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Old 05-08-2011, 08:08 PM
Lee_T413 Lee_T413 is offline
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Default Moddin my Crf230f for performance gains!

So in the past few days, i have been wanting to up the power out of my 2003 Honda CRF230F lately. I have purchased a Stage 3 Jetting kit, an uni filter, and i am contemplating a Dual Sport kit so i can register it on-road and use it for getting around, especially with these gas prices.

Mods i have done so far:
Uni high flow Air filter
Removed exhaust baffle
Removed air box snorkel

Mods Awaiting:
Dual sport kit
Carb Jetting kit

as of now with all the mods done, the engine runs very lean. Reason why i had purchased the jetting kit

As a side note I am so pissed, i was walking the bike into my garage to trickle charge the battery and i was on the opposite side of the kickstand side of the bike, so i had set the bike on the kickstand and it was not locked into place, so the bike toppled over and being a 250 pound bike i could not lift it with one arm as it was falling, and now there is a tear in the seat from catching on my dads drumset. gatta look at maybe re-upholstering it with something crazy like, crocodile skin haha

EDIT: heres those pics
Yes, its clean because i wash it after i get done riding.


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Old 05-08-2011, 08:19 PM
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nice, but if you buy a pipe even just a slip on you will see more power than just removing the baffle.

eather way frees up the flow, got any pics?
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:32 PM
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nice, but if you buy a pipe even just a slip on you will see more power than just removing the baffle.

eather way frees up the flow, got any pics?


yea i will get some tomorrow, i'm hoping this whole jetting thing goes well, i've never touched this carb before. only carbs i've rebuilt were ones on lawnmowers haha, you know a thing or two about rejetting carbs?

EDIT:
are there any slip on's for a reasonable $100-150 range that you'd suggest?
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:01 PM
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x2 on the pipe..gearing would be the cheapest and easiest way to see any performance difference on that kinda bike.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:28 PM
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Do FMF and spring for the PowerBomb header and Q4 muffler. That's what I run on my 05 CRF250R and she's quiet (that'd help you around town) and it has more power than the PowerCore4 Ti I had. IMO.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:18 PM
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Thanks I'll look into it for sure
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:38 PM
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but! the are some of the most expensive header pipes around.

and yea i do, i race quads, yfz450 stage 3 hottcams, k and n box deliete kit, high compresson piston lots of go fast goodies. and i work part time at a cycle shop or a place the fixes quads/bikes and sutch.


a lawnmower carb is pretty simple a quad carb is not that mutch different, a main jet, and needle jet shuld be the two i think that come with the kit you bought and they are really easy i think i have some pictures i could dig up if you need a picture
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:01 PM
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i hope you didnt buy a dyno jet jet kit, they suck. my 660 raptor had one and didnt run right because they dont include larger pilot jets, it needed a 25 and had a stock 22.5, needless to say they just want you to crank the mixture screws up, but it still never ran right till i put the stock needles and jets back in and then turned the mixture screws up 1/4 turn for my pipe/modded snorkle
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:07 PM
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Default Re: Moddin my Crf230f for performance gains!

i just got an 08 crf230l, well see if i end up modding it in a few months
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:44 AM
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i just got an 08 crf230l, well see if i end up modding it in a few months
eventually you will want more power out of it, i would almost suggest getting a jet kit because out of the factory these crfs run very lean, not only will you notice a performance gain, your bike will last longer too. And they are very inexpensive.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:04 PM
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Do FMF and spring for the PowerBomb header and Q4 muffler. That's what I run on my 05 CRF250R and she's quiet (that'd help you around town) and it has more power than the PowerCore4 Ti I had. IMO.
when i get a DRZ 400SM, i plan on doing the PowerBomb header and Q4, on the DRZ's, i hear they make them really loud. lol. but in my opinion, if your going to be riding around town, make it loud. i know it gets annoying, but IMO, loud bikes save lives. or if you ride a ducati, a loud clutch saves lives. lol
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:02 PM
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i would kill myself on a ducati or any street bike with the aerodynamics intended on going fast lol

Ill stick to my 60 mph 230f hahaha but anyways the jet kit should be in on sat or monday, ill let you guys know how it went and the difference it makes
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:38 PM
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when i get a DRZ 400SM, i plan on doing the PowerBomb header and Q4, on the DRZ's, i hear they make them really loud. lol. but in my opinion, if your going to be riding around town, make it loud. i know it gets annoying, but IMO, loud bikes save lives. or if you ride a ducati, a loud clutch saves lives. lol
X2 on loud pipes. Let the peeps around you know you are there.
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:33 PM
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lol its loud as hell now but it doesnt have that certain motocross rumble.... it sounds like a harley almost haha
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:38 PM
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Actually if u go with fmf the 4.1 mega bomb is actually better than the power bomb thats what I run now.
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