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Old 05-01-2013, 06:01 AM   #241
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I have an 08 230L that i got used (242 miles, now 4000). it is now my turn to change my rear brake pas and the ones I ordered off the interwebs are too thick, though it is possible that im not depressing the brake caliper piston enough, its depresses easily with a screwdriver and feels like it bottoms out. tried to make it go that last bit with a c-clap to no avail. so my question is: when yall go to change pads, how far should the piston depress. should it be flush or does ~1/8-1/16 of an inch of the piston remain exposed.

http://www.sixity.com/2008-2011-hond...f230l-f-r.html

these are the pads i got, should fit, but dont. i need mere hairs for clearance.

what am i forgetting or did i just end up getting brakes that dont work like a doof

thanks to whom ever responds for your input
Looks like you ordered the right pads to me.
I've yet to change pads on my 230, but I've done a few others. Try opening the bleder while compressing the caliper piston. A small amount of brake fluid will be lost but can be refilled after the job is done. This should get you the room needed to get the pads in and over the disk. The piston should go almost flush with the caliper body. Becareful not to compress it too far or it may slip past the top piston seal.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:51 AM   #242
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Actually, this is a good chance to put in fresh brake fluid after changing the brake pads.

I did my rears (totally used up) at 8800 miles. As you know, the small pads go in the rear.

I installed speed bleeders the first time that I replaced the brake fluid, that makes it a bit simpler. (SB8125L M8 x 1.25 <-- same bleeder front and back).

The front pads were still good, but, I replaced them at the same time simply as a precaution.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:35 AM   #243
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Haven't been in here for a while, Been almost 5 years with this bike

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Old 05-16-2013, 07:22 AM   #244
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nice pic!

Beautiful picture! What tires do you use?

On another note, any easy/simple/inexpensive modifications to boost power a little? Not looking for anything earth shattering...if I can get another 2 hp would be ecstatic!
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:27 PM   #245
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Beautiful picture! What tires do you use?

On another note, any easy/simple/inexpensive modifications to boost power a little? Not looking for anything earth shattering...if I can get another 2 hp would be ecstatic!
Thanks. Those are Michellin T63's
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:17 PM   #246
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Dunlop D803 Trials Tire WILL fit, just barely

FYI you CAN put a D803 trials tire onto the 230L.

The only two gear ratios that I KNOW will work are 13/48 (106 links) and 13/51 (108 links).

13/46 won't fit
13/47 - unknown didn't have one
13/48 FITS, but the rear tire barely clears the mud flap
13/49 won't fit
13/50 won't fit
13/51 FITS, but the axle is at the very back of the swingarm slot with only 1 or 2 adjustments left for chain wear on the snail adjustors.
13/52 - unknown didn't have one

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:06 PM   #247
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The pic is stock drive sprocket and a 48-tooth rear, wearing Dunlop 606 tires.

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Old 05-18-2013, 06:24 AM   #248
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[QUOTE=Chuck289;21419601]Haven't been in here for a while, Been almost 5 years with this bike

5 years with one bike is quite a stretch. They are excellent bikes fun to ride and durable.
Have you or anyone else on this thread found a suitable replacement for the stock air filter. My Honda dealer tells me the stock filter is not serviceable and has to be replaced rather then cleaned.
Had anyone tried to service the stock filter or is everyone just popping for the Honda replacement each time it gets dirty?
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:46 AM   #249
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You can just cut the paper element out of the stock
cage and get some uni bulk foam, cut to fit, and
then run some wire over to hold in place. Very
easy job. I think I got the green and red. Fine
close to motor, course out.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...lter-Foam.aspx
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:57 AM   #250
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I do a lot of solo trail riding. New filters can be purchased for under $20 from some online sources. I just figure that it's better engine protection to buy a bunch of OEM filters and change them with each valve clearance check. For my use, they aren't too dirty after 4K miles.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:56 PM   #251
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$10.73 w/free shipping at Amazon

search "Uni Green Fine Foam" at Amazon

$10.73 free shipping
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:24 AM   #252
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Hi folks,
New crf230l owner here. Picked up a 2011 with 645 miles on it about a month ago. Great little bike that I use about 80% trails. I have it on the highway occasionally and with my 225lb frame and with a hill or headwind, its definitely underpowered but that's ok, since I ride the highway for only very short stints to get to or from a trail. Love how lightweight this thing is. No problem to pull it out of the mud or turn it around on the tightest trails. Really impressed with the gas milage too. Getting about 118 miles on the tank before hitting reserve. The only things I'm planning on doing to it is getting rid of the stock trailwing tires and putting a set of kenda 760's on it......and I'm going to try a 14 tooth front sprocket to see if it lowers the revs a bit at high speed and makes 1st gear a bit longer. Here's a few pics:





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Old 05-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #253
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Thanks. Those are Michellin T63's
I Love the T63s,....I run them on my WRR. The wife hasnt worn out the trail wings on the crf yet, when she does it will have T63s as well.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:37 PM   #254
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As of this afternoon I have joined the 230L club. I picked up a good condition '08 with 5,700 miles on it. So far I am impressed with it after the 50 mile ride home. It is smooth, shifts well, is amazingly light, and cruises nicely at 55 mph. Why did I go 230? My girlfriend will be getting her license soon to tag along with me and I wanted something affordable, reliable, and with a low seat height. I think this hits all the marks. Hopefully, I can positively contribute a bit to this thread.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:20 PM   #255
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I Love the T63s,....I run them on my WRR. The wife hasnt worn out the trail wings on the crf yet, when she does it will have T63s as well.
Out of curiosity, I have 3100 miles on the original tired on my 2009. Mostly asphalt I suspect. I am thinking it is probably time to switch tires, but can't tell on the knobby's when it is time. How much do people typically get out of the original Trailwings 27/30?
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