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Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2010, 12:09 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
About 13,000 miles. No matter what the HP, I'll...

About 13,000 miles. No matter what the HP, I'll take my 77 mpg and the joy of riding it any day.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2010, 10:42 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
NX on the Dyno

So the local motorcycle shop had an open house last weekend and they had a free dyno out front. After waiting for the big cruisers and crotch rockets to get done, I put my tiny NX on there. Out of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2010, 12:04 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
Speedo Error

Speaking of speedometers, curious how accurate everyone else's is. Checked against a GPS my speedo is consistently 5 mph off. I had to replace the speedo gear when I first got the bike. How accurate...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2010, 06:53 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
Helmets

What kind of helmet does everyone use. I currently have a street helmet but am considering upgrading to a better street helmet or tossing around the idea of a dirt bike helmet. I'd love the Shoei...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2010, 06:50 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
I had to compress the shock with a ratchet strap...

I had to compress the shock with a ratchet strap to get it in. Took way longer than I planned and two people to boot.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2010, 08:22 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
Are you talking about these...

Are you talking about these...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2010, 09:22 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
I'm on a 148 main. I think the one I took out was...

I'm on a 148 main. I think the one I took out was a 135.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2010, 10:08 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
I followed this write up on cleaning my carb and...

I followed this write up on cleaning my carb and it did a great job. I used the lemon juice boil method.
http://cycles.evanfell.com/2008/09/how-to-clean-a-motorcycle-carburetor-the-right-way/
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2010, 06:05 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
New and Improved NX

Finally got my bike together after being apart all winter. I swapped in an SV650 shock (man does that make the bike lean when on the stand), redid front forks with 10 weight, painted all the plastic...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2010, 08:04 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
Carb needle

I keep seeing everyone moving the clip on the needle. I have an 89 and there are no notches for moving the clip. Anyone else have this?
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2010, 06:57 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
Shock Swap/Air Filter

What was your new air filter system made of? That's the next step for my swap.
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2010, 08:52 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
Glad I could help. What I did was drill the holes...

Glad I could help. What I did was drill the holes in both pieces and mounted the flat bar to the bike. Then placed the rack in place and tack welded in the proper position before removing it to weld...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2010, 08:36 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
Rack Options

I got the TCI Products Denali Rack - Silver, Hon XR400 1996-04. Someone else had used it so I got it. Well their bike and my bike weren't the same. Had to do some minor mods to make it work. Here's a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2010, 09:06 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
Did you redo the foam? Mine gets quite...

Did you redo the foam? Mine gets quite uncomfortable after an hour or so.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2010, 01:26 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
Seat Covers

Where is everyone getting new seat covers from?
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2010, 01:25 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
What did you make the new air filter set up out...

What did you make the new air filter set up out of?
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2010, 08:57 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
Front shock fluid change

Did you remove the front shocks to do all this or leave them on the bike?
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2010, 08:46 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
Where to find an NX250

Just have to keep your eyes open. This link will hit all the CL listings: http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&q=site:craigslist.org+nx250&aq=f&aqi=&oq=
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2010, 07:17 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
Winter Maintenance

Well the ground has 10" of snow on it, the wind is blowing, and it's frickin' cold, so what better time to do maintenance. Had a few quick questions on the bike.

First, I'm cleaning/rebuilding my...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2009, 06:33 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
Great, that answered some questions I had. My...

Great, that answered some questions I had. My GSXR shock showed up on Xmas eve. Now just need free time to get it installed. Where is everyone getting their main jets at? BikeBandit only goes up to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2009, 08:48 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
So it's like night and day? How is the off road...

So it's like night and day? How is the off road handling?
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2009, 01:09 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
The listing title is 01-03 SUZUKI GSXR600 750...

The listing title is 01-03 SUZUKI GSXR600 750 1000 REAR SHOCK gsxr 600. Looks identical to the one you put on your bike. I typed it wrong, its was GSXR600.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2009, 08:44 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
Just ordered a 2003 GSXR650 shock for my bike....

Just ordered a 2003 GSXR650 shock for my bike. Should give me something to do after Christmas (not that cleaning the carb, getting my luggage rack removed and powdered coated, and replacing the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2009, 07:10 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
Yes, I am

Yes, I am
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2009, 06:41 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
It can't hurt having a TAT veteran in the group.

It can't hurt having a TAT veteran in the group.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2009, 05:29 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
Can those that of done it tell me the kind of...

Can those that of done it tell me the kind of ride does the SV650 gives you? I've debated the Works shock for a while, but just can't pull the trigger. My bike is primarily on road but hope to do the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2009, 05:28 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
I sanded my entire bike with 80 grit then...

I sanded my entire bike with 80 grit then primered with a heavy build primer to fill in the scratches. Did a few layers of primer working towards higher grits till I had a nice finish. I then shot it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2009, 07:17 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
Got it figured out. Turns out the 15 amp fuses...

Got it figured out. Turns out the 15 amp fuses controls every one of those things. It was blown, but not sure why. Rode it around and everything seems to be working well. I'll have to keep an eye on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2009, 10:36 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
Yeah, electric start works fine and HL is on.

Yeah, electric start works fine and HL is on.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2009, 08:30 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
Electrical Problem

Electrical problems seem to be abound lately, including me. So here's my dilemma. Rode the bike around all day then stopped at a family members. They rode it a bit and I went to leave and it wouldn't...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2009, 01:29 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
I just ordered the rack and bags that go with it....

I just ordered the rack and bags that go with it. Can't wait to get them installed. If anyone is interested, I'll try to document the install.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2009, 03:31 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
I believe so. It was an ordered then not paid for...

I believe so. It was an ordered then not paid for shock.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2009, 03:06 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
According to the current eBay listing for a Works...

According to the current eBay listing for a Works NX shock: "offers 7.1 inches of travel at the wheel when used on a stock swing-arm."

According to the Honda Service manual, the rear suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2009, 07:16 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
Sharing a few pictures

Decided I might share a few pictures of my bike. Started off white. Had some cracked and banged up plastic that needed fixing. I think it turned out pretty good. Already did the 17" rear wheel swap....
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2009, 10:31 AM
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Posted By dhw1179
Seat

Rode 150 miles or so last weekend. My butt was quite sore afterward. Has anyone done anything to their seat to make it more comfortable? I'm getting it re-covered to match the new paint job and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2009, 06:18 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
Rode today, 90 miles took 1.15 gallons to top it...

Rode today, 90 miles took 1.15 gallons to top it back off. So about 78 mpg.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2009, 12:22 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
Re: Clutch Issue

I put my old clutch back on and it works like it's supposed to. Not sure if there is something out of spec on the new clutch or what. The old clutch had plenty of life left in it, so I'll just leave...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2009, 05:55 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
Re: Clutch Issue

I've tried using the springs that came with the clutch kit as well as the original. Same problem on both. I got the EBC Upgrade DRC Kevlar Series Clutch Ki...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2009, 05:08 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
Clutch Issues

I'm still fighting getting my clutch back together. I had it all back together but it was so tight I couldn't get the clutch to disengage. I put it in gear, pulled in the clutch lever and nothing....
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2009, 09:21 PM
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Posted By dhw1179
The posting is gone now, but I believe this is...

The posting is gone now, but I believe this is the bike I picked up. I'm glad I got it. Haven't got to ride a whole lot yet, been doing some tweaks to the bike. I'm ready to get it out.
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