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Old 01-07-2006, 08:57 PM
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Default 85 to 88 Suzuki LT230S Quadsport help.

thanks Big! it's been a fun 4 yr project that turned into an obsession! heck, i'm even getting new red nerf nets custom made to match my graphics colors. i want to look good when i'm kickin' yurass!

i got the fr bumper on ebay, it was an old stock item from some cycle shop. it's made by PRM Inc. google them. they are still making that bumper for @$90 i think.

the 32mm carb is a seriously expensive venture but i'm tellin' ya, this thing will waste much bigger bikes (now i just gotta find a rider!) the biggest problem with the 230 head is that it's the head from the utility motor and the intake port is just a hole that dumps into a boxy little area where the intake valve is located. the mix enters and just swirls around and some of it gets sucked in when the valve opens. no real directional guidance towards the valve. kinda like the difference between a stock air cleaner and ram air induction on a car. my builder filled up that cavity with some sort of aluminum epoxy and then ground out a nice smooth round port right down around the valve, put a multi-angle grind on the seat area of the valve to help a little more with flow. the flange area on the head has to built up to mount a larger intake boot big enough to accept the carb. it's a stock 32mm from Sudco. came with a 200 mainjet and it runs a little rich and i figure once i get it broke in and tuned, it;ll prolly be around 180- 190.

the airbox project/problem turned out well once i found the right little tupperware container tha fit between the rails under the seat. i used central vacuum pipe and fittings for my plumbing. that stuff is super lightweight compared to standard pvc pipe and is plenty strong to take hits from a little gravel & mud. i run a UNI clamp-on w/ outerwears prefilter inside the tupperware and it's working good.

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Old 01-07-2006, 09:06 PM
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Default 85 to 88 Suzuki LT230S Quadsport help.

i have a ?..... i want to paint my 1986 Lt230s over the original plastis and i dont no how or wat to do......please repy.....my weeler is also running a little funny...wonce i get up to about 3rd gear it seems like it has no power at all...help!
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:24 PM
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Default 85 to 88 Suzuki LT230S Quadsport help.

My bumper is actually for a quadracer and we just made a coulpe of brackets to mount it.
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:07 PM
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Default 85 to 88 Suzuki LT230S Quadsport help.

Finally got those pics downloaded. I am waiting on the approval to go through. I'll keep ya up updated.
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Old 01-08-2006, 02:24 PM
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Default 85 to 88 Suzuki LT230S Quadsport help.

I have a 85. If i could figure out why it wont spark then i have a 270 big bore just sitting around that can be thrown in it. I already replaced the cdi and it worked for three rides and now it has zero spark
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Old 01-08-2006, 02:54 PM
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Default 85 to 88 Suzuki LT230S Quadsport help.

My first guess would be to trace all your wires and connections. If it ran fine and just quit it is probably just a loose ground wire. I have a 300ex that did the same thing. We just traced all the wires and found that one had unsnapped, reconnected and it fired right up. Good luck
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Old 01-08-2006, 06:36 PM
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Default 85 to 88 Suzuki LT230S Quadsport help.

Hey sahzookee like the pics, love the captions. You could have pulled the 230 with the wheelbarrow i guess.[img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/img]

NEWDUCK have you checked the coil? It may be far enough out of spec. to operate with a good cdi but quickly tax it to a point of faliure. My book shows it should read 0-2 ohms without the cap and 10-25k ohms with the cap.
Did you check the see if the primary and pick up coils are within spec?

Just curious. I did not know what kind of troubleshooting was done up to this point.










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Old 01-12-2006, 04:40 PM
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Default 85 to 88 Suzuki LT230S Quadsport help.

i picked mine up for $800! Good tires, ugly, but not broken white plastic,good seat and it starts and runs good. I just picked mine up for a 2nd wheeler for when my wife goes with us. She rides the Wolverine and I beat the crap out of the ZUK. It is great! I remember having an ad for one on my bedroom wall in 86. I do not regret getting it. I would like to fix the shifter and get carb update with a new filter intake set up. I am also interested in a blue hood for it. After that just run it until rebuild time so I can put a 270 kit in it.
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:10 PM
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Default 85 to 88 Suzuki LT230S Quadsport help.

BIGMC, I noticed it looks like you extended your swingarm yourself ( or had it done as oppose to buying one). I have considered having this done myself, the only thing I can't figure is what to do about the rear shock. Did you use one from another quad or did the original one bolt right back in. Thanks for any tips it will really help.
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