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Old 10-09-2012, 02:18 PM   #31
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CRF230F street legal in Florida?

Just bought a CRF230F of another Marine for my wife. I have an XRL and she wants to have hers street legal too to be able to ride from base to the trails.

Calling Florida they have no clue what to do. I know I have to add the dual sport kit but want to make sure that this will enable it to be legal before I spend 400 bucks on it.

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Old 02-07-2013, 03:40 AM   #32
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Get this thread back on top for a little while at least.

I was going to sell this bike because I don't ride off road anymore...instead, I did yet another make over on my 150/230 conversion. I'm really liking this supermoto thing.

In this before pic it already had been converted from a 150 to a 230 with a mid range cam and XR 200 26mm carburetor. It still had 150 suspension at this time.



In this after pic it now has a 230 front end with Race Tech cartridge emulators, & the fork sliders have been polished to a mirror finish Out back it has a 230 swingarm, a Fox Podium X triple clicker rear shock a black anodized Sun 17" SM wheel set, a 320mm brake kit with a Galfer SS brake hose, a catch can, Cycra pro bend hand guards all the necessary sliders...and some custom fabricated pieces.





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Old 02-07-2013, 04:11 AM   #33
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It looks really badass, you can be proud of that!
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:43 AM   #34
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Was thinking of getting a 230l as a woods/trail bike but I like the additional clearance of the 230f. What light kits is everyone using and are there any build up links?
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:53 AM   #35
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Was thinking of getting a 230l as a woods/trail bike but I like the additional clearance of the 230f. What light kits is everyone using and are there any build up links?

Might want to look into Baja Designs. They offer lighting only kits and street legal full lighting kits too.

http://www.bajadesigns.com/products/.../honda-crf230f

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:59 AM   #36
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It looks really badass, you can be proud of that!
Thank you. I'm real happy with the way it turned out.

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Old 02-07-2013, 05:07 AM   #37
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Might want to look into Baja Designs. They offer lighting only kits and street legal full lighting kits too.

http://www.bajadesigns.com/products/.../honda-crf230f

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Awesome! Thanks!
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:29 AM   #38
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I installed the Sicass light kit on my 07. Very happy with the quality/ease of installation and tech support. If you plan on night riding/commuting duty, I would highly recommend upgrading the head light. I found the 35/45 watt acerbis strap on unit supplied in the kit to be too dim for serious road use at night. I went from the stock 13-50 sprocket ratio to a 14-42 and really wish I had went lower. With this combo, It still hauls my 225 lbs. up anything I point it at. When sprocket replacement time comes I will install a 39t rear which I think is the smallest available.
http://sicassracing.com/store/lighting_kits

As for the long term report, after 6 years of regular use, have had no mechanical problems what so ever. None, zip, nada. Simple routine maint. push the button and ride. Replaced the battery after 4 seasons.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:57 PM   #39
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2004 crf230f

I purchased one a few months ago from a member of another forum. I DS'd it for my brother. When he comes out in July we are going to ride SW Utah for a few days. I have a CRF250L also. The PO did the carb, snorkle and exhaust mods.

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When he leaves, maybe I'll put some sumo wheels and tires on it. That would be fun!
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:14 AM   #40
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Well that's different looking.

Is that chain as tight as it looks?

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Old 04-26-2013, 07:11 AM   #41
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Well that's different looking.

Is that chain as tight as it looks?

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No. When I sit on it, it has the proper amount of play.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:12 AM   #42
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Rocker gaskets leaking.

Thought I'd bump the thread. Sadly, another riding season is winding down in the northern regions. We put about 2500+ miles on each of the 230's without drama. (we have two 230s) Both batteries failed this year which has nothing to do with Honda. Both were cheap chinese battery store models. They only lasted about 1 season. So much for the savings. We replaced them with Yuasa brand this time around. Both have developed rocker cover gasket leaks. Not too bad, oil is not dripping on the floor or blowing off onto other areas or clothing but still bad enough to need replacement. Since it happened to both of my '07's at the same time, you folks might be looking for it also. Can't comment on valve movement but I bet they're still in spec. since the bikes start and run perfect. I'll post my findings this winter when I check the clearance and replace the rocker gaskets. Keep riding your little red rockers!
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:34 AM   #43
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Thought I'd bump the thread. Sadly, another riding season is winding down in the northern regions. We put about 2500+ miles on each of the 230's without drama. (we have two 230s) Both batteries failed this year which has nothing to do with Honda. Both were cheap chinese battery store models. They only lasted about 1 season. So much for the savings. We replaced them with Yuasa brand this time around. Both have developed rocker cover gasket leaks. Not too bad, oil is not dripping on the floor or blowing off onto other areas or clothing but still bad enough to need replacement. Since it happened to both of my '07's at the same time, you folks might be looking for it also. Can't comment on valve movement but I bet they're still in spec. since the bikes start and run perfect. I'll post my Ófindings this winter when I check the clearance and replace the rocker gaskets. Keep riding your little red rockers!
Honda doesn't use a gasket on the rocker box, they use sealant (Hondabond) I'm pretty sure resealing the rocker box would require engine removal...lack of clearance, the rocker box won't clear the cylinder studs before hitting the frame backbone. Are you certain the seepage isn't coming from the tappet cap O rings?

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Old 09-05-2013, 10:22 AM   #44
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Honda doesn't use a gasket on the rocker box, they use sealant (Hondabond) I'm pretty sure resealing the rocker box would require engine removal...lack of clearance, the rocker box won't clear the cylinder studs before hitting the frame backbone. Are you certain the seepage isn't coming from the tappet cap O rings?

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No, I'm not sure of that. It's just a typical oily/dirty mess in that area. I did make a casual attempt though, and it looked like the source was lower/below the cap on the rear of the cylinder. It could leak down and pool there. When I get serious, I'll degrease and wash it good and have another look. maybe puff some baby powder up in there if its not obvious. Not happy about having to pull the engine if I'm right.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:02 PM   #45
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First time I've seen this thread.

I don't own a 230F but my g/f does, she's on her second, the first turned out to be knackered and was replaced by an '05 model once we'd secured a full refund from the supplying dealer of the first bike.

Link to pics of the first bike, blocked oilway to the head:

http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...5068&k=DVd3sQB

I've just fitted the current bike with the carb power-up kit and also made a rear subframe extension out of 15mm OD steel tube. I welded it in place along with two loops each side (6mm steel bar) through which the straps of a Kriega US10 pass through. The extension supports the weight of the Kriega and the rear light unit. We've also fitted a carbon bashplate and have still to fit carbon engine case protectors (both sides) courtesy of Chris Barnes here in the UK. His workmanship is very good with great prices.

If anyone wants a pic of the subframe extension, let me know.

BTW: the all white bike - looks great.
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