TRF Forums

It is currently Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:17 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Best for lasting CRF230 rear brake shoes ?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:56 pm 
Offline
650 cc Monster

Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:11 am
Posts: 2440
Location: St Albans
Joe110 wrote:
Vern, if you could let me know how you did it please that would be great along with what caliper etc etc. I have an xr as well and a spare rear wheel, I'm sure I've heard of people using one of those.

One other thing have you removed the switch on clutch with the two spades on it ? Was wondering how do you know which spade is which ?

Cheers Joe.

Sent from my Bush 5" Android using Tapatalk


I believe it doesn't matter just connect up which ever is nearest to the respective terminal.

It function is to allow the starter to turn when in gear with the clutch is in.

if any of the two are disconnected you will be open circuit and will have to find neutral to turn the starter.

If having trouble with the switch simply short the wires and the starter will turn regardless of being in gear or neutral.

Call if you are having trouble here and I will help diagnose any symptoms over the phone.

_________________
Mario Costa-Sa
7 Core TRF member benefits
Contact-Thousands of TRF members
Access-2X green roads
Improve-Riding skill
Identify- Responsible
Defence-against prosecution
Sustainability-Protect green roads & rights
Insurance


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Best for lasting CRF230 rear brake shoes ?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:53 pm 
Offline
300 cc

Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:26 pm
Posts: 952
Much better to keep the switch, if you stall you will not be able to restart without first finding neutral, awkward in certain situations.
Pattern versions of the switch on Fleebay not expensive.£& from M&P http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-CRF-230 ... SwstxVfux1

Green and grey wire can go on either terminal. The grey is the earth from the starter relay coil, it has to earth via the clutch switch connecting to the green wire to earth or via the neutral switch to earth for the starter to operate. If you wish to remove the switch and you join the two clutch switch wires, it will start with the clutch engaged but this will happen even in gear so the bike could leap forward or if you accidently caught the starter switch while in gear, so not very safe.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Best for lasting CRF230 rear brake shoes ?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:22 am 
Offline
125cc

Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:16 pm
Posts: 144
Joe110 I have sent you a PM. Let me know your email and I'll forward details. I used an XR400 rear wheel.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Best for lasting CRF230 rear brake shoes ?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:30 am 
Offline
125cc

Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:16 pm
Posts: 144
Regarding brake pads: Composition of the pad can make a huge difference to longevity. Look for sintered pads and see if different grades are available. (EBC information is a good place to start). Because the pad fits the calliper doesn't mean it will work well. I found differences of worn out in a couple of rides to lasting months! Most of you probably already know this but not everybody does.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Best for lasting CRF230 rear brake shoes ?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:38 am 
Offline
400 cc

Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:50 pm
Posts: 1122
Location: Yorkshire
Vern wrote:
Regarding brake pads: Composition of the pad can make a huge difference to longevity. Look for sintered pads and see if different grades are available. (EBC information is a good place to start). Because the pad fits the calliper doesn't mean it will work well. I found differences of worn out in a couple of rides to lasting months! Most of you probably already know this but not everybody does.

Good point
I generally use oem pads which are generally Nissin on Jap bikes and Brembo on Euro bikes
They provide the best feel & long life for trail riding
I find sintered pads too hard for trail riding as they don't stay hot enough in mud and water like they would on a road bike
I am not keen on ebc as the compound is very hard for trail riding
Just my opinion

_________________
2003 Honda XR400R3
1996 Suzuki DR350SE


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Best for lasting CRF230 rear brake shoes ?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:11 pm 
Offline
300 cc

Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:26 pm
Posts: 952
Quote:
Bill I can't seem to download the August edition. I'll try on my laptop later. Thank you for the idea.


Hi Jo I have PM'D you the extract from the newsletter


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Best for lasting CRF230 rear brake shoes ?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:16 pm 
Offline
125cc
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:11 pm
Posts: 199
Thanks for all the information, reading article now.

Joe


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Best for lasting CRF230 rear brake shoes ?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:35 pm 
Offline
650 cc Monster
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:22 pm
Posts: 2439
Location: Romiley
Greetings,

Just for reference purposes you might be interested to take a look through the fitting booklet from Goldfren which gives some good information about brake pad materials;

http://www.goldfren.com/goldfren-produc ... -pads.html

Sorry but it is too big a file to be attached. No doubt other manufacturers will offer similar information.

TTFN

Hugh.

_________________
Please note that I am not a National TRF Officer, any views expressed are my own and may not be in accordance with any official policy.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group. Color scheme by ColorizeIt!