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 Post subject: CRF230 fork conversion
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:01 pm 
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Does anybody here own or know anyone who has owned a CRF230 with a fork conversion,long term and not someone selling?Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: CRF230 fork conversion
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:45 pm 
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I've looked into on American websites. Best I found out was cr 250 motocross forks buy a emig triple clamp that is designed to take the cr 250 forks and fit a crf 230. Use them at full height not through the yokes as some do. But then you need a CRF150 rear shock linkage that rises the rear end so the bike sits correctly as the front end will now be higher. You then need to fit an xr 250 or 400 stand due to this.


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 Post subject: Re: CRF230 fork conversion
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:50 pm 
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Thanks I appreciate the answer and I have read most of those conversions but I want to know what they're like to live with long term?Is it worth it?Etc,etc..


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 Post subject: Re: CRF230 fork conversion
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 Post subject: Re: CRF230 fork conversion
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:01 am 
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Greetings,

Perhaps you might pick up some ideas from looking at this advert which shows a bike using a KTM conversion;

viewtopic.php?f=110&t=22590

I am not familiar with such bikes but maybe the pictures might help or you could contact the seller for information.

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 Post subject: Re: CRF230 fork conversion
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:37 am 
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That's the one he's thinking of buying Hugh, hence why he's trying to get some long term review from others who have done such conversions! Hence the "views from someone who isn't selling one" comment


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 Post subject: Re: CRF230 fork conversion
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:58 pm 
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Bill_Mc wrote:
I had CR125 forks fitted to my CRF 230 using spacer and CR yokes, this allows you to use standard CRF230 headstock bearings. On fast riding they were better but low speed and technical going to harsh on initial stroke they also limit the steering lock. They can be re-valved but after running them for a year I went back to standard fork running 25mm spacer to increase preload 10w fork oil at standard level as the spacer give the effect of more oil due to reducing free volume. The forks are pushed through flush with top yoke and is in combination with Hagon rear shock which has adjustable rebound, I find this a good set up for trail riding and give slightly more ground clearance.
Manuela (pumpy) from the Oxford group has CR80 USD forks on her 230, I believe it was bought like it, I have not ridden it so cannot comment on what it is like.


I bought mine off Manuela I think her "new" one replaced it..Thanks for the insight Bill.I'm not sure the 230 benefits from such a conversion hence the questions and search for long term users.At the end of the day it's been enginered to suit it's use and as you say Bill it just needs "tweaks".BTW did you make the adjusters or buy them...?
Thanks all.


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 Post subject: Re: CRF230 fork conversion
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 Post subject: Re: CRF230 fork conversion
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:22 pm 
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Thanks,is the disc conversion the HRC type or another?..


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