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Offline BlouVark

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« on: December 14, 2006, 12:34:53 pm »
I'm really got the nafi feeling today.

A light enduro bike for playing, not racing. Sells new for R29K.
What do you think???? I like.

.....unfortunately this bike is known as girls bike.. :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :?



What they say:

"CRF230F

MAKING OFF-ROAD LOOK EASY

The CRF230F is the perfect bike for the pre-professional trail rider. The natural progression from the older XL and XR range of trail bikes, the new CRF230F draws on the latest technology from the bullet-proof line of four-stroke CRF competition bikes, providing years of low maintenance enjoyment thanks to its super dependable four-stroke motor and legendary build quality.

PUTS THE ?F? IN FUN AND FEATURES APLENTY

With features including an easy electric start, long lasting heavyduty clutch, smooth-shifting six-speed transmission, heavy-duty O-ring sealed chain, long-travel front and rear Showa suspension, powerful 240mm front disc brake and keyed ignition for added security, no bike in this class comes close to what the CRF230F has to offer. And, with its low fuel consumption and 8,3 litre tank, riders can be out on the trail all day long. It?s also fitted with a 34.1? seat height, which is perfectly sized for teenagers and adults alike. With the CRF230F, it?s trouble-free riding all the way.

IF YOU CAN ENDURE THE TRAIL, SO CAN YOUR HONDA

The CRF230F with its dependable 223cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke engine offers plenty of user-friendly torque spread over a wide rpm-range. To reduce maintenance costs, the CRF230F comes with a maintenance-free sealed battery and a reusable foam air filter.

If you want to tackle your first few trails hassle-free and have a lot of fun doing it, the CRF230F is the ideal model for you."

Specs

Displacement: 223.00 ccm
Engine type: Single cylinder
Stroke: 4
Compression: 9.0:1
Bore x stroke: 65.5 x 66.2 mm
Fuel control: SOHC
Ignition: CDI
Cooling system: Air
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type
final drive: Chain

Physical measures
Dry weight: 108.0 kg
Seat height: 866 mm
Ground clearance: 297 mm (enough??)
Wheelbase: 1,374 mm

Chassis and dimensions
Rake (fork angle): 27.3�°
Trail: 112 mm  
Front suspension: 37mm leading-axle Showa fork
Front suspension travel: 241 mm
Rear suspension: Pro-Link Showa single-shock with spring-preload adjustability
Rear suspension travel: 229 mm
Front tyre dimensions: 80/70-21
Rear tyre dimensions: 100/90-18
Front brakes: Single disc
Front brakes diameter: 240 mm
Rear brakes: Expanding brake (drum brake :? )
Fuel capacity: 8.32 litres (a bit small)
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2006, 12:39:04 pm »
Girly bike, rather buy the Autotrader or Junk Mail... it is a buyer's season now with all the MX junkies upgrading to '07 models.  You can get bargains out there, to much to choose from (ask me, I'm busy searchin....)

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Re: CRF230F
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2006, 12:42:06 pm »
I like too , whats the hp and nm for this bike?
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2006, 12:43:25 pm »
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4 Stroke - 230 CC at 105kg's plus your weight might be a little bit pap.

I would rather go for the KDX 200 - 2 Stroke
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2006, 12:48:35 pm »
Quote from: "bla-bla black sheep"
Girly bike, rather buy the Autotrader or Junk Mail... it is a buyer's season now with all the MX junkies upgrading to '07 models.  You can get bargains out there, to much to choose from (ask me, I'm busy searchin....)

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I have no technical knowledge & I'm afraid of spending money on a lemon that going to cost me. Let's face it there are a lot of skelms out there.

I would prefer a 2 smoke but they're not cheap. Just want something simple to play with, take it on little one & 2 spoor tracks. I'm not even considering racing or anything, just want to have fun without the hard work like on my 1150GS.
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2006, 12:50:36 pm »
I think she's a beaut.
Buy her.
Heard Shark talking about it the other day,  he rates it as pretty decent.
 

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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2006, 12:51:14 pm »
All depends what you are using it for.
For pottering around riding a trail, riverbed, klip, this is perfect.
As soon as you throw in racing you will want more power.

A dude I know siezed his CRF250R and ended up having to use his g/f's CRF230F for the last few weeks at De Wildt. He loved every second of it.
Elec start and soft suspension made it a pleasure.

More people should drop the ego and get bikes that do just enough and get out there and enjoy them.
Like OX said, William Gillet overtook him at a WFO on one.
So if you can ride the bike will do you well. Also cant think of a better bike to actually learn on, apart from the KDX of course.
 

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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2006, 12:52:05 pm »
Quote from: "funacide"
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4 Stroke - 230 CC at 105kg's plus your weight might be a little bit pap.

I would rather go for the KDX 200 - 2 Stroke


Whaddya mean my WEIGHT? I'm like 74kg's!! (maag pyn & rug pyn op dieselfde plek)
The KDX is R10K more expensive.
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2006, 12:53:15 pm »
Countless people learnt to ride on Honda XR200R's
Nobody thought they were pap back then.

This is the modern rendition.
 

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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2006, 12:57:56 pm »
Quote from: "shark_za"
Countless people learnt to ride on Honda XR200R's
Nobody thought they were pap back then.

This is the modern rendition.


I learnt on a DT175, but I was a bit lighter then.

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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2006, 12:58:10 pm »
There is a uncorking procedure. Remove airbox restrictor, remove exhaust baffel & needle jet kit & they claim 20%???? increase in power & much better throttle response.
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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2006, 01:23:52 pm »
Quote from: "BlouVark"
There is a uncorking procedure. Remove airbox restrictor, remove exhaust baffel & needle jet kit & they claim 20%???? increase in power & much better throttle response.


True about the uncork and you get very nice Pro Circuit slipon too. Any bike that comes 22nd overall on The Roof can't be too kak.

These bikes are loads of fun and very user friendly as well as low maintenance on fuel, tyres and chains.
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« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2006, 01:24:08 pm »
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More people should drop the ego and get bikes that do just enough and get out there and enjoy them


ditto

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Countless people learnt to ride on Honda XR200R's
Nobody thought they were pap back then.


ditto - they were even macho back then

I'm thinking of getting the CTX farmbike - to go with my KLR farmbike - then I still need the farm... :D

I don't wanna race - just wanna ride some trails, explore, play etc etc - drop the egos - play...

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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2006, 01:28:45 pm »
Like Shark said, I know the guy well who seized his 250 and rides that 230 now. Absolutely nothing wrong with it. Bullet proof and easy to ride and with some mods you'll get a lot more out of it.

Was riding with one at Kurula MX track last Sunday and the guy who was on it was clearing table tops and double with no bottoming out and he was fairly hefty.

Great bike, great price.
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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2006, 01:39:51 pm »
Quote from: "shark_za"
So if you can ride the bike will do you well.


Oops, first problem... :?
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« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2006, 01:11:31 pm »
This is a perfect bike for messing around in the bush on. Suspension might be a bit dated, but those saying it is a girl's bike must remember that William Gillet from Howick rode his CRF230 in the National class at the Roof this year and placed 7th in his class and 24th overall.

Just goes to show that 90% of the time the limitation is the rider's skill, not the bike he rides.

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« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2006, 11:56:58 pm »
XR 250 !!!

Ok you can't buy one new anymore but there should be plenty of 2nd hand ones around that is still 100% They have better suspension, power and brakes than the 230 not to mention cheaper and more powerfull. It can go anywhere and do anything the 230 can and more.
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« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2006, 06:24:44 pm »
Hi

The CRF230 is a great fun bike, In february did the Swazi 400 mountain climbing on it. There was a certain river crossing, Just like the Geldenhuys interchange on a monday morning! Just witha little experience, and the torque rode me straight out on the other side  :D (Check 2 wheels clip) I took the best possible option and improved about a 100 place at the start.

Change the front sprocket with one teeth extra and fit a FMF pipe with correct jetting. At least the fuel cost is not going to make you bank rupt.

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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2006, 06:40:35 pm »
I had the pleasure of riding one some months back. What a pleasure and absolute fun, you can throw it around on the dirt and just get quiet recless, had a total blast riding the bike.



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Re: CRF230F
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2011, 09:29:09 pm »
A girl's bike? Call me a sissy then, just bought one.
In stock form it's out of breath quick, but nonetheless a fun grunty thing that one can throw around. Uncorked it, put some goodies on (pipe, h/c piston, filter, springs) and now it rips a lot more, in fact more than enough.
This is a bike for playing around on, and for nasty difficult enduro work. I've got a KDX too, but prefer this one now for the real tight stuff, it's easier there.
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