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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:19 AM
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Posted By RonSJC
I don't think so , although I thought I read...

I don't think so , although I thought I read someplace there was a Chinese knockoff out there.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 275,743
Posted By RonSJC
What Husky engine version of the G450x are you...

What Husky engine version of the G450x are you referring too? Did I miss a model somewhere?
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
17in Rear wheel conversion question

Those of you who have converted to the 17in wheel, how has it effected the on road handling?
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 105,078
Posted By RonSJC
Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 105,078
Posted By RonSJC
Increasing the CC's

Just curious if anyone who has had to rebuild the top end has considered, or actually increased the CC's. Isn't the bottom end of the bike from 250 to 510 the same?
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
I would guess so. My bike had been sitting for...

I would guess so. My bike had been sitting for years (but fortunately the previous owner had drained the tank). Even still, the bike didn't want to go much more then 65-70. I dumped a bunch of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3,750
Views: 607,657
Posted By RonSJC
Thanks and thanks to Pigford. Good to know. The...

Thanks and thanks to Pigford. Good to know. The bike just "spoke" to me the first time I saw a photo while researching a possible Bonnie purchase. Hopefully I'll get a chance to test ride another...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,750
Views: 607,657
Posted By RonSJC
Handling Question

I've been lurking for a while on this tread and I've been looking for a nice example of a 2001 to pop up. (I understand the rake was altered from 2000).
Anyway, I had a chance to ride one for the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 2,268,833
Posted By RonSJC
Yep Ortlieb moto bags and yes waterproof roll...

Yep Ortlieb moto bags and yes waterproof roll tops. Their website warned about getting them too close to the exhaust so I made a small bracket I formed from some 3/8 in steel tubing
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 2,268,833
Posted By RonSJC
Hi Rockt, Yea, I've kicked around the XL wheel...

Hi Rockt,
Yea, I've kicked around the XL wheel option, but I was pretty shocked at how well stock Trailwings preformed off road. But, then, I'm in So. Cal and mud is rarely an issue.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 2,268,833
Posted By RonSJC
Honda NX250 Adventurized

I picked up an NX250 for.........wait for it.......$500 with all of about 2200 miles. I took it for a 1300 mile ride through the Sierra's (as much dirt as I could find) and down California's Coast...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
Looks like a fantastic trip. I want to do the...

Looks like a fantastic trip. I want to do the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route and even though I've had my NX up to almost 10K in the Sierra's I was worried about the passes in Colorado. Nice...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
Wow! Did you ride the bike to Colorado or...

Wow! Did you ride the bike to Colorado or trailer it? Do you think the regearing was necessary or did it just make the passes easier.

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 105,078
Posted By RonSJC
Get the Seat Concepts seat. I couldn't believe...

Get the Seat Concepts seat. I couldn't believe the difference. It made my loop of about 30 miles street, 25 miles dirt and another 35 or so street back home absolutely enjoyable.
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
How are you going to hang them?

How are you going to hang them?
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By RonSJC
There used to be a nice loop from Maple Springs...

There used to be a nice loop from Maple Springs Road up and over Santiago Peak to Ortega Hwy, but Maple Springs will be close at least a year because of the fires this past summer.
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
seat Concepts update

Hey Guys,
I dropped my NX off with the good folks at Seat Concepts and Lendon said he would try and have something to test out next week before committing to the mold.

His thoughts were to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
Seat Concepts Group Buy

Hey All, just an update.
I'm dropping my bike off at Seat Concepts this Wednesday so they can produce the foam molds and work on shaping of the seat.

If any of you have input of what you think...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
Fastway Foot pegs

Hey All,
I found some Fastway foot pegs (#22-3-403) at a discount on ebay (open package but they looked new). I was hoping that if I mounted them in the "lowboy" option I would gain some distance...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
Yup! The plexiglass I used is thinner than I...

Yup! The plexiglass I used is thinner than I would have liked. The stuff is so cheap I bought two sheets, one pretty thick. I ended up not using it because I was worried about the weight. There...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
I gave up trying to find one and made one out of...

I gave up trying to find one and made one out of some plexiglass and a heat gun. I was worried about breaking the headlight cowl because they are so hard to come buy I added some aluminum back...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
Pretty sure Scrambler's post shows a chart that...

Pretty sure Scrambler's post shows a chart that has the Bandit Shock for 2000 and up.

re: the seat order. I just went on Seat Concepts website and he doesn't list the NX250 yet. Lendon at Seat...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
I think the heat gun would work. Mine wasn't so...

I think the heat gun would work. Mine wasn't so tight that I couldn't turn the adjuster with a shock tool.

Ha!!! I looked at the CR fork swap last week and that got me thinking too!

I did...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
Hey that's great. I got an email from Seat...

Hey that's great. I got an email from Seat Concepts and as soon as they get back from the Motorcycle show in Europe next week they said they would start to work on the seat. (even though we didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
Bandit Shock

Hey Scrambler,
First, great find! I wasn't quite sure where I wanted to cut mine, so I test installed it, and although it was tight.... it fit. I might be indenting the air box just a little. It...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
I see a few other questions didn't get answered? ...

I see a few other questions didn't get answered? Mine didn't come with a rear rack either (I think they were included with 1989 and later). But, I found one on ebay, however try and get the rear...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-01-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,872
Posted By RonSJC
So...... where is this great ride to a soak spot...

So...... where is this great ride to a soak spot with beer? ;)
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
That was me Valvecrusher! Sorry man! At least it...

That was me Valvecrusher! Sorry man! At least it went to a fellow NXer right?
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
GSF600 Bandit shock

Thanks!
I'm in. I was just about to pull the trigger on a Works Shock, but they are so expensive. It's worth $40 bucks to try this shock. Just got one off ebay.

The rebound damping is what I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
I wouldn't hesitate to take the bike. It ran...

I wouldn't hesitate to take the bike. It ran fine at altitude, ok, a bit sluggish and it smelled a bit rich, but it climbed every hill I could find! My bike has been running so well I was loath to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
Looks like a nice fall ride! This was my ride...

Looks like a nice fall ride! This was my ride this past week end. We were at just over 11,000 feet on Kavanough Ridge in the High Sierra just north of Mammoth. I wasn't on my NX, but my TE250...
Forum: Americas 10-23-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,000
Posted By RonSJC
Hi Countdown, where did you post the SMTS for...

Hi Countdown, where did you post the SMTS for California? I'd like to do as much of what still exists as possible. I did the section from just outside Bakersfield to Sequoia (an area I hadn't been...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-23-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,777
Posted By RonSJC
Hey I'd be up for it. I've been thinking about...

Hey I'd be up for it. I've been thinking about it since I first saw this ride report. I was thinking about heading down that way (I'm in South OC).
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
RX-3 Cyclone

I went to their "Open House" a few weeks ago. They are about 50 miles from my house. I rode my NX up there hoping I could demo the RX-3 in a little back to back comparison..... but they weren't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
Re: reserve. I've gone as high as 115 and never...

Re: reserve. I've gone as high as 115 and never switched to reserve, but last Saturday I switched it on at just over 100, but I was on interstate 5 and then the Toll road on my way to Lake Arrowhead...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
Wow, that's one clean bike! Did you add the...

Wow, that's one clean bike!
Did you add the rack and cases? I'd be interested to see how the rack was made and your thoughts on it's functionality.

Thanks,
Ron
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
I find the seat to be acceptable for short...

I find the seat to be acceptable for short jaunts, but I did 1300 miles on my NX last summer, and seat foam doesn't give enough support (too soft in my humble opinion).

Speaking of Seats...... Any...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
Not bad in the sand. The stock Trail Wings...

Not bad in the sand. The stock Trail Wings worked good once I aired down.
This is Oceano Dunes State OHV this past summer.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
Looking forward to your opinions when you get...

Looking forward to your opinions when you get done. Heck, maybe I could talk you into letting me take it for a spin.......... I'm just over the hill....oh, and actually, at my age literally over the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,155,468
Posted By RonSJC
Works Performance Shocks Question

Ok, Seeing PTC's pictures got me thinking about a Works shock again.

Who has had both the SV650 shock AND the Works Performance shock and can comment on the advantages (mainly is the Works Shock...
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