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    Thank you for sharing the great pics with us. This has warm nostalgic value for me as the bike I learnt to ride on way back when they were brand new and I was a teenager was a Yellow SL125. ๐Ÿ˜„ So many great memories.
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    Four years with the CRF230F

    I can wait to hear about the rest of your journey mate. ๐Ÿ˜œ
  3. Then you'd never ride. It looks like this from September until late June. Ohhhh! I guess would just have to go skiing or go South....... far South.
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    More Monky bussiness.

    How do you stop the tyre from spinning on the rim BTR? I mean with all that torque an' all.
  5. Why??? ๐Ÿ™„ Just stirrin' ๐Ÿ˜ I like the looks of those trails, but I would be waiting for a compltely dry week. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  6. Huge respect to you and those guys Sneaky! ๐Ÿ˜Ž In my youth I got involved in all sorts of extreme adventures and sports, so I can relate to the 'need', but that sort of riding is just not in my world of desires these days. These days, I dont race anyone or ride at speeds that could lead to much risk of serious bodily harm. I also tend to avoid wet slippery conditions and deep mud at all costs by picking my days and locations. i challenge myself at a different level altogether. I like to get up in the mountains and tackle some climbs that I guess you would call quite 'moderate', and try to get to some interesting and scenic places. Thats just the way I roll these days. I still get the blood pumping and a shot of adrenaline now and then, and I am usually grinning like a kid inside my helmet the whole time. I have a bunch of riding fiends, with very similar interests, whom I like to share the experience with. It is clear that the experiences, motivations and aspirations of 'trail' riders varies a huge amount. The style of riding that gets you going varies greatly from place to place and person to person. I think that variety is fantastic, and I love to hear of the experiences and adventures of others, but I think it can also lead to some misunderstandings when discussed in forums, without the context we can really only get by the reality of being there in your conditions, and really understanding what makes others tick. My substantially modified 230 engine has enough HP for me, and I love the characteristics of the power delivery. The limiting factors are more about weight and suspension, which is why a PR4 Extreme with a similarly modified engine is very attractive to me.
  7. Sounds great, but for me, it is still a 2 stroke. Call me predjudiced...... ๐Ÿ˜ž
  8. Nice, but price difference here is huge - around A$3000 or more. I also prefer 4 stroke. For that money I would be looking at the KTM 350 4T Freeride, but they are even higher priced and hard to find. Plus, I like the idea of developing something a bit different. edit: Hmmm, I just noticed that there are a few very low KM KTM Freeride 350's coming up in the $7000 range.
  9. https://www.dirtbikes.com/2018-ajp-pr4-enduro-240-ride-review/ Like I said. The bike's chassis has it. It just needs a few of the methods developed on CFR230's applied to the engine and it's my ideal trail bike. ๐Ÿ˜„
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    Shock Sox Fork Seals- Pics Inside

    Does that shop link work for others? It does not work for me.
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    Bolt in 250cc engine

    AFAIK, it would not require any mounting point changes. These clone type engines all seem to use the same mounting point measurements.
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    Bolt in 250cc engine

    I came accross the product on a chinese website like alibaba. You would obviously have to order and import the engines yourself, and again I say, it is not exactly clear to me what the cost would be. But if Pitster is selling them for $1000, the price I deduced from the ad seems about right. The ZS 223cc version of that engine is available on Ebay in Aus for A$699 Retail. It looks to me like an order of 3 engines would cost US$350 each, but I could be misreading the translated page.?? I can't decipher exactly what one engine would cost. Check this and use a translator on your web page: https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=545421276781&spm=2014.21377422.0.0&tbpm=1
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    Bolt in 250cc engine

    Yep. I have too. And I think you are correct about using it to relplace a munted engine. But I still thought it was interesting.
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    Bolt in 250cc engine

    I would be very surprised of this engine was not a direct bolt in fit to CRF230F. This is what KAYO use in there new model apparently. It looks like you can get them for about US$350-400. hard to tell from the translation. - One could swap it in while working on the original engine. - It has the potential to be hotted up with many Honda parts - It has the potential to be enlarged to over 315cc, with it's wider barrel bolt spacing, (unlike the honda engine with its closer spacing) and longer stroke using a Honda 230L crank. (Yes, it is Chinese manufactured and I expect there will be some who will want to make all sorts of disparaging comments. Forget it. Heard it all before. This is clearly not for you so just move on and ignore it.) Bare metal goods, excluding the actuating lever, the shift lever The new nominal T4 Engine displacement: 250ccl Actual Displacement: 249.9cc The maximum power rate: 15KW / 8500rpm Maximum torque: 18N.m / 6500rpm Bore * Stroke: 72mm * 61.4mm Compression ratio: 9.25: 1 Contrast the old section T4 engine parameters (Note: clone of CRF230F) Nominal displacement: 250cc Actual Displacement: 223cc The maximum power rate: 12KW / 7000rpm Maximum torque: 17.5Nm / 5500rpm Bore * Stroke: 65.6mm * 66.2mm Compression ratio: 9.6: 1 One big difference is that it is 5 speed only. Full details: https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=545421276781&spm=2014.21377422.0.0&tbpm=1