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Finally weighed my Crf230f and comes in at 114.0 in the front and 124.2 in the back. 238.2 no fuel. Think I will do some of exploringwa mods. 

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Did you shim the opposite wheel up the thickness of the scale?  Also, any slope of floor will have an affect.

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Yes wheel shimmed and floor level. Ive dropped pounds and added them but never weighed anything. 

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I will do lite weight sprocket and chain when these wear out(end of year) ground level so was bike. 

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Bike and I are same weight now. But I think I'm dropping faster and cheaper! Installed xr600r aluminum brake plate arm. Wanted to install magnesium brake plate but the depth was different. Quick release now. Phones dead will load picture in a bit.

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1 hour ago, ricky racer said:

Finally weighed my Crf230f and comes in at 114.0 in the front and 124.2 in the back. 238.2 no fuel. Think I will do some of exploringwa mods. 

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Looks like an honest weight measurement. 👍

Most of them I consider fake news. 😭

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42 minutes ago, stevethe said:

Looks like an honest weight measurement. 👍

Most of them I consider fake news. 😭

That's some funny stuff! I laughed when I thought about the picture up in the air. Was getting ready to repair a flat tire. Real light now!

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5 minutes ago, EnglertRacing said:

where did honda hide the lead

thats only 4lbs less than my 450r with a skid plate, scotts, and oversized tank

The crank weighs 16 lbs. and the engine lasts more than 50 hours.

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The challenge will be finding opportunities for weight loss.  A LiFe battery will cost about $30/lb of weight saving, Renthal handle bars a bit more for an easy 1lb less than steel.  Drilling holes in the seat base is cheap. Then the price per pound starts climbing.  Showa 37 forks are good for several pounds, so is an aluminum swing arm. Then it starts getting more difficult with less weight savings per item and the price per pounds starts going up.   Some one should post up weights of 230 components. Here are some target weights from a Montesa 315R:
Frame……………………………………… 12.838
Foot pegs w/ brckt …………………… 2.175
Misc fasteners ………….………………… 0.663
Skid plate…………………………………… 2.775
Side stand………………………………… 1.444
Tank, w/ cap 2.0 l (.53gal) …….… 2.7 
Rear fender……………………………… 1.125
Front fender w/ hrdwr……………… 0.725
Taper bars……………………………… 1.375
Forks  w/ triples……………………… 15.938
Shock w spring………………………… 3.45
SA w/ guide, slider, mud guard, wo side stand.. 6.463
Linkage…………………………………… 1.088
OEM chain……………………………… 2.65
Front wheel w/Mich Trials tire, rotor…16.363
Front axle w/ spacers AL…………………… 0.463
Rear wheel w/rotor, Al sprck, X11 tire… 23.125
Rear axle w/ snails, spacers, nut AL……… 0.538
Front brake, mstr, caliper, hose, caliper… 1.725
Brake pedal……………………………………… 0.45
Rear brake mstr, hose, caliper, bracket, no pedal 1.538
Engine 250cc w/ hyd clutch, wo carb/exhaust… 50.75
Exhaust, total ………………………………… 5.988
Carb Dellorto PHBL 26……………………… 1.106
Electrics…………………………………....…… 0.975
Radiator w/ fan……………………….……… 3.05
Air filter system complete………………… 1.7 
Antifreeze/coolant………………………… 1.2 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Chuck. said:

  Some one should post up weights of 230 components. 

Agreed. Time we start documenting our weight loss programs. I'll try and do the same as I move forward with my mods. 

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Well I got cut down pro taper 7/8 bars xr600r forks and triple. Ballistic battery way light. Got rid of the stock pegs and very heavy mount. Welded on 2015 crf450r mounts and pegs. Magnesium xr600r front hub. PC pipe aluminum shifter. Cut backfire screen out.  But added weight in places. Thinking twenty more with a bunch of what Toby did. 

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Some exhaust system weights:

90 XR200R muffler complete …………..……. 6.01
SupperTrapp 3” disc muffler ……………….…. 2.49
CRF250X muff/mid (SS w shields) ………..…. 6.54
SuperTrapp IDS2 16”, 1 ¾” w XR400 mid pipe  5.15
FMF Ti Q4 muffler/mid pipe CRF250R …………. 4.80
CRF230F Muffler ………………………….…… 5.34
CRF230 Pro Circuit muffler w/ SA …….………. 4.13
90 XR200R head pipe …………….……………. 1.69
PowRoll head pipe ……………………………… 2.23
XRs Only SS head pipe …………………..…….. 1.46
CRF230F Header …………………………….…. 1.75
CRF230F Pro Circuit header ………….………… 1.13

Some tank weights:
84 XR250R fuel tank (2.4 gal capacity)… 4.78
XR100 fuel tank (1.4 gal capacity)……… 4.06
90 XR200 fuel tank (2.4 gal capacity)….. 5.09
Clark plastic tank……………………..… 3.88
CR125 Al tank '79…………………….... 3.12

 

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4 hours ago, MetricMuscle said:

You have an unfair advantage from the get go.

It does make a difference.  Also 34" inseam so shorter upper body means CRF230 feels less cramped up top to me.

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It does make a difference.  Also 34" inseam so shorter upper body means CRF230 feels less cramped up top to me.


Good grief, you have 5" on me in height and about 6" in inseam! Must be nice to be able to put your feet down on any technical section...
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4 hours ago, mx4god said:

Good grief, you have 5" on me in height and about 6" in inseam! Must be nice to be able to put your feet down on any technical section...

Yup.  The CRF230 feels like a play bike to me.  When I was younger I could easily manage donuts and power slides with the big XL600 and XR600 due to the long inseam.

Back when I was involved in martial arts my full side split was seven feet toe-to-toe.  It made it very easy to get head shots on the average six-foot-tall opponent.  If he/she was crouched a bit due to a longer stance (many were) it was even easier.  Unfortunately it made zero difference when I started studying/training Western Boxing.

Back in the early 90s I bet a Karate guy I could knock a coaster out of his hand if he held it up over the top of his head.  He said it was not possible if I kept one foot on the ground.  It was pretty close but I won the bet.  He never messed with me again after that little display.  I used to kick the inside top of door frames the same way.

Ah...  The good old days...  Highest kick now is only about six feet even...

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