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Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2013, 08:26 AM
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Posted By Sambucas
Hi less=more, Thanks for your safewishes! ...

Hi less=more,

Thanks for your safewishes!

Our bike is already back together and we made 25 km testride yesterday and it didn't leak a single drop of coolant, so that is promising! Tomorrow a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2013, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
Another short question: Today I noticed that...

Another short question:

Today I noticed that the teeth on my front sprocket look like sharkfins, so my front sprocket appeared to be very well worn.

This comes as a surprise, because the chain...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2013, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
In the end, we heated the engine cover in a...

In the end, we heated the engine cover in a household kitchen oven. We tried different and increasing temperatures until we were able to knock the waterpump shaft halfway out of the cover (enough to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2013, 02:26 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
Hello, Here is the picture of the new seal,...

Hello,

Here is the picture of the new seal, with the dimensions. Accuracy of the dimensions is not great, as I am in Africa and it is had to find a good measuring tool here...

The part number...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2013, 04:57 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
Hi, I only read your message just now. (no much...

Hi, I only read your message just now. (no much internet here in Africa...)

I should get the new seal any of these days, so I will indeed measure (both old and new seal) and let you know soon.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2013, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
Te felicito! Muy guapa!!! :D

Te felicito! Muy guapa!!! :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2013, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
Muchas gracias, Kurt Lain! Si, me sirven tus...

Muchas gracias, Kurt Lain! Si, me sirven tus fotos! :) Todavia estoy esperando para los partes, pero en unos dias puedo sacar el eje tambien! Saludos desde Africa.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
Hi MadDoc, I just tightened my 'steering...

Hi MadDoc,
I just tightened my 'steering bearing adjustment nut' (that is the preload nut you mean, I presume?) today! :)

I did remove the handlebar, because it is not too much work and it was a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 12:22 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
Hola Kurt Lain, Muchas gracias por tu...

Hola Kurt Lain,

Muchas gracias por tu respuesta! Hablo un poco Espanol (de Argentina!) pero necesitaba Google Translate para entender todas las cosas technicas. Pero ahora, si entiendo! :)

Que...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 12:00 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
http://imageshack.us/a/img801/6375/metalcupsmall2....

http://imageshack.us/a/img801/6375/metalcupsmall2.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 07:34 AM
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Posted By Sambucas
Hi valvecrusher, thanks for your help! :) ...

Hi valvecrusher, thanks for your help! :)

Sorry, I don't have a picture yet. Also the internet connection here i quite slow, so I don't know if I even can upload a picture...

But I got a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2013, 01:16 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
Getting the whole mechanical seal out...?

Hi guys!

Here we are again with a hairy question.

Last week the mechanical seal on my waterpump started leaking heavily.

I took the mechanical seal out, at least most of it, that is the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2013, 07:36 AM
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Posted By Sambucas
Chain slider: ...

Chain slider:
http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-nx2502-dominator-1990-european-direct-salesmm_model3811/slider-chain_52170kw3670/

Swingarm assy:...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2012, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
The NX250 I am currently driving through Africa...

The NX250 I am currently driving through Africa was very ill-treated by it's previous owner (water in the cooling system, tight valves (0,0mm clearance), probably no oil-changes, non-original nuts...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2012, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Sambucas
Just a general tip to everybody: If you do less...

Just a general tip to everybody: If you do less than 40% offroad and more than 60% onroad (enduro), like we are doing in our travel, look at Metzeler Tourance tires. Really good!!! :)

Great grip...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2012, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Sambucas
Hola Orkodelamuerte! Gracias por tu respuesta!...

Hola Orkodelamuerte! Gracias por tu respuesta! (Che, vivia yo en Buenos Aires/Argentina por un ano en 2006, asi q tambien hablo el Castellano Argentino, boludo! ;)

Thanks for your suggestion! I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2012, 09:53 AM
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Posted By Sambucas
Hey RollingJ, Thanks for your answer! I...

Hey RollingJ,

Thanks for your answer!

I will check again and try to organise the radiator cleanout.

But I have to say that the radiator and cooling system of the overheating bike is the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2012, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Sambucas
Hi Thirstybuck, Thanks for your answer. ...

Hi Thirstybuck,

Thanks for your answer.

It's dumping coolant from the radiator into the overflow tank. And when the overflow tank is full, it starts to dump it on the street, via the tube that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2012, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
Overheating NX250 in Africa...

Hello all again!

We finally found a decent internet connection again, this time from Uganda! :)

Here is the sequel to the problem with the overheating bike. The result is that it is still...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2012, 11:56 AM
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Posted By Sambucas
Yes, I would be interested in seeing pictures of...

Yes, I would be interested in seeing pictures of your full manual cam chain tensioner! Are the pictures up already and where!? Thanks in advance! :) Grtz, Dave
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2012, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
Thanks, I didn't realize that! I will look into...

Thanks, I didn't realize that! I will look into it, to see that I make adjustments for the whole RPM scale!

Cheers! :)
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Sambucas
Hi Clanbree, thanks for your thinking and your...

Hi Clanbree, thanks for your thinking and your reply! :)

First of all, I fully agree with excluding all the simple things first! Very good thinking! :freaky

Option 1 (swapping radiator caps)...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2012, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Sambucas
Why is it overheating...?

Today we checked the thermostat and the waterpump of the bike that tends to overheat.

Waterpump was fine. Couldn't turn the fan by hand, but it was turnig together with the engine. No damage to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2012, 03:58 AM
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Posted By Sambucas
No, it is the other bike. So we have 2 bikes: -...

No, it is the other bike. So we have 2 bikes:
- Bike nr 1. was in great shape when we bought it and only has 1 problem: it is dumping it's coolant and therefor overheating in very tough conditions...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 08:01 AM
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Posted By Sambucas
Hi Clanbree, thanks for your answer. I...

Hi Clanbree, thanks for your answer.

I understand that when you drive slowly the bike tends to overheat. But I think the radiator cooling fan should take care of that.

Sorry, I completely...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 07:41 AM
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Posted By Sambucas
Thanks for your reply, Local Machine. But I...

Thanks for your reply, Local Machine.

But I am pretty sure that on an NX the fan kick in with the temp. sensor on the radiator. The temp. sensor on the cylinder head seems only to switch on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 07:36 AM
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Posted By Sambucas
You are welcome! It took us about 3...

You are welcome! It took us about 3 (African-style relaxed) days to figure out the exact workings of the Xenon, mounting all the cables and then re-arranging all the cables so that they would fit AND...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7,087
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Posted By Sambucas
Hi Fikse, Thanks for the answer. We...

Hi Fikse,

Thanks for the answer.

We checked the water pump (seems OK), radiator (does not seem blocked) and we already performed action to bleed air.

So indeed the thermostat is suspicious,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7,087
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Posted By Sambucas
Home-made toolrolls

We now use some home-made toolrolls. It saves a lot of weight and space in the travel bags, when you put the tools and spares in these toolrolls. Only take care for the exhaust pipe!

The toolrolls...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
Tire lifters

Nice way to take your tire lifters:

First wrap them in bicycle inner tube:
http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/1079/dscf9450.jpg

Then tie them to the frame:...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
Xenon lights

We have our Nixies kitted out with xenon lighting:

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/7430/xenoninstall1.jpg

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/8589/xenoninstall2.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
Some pictures of our Honda NX 250's kitted out...

Some pictures of our Honda NX 250's kitted out for traveling Africa:

Bikes fully loaded:
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/504/p1130990a.jpg

Detail of Marly's fully loaded bike:...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
Regarding the valves, I looked at robbing shims...

Regarding the valves, I looked at robbing shims from the broken motor, but they all seem to be too thick. (I need about 140 and they are about 160...)

I am still trying to find shims here in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 01:03 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
Just another short question, now about our other...

Just another short question, now about our other NX250 bike (not the one with the shot engine...)

This bike overheats pretty soon when slowly going up mountain roads and in traffic jams, etc....
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2012, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Sambucas
Thanks for your answer, Scambler! To answer...

Thanks for your answer, Scambler!

To answer your first question of a few posts back: Yes, the engine was making strange noises, already for a long time:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7,087
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Posted By Sambucas
One more question... If I would like to...

One more question...

If I would like to replace my cam chain, I need to remove my clutch (been there, done that) and the primary drive gear.

The manual states that I need a 'gear holder' to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2012, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
Hi guys, So I have just tried the tensioner...

Hi guys,

So I have just tried the tensioner fix as first described by Local Machine and later more refined by Mass Out.

I think it should look like this:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7,087
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Posted By Sambucas
Just another short question: The replacement...

Just another short question:

The replacement engine has a bit tight valve clearance. The clearance should be 0.23 +- 0.03 mm and on this engine it is about 0.15 mm.

The problem is I don't have...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2012, 07:51 AM
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Posted By Sambucas
Thanks muddyrabbit, tntmo, scrambler66 and Mass...

Thanks muddyrabbit, tntmo, scrambler66 and Mass Out for your replies! :)

Indeed it sounds like we have the same problem as you have experienced and know about.

So our engine died suddenly while...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2012, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Sambucas
How to know when your cam chain is worn?

Just a short question: How to know when your cam chain is worn and needs to be replaced?

In a later post I will ask the long version of this question, including the stuff that happenend to my...
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