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Offline ThomasT

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Crf 230 Oil leak
« on: August 07, 2014, 08:06:09 am »
Good morning Dogs
I noticed  few days ago that my bike was dripping about a teaspoon of oil when I stop after a ride.
I thought it was from the oil seal around the shifter so have ordered a new one.
Yesterday was one of those days at work so I took the scenic route home that involves about 25 km of single track through the coastal dune forests.
When I got home I notices that the dust had settled below the starter motor so am not to sure any more that the seal on the shifter is the issue , but suspect it might be higher up .
Anyone had the same problem that can point me in the right direction?
 

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Re: Crf 230 Oil leak
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 06:12:29 pm »
There is an o-ring where the starter enters the engine , so it could be there or alternately it could also be from the airbox drain plug .
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Re: Crf 230 Oil leak
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 08:00:12 pm »
Wot he said..... Also make sure you haven't overfilled the oil. Take your airfilter cover off & check if there's oil in there... sometimes the engine breaths oil into here from the breather pipe.
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Re: Crf 230 Oil leak
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2014, 08:58:59 am »
Thanks for the feed back guys. I am going to do an oil change etc this week end and will check out all the suggestions.

Tommy what size back tyre are you running?

I fitted a new 4.6x18 Kenda K270 two weeks ago and must say it runs like a dream on the tar as well as dirt. I have done just short of 1000 K since then  >:D

Still need a bigger tank . At the moment I fill up very two to three days.
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Re: Crf 230 Oil leak
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2014, 09:14:49 am »
I'm running a Maxxis 120/90 x 18 on the back..... fairly happy with that, and been through mud, rock AND snow with it. Never ridden in the snow before, but also didn't fall! :ricky:..... came close though!
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Re: Crf 230 Oil leak
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2014, 08:37:29 am »
Dux I think you hit the nail on the head.

I did an oil change and just out of curiosity I undid the two bolts on the side of the starter motor.
As soon as a I undid the bottom one I got a bit of oil comming out.

How much PT is it to change the O ring?
 

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Re: Crf 230 Oil leak
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2014, 08:46:38 am »
You have mostly done it already , remove those bolts altogether and slide the starter out , you may have to remove the carb though .
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Re: Crf 230 Oil leak
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2014, 08:54:54 am »
Nope not done it yet .

 I need to order the O ring.

  Do you know if there is an aftermarket part or must I get it from the dealers
 

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Re: Crf 230 Oil leak
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2014, 10:54:51 am »
Nope not done it yet .

 I need to order the O ring.

  Do you know if there is an aftermarket part or must I get it from the dealers

Dealers , ore remove the original and match up at Bearing Man
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