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Re: CRF230F
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2011, 02:57:52 pm »
The head's casting is TERRIBLY rough - which may be explained due to the fact that it's made in Brazil.
Port it, put a 11:1 piston in, and surprise yourself......
No, nothing else, std cam etc.

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Re: CRF230F
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2012, 10:41:08 am »
I've ridden a lot of enduro bikes and I am always astounded by how capable the CRF230 is.

It is like cheating. It's just so easy to ride. It's dirt cheap to buy. It's dirt cheap to maintain. And it doesn't scare your girlfriend.


I don't get the same thrill from riding it as I do from my 250 EXC, but I find the CRF230 easier to manage on technical terrain than many "proper" enduro bikes. It really is amazing.

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Re: CRF230F
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2012, 10:44:04 am »
I've ridden a lot of enduro bikes and I am always astounded by how capable the CRF230 is.

It is like cheating. It's just so easy to ride. It's dirt cheap to buy. It's dirt cheap to maintain. And it doesn't scare your girlfriend.


I don't get the same thrill from riding it as I do from my 250 EXC, but I find the CRF230 easier to manage on technical terrain than many "proper" enduro bikes. It really is amazing.



I think the CRF250L (New road going model) will have simular charactaristics  :laughing4:
 

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Re: CRF230F
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2012, 10:46:46 am »
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Whaddya mean my WEIGHT? I'm like 74kg's!! (maag pyn & rug pyn op dieselfde plek)
The KDX is R10K more expensive.


For heavier riders (85kgs +) the suspension is bit too soft, but I'm 75KGs and the standard suspension setup on the CRF230 is perfect for my weight for technical enduro riding.

For technical the power is also adequate. You may just struggle to keep up with the guys on open terrain at over 100km/h.
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Re: CRF230F
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2012, 10:54:03 am »
I've ridden a lot of enduro bikes and I am always astounded by how capable the CRF230 is.

It is like cheating. It's just so easy to ride. It's dirt cheap to buy. It's dirt cheap to maintain. And it doesn't scare your girlfriend.


I don't get the same thrill from riding it as I do from my 250 EXC, but I find the CRF230 easier to manage on technical terrain than many "proper" enduro bikes. It really is amazing.



I think the CRF250L (New road going model) will have simular charactaristics  :laughing4:

Hey Tom,

Damn that's a good looking bike! Definitely worth checking out.

I can't make out from the pictures. Is it water cooled?
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Re: CRF230F
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2012, 11:03:09 am »
If you ride a lot of sand like we do in Western Cape, then forget about it, you will kill it in no time.
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Re: CRF230F
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2012, 01:40:04 pm »
I've ridden a lot of enduro bikes and I am always astounded by how capable the CRF230 is.

It is like cheating. It's just so easy to ride. It's dirt cheap to buy. It's dirt cheap to maintain. And it doesn't scare your girlfriend.


I don't get the same thrill from riding it as I do from my 250 EXC, but I find the CRF230 easier to manage on technical terrain than many "proper" enduro bikes. It really is amazing.



I think the CRF250L (New road going model) will have simular charactaristics  :laughing4:

Hey Tom,

Damn that's a good looking bike! Definitely worth checking out.

I can't make out from the pictures. Is it water cooled?

Yes it's water cooled - same engine as current CRF 250 but with a steel frame Cheers! :thumleft:
 

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Re: CRF230F
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2012, 02:15:25 pm »
If you ride a lot of sand like we do in Western Cape, then forget about it, you will kill it in no time.

Strange, mine is still going strong and i am a 100kg, but there is defnitely easie bikes to ride in sand :)
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