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Karoozer

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Honda CRF 230 'Grinding/noisy 2nd gear'
« on: April 29, 2011, 10:32:42 am »
I'm looking at a 2nd hand CRF 230 in good nick but for a 'noisy' 2nd gear as per the owner's description.
He reckons it makes a 'grinding noise.'
All other gears are fine.
Is this a common problem with these bikes?
Any idea what it could be?
Worst case cost to repair?
Are these solid bikes, generally speaking?

Thanks!
« Last Edit: April 29, 2011, 10:33:20 am by Karoozer »
 

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Re: Honda CRF 230 'Grinding/noisy 2nd gear'
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 06:14:02 am »

Is this a common problem with these bikes?
Any idea what it could be?
Worst case cost to repair?
Are these solid bikes, generally speaking?

Thanks!

No
No idea. Does it grind all the time or only when selecting 2nd gear?
No idea
Yes

 

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Re: Honda CRF 230 'Grinding/noisy 2nd gear'
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 07:48:08 am »
it only grinds in second. Other gears are fine.
 

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Re: Honda CRF 230 'Grinding/noisy 2nd gear'
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011, 07:59:39 am »
Problem like that difficult to diagnose without splitting the motor, and repairs will mean splitting the motor. Could work out expensive..
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Re: Honda CRF 230 'Grinding/noisy 2nd gear'
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2011, 01:10:12 pm »
Most likely damage to gear surfaces but difficult to say just based on "grinding noise".
If it sounds like a City Golf in reverse it's worn gears. This is the smaller one of a set of huge problems since you have to split the engine and "only" replace one gearset.
If it goes crunch crunch crunch like a coffee grinder there is a good chance of more damage since one or a number of your gears are suffering from tooth loss. Maybe also a dog or two sheared off. The problem is you have lots of nasty bits flying atound n your engine which vcan cause lots of secondary damage.
I remember (and sitill have some of the carnage) a case of a broken KLR doohickey: Doohickey went through the gears, two geasets utterly shattered and a crack in the left crankcase. This is an economical write off in anything but a brand new bike.

To correct Briane:
This WILL work out expensive!
« Last Edit: April 30, 2011, 01:10:52 pm by lecap »
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