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Forum: Face plant 05-12-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,321
Posted By RollingJ
I was an avid vert skateboarder for 20+ years and...

I was an avid vert skateboarder for 20+ years and broke many bones over the years, but the ribs were the most frequently broken bones in my body. I learned not to reach out when falling, but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 111,107
Posted By RollingJ
I just have to ask... Are you running that...

I just have to ask...

Are you running that track backwards or do arrows work differently down there?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,490
Posted By RollingJ
If you don't need a license plate, it's offroad.

If you don't need a license plate, it's offroad.
Forum: Face plant 01-21-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,708
Posted By RollingJ
I'm glad you made it out, that shows some balls. ...

I'm glad you made it out, that shows some balls.

A knob or two would have obviously helped out a bunch, but for some reason not all tires have them.

It looks like you were able to spot that...
Forum: Face plant 01-14-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,562
Posted By RollingJ
Been there, didn't do that. That was 5 bikes...

Been there, didn't do that.

That was 5 bikes ago for you, in under a year! I'm glad you settled back down to another Honda.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-05-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By RollingJ
My mother and my nephew are leaving Bastrop now...

My mother and my nephew are leaving Bastrop now to save the day. My mom's retired and my nephew was able to take a couple of vacation days.

Thanks for the positive thoughts!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-05-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By RollingJ
My mother and my nephew are leaving Bastrop now...

My mother and my nephew are leaving Bastrop now to save the day. My mom's retired and my nephew was able to take a couple of vacation days.

Thanks for the positive thoughts!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-05-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By RollingJ
Son stranded on the way to college

My son was traveling back to college from Bastrop, Texas (outside of Austin) to Tallahasse, Florida. The spring semester starts tomorrow. He is going to school on an ROTC scholarship and in a few...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-05-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By RollingJ
Son stranded on the way to college

My son was traveling back to college from Bastrop, Texas (outside of Austin) to Tallahasse, Florida. The spring semester starts tomorrow. He is going to school on an ROTC scholarship and in a few...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 111,107
Posted By RollingJ
Three weeks and no posts. I need to change my...

Three weeks and no posts. I need to change my handle to 'Threadkiller'.

For your enjoyment (there were 3 Xs on this ride)

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Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 111,107
Posted By RollingJ
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/aJz-wDyjHH_G2585...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/aJz-wDyjHH_G2585UtfOKG37bKsI0rVaceH_aSOqIRk=w672-h448
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Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 111,107
Posted By RollingJ
Ricky Stator has a kit with a new stator or a...

Ricky Stator has a kit with a new stator or a rewind of your stock stator (100w or so free for lighting), regulator/rectifier, 35w hid ballast and bulb that fits in the stock housing, all the wiring...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
It's a heck of a lot easier to push the piston...

It's a heck of a lot easier to push the piston back into the caliper using one of the old pads and a 6" c-clamp. There is no reason to crack the bleeder and then bleed the brakes, it just adds...
Forum: Face plant 09-16-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,111
Posted By RollingJ
In Austin, you damn well better look both ways...

In Austin, you damn well better look both ways before you roll into an intersection when you get a new green light.

I was hit two times while driving cars that way.
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88255

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88255
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 111,107
Posted By RollingJ
I mounted an ADVmonster Model 60 to a Ram ball...

I mounted an ADVmonster Model 60 to a Ram ball and use a 2" arm and a bar mounted base. It's easy to adjust and remove and I carry it in the backpack when it's light out.

If you need to upgrade...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 111,107
Posted By RollingJ
I dropped two links from my chain and run a 47t...

I dropped two links from my chain and run a 47t rear. I run a 13, 14 or 15 up front depending on where I am riding. I just did 820 miles of 35% street / 65% dirt county roads in one very, very long...
Forum: Face plant 05-25-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,119
Posted By RollingJ
Loosen all but one of the triple clamp bolts (I...

Loosen all but one of the triple clamp bolts (I leave the top right tight), hold the wheel between your knees and pull the bars into place. Usually centering the fender over the wheel will get you...
Forum: Face plant 03-24-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,338
Posted By RollingJ
Damn Nate, that sucks. I'm glad you're okay and...

Damn Nate, that sucks. I'm glad you're okay and that you were on a lightweight DS.

I don't check here but every once in a while or I would have posted earlier.

The last time (only time) I went...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
It's either worn seats or a badly cupped valve...

It's either worn seats or a badly cupped valve face.

It's time for a head job.
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
It looks like my NX has sold... I just took...

It looks like my NX has sold...

I just took a deposit and it will be gone by the end of the month.

It's been a great bike for me. It got me back into riding after 15 years off, and took me...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
Time to sell the old girl

I hate to do it, but I think it's time. I need to get a bike for my boy that doesn't cry so much when you drop it.

89NX250 $800

Located in Bastrop Texas, just east of Austin.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
That sucks. Let us know what you find. I've...

That sucks. Let us know what you find.

I've been riding mine less and less since I have a crf450x for dirt and a ST1100 for the street. I rode a friends crf250l and it felt just like my NX with a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
21" front tire conversions are a little more...

21" front tire conversions are a little more difficult than swapping the rear for a 17", not withstanding lacing up a new rim and hub if you have never done it before. Add the price of the rim and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
Are there any traffic laws over there? It's...

Are there any traffic laws over there?

It's like city single track.
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
Aim that camera much higher and do it again! It's...

Aim that camera much higher and do it again! It's best to have the horizon just below the center of the screen.

I love how many bikes are over there. I'd bet that NX is a hot rod, too.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
89 for sale

Not mine, but I thought ya'll would want to know.

Cherry white 89NX250 for sale in Houston.

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/3353459463.html
Forum: Face plant 10-17-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,530
Posted By RollingJ
It's time to hang up the keys when the...

It's time to hang up the keys when the exhilaration of facing fear headlong is overcome by the fear of the potential outcome.

It's all personal.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
If your bike is 100% stock and the plastics are...

If your bike is 100% stock and the plastics are pristine, then go with OEM.

If not, head down to where ever and buy whatever.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
I hate that seat as well. I took a blue walmart...

I hate that seat as well. I took a blue walmart sleeping pad, some commercial upholstery adhesive, and an electric knife and made it wide enough. It's a little hard, but the pressure points are...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
It sounds like it's time to pull the head and do...

It sounds like it's time to pull the head and do a proper valve job before something goes BOOM.

The OEM parts houses have all the valvetrain components still available, but I don't know what bike...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
Yes, a 20+ year old shock and spring will be a...

Yes, a 20+ year old shock and spring will be a little soft, to say the least.

Here is what I have learned.

If you can learn to ride the NX well enough to keep up with the guys on bikes with...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
Unless you like push starting your bike, stick to...

Unless you like push starting your bike, stick to the stock battery or a lithium upgrade if you need to save weight. If there was a kick, it might be different.
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
Any OEM supplier. Sevicehonda, Rockymountianatv,...

Any OEM supplier. Sevicehonda, Rockymountianatv, Bikebandit, etc.

I wouldn't trust an ebay or weird aftermarket CDI. Nothing else is proven.
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
Yep, the 19x2.75 works fine. I just miss-typed. I...

Yep, the 19x2.75 works fine. I just miss-typed. I used that very tire before I did the conversion.

My boy and I rode around in some super-sloppy mud with a couple of dirt newbees today. He dropped...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
16x3.00 and 19x2.50 would work well, but the rear...

16x3.00 and 19x2.50 would work well, but the rear isn't going to be much bigger.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
On the thermostat, once the bike reaches proper...

On the thermostat, once the bike reaches proper operating temp the thermostat is open all the time anyway. Not having one will only make the bike warm up that much slower. If you are in a very cold...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
Sambucas- I'm thinking you have a...

Sambucas-

I'm thinking you have a restriction in the cooling system or a worn water pump impeller. If you are running straight water, eventually you will coat the system with whatever minerals are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
I run shinko 244s on my 17/21 wheelset and really...

I run shinko 244s on my 17/21 wheelset and really like them. I have had a real dirt bike for the last year and I don't take the NX on hardcore dirt rides anymore, but I still blast the fire roads on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 1,081,908
Posted By RollingJ
That could be as simple as a stretched clutch...

That could be as simple as a stretched clutch cable. Try adjusting it before you tear stuff apart.
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