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Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2012, 05:43 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
Thanks for the quick reply - I will give the...

Thanks for the quick reply -
I will give the milk crate and bungees/ straps a try - those are the kinds of things I carry also.

Regarding the windscreen, I may try the lip treatment - according...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2012, 02:38 PM
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Views: 281,102
Posted By amishmotorscoot
Cat0020, I do like the milk crate treatment -...

Cat0020,
I do like the milk crate treatment - simple, low cost and serviceable! perfect for the lunch box or a quick grocery run-

A couple a questions about your bike: would a web strap work as...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2012, 04:58 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
Thanks for adding the details of the recall-

Thanks for adding the details of the recall-
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2012, 04:47 AM
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Views: 281,102
Posted By amishmotorscoot
Recall

I don't know the years exactly, I went to the Kawasaki website and on the "owner info" pages there is a place to enter the vin of the bike to see if it is eligable for the recall. I would give you...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2012, 08:31 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
Finally got the bike back

A little update on the new-to-me ninja 250:
When I had the valves adjusted, the fellow commented in passing "you have a leak in your gas tank" so I did the requisite Google search and found that...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2012, 05:53 AM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
I don't think I'lll need to touch the suspension...

I don't think I'lll need to touch the suspension to affect seat height, I may shave the seat a bit just to narrow it some near the front of the seat. But I'll ride it for awhile before I mess with...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2012, 05:17 PM
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Views: 281,102
Posted By amishmotorscoot
http://i.imgur.com/oLZql.jpg I happened on...

http://i.imgur.com/oLZql.jpg

I happened on this motorcycle about two weeks ago, 2006 with 886 miles, the first owner bought it for his wife, she did not take to motorcycles so it sat, the second...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2012, 09:24 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
I think photobucket may work - I haven't posted a...

I think photobucket may work - I haven't posted a pic for some time, but I think that was the one that worked for me - I think there is a discussion about photo hosts somewhere deep down in the ADV...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2012, 07:02 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
VC, Do you have an extra oem carb that you're...

VC,
Do you have an extra oem carb that you're rebuilding? I've wondered if there are some other carbs that will fit this mc - mine has some issues: stripped threads and such. I ride it every day but...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2012, 07:50 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
Air/fuel mixture screw

Is there an easy way to get to the fuel mixture screw? I have read that it is reachable if one tips the carburetor so the screw can be reached with a screwdriver - I confess I have not made this...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2011, 08:40 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
re: headlight issue

Navydavy,
I had a similar issue some time ago and the advice from the forum was to carefully dismantle, clean and renew the starter button unit - I don't remember exactly all that I did, though I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2011, 07:50 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
on the road again

so finally, after fiddling with this and that I ordered a new CDI unit from service-Honda, it was on the step when I got home today, plugged it in, and varoom!, first click and it started right up,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 06:02 AM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
CDI death march?

So, the last couple of weeks I have had an intermittent ignition issue- starts first touch and runs great or won't fire a lick. I viewed the mini-video on page 22 and when the bike is not firing the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2011, 08:20 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
carb fix update

I finally got back to the j-b weld drill-and-tap on my carburetor, so far so good, the epoxy filler is a bit soft, I don't think I would trust it to too much force or in a weight bearing situation. I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2011, 07:54 AM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
I have heard of this being done but have never...

I have heard of this being done but have never tried it myself. Let us know how it works out![/QUOTE]

I've never done it either! but on paper it's a sound process - I'm away from the bike for a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2011, 01:57 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
carb issue ID'd

found the carb issue: while poking around, tightening and checking I noticed one of the screws holding the black plastic cover on the top of the carb was loose, after removing the carb from the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2011, 09:37 AM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
Larry31 and Grestil, thanks for your feedback,...

Larry31 and Grestil,
thanks for your feedback, I checked the boot clamps and they are tight, when I removed the air filter (it is a bit grubby) there was no improvement in poor running. I applied...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2011, 02:30 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
getout, here is a link to a chart posted in FAQ...

getout,
here is a link to a chart posted in FAQ at the beginning of this forum - I don't know if it will be of any help in any answering your question about tire sizes - it does suggest that the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2011, 02:17 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
I had the same glitch with my headlight, someone...

I had the same glitch with my headlight, someone on this forum, I forget who, advised about the starter switch and its intent, to kill the light while starting, I just dismantled the switch,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2011, 10:04 AM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
Thirstybuck, That sounds like a pretty...

Thirstybuck,
That sounds like a pretty reasonable price to me - I paid more than 2x that 3 years ago and thought I got a fair deal. I use mine to commute most every day it's not icy and I get about...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2011, 05:23 AM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
It was a bit chilly - ~34`F! what the weatherman...

It was a bit chilly - ~34`F! what the weatherman called "frozen mix"!!

Any trouble running the heated clothing? I have grip heaters but have been hesitant to try heated gear as well - I put extra...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2011, 05:13 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
An experiment to see if I can load pics from my...

An experiment to see if I can load pics from my phone, this was 2 weeks ago, rode home in a snow flurry, parked and 30 minutes later all was slush covered- a great spring and summer of riding...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2011, 04:39 AM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
Thanks, pardon the late reply, I was off to the...

Thanks, pardon the late reply, I was off to the Oregon coast for a bit of camping in the rain! I too commute and a windscreen would go far toward preventing ice-cream head on those cold mornings - I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2011, 05:56 AM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
Huck369- Very Nice!! Tell us about the...

Huck369-
Very Nice!! Tell us about the windscreen -
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2011, 08:27 AM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
thanks for the reply - valves were also part of...

thanks for the reply -
valves were also part of my conversation with the shop guy, I had them checked "just" 10k miles ago and they were all in spec - since the interval is 24k miles for this bike...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2011, 05:36 AM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
Riding what I have - even though it still misses...

Riding what I have - even though it still misses and hesitates at speed! Which is still a whole lot more fun than not riding what I have!!

In a conversation with a local mc repair shop, the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2011, 05:32 AM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
I got 7k on my last rear trailwing -I don't know...

I got 7k on my last rear trailwing -I don't know if that is "very fast" wear or not - there was still a bit of wear indicator left, but the new tire feels better. The front TW should last through two...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2011, 04:07 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
I recently replaced chain and sprockets with...

I recently replaced chain and sprockets with stock parts and with a new rear trailwing (16") -I reach 60 mph @ about 5800-6000 rpm
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2011, 07:11 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
I just bought one, metallic white, from...

I just bought one, metallic white, from service-Honda, it was $pendy but is NOS, sometimes they appear on eBay - good hunting
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2011, 06:32 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
Good luck on the Plastifix - their tutorials made...

Good luck on the Plastifix - their tutorials made it look like the product is just what NX plastics need - this epoxy and glass bead slurry I'm using is working well so far, I am just now attempting...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2011, 04:52 AM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
We have a couple of automotive paint supply...

We have a couple of automotive paint supply outlets in our area- they might be a source for the flex additive. Over in the Garage here on ADV are several discussions for fixing ABS- some as simple as...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2011, 05:01 AM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
MxRider2637 - thanks for your reply - I did find...

MxRider2637 - thanks for your reply - I did find that website you listed - when I went looking for their product, "plastifix", I wasn't able to find anything close in my area- what I have ended up...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2011, 02:40 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
plastics - what works?

I am getting tired of my 50/50 plastics (look good from 50 feet away at 50 mph!) and am intending to do some repair work: multiple cracks, missing tabs and well-nut holes, large pieces missing, and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2010, 08:09 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
"have you cleaned the carb on your bike? to me...

"have you cleaned the carb on your bike? to me that sounds like 1 of 3 things the carb, the coil, or the cdi, also the contacts inside the ignition and the kill switch can corrode and cause...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2010, 05:53 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
A terrific discussion of the CDI on the nx - mine...

A terrific discussion of the CDI on the nx - mine just turned over 24.5k miles and as far as I know the CDI is original and gives no problem, however given the reputation for failure, this...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2010, 08:11 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
I just saw that ebay ad - could be an amazing...

I just saw that ebay ad - could be an amazing deal if the plastics are in as good shape as they appear - they would only make the rest of the ugly on my bike really stand out - mine are 50` plastics...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2010, 06:08 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
carburetor dismantled as directed by manual...

carburetor dismantled as directed by manual downloaded from this thread, a bit of gunk here and there, some rust on the base of the diaphragm, the top-most gasket very crushed, blew it all out with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2010, 06:05 AM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
sputtering carb

thanks richarddacat, mathrocks and Iheart for the insights into my floundering moto - very likely it is the carb that needs a scrubbing -

regarding the low mpg, Oregon's infinitely wise governor...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7,124
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
carburetor vs.ignition?

good folks - a long winded question
My 88' has begun to use much more fuel than 10k miles ago, I'm down to ~65 mpg - much reduced from the 78-80 mpg I got previously. The bike also misses/hesitates...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2010, 08:01 PM
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Posted By amishmotorscoot
a couple of nx

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/1722340192.html

http://corvallis.craigslist.org/mcy/1721357924.html

A couple of nx-ers listed in the PNW - thought someone might be interested
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