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Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,678
Posted By firecat318
Oh, thanks for the help. I've got them locked...

Oh, thanks for the help. I've got them locked now I guess the problem I was having before was I was trying to turn the key to the lock position when the handlebars were straight.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,678
Posted By firecat318
Recently I noticed a position on the ignition...

Recently I noticed a position on the ignition called "Lock" What does this do and how do you get the key into that position? I've tried pushing the key down and turning counterclockwise but it only...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,678
Posted By firecat318
What speed should my bike be going when the RPMs...

What speed should my bike be going when the RPMs are at 6000 in 6th gear? According to my speedometer the bike is going about 62. However I usually refer to the speed that my GPS is indicating...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,678
Posted By firecat318
Is it safe to to run the engine at 7,000 RPMs for...

Is it safe to to run the engine at 7,000 RPMs for extended periods of time (2-3 hours)? This is my first motorcycle and I don't want to wreck the engine by running it too high.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,694
Posted By firecat318
As long as it's above 0 I can get by without any...

As long as it's above 0 I can get by without any heated gear, at least from my experience with snowmobiling. The only difficult aspect for riding motorcycle will be finding gloves that are warm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,937
Posted By firecat318
I would say 250 cc class bikes are very cheap -...

I would say 250 cc class bikes are very cheap - you save in gas, insurance, and the tires last longer because you tend to not ride as hard because of the smaller amounts of power available.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,694
Posted By firecat318
Yes I'd say I'm fairly acclimated to the cold,...

Yes I'd say I'm fairly acclimated to the cold, considering I live in what is probably one of the coldest regions in the lower 48 states. You bring up one of my biggest obstacles, which won't be the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,694
Posted By firecat318
How many ride in the winter?

I'm 18 years old and my only vehicle is my 1988 NX250 dual sport. I live in northern Minnesota where winters can be downright brutal - 20 degrees below zero is common in January, and I've...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,678
Posted By firecat318
Fuel tank size?

Yesterday when coming home I ran out of gas, thankfully I was on a back road and nobody was around. I pulled the clutch in and the engine was totally dead. Put it on reserve and continued on until...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,935
Posted By firecat318
Is anyone else in the same boat as I am? I kinda...

Is anyone else in the same boat as I am? I kinda want to get into a crash (a lowside preferably with no vehicles around) just so I can test my gear? :rofl:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,975
Posted By firecat318
How long was your commute each way to rack up...

How long was your commute each way to rack up that many miles...?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,070
Posted By firecat318
+1 I'm a new rider as well, around 1000...

+1

I'm a new rider as well, around 1000 miles so far, and I still don't feel comfortable driving in traffic. I love riding on back roads, but tend to stay off the highway unless it's absolutely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,975
Posted By firecat318
I'm familiar with the laws of driving without...

I'm familiar with the laws of driving without insurance, hence why I haven't driven my car since the insurance policy expired and I didn't renew it. I have full coverage on my bike and it's only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,975
Posted By firecat318
Well I'm 18 years old and I was getting charged...

Well I'm 18 years old and I was getting charged $130 per month for liability insurance on my 1996 Mercury Sable. I purchased a Honda NX250 and now my insurance for full coverage is just $120 per...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,507
Posted By firecat318
I'm not too concerned, If i'm buying a vehicle or...

I'm not too concerned, If i'm buying a vehicle or bike I just make sure I get the signed title when I purchase the vehicle and I ensure it's free and clear of any liens. If i'm selling I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,678
Posted By firecat318
Thanks for the help with the GPS guys - I decided...

Thanks for the help with the GPS guys - I decided to just purchase a battery tender and a female cigarette lighter plugin - it worked perfectly and was very easy to install, even for me :D
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Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,678
Posted By firecat318
This is what I have purchased:...

This is what I have purchased:...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,678
Posted By firecat318
For those that have used GPS on their NX250's -...

For those that have used GPS on their NX250's - how do you go about hooking up a 12 volt adapter to power the thing when you're riding? I have a standard 12 volt outlet with 2 wires leading out of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,678
Posted By firecat318
I paid $1500 for my NX250 in a private sale. It...

I paid $1500 for my NX250 in a private sale. It had 12,500 on the clock when I purchased it. The plastics were in good condition but had some scratches and smudges on them but other than that the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,678
Posted By firecat318
I don't do much off-roading at all, maybe a dirt...

I don't do much off-roading at all, maybe a dirt road here and there and a few hard packed trails is the extent of my off-roading.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,678
Posted By firecat318
Thanks for the pictures and the mileage - when I...

Thanks for the pictures and the mileage - when I purchased my NX250 used it had 12,500 miles on it. Since then I've put 500 miles on it and my rear tire is completely bald now. There is absolutely...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,678
Posted By firecat318
How long will the Bridgestone TW40 tire last...

How long will the Bridgestone TW40 tire last riding on mostly pavement and not riding very aggressively? The current tire on my bike is pretty bald and the bike has 13,000 miles, I've only put on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,678
Posted By firecat318
Thanks for the input! Yeah I believe my carb is...

Thanks for the input! Yeah I believe my carb is fine because it idles very smoothly and has great power and acceleration after the engine is warmed up. I guess my problem is I haven't been using...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,678
Posted By firecat318
Thanks for your input - I should have probably...

Thanks for your input - I should have probably added that I was starting it without choke. I hadn't ridden the bike in about 3 days and I had the fuel petcock turned to the "off" position. I have...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,678
Posted By firecat318
Hey guys, I have a question about the NX. ...

Hey guys, I have a question about the NX.

Whenever I get it out of the garage to take it for a ride I have to let it warm up for like 3 minutes before I can ride it. If I don't let it warm up,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 70,006
Posted By firecat318
1988 Honda NX250 - 80-90 mpg depending upon if...

1988 Honda NX250 - 80-90 mpg depending upon if it's on the highway or on back roads.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-16-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By firecat318
How to power the GPS while riding?

I haven't purchased a GPS yet but I am wondering how you guys power your GPS while you're actually riding for extended periods of time. I know most GPS units will only last about 4 hours on a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 12,431
Posted By firecat318
Excellent RR - I visited the lake Michigan area a...

Excellent RR - I visited the lake Michigan area a few years ago and did the dune climb. Going down was easy.... coming up took me about 20 minutes if I recall correctly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,490
Posted By firecat318
I have 50k/100k liability limits and a $100...

I have 50k/100k liability limits and a $100 deductible for comprehensive. No collision insurance. I have it through progressive and pay $91 per year - I'm only 18 years old so it's a good deal for...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,678
Posted By firecat318
Hey guys, new NX250 owner here. This is my first...

Hey guys, new NX250 owner here. This is my first bike and I really like it so far. Has 12,900 miles on it but runs great and has a lot of power for a 250.
...
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