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Becuase of gas and perhaps my personal safety, I'm considering going down to a 230L. Problem is, I tried a 230F before buying my 650 and I didn't like the way the bike was a PITA to start and get warmed up. Ironically that's what I love about my 650, BAM starts on a dime every time and is ready to go almost right away. Got to be the best starting bike ever made.

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The jetting on the 230f was lean, thats why they are hard to start if the jets are not changed. The 230L is the same but for $15 in jets and a half hour to change them and you are set. I have ridden Engines Only's 230L test bike and the thing is a blast. They have a cam and a 250cc piston kit and the thing gets about 80 miles per gallon.

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ur worried about gas on a 650L?

:thumbsup::p

i think u will be very disappointed stepping down from the big thumper

unless the 230 is a commute bike..

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I f it is for commuting and light trails. Go for it. I have a 230 and it is easy to start and light wieght, and peppy.

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I have a CRF230L and i love it . starting was a little tricky untill I changed jets and modified the exhaust and air box lid. Now it cranks the first time every time. When I bought my 230L I looked at and sat on the 650 and did not like it. I'm sure the torque is awsome compared to the 230 but it's size and weight turned me against it. I hear the kawasaki 250 dual sport is awsome.

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I have a 230 I put a Wiseco 11:1 piston and high lift cam and it starts first yime every time jetting is key.

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I have a CRF230L and i love it . starting was a little tricky untill I changed jets and modified the exhaust and air box lid. Now it cranks the first time every time. When I bought my 230L I looked at and sat on the 650 and did not like it. I'm sure the torque is awsome compared to the 230 but it's size and weight turned me against it. I hear the kawasaki 250 dual sport is awsome.

hey, guys and gals,

You 230L riders should check out this link, very, helpful.

http://www.hondacrf230l.com/index.php:thumbsup:

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I currently own both bikes myself. I ride the 650l on the street and the 230 in the woods. The 230 is much lighter and easier to handle offroad

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I agree,it is very fun off road. If by chance, you lay it down like I have, one person can get her back up. Most of the time you can handle it, when it tries to get squirely.

What kinda of mileage do you get with th 650? What year is it?

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Heh heh heh. Eeyore's angling for a trade :busted: A lot of people who ride their Ls on the street can't resist the power of the 650 so they go the other way.

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Heh heh heh. Eeyore's angling for a trade :busted: A lot of people who ride their Ls on the street can't resist the power of the 650 so they go the other way.

Yes I am. Looks like I will have 2 bikes, this spring. If this one does not sell, I think I will mod it out. For more fun on the trails.

The bigger one will be for mile munching!

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Ohh that would be a good choice, it rocks to have room/time/money for two bikes :busted:

I was confused as to why you're both trying to hop up and sell your 230 at the same time.

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I would like to sell it. But have had no calls on it. Which I sort of thought would happen. There is a DRZ local that I wanted to try and buy.

I had planned to do the mods, now anyways.

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