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This manual applies to the following models: QuadRunner 230, LT 230GE / Suzuki Motor Corporation
1985 Suzuki QuadRunner 230, LT 230GE
1986 Suzuki QuadRunner 230, LT 230GE
1987 Suzuki QuadRunner 230, LT 230GE
Production/model years: 85, 86, 87, 1985, 1986, 1987
Manual Language: English
Printable: Yes, all printers
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Engine Specifications/Technical Data:
• Engine Type: 4-stroke, air-cooled
• Displacement: 230cc
• Bore x Stroke: 67.0 mm x 65.2 mm
• Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
• Carburetion: Mikuni VM26SS
• Ignition System: CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition)
• Starting System: Electric start with recoil backup
• Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh
• Final Drive: Chain drive
• Clutch: Wet multi-plate type
• Fuel Capacity: 9.5 liters (2.5 US gallons)
• Oil Capacity (with filter change): 1.7 liters (1.8 US quarts)
• Front Suspension: Independent, double wishbone, coil spring
• Rear Suspension: Swingarm type, coil spring, oil-damped
• Front Brake: Drum brake
• Rear Brake: Drum brake
• Front Tire Size: AT22 x 8-10
• Rear Tire Size: AT22 x 10-9
• Wheelbase: 1,240 mm (48.8 inches)
• Dry Weight: 190 kg (418 lbs)
Facts and Details:
- The LT 230GE model was introduced by Suzuki in 1985 as a mid-sized utility ATV.
- It featured a sturdy frame and durable construction, making it suitable for various terrains and applications.
- The QuadRunner 230 was equipped with a reliable 230cc, 4-stroke engine.
- Its 5-speed constant mesh transmission provided smooth and precise gear shifting.
- The electric start system offered convenience, while the recoil backup ensured starting even in challenging situations.
- The independent double wishbone front suspension and swingarm-type rear suspension offered a comfortable ride.
- The drum brakes on both the front and rear wheels provided reliable stopping power.
- The QuadRunner 230 had a fuel capacity of 9.5 liters, allowing for long rides without frequent refueling.
- It featured a chain drive for the final drive, known for its durability and efficient power transfer.
- The LT 230GE had a wheelbase of 1,240 mm, contributing to stability and maneuverability.
- With a dry weight of 190 kg, the QuadRunner 230 was lightweight and agile.
- It came with front and rear racks for carrying cargo, enhancing its utility capabilities.
- The ATV's compact size and nimble handling made it suitable for both work and recreational riding.
- The LT 230GE gained popularity for its reliability, versatility, and ease of maintenance.
- Maintenance Intervals, General Tips, and Common Issues:
► Oil and filter change: Every 50 hours of operation or annually, whichever comes first.
► Air filter cleaning/replacement: Every 20 hours of operation or as needed.
► Spark plug replacement: Every 100 hours of operation or as needed.
► Valve clearance inspection/adjustment: Every 100 hours of operation or annually, whichever comes first.
► Drive chain adjustment and lubrication: Every 20 hours of operation or as needed.
► Brake inspection and adjustment: Every 20 hours of operation or as needed.
General Maintenance Tips:
* Regularly clean the ATV to prevent dirt and debris from causing damage.
* Check tire pressure and condition before each ride.
* Lubricate moving parts, such as control cables and pivot points, as recommended in the manual.
* Keep the air filter clean and replace it when necessary.
* Check and maintain proper chain tension and lubrication.
* Inspect brakes for wear and adjust as needed.
* Regularly check and top up fluids, including engine oil and coolant.
* Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for fuel octane rating and storage.
Common Issues and Solutions:
■ Starting issues: Check the battery charge and connections. Clean or replace the spark plug if necessary.
■ Poor idle or performance: Clean the carburetor and ensure proper fuel flow. Check for clogged jets or air/fuel mixture issues.
■ Electrical problems: Inspect wiring harnesses for damage or loose connections. Check fuses and relays.
■ Overheating: Ensure proper coolant levels and check for obstructions in the cooling system, such as debris or dirt. Clean the radiator if necessary.
■ Drive chain problems: Regularly clean, lubricate, and adjust the chain. Replace if worn or damaged.
■ Suspension issues: Inspect shocks and bushings for wear or leaks. Replace worn components as needed.
■ Brake problems: Check brake pads for wear and replace if necessary. Bleed the brake system if the lever feels spongy.
Popular Tuning Tips and Modifications:
If you're looking to enhance your QuadRunner 230's performance or customize it to your preferences, consider these popular tuning tips and modifications:
+ High-flow air filter and intake system for improved airflow.
+ Performance exhaust system for increased power and a more aggressive sound.
+ Jet kit or carburetor tuning for optimal fuel delivery.
+ Upgraded suspension components for better off-road handling.
+ ATV tires with more aggressive tread patterns for enhanced traction.
+ LED light upgrades for improved visibility during night rides.
+ Winch installation for added utility and recovery capabilities.
+ Handlebar risers or aftermarket handlebars for personalized ergonomics.
+ Accessories, Attachments, and Aftermarket Options:
Here are some available accessories, attachments, and aftermarket options:
♦ Cargo racks and baskets for increased carrying capacity.
♦ Snow plows and blades for winter use and snow removal.
♦ Skid plates and A-arm guards for added protection.
♦ Handguards to shield hands from branches and debris.
♦ Trailer hitches and towing accessories for hauling trailers or equipment.
♦ Gun racks and bow holders for hunting enthusiasts.
♦ Winches and winch mounts for recovery and utility purposes.
♦ ATV covers and storage solutions for protecting your vehicle.
Owner Reviews and Opinions:
☺ Excellent reliability and durability.
☺ Versatile for both work and recreational use.
☺ Nimble handling and maneuverability- Smooth and precise shifting with the 5-speed transmission.
☺ Comfortable ride with independent front suspension and rear swingarm suspension.
☺ Strong and durable frame construction.
☺ Convenient electric start with recoil backup.
☺ Ample cargo-carrying capacity with front and rear racks.
☻ Limited power output compared to larger ATVs.
☻ Drum brakes may require more maintenance compared to disc brakes.
☻ Limited aftermarket support compared to more popular models.
Repairs Carried Out Most Frequently:
→ Carburetor cleaning and rebuild.
→ Spark plug replacement.
→ Chain adjustment and lubrication.
→ Brake adjustment and pad replacement.
→ Electrical system troubleshooting and repairs.
→ Suspension component replacement.
→ Cooling system maintenance and repairs.
Parts That Often Break:
→ Carburetor components, such as jets and gaskets.
→ Spark plugs.
→ Drive chain.
→ Brake pads.
→ Suspension bushings and seals.
→ Electrical connectors and wiring harnesses.
→ Cooling system hoses and radiator.
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