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Hi guys, first post here, awesome forum.

I am in the market for a mild-mannered dual sport bike. Does anyone know the actual GPS-measured top speed of the Honda CRF 230F? The bike is for my girlfriend, and I would like to purchase the 230F and add a lighting kit to make it street legal. Seeing as this bike will be used on the road, top speed is an important factor. Thanks for any help.

P.S. I tried the search function, but couldn't come up with anything on top speed...

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Hi guys, first post here, awesome forum.

I am in the market for a mild-mannered dual sport bike. Does anyone know the actual GPS-measured top speed of the Honda CRF 230F? The bike is for my girlfriend, and I would like to purchase the 230F and add a lighting kit to make it street legal. Seeing as this bike will be used on the road, top speed is an important factor. Thanks for any help.

P.S. I tried the search function, but couldn't come up with anything on top speed...

Maybe something HERE

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61 mph on mine, some may differ....still trying to fine tune my jetting, but at 8 bucks a jet it takes a while.... :naughty: if i were you i'd go to a 48 or lower rear sprocket for the street. That small first isant needed.

KUDOS,

---Denny

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I picked my jets up for $3.50-$4.00 each from the shop.

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$8 a jet? holy smokes batman, that is about 3X too much!!!!

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Hard to say from the pic, but I believe I see 104. I assume that is in km/h, which would be approximately 65 mph. That sounds about right after all I've read from this forum.

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My bike is stock with the exception of the baffle being removed. Although I wouldn't argue with anyone claiming to have cleared 60 mph (I'm just a newbie), my stock bike revs pretty high around 40 MPH. I don't push it past that (gauging with vehicle traffic). I don't think it handles too well on the pavement. That's my opinon, but I'm not a "street" rider- just ride a few blocks to get to my dirt pile.

Re-jet it, get a rev box, change the gearing, and I understand the bike will really come to life. My guess is the handling would get even squirlier on pavement.

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I have a dual sport kit and a GPS on my 230, for what its worth my averaged top speed the one time I checked it was just over 67 mph based on a back and forth run on a back road. My only mods at the time were the power up kit and uni airfilter. However the 230 really isn't at home in that environment and would recommend a different bike if top speed is really important to you.

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my stock bike revs pretty high around 40 MPH. I don't push it past that (gauging with vehicle traffic). I don't think it handles too well on the pavement.

My son will cruise on fire roads on his XR80 at 40mph. I really don't understand this, you do have 6 gears. I hit 60 occasionally on fire roads & I don't even get in to 6th. It'll hit 70 but I never have room for it. I have both speedo & GPS. An uncorked 230 can easily hit 60 mph.

The knobs don't handle well on pavement, for sure! High speed handling can be improved with a fork brace. Noticeable difference for over 40 mph or trying to get out of a rut.

:naughty:

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hehheh, it's in MPH.....you can draw your own conclusions!!!

Actually I have had my bike up to 66 MPH with stock gearing.

With the SM wheels and gearing, I was able to eek out 80 MPH with the stock carb.

Once I get the bigger carb dialed, I may be able to go higher.

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hahaha quoted from my drivers education wall at school:

"THERE IS NO NEED FOR INSANE SPEEDS!!!!!!"

hahahaha

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My son will cruise on fire roads on his XR80 at 40mph. I really don't understand this, you do have 6 gears. I hit 60 occasionally on fire roads & I don't even get in to 6th. It'll hit 70 but I never have room for it. I have both speedo & GPS. An uncorked 230 can easily hit 60 mph.

The knobs don't handle well on pavement, for sure! High speed handling can be improved with a fork brace. Noticeable difference for over 40 mph or trying to get out of a rut.

:naughty:

I often find myself looking for 7th gear! No kidding. Maybe because I'm stock I'm reving out sooner than the rest of you guys(?) I does have some giddee-up and go pinning it in 6th, but I just get nervous with the high reving. :D

Not to mention the "Knobby wobble." ( I suspected that was what that was.) I've been considering the fork brace, but holding off for some other mods. :naughty:

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I ride 97.112% in the woods so there just isn't that many places you can use WOT for long. Do you have a lot of open spaces where you ride?

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i find that it "seems" to rev real high but pavement gets 100% traction so your motor and tire spins "true" 100% of the time and it makes it seem like it is revving higher and cdaleh....you are lying arent you about the mph.

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i find that it "seems" to rev real high but pavement gets 100% traction so your motor and tire spins "true" 100% of the time and it makes it seem like it is revving higher and cdaleh....you are lying arent you about the mph.

now why would I need to type an untruth on the internet?

It actually says 104.9 MPH

How did I get that number to "display"? Well, that is a secret!!!

:naughty:

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It actually says 104.9 MPH.. How did I get that number to "display"? Well, that is a secret!!!

:naughty:

Lemme guess. You hooked it up to your gerbil's treadmill??

:naughty:

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Probably had it calibrated for a 21" wheel & then put the 17" (?) on. That's a lot revolutions at the same speed.

If you just ratio the wheel size it might get you close to his actual speed.

104.9 mph X 17/21 = 84.9 mph

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What in the world---why does it matter about the top speed. I'm off the beaten path most of the time lucky if I get it into 6th. Just no need too many twisty's and bumps.

I guess if I wanted to take it on the road I would be more ooncerned.

Just my 0.02$

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