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Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By Pwnzilla
It looks like you have ATV bars on your rig Tom....

It looks like you have ATV bars on your rig Tom. If so, did you need to get longer cables to mount your controls?

I dig the trials tire in the rear. Where I live it's all clay and mud so I need...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By Pwnzilla
I had a DRZ400. I liked it overall but it was...

I had a DRZ400. I liked it overall but it was tall, heavy, and I don't like liquid cooling as it's just more maintenance and stuff to go wrong. The right-side-up fork is nice though. I have had...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By Pwnzilla
Brake Light Switch, I used an old bicycle inner...

Brake Light Switch, I used an old bicycle inner tube to cover the wire so it wouldn't get burnt by the header or get caught on anything:...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By Pwnzilla
CRF230F Dualsport Conversion Successful - All Mods Detailed

In 2011 I bought a new left-over 2009 Honda CRF230F. I fell in love with this bike. In my mind it's the best all-around trail bike available. Taking cost, cost of ownership, ease of mods,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,213
Posted By Pwnzilla
Yeah, 25mm or 1 inch of chain slack is what the...

Yeah, 25mm or 1 inch of chain slack is what the manual says to set the chain at. That's for the stock 520 chain so maybe there should be a different setting for a different chain. I never really...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,213
Posted By Pwnzilla
CRF230F - 428 final drive mod - I don't recommend it

I recently installed the Renthal 428 final drive mod on my '09 CRF230F.

The kit came with a 428 roller chain, 16T:61T 428 sprockets, aluminum rear.

While the sprockets are very nice, especially...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
Renthal 428 roller chain = garbage. After 2...

Renthal 428 roller chain = garbage.

After 2 trail rides this chain is whooped. I do not recommend doing the 428 conversion unless you like tightening your chain every hour.

I ordered a 520...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
Update!

I finally got to ride my newly built bike on the trails today.

The only thing that I ran into on the whole build was the 428 chain is stretching a lot. If I have to tighten it one more time (this...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,762
Posted By Pwnzilla
Great. Thanks for the replies. I always use...

Great. Thanks for the replies.

I always use the Honda oil, it's easy to get at my bike shop and there isn't much difference in price. I used the HP4S 10W30 in my 450X. I'll probably just stick...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,762
Posted By Pwnzilla
Synthetic oil in air cooled 4 stroke?

I am getting ready for this years season, and I need to change the break-in oil of my '09 230F soon.

In my CRF450X I ran the break-in oil, then switched to synthetic in the engine side and organic...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,062
Posted By Pwnzilla
That's what I thought. Thank you for your input....

That's what I thought. Thank you for your input. I just wanted to confirm that it was normal for this type of carb.
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,062
Posted By Pwnzilla
CRF230F Mechanical carb question

I recently modified my '09 CRF230F:

132 main
45 pilot
921 power-up needle
1.5 turns on mixture screw
Air box snorkel removed
FMF Power Core 4
NoToil air cleaner
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
Test Drive!

I took her out today for the maiden voyage. This is bike so much fun!

I did my usual break in routine. I rode for about an hour, checking all my mods along the way. The only thing that loosened up...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,843
Posted By Pwnzilla
No one has posted here in a while. I'll bump her...

No one has posted here in a while. I'll bump her up. I bought a used '05 CRF230F last year for my wife and I fell in love with it, so I bought one for myself.

Here's my virgin '09 CRF230F ready...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 229,324
Posted By Pwnzilla
Update

My virgin '09 CRF230F all set for this season:

http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii367/pwnzilla6984/100_3440.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
Here are the pics of the changes I made. I think...

Here are the pics of the changes I made. I think this bike turned out really well, and should prove to be the perfect fit for my needs.

I am eager to see how that 428 aluminum rear sprocket and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
I decided to make a few changes. I didn't like...

I decided to make a few changes. I didn't like the Acerbis Uniko hand guards. So I ordered the Acerbis Rally Profiles. I had these on my 450X and loved them. They're full wrap around guards but they...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,009
Posted By Pwnzilla
I did the 428 conversion on my 2009. So it's a...

I did the 428 conversion on my 2009. So it's a 16:61 but thats the same ratio as the stock 13:50. The reason for the added teeth on the 428 conversion is because the tooth pitch is smaller so it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,190
Posted By Pwnzilla
That BW350 is so badass...:clap And the...

That BW350 is so badass...:clap

And the KX500 is super trick!

I have the opportunity to trade my '05 230F for an 04 CR85 thats barely been ridden. I thought it might be fun to put a long swing...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,190
Posted By Pwnzilla
I don't think it would add much more weight just...

I don't think it would add much more weight just to raise the seat to 33 or 34, and a slightly longer wheel base.

But I agree with the statement about an XR400. I had an XR250R and absolutely...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,190
Posted By Pwnzilla
Any chance of a Yamaha TW400?

I love the TW200, for about 5 years I have pined over them.

I was just curious to see if anyone has heard rumors of a TW400? It seems to be a popular cult bike (if that makes sense).

I know the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 229,324
Posted By Pwnzilla
I really wish I wasn't a giant so I could buy a...

I really wish I wasn't a giant so I could buy a T-Dub. I love that bike so much. It looks like such a blast to ride.

My 230F's are as small as I can go...without pulling a Grape Ape.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
I looked into the BBR triple clamp. For $220 I...

I looked into the BBR triple clamp. For $220 I wasn't sure if it was worth it. And I would want to get the shorter linkage to go with it, so I didn't have a Hyena bike.:D

But now you have me...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,009
Posted By Pwnzilla
I bought an '05 230F for my wife. I picked it up...

I bought an '05 230F for my wife. I picked it up used from a kid about an hour away for $1500. He was racing it but needed to get a real race bike. It had the factory exhaust and air baffles removed...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
I got my bike back today. Rear spring is now the...

I got my bike back today. Rear spring is now the BBR +30%.

The bike feels a lot more solid now. I set myself 4" of sag coupled with the new spring makes the bike feel higher and like the rear end...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
This is a really good site for 230F mods:...

This is a really good site for 230F mods: http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF230F.htm

That guy seems to really know what he's doing, and provides step by step detailed instructions with pictures of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
The cruising speed with the 428 16T:61T gearing...

The cruising speed with the 428 16T:61T gearing would be about the same as the stock 520 13T:50T. If you divide the ratio its come out very close to each other, 3.81 and 3.84 respectively. That means...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
I totally agree. My '05 will go up a lot of stuff...

I totally agree. My '05 will go up a lot of stuff the bigger bikes have a hard time doing because they have so much wheel spin. Whereas the 230 just tractors along no problem. And with the 6th speed...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
If you look in this picture, it looks like you...

If you look in this picture, it looks like you can just remove the top cap in your triple clamps, and pull the springs out. I would ask a mechanic before you do anything though, could turn into a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
I'm a big guy... but I'm so used to being crammed...

I'm a big guy... but I'm so used to being crammed into clothes, cars, chairs and alike I don't even factor it in anymore...

I'm 6'5" and 230lbs.

People always told me I looked too big for my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
I had the bike shop put them in. They only had it...

I had the bike shop put them in. They only had it a day and was less than an hours labor. The guy told me it is pretty easy to do, but didn't go into detail.

He charged me $20 a side + new heavier...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
Updated: Mods All Done

I finally got my bike finished. I know it's been a long time since I posted on this project. I had to wait for good weather to do the carb mods since I didn't want the gas fumes in the house.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,248
Posted By Pwnzilla
I broke down and just bought the $3 D-head bit. I...

I broke down and just bought the $3 D-head bit. I was able to use it in my 1/4" drive screwdriver handle. Removed the D-head OEM screw. Installed the T-handle version. With in minutes after...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,248
Posted By Pwnzilla
CRF230F Aftermarket Fuel Screw?

I just finished my CRF230F project. I rejetted the carb with a 132 main, 45 pilot and the 921 needle. I have an FMF Power Core slip on muffler and I pulled out the air box snorkel, with a No Toil...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
I know the suspension on the 230 is the weakest...

I know the suspension on the 230 is the weakest link. I'm going to put the BBR stiff springs in the front and rear. I'm not going to go as far as re valving though.

BBR claims the new springs are...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
To the "try riding it for awhile", I have an 05...

To the "try riding it for awhile", I have an 05 230F for my wife and I rode it all fall and really liked it. I also used to have an XR250 that I loved until it blew up. I know what the small bores...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,799
Posted By Pwnzilla
Winter Project: CRF230F

I recently bought myself an '09 CRF230F. I really like these little air cooled small bore bikes for some reason. I have owned several bikes over the past 10 years and these are still my favorite.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,331
Posted By Pwnzilla
After spending hours reading forums and websites...

After spending hours reading forums and websites I've come to a conclusion.

If you use an 03-05 model year stock needle (4th notch), you should use a #45 pilot and #120 main jet, if you're at...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,331
Posted By Pwnzilla
I've already ordered a new muffler, FMF...

I've already ordered a new muffler, FMF Powercore. I also bought a set of Renthal 7/8 CR bars with Renthals dual layer enduro grips .

Next is larger foot pegs.

I read about the 428 chain swap,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,331
Posted By Pwnzilla
Thank you for that link! It is exactly what I'm...

Thank you for that link! It is exactly what I'm looking for.
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