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Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2012, 08:56 AM
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Posted By mrb3w
Yeah, more or less. I usually get up to about...

Yeah, more or less. I usually get up to about 60-65 before it seems like the bike is straining. I've ridden it for sustained periods on the highway at 65-70 though and it didn't skip a beat.

that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,161,219
Posted By mrb3w
Been a long time since i visited the board...

Been a long time since i visited the board here... Finally got around to getting my '89 NX250 back up and running after 9 months of downtime. It's not quite road-worthy yet - needs the front caliper...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,161,219
Posted By mrb3w
Cry selling my NX

I've got my NX 250 up in the flea market:

see link:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=629770
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By mrb3w
Awesome pictures! Great report. I should be...

Awesome pictures! Great report. I should be moving to Konstanz in a month or so, and your images have gotten me really excited!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 97,033
Posted By mrb3w
That storm blew my bike over (parked)! Luckily I...

That storm blew my bike over (parked)! Luckily I think the extent of the damage is a bent brake lever. Would not have wanted to be riding in it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-04-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 97,033
Posted By mrb3w
They're dualsport tires (trailwings). thanks for...

They're dualsport tires (trailwings). thanks for the shop recommendations - those sound MUCH more reasonable and realistic than what jarman's sportcycles quoted me :eek1
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 97,033
Posted By mrb3w
I've not had much experience on dirt/gravel...

I've not had much experience on dirt/gravel either, but have been looking to do some (as soon as I get my new tires mounted).

speaking of mounting tires... does anyone here have the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,357
Posted By mrb3w
nice ride! I've done the central VA to DC thing...

nice ride! I've done the central VA to DC thing a few times... 395 and 495 are pleasant, aren't they? :rofl :eek1
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-19-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 97,033
Posted By mrb3w
Looks like about ~30 mins on a good day... not...

Looks like about ~30 mins on a good day... not too bad. I don't feel the clutch slipping at all, it's just a bit sloppy to (dis)engage.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 201,615
Posted By mrb3w
Where are you guys ordering your tires from? Can...

Where are you guys ordering your tires from? Can you recommend a retailer? Time for a new rear (and maybe a front) on my NX... :ear The back is getting baaaaald

edit: thinned out the quote
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 97,033
Posted By mrb3w
Hey guys - I need to get a new back tire put on,...

Hey guys - I need to get a new back tire put on, new chain, and some minor (i hope) clutch work done. Figure I'll do it all in one fell swoop and just take it to a shop - anyone have any...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,161,219
Posted By mrb3w
Sorry to hear Erik... hope they catch em and you...

Sorry to hear Erik... hope they catch em and you just might get it back. I've been meaning to get a kryptonite 6' cable and lock to put on my NX when I park it on the street (which is all the time)....
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,032
Posted By mrb3w
sounds like a great ride! I'm about to head out...

sounds like a great ride! I'm about to head out on my NX for a quick jaunt.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-24-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 97,033
Posted By mrb3w
Hey Foxedup- thanks for the invite, but I...

Hey Foxedup- thanks for the invite, but I couldn't make it unfortunately... I need to get better about checking this thread in a more timely manner.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-16-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 97,033
Posted By mrb3w
well weather forecast is crummy all this week -...

well weather forecast is crummy all this week - "isolated T-storms"... but anyone up for some belmont bbq around lunchtime?

I always wanted to make it to one of the lunch meets, but was never able...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-10-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 97,033
Posted By mrb3w
i agree! I had no idea those spots were free,...

i agree! I had no idea those spots were free, and i often see the bikes there. on another note: anyone going to this new "bike night" I've been seeing on craigslist? It's wednedays at 7pm at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-09-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By mrb3w
Hey charlottesville guys: There's a new bike...

Hey charlottesville guys:
There's a new bike night gathering in cville at wildwings... Haven't been yet, but I plan on going this wednesday. It's on wednesdays at 7pm, fyi. All bikes are welcome,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,161,219
Posted By mrb3w
yes - it definitely fixed that... Overall it ran...

yes - it definitely fixed that... Overall it ran like a brand new bike! Fixed hard starting (taking 3 or 4 tries), stalling, stalling under throttle, rough running, backfiring... :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7,698
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Posted By mrb3w
I had similar symptoms prior to replacing my...

I had similar symptoms prior to replacing my CDI.... namely the shutting off within the first couple minutes of riding or even when getting on the throttle hard.

As for having to tweak the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-09-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 97,033
Posted By mrb3w
just got my bike back from "winter storage" up in...

just got my bike back from "winter storage" up in baltimore...

Never made it to the meet-ups before, but I'm back on two wheels now! :D

Looks like the weather will get cold again, but if...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,161,219
Posted By mrb3w
picked up my NX yesterday and put 200 miles on it...

picked up my NX yesterday and put 200 miles on it in beautiful 75 degree weather on my commute back down south. After sitting for 3 months it started right up on the first punch... it likes the warm...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2009, 09:16 PM
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Posted By mrb3w
And, Arthduro - how did the windscreen turn out? ...

And, Arthduro - how did the windscreen turn out? It sure looks good in those photos... looks like you decided to go with the clear rather than sprayed solid? Any chance of you fabbing some up for a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,161,219
Posted By mrb3w
getting my NX out of it's "winter storage" in...

getting my NX out of it's "winter storage" in just over a week! Can't wait!

and by winter storage i mean, parked under a porch, under a cover in maryland.... :cry

i hope she starts up ok.......
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7,698
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Posted By mrb3w
rogerthat - the bike is looking real nice in...

rogerthat - the bike is looking real nice in black!

Been a while since i checked in... haven't ridden in a couple months, but she fired right up last time i cranked her (a month ago...eek). ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,161,219
Posted By mrb3w
Been a while since I've been able to read or post...

Been a while since I've been able to read or post here! Just back from a month in Europe for work, and as always was keeping an eye out for some nice bikes and other NX's. Saw quite a few NX250's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-22-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By mrb3w
thanks for the info guys - I plan on leaving...

thanks for the info guys - I plan on leaving around 9-10am to beat the traffic.
Thanks for the route camfarm - I'll double check it against a map and see how it looks!
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,161,219
Posted By mrb3w
I'm liking the solid one Arthduro, looks great! ...

I'm liking the solid one Arthduro, looks great! The template would be a huge help, as well as maybe some info on your process once you get started. I have no idea where to start with...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,161,219
Posted By mrb3w
ArthDuro, sounds like you've been nominated as...

ArthDuro, sounds like you've been nominated as heading up the new "ArthDuro Windscreen Deal". Shall we PM you our specs? :wink::lol3

Maybe you could share your blueprints/process whenever you get...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-22-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,019
Posted By mrb3w
Is that a baby stroller strapped to the top rack?...

Is that a baby stroller strapped to the top rack? :huh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-22-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 97,033
Posted By mrb3w
I'm riding up to DC tomorrow... anyone have...

I'm riding up to DC tomorrow...

anyone have suggested routes or roads to avoid? Right now I'm taking 29n to 28 to 50.

And believe me, I'd avoid 29 if i could! :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-22-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By mrb3w
Central VA to DC

Hey all - hoping you can offer some quick advice.

I'm heading up to DC tomorrow from Charlottesville, and want to take the bike, loaded up with my luggage - a little over a two hour ride. My...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,161,219
Posted By mrb3w
Arthduro - Screen looks great! If you're...

Arthduro - Screen looks great! If you're interested in making a few of them - I'll sure throw some $$$ your way. I've been wanting a good windscreen for a while!
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,161,219
Posted By mrb3w
There are plenty of aftermarket dual-headlight...

There are plenty of aftermarket dual-headlight kits out there. But if I find an AX-1 cowl, I'll be sure to let you know. :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 70,829
Posted By mrb3w
the NX is definitely road worthy. I have an '89...

the NX is definitely road worthy. I have an '89 and it has no trouble commuting to work or riding on the highway. It's economical too.. I get ~80mpg. Haven't tried it off road, but the general...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,161,219
Posted By mrb3w
over in the minimalist touring thread, there is...

over in the minimalist touring thread, there is someone with a mint looking AX-1 that just posted some pics of it. Man I love those dual-headlights....

anyone want to write a step-by-step on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,161,219
Posted By mrb3w
great write-up VC. :eek1 thanks for the time and...

great write-up VC. :eek1 thanks for the time and effort!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 97,033
Posted By mrb3w
couldn't make it - meeting at work. I'm...

couldn't make it - meeting at work. I'm definitely in next time though... i need to start checking this thread more often!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-14-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 97,033
Posted By mrb3w
It's possible... If we can get a few people...

It's possible...

If we can get a few people together we should definitely try to do a meet and greet. FoxedupOne - sorry didn't see your post til just now (5pm)..
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,161,219
Posted By mrb3w
I don't think you need a special tool. I was...

I don't think you need a special tool. I was able to do it with an adjustable wrench, a large one, with a long handle - you need good leverage. I wasn't able to get it with a smaller, shorter...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,161,219
Posted By mrb3w
ouch, arthduro - I hate it when that happens. ...

ouch, arthduro - I hate it when that happens. Good to know you got everything going again though. I've had two of those moments, yes two :puke1
It's a terrible feeling, but luckily we have bikes...
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