After doing some research I finally made my choices and got everything installed this week.
I went with a Wiseco
11:1 stock bore piston and Web cam #282. This is the cam that is listed on their website for the CRF230. I kept the stock carb and jetted with a 125 main and a 45 pilot with the stock needle on the 4th from the top clip.
After an initial cam break-in and then two heat cycles to seat the rings, I took it around the block a few times to get a seat of the pants impression.
Well at partial throttle and lower RPM I did
not notice much difference, it felt like the stock bike (uncorked). I rode it around for about 15 minutes taking it easy.
Then today I took it out again and got on it a little bit. The front end will power wheelie in first and with a little on-off-on the throttle it will pull easily to the sky in second. Keep in mind that with the stock cam and piston I was not able to get the front end off the ground in second with out a lot of persuading and leaning and believe it or not no wheelies in first cause the power signed off too soon. I have not gotten a chance to get the bike on dirt yet and really rev it so I cannot say how great the setup really is but so far I like it. (I am using a 14 tooth front sproket and 49 rear)
I was not looking for major power, just a reliable boost that could get my front end in the air when I wanted to loft a log or rut. So far, this seems to be the ticket.
Also, I am running pump gas with this combination and as of yet have not had any signs of detination. And my plug is light tan so I will keep an eye on it and do some full throttle
runs when I get a chance to verify main jet size.
And it may be worth noting that as a fairly mechanically inclined person that has rebuilt 2-stoke top-ends, a few chevy 350's and a old honda 500 single, It took me 2.5 hours to get the motor out of the frame and torn down, 1.5 hours reassembling the motor (The oil rings on the piston were a real pain and I ended up bending one and had to replace it, so be very careful there) and 2 hours putting the bike back together. So this is definitely an all day job or all weekend job for most people.