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Offline Tommy Transalp

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My CRF 230
« on: July 21, 2012, 02:29:10 pm »
Ok .... finally got my CRF up & running the way I like it. Did a few bits on the bike to make it roadworthy, by putting indicators and tail light on. I also changed the bashplate, because I felt that the standard one didn't really protect the engine casing against fly rocks & stones. It was made from 1.6mm steel plate & then powdercoated. I didn't like the huge expanses of white on the sidepanels, so sprayed the bottom sections matt black. The handlebars were raised and mirrors put on... but not too sure how long they'll last in the rough stuff, so will be removed when the bike is offroad.
I changed the knobblies for Maxxis M6001 tyres, which are more suitable for bot gravel and tar. So far I'm quite happy with my set-up... what say you dawgs?
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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 02:35:52 pm »
Not too shabby Nige....! Looking very nice. Still one of the nicest small bikes out there. Will be an excellent little commuter!

Is it officially roadworthy? Thought I read somewhere on the forum that its not possible to roadworthy a bike that is not originally sold as such? Think it was a post by Spokie about getting his KTM road legal...
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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 02:46:48 pm »
Thanks man!... I've had a license for an old Xr which has long since died, but kept on renewing it, 'cos it would've cost me more to de-register it! Technically the bike in question is not roadworthy, but the license just says "Honda M/cycle", and has never been de-registered or reported stolen... so if I get stopped by the boere, they won't (hopefully) have an issue. If they check the engine no. I'll tell them that it's been changed.
I'm planning on using the bike in the Natal midlands, so there the cops are only concerned about lights and indicators when you cross main roads, or do short streches on tar.
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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 05:08:00 pm »
Looking good Tommy . Where did you get the rear taillight ?
 

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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 09:16:20 pm »
Very naas. Has the PO or you fitted the Power Up Kit yet?
Standard Honda jet kit which in conjunction with removal of airbox restrictor
and tailpipe insert results in a good increase in torque/power and the CRF
will be much happier for it.
 

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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 11:35:23 pm »
Nice one Tommy, just a word of warning. That number plate is not going to last :-)
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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2012, 02:01:57 pm »
Looking good Tommy . Where did you get the rear taillight ?
Bought it at Startline, together with the indicaters :thumleft:
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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2012, 02:03:49 pm »
Nice one Tommy, just a word of warning. That number plate is not going to last :-)

Jah!... took it out this weekend, and was surprised to still see it ther... but time will tell :peepwall:
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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2012, 04:57:13 pm »
Took the 230 on the National Bash and had an absolute joll on it! Getting used to it now and its really becoming a grin-maker.... Was suroised at the fuel consumption (over 40km /l!)... so might not need a bigger tank (Edgy was right).
Only thing is that my ass gets sore on that "soft" seat.. Any suggestions on gel/silicone padding instead of sponge?
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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2012, 04:10:34 pm »
Very nice looking scoot.  ;D
 

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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2012, 04:12:27 pm »
I love the 230 but it's not fun on LONG trips .... It's looking good  :thumleft:
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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2013, 01:06:10 pm »
Right.....! decided to order a Clarke long-range fueltank from the US. Cost R3k-odd.
I will post some pics here when it arrives... Also getting a seatcover made by Eric at Nithrone. All these farkles will hopefully make it a more suitable machines for my purposes. Loving it, and have had some lekker times on it! :thumleft:
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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2013, 01:08:04 pm »
.... Up Impendle Pass in the snow....
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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2013, 01:27:01 pm »
Kyk sommer bakgat :thumleft:
 

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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2013, 11:11:19 am »
Got the new long range tank from Clarke Tanks in the USA. Ordered on-line, paid with credit-card, and it arrived at my post-box 8 days later! Moerse impressed with their service!
Unpacked it, and found the quality very good, with all the hardware/bolt-holes in the correct places. The shrouds/panels fitted perfectly without any bending or mods necessary. It weighs about 600gr less than the OEM, and is apparently 5litres bigger... (stock = 1.7 us gals, Clarke = 2.9 us gals.).
Everything fits perfectly, and the tank is slightly wider at the front, a bit deeper, and doesn't have the inner plastic liner that the oem has. Going to test it on the Memel 100 soon....  :thumleft:
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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2013, 11:13:34 am »
Clarke tank on the left with shrouds on... oem on the right.
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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2013, 11:48:47 am »
price ?
 

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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2013, 06:43:31 pm »
I paid $218 direct from Clarke, but you can sometimes get specials @ about $199.
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Re: My CRF 230
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2013, 05:14:52 pm »
I took my sons 230 around Zone 7 on the weekend.. these bikes are a jol and I am a fat bastard topping 93kg, besides bottoming out the suspension on a few jumps it was cool.. I dunno about long trips though, the top speed just isn't there, how are you dealing with this? are you changing the sprockets?

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