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Forum: Battle scooters 06-08-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By drew2
any other advice of what to look for? i didn't...

any other advice of what to look for? i didn't get a chance to take the plastics off but when i look underneath i didnt see any obvious tweaks or rust on the frame.

Coul this just be the forks...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-07-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By drew2
Aero 125 front wheel ~20 degrees off with bars straight

Looking at buying a honda aero 125. Just went to check it out and with the bars straight the front wheel is turned about 20 degrees to the side (maybe even a bit more). It has some road rash but...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-11-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By drew2
Yeah the police said that there have been a...

Yeah the police said that there have been a number of thefts recently in the Columbia Heights area and they haven't caught anyone. Insurance guy said that chance of recovery is below 5% and below 1%...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-09-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By drew2
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/adventure...

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/adventureismymiddlename/HondaNX125.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-09-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By drew2
Bike Stolen in DC: Honda NX125

I know it's a longshot but my bike was stolen from Mt Pleasant/Columbia heights sometime during the night. It's a 1988 Honda NX125. It was parked on the sidewalk in front of my house, locked to a...
Forum: Europe 01-16-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 50,166
Posted By drew2
Hi! I am recently arrived in Cambridge and...

Hi!

I am recently arrived in Cambridge and currently without a bike. Anyone in the area who has a garage/shop and likes to tinker please let me know. Hopefully I will have a bike by the spring!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-07-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 99,973
Posted By drew2
excellent! This is a great build, can't...

excellent!

This is a great build, can't wait to see it 'finished'
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,724
Posted By drew2
I have an NX125 also and mine hits an indicated...

I have an NX125 also and mine hits an indicated 60mph. I have 13t in the front and 56 in the rear.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
that is the plug just after riding it around for...

that is the plug just after riding it around for a few minutes, not a real WOT plug chop. I'll see what i can do about that.
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By drew2
the gear in question

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/adventureismymiddlename/IMG_2265.jpg

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/adventureismymiddlename/IMG_2263.jpg


the gear in question.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/adventure...

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/adventureismymiddlename/th_MVI_2256.jpg (http://s1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/adventureismymiddlename/?action=view&current=MVI_2256.mp4)


Just took it...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By drew2
hmmm well apparently it didn't go quite as well...

hmmm well apparently it didn't go quite as well as i thought. The transmission was leaking a little oil so i took the clutch cover off expecting to see a problem w/ the gasket. Instead i see a...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
got it sorted!o e o

Opened the carb up again and sure enough the float needle had come out of its seat and was jammed, preventing the floats from moving and closing it. I'm not sure what allowed this to happen as I had...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-02-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
Anyone? Got another VM24 that I'm going to...

Anyone?

Got another VM24 that I'm going to try in the next few days. I'd like to understand what could be wrong with the first one though.
Forum: Europe 07-24-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,558
Posted By drew2
I'll do that, thanks. I'll be in that...

I'll do that, thanks.


I'll be in that area looking for a bike in about a month, if anyone has something let me know!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
Ok I put everything back together and switched...

Ok I put everything back together and switched the other needle that I had sitting around. The bike started up and seems to have more midrange. It ran probably the best it ever has for 2 minutes...
Forum: Europe 07-23-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,558
Posted By drew2
Anyone know about the availability of the MSR for...

Anyone know about the availability of the MSR for USAFE personnel in England? Specifically RAF Alconbury?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-14-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
OK. Going thru the carb again. Time to give a...

OK. Going thru the carb again. Time to give a little backstory:

I've had this bike since i was a teenager in the mid 90s. It was given to me by a family friend at the suggestion of my parents...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-14-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
ok looking at the parts diagram on powersportspro...

ok looking at the parts diagram on powersportspro it seems the baffle does come apart more.

I don't see a nut or anything in there. I am soaking it in some kerosene now to see if I can get it...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-14-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
Ok trying to get to the bottom of this I am...

Ok trying to get to the bottom of this I am rechecking everything, as suggested. Let me know if you see something that doesn't look right.

Starting w/ the exhaust:

There was a bit of a...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
bike running/revving w/ 130 main ...

bike running/revving w/ 130 main

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/adventureismymiddlename/th_MVI_2240.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
What do you mean by get it to rev out? ...

What do you mean by get it to rev out? Riderless, the bike revs up w/ the throttle now. When riding it it stumbles on the topend.

Ok...now I know this doesn't make any sense...but i just...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
Petcock is new and tank has been coated. No...

Petcock is new and tank has been coated. No rust/crud in the tank or petcock.

Petcock seems to flow decent but I don't know if its 100% or not. The fuel line is not 100% full of fuel. I'm using...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
Ok the jet needle was hung up on the needle jet...

Ok the jet needle was hung up on the needle jet so the slide wasn't descending. Now the bike is back to running how it did on premix earlier. Idles nicely, ok on the bottom end but dies up top.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
it instantly goes to 'oh shit where is the kill...

it instantly goes to 'oh shit where is the kill switch"

The o-ring that does not quite fit right is the 'needle jet set O-ring". Number 10 in the diagram. The boot is seated well and doesn't...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
Everything is back together. New o-ring. ...

Everything is back together. New o-ring.

When they say 2nd clip for the needle...that is second clip from the top or second from the bottom? I have it at the second from the top.

Main jet...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
baffle is clean, just took it out and checked. ...

baffle is clean, just took it out and checked.


took the carb apart again. its clean but on closer examination the needle jet set o-ring is dryrotted. i'm gonna put in one thats close from...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
oops

actually i just looked that it didn't have reeds and though oh it must be the rotary valve model. But this bike is not rotary valve is it, just piston port?

In that case the instructions in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,726
Posted By drew2
How to adjust oil pump on 1975 ts185m

The oil pump was disconnected. I hooked everything back up, bled the pump, and cracked the lines on the engine side until there was no air visible in them (while running the engine on premix).

I...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,799
Posted By drew2
bummer it looks like the vm16 probably isn't a...

bummer it looks like the vm16 probably isn't a genuine mikuni. i bought it used but it looks just like this one.
...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,799
Posted By drew2
unfortunately i damaged the needle jet while...

unfortunately i damaged the needle jet while removing it (comes out of the carburetor the opposite direction than i thought). It may still be usable but maybe not, I am having trouble getting this...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,799
Posted By drew2
Yeah good call on the o-rings. I took care of...

Yeah good call on the o-rings. I took care of them at the local hardware store earlier today. $1.14 for the two, awesome.

That leaves me short one needle jet and the bowl gasket for the VM16. ...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,799
Posted By drew2
correct these are genuine Mikunis but being...

correct these are genuine Mikunis but being fitted on other bikes (the VM22 on a Honda MB5 and the VM16 on a Puch moped)

Already called Sudco about all of the VM22 parts and they told me that they...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,799
Posted By drew2
where to get parts for aftermarket mikuni carbs?

Seems like it would be simple but I haven't found a good source.

I called Sudco and they didn't have any of the parts that I need. They told me that i was out of luck and could only sell me an...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By drew2
Solved

Does your clutch cable have slack when the lever is released? If not you need to loosen the clutch cable until the lever flops around a bit when nothing is pulling it.

There is slack w/ the...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By drew2
Help with clutch install!

Just changed some gears in the transmission of my Honda MB5 and I can't get the clutch to work now.

This is my first time installing a clutch so bear with me.

I am just reinstalling the old...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,317
Posted By drew2
Thanks for the responses. Yep I looked at...

Thanks for the responses.

Yep I looked at getting the weight down on the DRZ but it doesn't seem cheap or easy, and I'd rather not make any drastic mods right now.

This bike will be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,317
Posted By drew2
xr250r vs. xr250l

I'm looking for a cheap (<$1500) light dualsport to replace my NX125. I want more power and better suspension but also something lighter and more friendly than my drz400s for tight northeastern...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,235
Posted By drew2
Where do you guys get quality crimp on blade...

Where do you guys get quality crimp on blade terminals?

I have this crimper (http://www.trailtech.net/HT230C.html) but I also need blade connectors to hook into the horn/headlights/etc. All of...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,948
Posted By drew2
small update:

so without having an actual leakdown test done i decided to go ahead and replace the crank seals and crankshaft bearings since I believed that it still has the original seals and bearings and the...
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