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Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 04:21 PM
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Posted By larry31
Troubleshooting

See if this is of any help.. ( Ignition system )
http://www.powers31.info/1988_NX250_Ign_Sys.pdf

Or this one... ( Full manual ) May take a while to load!...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By larry31
Broken bolts

I've also found that if a thread is messed up, from cross threading, that the bolt will seem hard to thread in. Look at the bolt closely and examine the threads. A little compressed air in the female...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 08:59 AM
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Posted By larry31
Nx250

I've had my 1990 NX250 since it had 3,000 miles on it, and now has just over 24,000 miles. ( I'm second owner. ) I bought it in 1993.

Get's between 75, & 85 mpg ( 10% ethanol reg gas ) I used to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By larry31
Nx250

I have a 1990 NX250 with just over 24,000 miles on it. I've owned it since 1993.

I get between 75- 85 mpg mixed driving. 45 - 55 mph will get close to 76 - 80 mpg. ( carrying about 225 lb's... me...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 05:24 AM
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Posted By larry31
Jack points

I built a skid plate that has a really flat bottom surface. Fits my Harbor Freight jack with no other modifications.
If just lifting a stock bike, you may have to resort to some "creative" blocking...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 05:01 AM
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Posted By larry31
NH Rider

I have a riding buddy in Stoneham ME, and we get together about halfway, to ride . He has a NX250 that I had owned previously. ( Long story! )
I've taken my NX from Concord area up to Mt. Washington...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 06:40 PM
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Posted By larry31
Welcome from a neighbor. ( New Hampshire! ) I...

Welcome from a neighbor. ( New Hampshire! )
I have a 1990 NX250, with just over 24,000 miles, and have burned reg. grade gas exclusively. I get between 75 and 85 mpg, and it starts great, and runs...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 10:12 AM
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Posted By larry31
NH dual sport'r

I'm in NH also. ( Near Concord! ) What part of the state do you ride?
My ride is a 1990 Honda NX250 These bikes just love to do back roads, gravel, and paved. My NX is happiest doing 40 - 50 mph....
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 09:54 AM
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Posted By larry31
Stock Bridgestones

I've used the Bridgestone stock tires on my 1990 NX for 2 changes. They performed ok for my style of riding. I don't go into mud, or sand unless I have to. I've not had any problems riding Gravel,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 07:10 AM
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Posted By larry31
Shift lever

I had same issue when I bought my steel-toe work boots.
I bought a new lever from Honda, and took it to a welding shop. Had them cut it and add a 1" piece to make the lever longer. Works great.
I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 07:05 AM
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Posted By larry31
New bike

The NX250 is a great little bike. With only 4,000 miles you should not have any problems, if it was stored properly. Gas will go bad if not treated properly. You say it runs good, so it probably was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 11:15 AM
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Posted By larry31
You may be able to do what I did on my NX250 for...

You may be able to do what I did on my NX250 for bags.
Made frames from electrical conduit, and bought some saddlbags to use with them. Check here for my answer to luggage.... ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By larry31
Seats & Monday's ride

I made a slip-on cover for my NX seat. My original is still good, but hard on my A$$. Made the slip-on from foam I got at local sewing store. My wife sew'd the cover, and elastic straps. I can ride...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 04:21 AM
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Posted By larry31
Choke

I do use my choke to start my 1990 NX cold, but once it's warmed up, I don't think the starter rev's the engine more than a half turn to fire it up.
It's almost like it reads my mind, or sees my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 01:32 PM
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Posted By larry31
Fix

If you have to redo it, try this stuff...
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_9?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=plast-aid%20acrylic%20and%20pvc%20repair%20kit&sprefix=plast-aid%2Caps%2C227
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 05:36 PM
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Posted By larry31
Problems!

I hate to use this word... But here goes.. ( Lawyer! )

Timely comment. This sounds like they were employing some of those "apes" from the movie.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 04:34 PM
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Posted By larry31
Do they have a model that makes coffee?

Do they have a model that makes coffee?
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 01:39 PM
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Posted By larry31
Video's

You're welcome!

RE: Videos... They can be great,.... when viewed after the "repairs", "cleanup", and "healing" is over.

I was intending on just checking my GoPro camera mount and getting some...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 04:38 AM
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Posted By larry31
BTW: Those mesh riding jackets will go through a...

BTW: Those mesh riding jackets will go through a clothes washer.Just don't put them in a dryer. (Don't ask how I know.)




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Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:27 PM
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Posted By larry31
Comfort

I ride a 1990 NX250 and a 2011 KLR650.
I do think the NX does feel smoother engine vibration wise. Never had numb hands riding it.
My KLR650 has given me some light hand numbness. Larger grips did...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 06:05 PM
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Posted By larry31
Action Cam's

I put my GoPro Hero 2 on helmet. ( At top, not side. ) I don't feel any affect from the drag. I don't film much at high speed anyway. Most highway filming is kind of boring, unless there's fantastic...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 12:16 PM
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Posted By larry31
What helmet cam do you have? There's a...

What helmet cam do you have? There's a comparison on GoPro, RP Tronix Primo, Garmin, and WASPcam in the July issue of Motorcycle Consumer News. FWIW.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 06:36 PM
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Posted By larry31
Video Editing Software

I use Power Director 11. There's a Version 12 out now.
http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdirector-ultra/features_en_US.html?&r=1

My V-11 seems to work ok for me. I can add text, cut video,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 07:01 AM
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Posted By larry31
GoPro

As a side note on the GoPro, You may not experience this, being is a dryer climate, but in humid conditions, I've had my camera fog up. GoPro sells small strips that fit inside the case. They absorb...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 03:13 PM
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Posted By larry31
To each his "Playground"

That's a great video. I don't think anyone has shot a off road bike ride through a mine.
Ya! Just gott'a strap on an extra generator, and some super bright lights to really get a fantastic video.
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Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 04:24 AM
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Posted By larry31
My Playground

https://vimeo.com/97888496
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 06:21 PM
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Posted By larry31
I bought another "stock" shift lever, and took it...

I bought another "stock" shift lever, and took it to a local welding shop. They cut it and spliced in about 1" to make the lever 1" longer. I made a cardboard template so they would make the bend so...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 04:37 AM
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Posted By larry31
Responce

Nice outline describing that area. Wish it was closer!

Thanks for posting.

More pix's maybe?


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Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 06:17 PM
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Posted By larry31
NX's in N.H.

Welcome to a select club.... "NX250's in N.H."

I don't know of many here in this state. I'm near Concord, N.H. Have a 1990 NX with just under 24,000 mi's on it. I've had it since 1993 ( it had...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 01:23 PM
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Posted By larry31
Pix's

I got one almost like your first pix.
Not today, but last year. Hard to see, but there are several "puddles" stretched out, and one is almost 3' deep. (No, I didn't go for it! To old for that $ht)
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Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 01:10 PM
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Posted By larry31
Cooling troubleshooting

Here's a link to the NX manual...http://www.powers31.info/Honda_NX250_Manual.pdf

I believe you are looking for troubleshooting on page 19-2

NOTE: This manual may take a while to download. Be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 05:04 PM
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Posted By larry31
Mpg

I have a 1990 with just under 24,000 miles. All original. My mileage is between 70 and 85 mpg. Depends on how fast, and how much off road I do.

Have you checked for dragging brakes or wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 05:36 PM
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Posted By larry31
CDI Problem??

Inspect the circuit board real close for bad solder joints. Dull solder, solder not flowed onto the component lead, etc. Use a magnifying glass if you can. Look at printed circuit for damage. If you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 01:23 PM
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Posted By larry31
Bike quitting

When my NX CDI went bad, it left me on side of road for about a half hour. Then suddenly started, and ran good for a couple of days. Next time, it would not start before going for a ride. Then ran...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 05:27 AM
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Posted By larry31
Clean Bike

It's looking real clean now. Good job!

I find mine as much fun on back "black-top" as on the trail.
Nice part of this bike is, they can go almost anywhere. If I get into a place where I can't (...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 09:05 AM
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Posted By larry31
Questions ??

1- Stock seat under my custom cover.. See web page... http://www.powers31.info/nx250.htm

2 & 3- My light hardly ever comes on. A couple of times when I was off road in deep stuff, and running up...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 08:58 AM
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Posted By larry31
Questions?

As far as I know, they are stock. Previous owner only had bike for short time, and mostly paved road riding.

Mounting stuff required some experimenting and re-engineering of mounting brackets....
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 05:36 PM
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Posted By larry31
My Morning Warm-Up Ride

http://youtu.be/oHXocTZfcrk








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Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 04:47 PM
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Posted By larry31
New Guy

Welcome to the NX250 experience. You'll love it. I've had mine since 1993, and probably will, until God takes it away from me.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 07:22 AM
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Posted By larry31
Saddlebags?

They are held on nice and tight with the clamping on back side. No sliding or movement at all. I don't use them all the time when going off road. When I do, they stay in place. Just get dirty!! Oh'...
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