the quickest stock. That said if you think you will modify it then look at Kawi or Honda. If you plan to modify it a fair amount get a Kawi. I personally have and recommend a KLX 110L. Mine has a zoke front end, BBR rear end, etc. I probably have like 3500-4000 in it though. Mine looks like a mini 250/450 though and that is what I wanted mine for.

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2/26/2020 9:02 AM

GregDVT wrote:

The pricing is essentially the same. I’m probably leaning towards Honda. I’ll let you guys know what I pick up!

Just an FYI look at Ridersville Honda and see what pricing he can do. I bought some L's for $1900 OTD back in 2011. His prices have gone up, but I would still think it should be competitive with anyone else. Im guessing you will pay at least $2100 now.

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2/26/2020 9:07 AM

By the way, for the same exact $$ an SSR SR150 will smoke the 110's... But it's a 17/14 instead of the 14/12.

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'75-'83 through the minicycle boom.
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I was fast... But being fast is relative to who else is on the track with you.

ZachO fan! ZO16

TG243 fan!

2/26/2020 11:58 AM

If the ttr 110 is the fastest stock why is it the least popular?

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f

2/26/2020 12:04 PM

i had the old CRF110 before the efi. I sold it and bought a KLX110L for pitbike racing with the clutch. I threw a big bore kit in it and it was awesome (although the carb was finicky). Then......the bike caught fire in my garage and almost burnt my house down! True story

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2/26/2020 12:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/26/2020 12:11 PM

You guys are total jerks for making me have to prove it with a photo. One of the worst days of my life a couple of months ago. When you go to a big bore kit you use a button-style air filter. little bit of gas dripped onto the filter...i hit the start button while the spark plug was out....BAMN.....a fire in my garage. BTW....this is the first time I've ever screwed anything up in my life.





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2/26/2020 12:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/26/2020 12:39 PM

austin_bo wrote:

Get whichever one is cheaper... it's a pit bike. Aftermarket parts are easily available for both. Sure the Honda has EFI, but ...more

Man, that's pretty big. To me, a pit bike is the last thing I want to spend 20 min dicking around with to use.

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2/26/2020 12:44 PM

austin_bo wrote:

Get whichever one is cheaper... it's a pit bike. Aftermarket parts are easily available for both. Sure the Honda has EFI, but ...more

Dirty Points wrote:

Man, that's pretty big. To me, a pit bike is the last thing I want to spend 20 min dicking around with to use.

There's validity to your argument, but to be clear, I've cleaned the carb to my 2015 crf 110 only once since I've owned in (bought in Aug 2019 and ridden probably 15-20 hours at this point). I cleaned it when I first bought it only because the previous owner bought it new in 2015, rode it for an hour, and then let it sit for 4 years.

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Two wheels, tacos, and tubes

2/26/2020 4:27 PM

What’s your definition of pit bike? I want a grom or new monkey bike so I can run to the gas station legally. Hey can still beat the pits up with it as well

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

2/28/2020 6:57 AM

Wow ridersville is very cheap. I’m a md resident and they are in WV. Would I have to title it once I got back to MD?

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f

2/28/2020 7:09 AM

Nope. I frequently check with ridersville before a new purchase. ..

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Since 1987

2/28/2020 7:14 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/28/2020 7:15 AM

GregDVT wrote:

Wow ridersville is very cheap. I’m a md resident and they are in WV. Would I have to title it once I got back to MD?

No, mine were never titled, but I had the
MSO, I paid cash on the 2 I bought from him.

did you check prices on both the CRF 110 and KLX 110L? If so, what are they now?

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2/28/2020 7:25 AM

GregDVT wrote:

Wow ridersville is very cheap. I’m a md resident and they are in WV. Would I have to title it once I got back to MD?

mx 219 wrote:

No, mine were never titled, but I had the
MSO, I paid cash on the 2 I bought from him.

did you check prices on both the CRF ...more

Crf is 2299. I didn’t inquire about the klx because they were gonna have to transfer me and I didn’t feel like waiting. About $450 cheaper than anywhere I’ve found in MD

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f

2/28/2020 10:28 AM

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2/28/2020 10:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/28/2020 10:40 AM

Do I need a MD title To insure a pit bike in MD or with certificate of origin work? Is it even worth insuring?

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f