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CRF230 - some questions
« on: June 01, 2009, 07:17:25 am »
How often should I change the oil? I reckon every 1000km or so? I gather you check the oil with the bike centered but is the dipstick suppose to be screwed in or not to get the correct level?

 

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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 07:21:04 am »
That motor should easily do 2500 or even 5000 kms between oil changes,dipstick out and bike centered
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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 07:25:13 am »
That motor should easily do 2500 or even 5000 kms between oil changes,dipstick out and bike centered

Thanks. So the oil is a little low then. Surprised by how easy it starts when cold. Open choke and as soon as you hit the button it starts.

Just about finished redoing the wiring. Installed new lights and flickers. Should be able to do the roadworthy and licensing in the next week. Can't wait to get it out into the veld.

Does someone have a workshop manual for this bike?
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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009, 11:11:08 am »
Oil level should be checked with the dipstick , NOT screwed in. The manual suggests a oil change every 1000kms.  Like Edgy said it will be fine with longer intervals. I do about 3 to 4000 kms a year and give it a decent service once a year. Aircleaner gets cleaned every 3 months.
 

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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009, 11:24:33 am »
Yip the airfilter always get neglegted,this is very important,easy and cheap...do it often!
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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009, 11:27:43 am »
As far as I know, all Hondas need to be checked on centre stand/upright with dipstick not screwed in.
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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2009, 11:30:03 am »
Take out the restrictor rubber in air-box and remove inner from tailpipe by silencer. Runs much better. Just check jetting afterwards to make sure she is not running lean.
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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2009, 06:59:01 pm »
How do you check the jetting ?
 

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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2009, 06:34:48 am »
How do you check the jetting ?

By sticking it onto a dyno with an air/fuel meter in the zorst.
 

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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2011, 10:01:07 pm »
Yeah I know, old post etc..... so maybe those who indeed changed their 230's oil only at 2500 Km - or 5000???? - will have seized properly by now.
Read the Owners Manual, and if you don't have it - I do!
It says "change oil every 1000Km" - every thousand kilometers !!!
That, uh, every 6 or 7 tanks full?
This bike has no oilfilter, only a centrifugal one - which you need to clean every 2000 Km!
So, the mentioned 5000 Km means 5 oilchanges plus 2.5 filtercleanings.

It takes 1 liter exactly, and indeed the dipstick is not in but on the thread, bike held level.

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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2012, 09:35:40 am »
I have just removed the silencer and the "lid" from the airbox,def got more grunt but now has a flat spot off the bottom?
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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2012, 10:34:07 am »
As far as I know, all Hondas need to be checked on centre stand/upright with dipstick not screwed in.

That's right. :thumleft:

We change the oil on our CRF230 every 15 to 30 hours, depending on the riding that was done.

If you're doing open stretches / high-speed / cruising / commuting then less often.

If you're doing technical enduro style with lot's of clutch-work, the oil is going to be ruined much quicker.
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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2012, 10:41:42 am »
I have just removed the silencer and the "lid" from the airbox,def got more grunt but now has a flat spot off the bottom?

I think you will have to re jet, probably not getting enough fuel on low revs. Someone should be able to advise which yet and size and from where? Should be an easy fix.
 

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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2012, 04:24:19 am »
Honda stock what is called a "power-up kit" for the 230. It's the jets you need to install after you've removed the baffle & airbox breather. Dilligaf & Enduro bought the kit for their bikes about a year ago, cost was approx R400-00 iirc & installation was around R350-00 - an hours labour basically!
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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2012, 05:00:48 am »
Honda stock what is called a "power-up kit" for the 230. It's the jets you need to install after you've removed the baffle & airbox breather. Dilligaf & Enduro bought the kit for their bikes about a year ago, cost was approx R400-00 iirc & installation was around R350-00 - an hours labour basically!

Ok great to know there is an actual kit - should be straight forward DIY job as well
 

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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2012, 07:58:24 am »
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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2012, 08:47:06 am »
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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2012, 08:02:23 am »
Well I imported my own unit and installed it yesterday, actually made by BBR and cost me $54-00 after bein quoted R1400-00 locally! Huh?
Hopefully the rain holds off and I will give it a run this morning
Also got a jet kit that I`m gonna fit next week
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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2012, 08:18:24 am »
She is looking good ,did you buy new ?You coming to the EC Bash with the CRF  >:D.Hoping to have mine by then and definitely will have it on the EC bash  :thumleft:
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Re: CRF230 - some questions
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2012, 08:35:31 am »
No bashing with that bike! :biggrin:
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