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Old 08-17-2013, 02:07 PM   #286
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You know, I do not think they ever sold a single crf230l in NJ.
I have never seen one for sale around here.
Or maybe people just keep them forever?
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:47 AM   #287
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Only imported 08, 09. Not many to begin with. Here's one
not to far from you. http://scranton.craigslist.org/mcy/3997973019.html
Even though it's like new, still too much.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:55 AM   #288
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Too much and too far...



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Only imported 08, 09. Not many to begin with. Here's one
not to far from you. http://scranton.craigslist.org/mcy/3997973019.html
Even though it's like new, still too much.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:01 AM   #289
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here you go, and it's closer

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=906802
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:11 AM   #290
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Still to much.
But a good buy I suppose.



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Old 08-19-2013, 06:21 PM   #291
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2,500 is a reasonable price if it's nice.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:09 AM   #292
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Tire size

Anybody run Shinko 244's on their CRF230l? What size rear tire do you use? I assuming the front tire is a 2.75-21? How do you like them in the dirt?

I have Shinko 244 on my DR650 and on the road they are great. I don't have enough experience in the dirt and my/wife's CRF230l will see more dirt. The price is certainly excellent!
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:44 PM   #293
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I just picked up an 08 with 225 miles on it for $2000. Good deal?
Horrible deal...way overpriced

Excellent price! Enjoy the bike - it is simple, relatively light, and a Honda. I like mine.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:50 PM   #294
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Horrible deal...way overpriced

Excellent price! Enjoy the bike - it is simple, relatively light, and a Honda. I like mine.

Thanks!

I do like what I've been reading about its simplicity and reliability on here!
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:43 AM   #295
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I've got Shinko 244's on mine and I like. I'm in Florida, so
lots of the offroad riding can be very sandy. The 244's don't
work all that great in very muddy or sandy conditions, but
for most normal stuff they work fine. I had the most
aggressive set of dual sport knobbies that were just barely
street legal on that worked better off road but were horrible
on road. Plus the road will kill them. The Shinkos are a great
all around tire. I've got a 4.60 x 18 on rear and 2.75 on front.
Some go with the next bigger on rear which I think is 5.10.
I'm inseam challenged, so I wanted lowest tire profile possible.
My knobby setup is probably almost a inch taller.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:57 AM   #296
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I've got Shinko 244's on mine and I like. I'm in Florida, so
lots of the offroad riding can be very sandy. The 244's don't
work all that great in very muddy or sandy conditions, but
for most normal stuff they work fine. I had the most
aggressive set of dual sport knobbies that were just barely
street legal on that worked better off road but were horrible
on road. Plus the road will kill them. The Shinkos are a great
all around tire. I've got a 4.60 x 18 on rear and 2.75 on front.
Some go with the next bigger on rear which I think is 5.10.
I'm inseam challenged, so I wanted lowest tire profile possible.
My knobby setup is probably almost a inch taller.
Thanks for the advice! I do like the Shinkos on my DR, but was thinking that the CRF will likely see more off road time than the DR650. What knobbies did you try before? I was thinking of going with Pirelli MT21 which are very aggressive, but are supposed to last as well. DR650 has the same tire size. I have 3-21 on the front and 5.10-17 on the rear. Sounds like I can go with 2.75-21 and 4.60-18 on the Shinkos if I
decide to do that.

Of course, the Pirellis are about double the price...

dankatz screwed with this post 08-29-2013 at 10:59 AM Reason: Price!
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:33 PM   #297
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Thanks for the advice! I do like the Shinkos on my DR, but was thinking that the CRF will likely see more off road time than the DR650. What knobbies did you try before? I was thinking of going with Pirelli MT21 which are very aggressive, but are supposed to last as well. DR650 has the same tire size. I have 3-21 on the front and 5.10-17 on the rear. Sounds like I can go with 2.75-21 and 4.60-18 on the Shinkos if I
decide to do that.

Of course, the Pirellis are about double the price...
Was using a MT21 but wasn't totally happy with it in sand. Heard
good reviews of the Scorpion Pro, so I got it. Most bad ass front
DOT tire you can get. Rear is a Kenda Trak Master. Great for
real muddy, sandy conditions. I just changed back to the 244's
last week. The Scorpion makes the MT21 look like a street tire!
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:16 AM   #298
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Givi?

So, I have a Givi rack on my other bikes and enjoy taking a trunk with me for grocery shopping. I have the stock OEM Honda rack. Does anyone run a monokey plate? If so, which one fits the OEM rack? Thanks for the info. I would plan on nothing too heavy since I don't think the rear frame will hold. Thanks!
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:13 PM   #299
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Bar end Throttle Cables Housing Bolts

Hi All.

I need to re route my cables to accommodate bar risers. Last night i was taking everything apart and was stumped at the bar end Throttle cables housing bolts.
There are two 8mm hex head bolts holding the cover/assembly together that must be removed to access and remove the cables. the problem is that there is not space around the bolt (between the bolts and the metal of the cover/assembly) for a socket or wrench to fit. WHAT?!?

we tried every socket we had, but the socket walls were too thick. my friend mentioned that in a similar situation, he had to get an extra socket, put it on a lathe and thin down the walls. This seems like a strange design for an area of the bike that needs to be accessed somewhat regularly.

anyone who has worked with your cables, can you advise? any ideas, or is there something i am missing? much appreciated!!
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:46 PM   #300
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Hi All.

I need to re route my cables to accommodate bar risers. Last night i was taking everything apart and was stumped at the bar end Throttle cables housing bolts.
There are two 8mm hex head bolts holding the cover/assembly together that must be removed to access and remove the cables. the problem is that there is not space around the bolt (between the bolts and the metal of the cover/assembly) for a socket or wrench to fit. WHAT?!?

we tried every socket we had, but the socket walls were too thick. my friend mentioned that in a similar situation, he had to get an extra socket, put it on a lathe and thin down the walls. This seems like a strange design for an area of the bike that needs to be accessed somewhat regularly.

anyone who has worked with your cables, can you advise? any ideas, or is there something i am missing? much appreciated!!
Do you have a 1/4 inch drive socket set?

I've found that 1/2 inch or even 3/8th inch driver sockets can be a too thick walled (and generally overkill anyway) for motorcycle fixings...

I have a T-bar and ratchet driver in 1/4 inch, together with a selection of sockets from 6mm up to 14mm, and find that works for pretty much every hex head on my bikes... packs down neatly as an on-bike tool kit too...

Actually, Motion-Pro do a very nice 1/4 in ch folding T-handle and 8/10/12/13 socket set in a pouch that you can add to and keep on the bike.

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