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Old 05-26-2013, 03:50 PM   #256
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I searched, but nothing conclusive turned up...Did any mfr ever make a bigger tank for the CRF230L?

I'm contemplating a simple smaller DS as a buddy bike and for my GF and nieces/nephews to use, and I dislike having to stop for gas. The newer CRF250L is nice, but I'm not crazy about EFI or buying new, and it's a taller/heavier/complicated bike compared to the 230.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:19 PM   #257
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I searched, but nothing conclusive turned up...Did any mfr ever make a bigger tank for the CRF230L?

I'm contemplating a simple smaller DS as a buddy bike and for my GF and nieces/nephews to use, and I dislike having to stop for gas. The newer CRF250L is nice, but I'm not crazy about EFI or buying new, and it's a taller/heavier/complicated bike compared to the 230.
I was wondering about a bigger tank after I bought mine, but I think I'm getting close to 75-80 mpg and most of the riding I do on it is Forest Service roads and single track in NC and TN, 3 - 4 - 5th gear, some 2-lane highway where the speed limit is 35 - 55 mph. With the stock tank, 2.3 gallon IIRC, my arse is ready to get off way before I run out of fuel. I figure if I was gonna be someplace where fuel is an issue, I'd just carry a small bottle with 1-2 qts of extra gas.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:07 PM   #258
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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?
I changed the OEM tires at 4300 miles, mostly trail riding. They lasted longer than anything else that I've run on the bike, altho, the Dunlop 606s may match that.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:28 AM   #259
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I searched, but nothing conclusive turned up...Did any mfr ever make a bigger tank for the CRF230L?

I'm contemplating a simple smaller DS as a buddy bike and for my GF and nieces/nephews to use, and I dislike having to stop for gas. The newer CRF250L is nice, but I'm not crazy about EFI or buying new, and it's a taller/heavier/complicated bike compared to the 230.
I've been searching for a larger tank as well. As of this time I have not found one. The 2.3 works well at this point because my bike is getting high 70's to low 80's miles per gallon. That being said, I would still like the comfort of a 4 gallon tank. I just got back from 1400 mile Duel Sport adventure that incorporated both on road and long off road situations, I never had a fuel problem, but the thought was always in the back of my mind.
I dont believe a larger tank for our little bikes exists, but That does not mean a larger tank made for another bike can not be made to work, like from an XT225 or something simular. I'm looking around.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:12 AM   #260
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Just got back from 1360 mile trip on my CRF230L. Two friends on Yamaha XT225's and I left Phoenix on May19th. We rode a lot of dirt and a fair amount of Slab. First night we stayed just east of Payson, AZ. Long story short, we headed east into New Mexico, then to the east side of the White Sands Missle range, south to Cloud Croft, NM, then to Alamogordo, north west to Silver City, west to Eager, AZ thn home. Had a great time took 6 days.

PACKED AND READY TO GO

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had a great time the little bike ran flawlessly.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:19 PM   #261
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had a great time the little bike ran flawlessly.
Your seat pad changed mid trip
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:46 AM   #262
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Your seat pad changed mid trip
Yes it did. I had an Alaskin seat pad on it when I left. It was not helping much. I picked up a diffrent one at a WalMart along the way, it was no better or worse. The stock seat sucks, I'm going to find a more comfortable alternative, maybe Seat Concepts or some such.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:23 PM   #263
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Gee. What a great RR.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:53 PM   #264
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heavy fork springs

Anyone know of some hd fork springs for the 230l? I thought I heard bbr 150r springs worked at one point. Any insight would be helpful. Thanks
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:41 PM   #265
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Hi Guys, new owner (4 months more or less actually), CRF230L 2009, i got it with 600 miles, and im on 850, i mainly use it to ride the trails near my house in Miami,
This is the picture before all the modifications, i did the jetting, uni filter, air box modification, and a lot more.
Im going to try to post as more information as possible to the modifications since there is no much information specific on doing this on the 230L most of them is for 230 and we know that its different

I love the bike, specially because of the seat high, but i would love to move up eventually, im 39 and this is my first bike, i would something with the same hight and more highway speed like a DRZ400

Ok this is all for know see you in another post





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Old 06-05-2013, 06:52 PM   #266
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Welcome Jacan, I'm over in Saraosta and have an 09 also.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:38 PM   #267
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Hi Guys, new owner (4 months more or less actually), CRF230L 2009, i got it with 600 miles, and im on 850, i mainly use it to ride the trails near my house in Miami,
This is the picture before all the modifications, i did the jetting, uni filter, air box modification, and a lot more.
Im going to try to post as more information as possible to the modifications since there is no much information specific on doing this on the 230L most of them is for 230 and we know that its different

I love the bike, specially because of the seat high, but i would love to move up eventually, im 39 and this is my first bike, i would something with the same hight and more highway speed like a DRZ400

Ok this is all for know see you in another post





Welcome! I am curious how much more power you got out of your mods and if you have videos or pics of what you did. I love the bike, but agree that it is a tad underpowered. I purchased a DR650 as well for more slabs and less hard duty off road. It does weigh 100lbs more than the CRF230L
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:26 PM   #268
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I did the jettings with this guys , the price is good since they only send you the jets you need and the rest of the modifications based on your sea level, plus they where on sale for $35 + shipping

The rack is awesome, i need to do a review latter but for the same price of the regular racks you gut much more .

About power, you can really feel when you do the jetting and a new uni filter, top speed hasnt changed, i tought about messing with the tire size and sprokets but i know the bike is not designed for this so.
I still need to clean the spark plug to see how im running but i can tell by now that im on the rich side because of the color of the exaust interior.
I got the brake protectors on sale for $30 and they still have them in stock.

last week i did the pipe wrapping, the next thing is install a Etrex 20 to save some tracks, last week we enter in some place and we got to a point that we didnt know how to get out, and i see that the etrex 20 has some really good tools to share tracks

Ohh now i remember i want to put a skid plate, and i really like the TCI one with protectors, but i think that $230 is way overpriced for this.





I wonder if someone would do some protectors like the ones the Tornado has


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Old 06-08-2013, 03:56 PM   #269
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Anybody run their 230L out of gas @142?
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:35 AM   #270
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I had to put my on reserve at 138 miles once. I think it was atributed to a long downhill stretch that placed most of the fuel to the front of the tank away from the pick-up. I filled up shortly after and figured bike was getting 80 Miles per gallon. This was on a recient trip, 80 mpg ws pretty much what I was getting though out the trip.
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