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Old 03-05-2014, 01:34 PM   #856
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:04 PM   #857
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During renovation of my NH125 Lead I'm thinking I may replace the variator weights, I've not taken them out yet but would like to know their size, the shop manual says Service Limit: 19mm dia - but what is their length?

I believe the standard weight may be 21grams but size is most important.
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:12 PM   #858
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A single carb on a twin is a great thing. I've owned 2 twins with just one carb. A 1996 Vulcan 1500 Classic, and an '04 Honda Rebel. Both ran just fine, until the Vulcan blew up when the plastic oil pump gear broke.

There are a lot of things on many motorcycle engines which serve no real purpose. For example why DOHC when a SOHC works just fine? Why four valves per cylinder when 2 work fine? Why multiple carbs when one works just fine (I know someone running a 4 cylinder Goldwing on a single carb. Runs fine) Why 2 plugs per cylinder, like my Vulcan 750? And why FOUR cam chains and 2 jackshafts like my Vulcan 750? Why 2 throttle cables when one works better? All this stuff does is make the bike more complicated, more expensive, harder to work on, and more to go wrong.
Right On, Jerry! There's a real beauty to simple mechanical things that work. We have 4 carbs on bikes for the same reason we have entire aisles of dog food. At a certain point the marketing wagon pulls the mechanical horse.
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:19 PM   #860
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During renovation of my NH125 Lead I'm thinking I may replace the variator weights, I've not taken them out yet but would like to know their size, the shop manual says Service Limit: 19mm dia - but what is their length?

I believe the standard weight may be 21grams but size is most important.
Definitive information would be appreciated.


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I believe that my roller weights are exactly like yours. Here's where I got my new ones, 20x15, 20 grams (stock is 21):

http://www.partsforscooters.com/169-...ategory=132539

If you do a thread search you can find the place where I discussed searching for the right weights and see some juicy photos. It was before page 35, way back in the Stone Age.

I replaced and regreased mine and I'm very happy with the performance I'm getting with them.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:23 AM   #862
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It's cool, it's all a journey.....

The Oregon Trail....Right? Lets hope it doesn't end in cannibalism.
I think you're thinking of Donner Pass. Well, it's just an idea right now, you do have two 'hot' leads with AC current out of the engine right now?
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:11 AM   #863
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Hey Dabinche~

Your thread NHX 110 is doing well-congrats!
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:17 AM   #864
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I think you're thinking of Donner Pass. Well, it's just an idea right now, you do have two 'hot' leads with AC current out of the engine right now?
Yama~

I believe it's so.

What's on your mind?

I have a plan, and this is what I'm going to do. First of all as you know from those pictures I posted of the Trails electrical wires they are in pretty bad condition. And if I'm going to get in there I might as well do it right and clean up the whole kitchen.

Plus I do really enjoy the tactile hands-on craftiness of the color coded wires.It reminds me when I use to design jewelry for a living.

So here is Trail's big necklace that arrived:



I also ordered the regulator/rectifier; it should arrive soon.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:25 AM   #865
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I believe that my roller weights are exactly like yours. Here's where I got my new ones, 20x15, 20 grams (stock is 21):

http://www.partsforscooters.com/169-...ategory=132539

If you do a thread search you can find the place where I discussed searching for the right weights and see some juicy photos. It was before page 35, way back in the Stone Age.

I replaced and regreased mine and I'm very happy with the performance I'm getting with them.
So when you mention the size I take it that 20 is the diameter and 15 the length? If that's so I'll make a purchase of same - just don't want to hoard a lot of trash in the garage, it's too full already.

Work on the 125 is progressing well, front end of the frame is cleaned and re painted and just finished repairing and spraying the front mudguard, tally-Ho, reassembly is about to begin. - apart from the spoilers cause I only have the right hand one at moment.

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Old 03-07-2014, 05:37 AM   #866
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So when you mention the size I take it that 20 is the diameter and 15 the length? If that's so I'll make a purchase of same - just don't want to hoard a lot of trash in the garage, it's too full already.

Work on the 125 is progressing well, front end of the frame is cleaned and re painted and just finished repairing and spraying the front mudguard, tally-Ho, reassembly is about to begin. - apart from the spoilers cause I only have the right hand one at moment.

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When I was working on my CH 125 I couldn't find information anywhere on the rollers. So I measured and weighr=ed what I had removed from the variator. I ordered the same weight (16g.) sliders and when the scooter will start in May I will see if I got the sliders right. Minus 7 degrees F. last night. I am learning what the F stands for.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:33 AM   #867
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When I was working on my CH 125 I couldn't find information anywhere on the rollers. So I measured and weighr=ed what I had removed from the variator. I ordered the same weight (16g.) sliders and when the scooter will start in May I will see if I got the sliders right. Minus 7 degrees F. last night. I am learning what the F stands for.
I've done some evening MTBing in -2 degrees F weather Yeah, more cold than this Maritime Oregon native is used to. BBRRRR!
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:29 PM   #868
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I've done some evening MTBing in -2 degrees F weather Yeah, more cold than this Maritime Oregon native is used to. BBRRRR!
We are starting to warm up. In a few weeks I will be cafe racing again. Well my version anyway.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:54 PM   #869
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Hey everyone, just to let you know, I'm in Washington D.C., and there is snow everywhere. I will be home soon and working on the harness for the Trail. Hang in there and have fun while I'm away.



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Old 03-08-2014, 01:03 PM   #870
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Aren't you lucky - snow! Here in UK that's only in parts of Scotland, we had weeks of rain and 90mph winds between October and Febuary, a coastal rail line had the Cliff supporting it swept away by the extra high tides coupled with the high winds, it will take about 3 months to rebuild.
Also in the southwest (Somerset Levels) the whole area is still flooded for miles around, car roofs just showing, many overturned, 1000's of homes uninhabitable for the next 18 months at least.

My 125, when I got it 18 January all lights worked - checked while engine was running, tell me please - do your 125's lights work with the engine off or only when engine is running?
It's one thing I didnt check when I got the bike and its so many years since I rode my Lead 80 that I can't remember how the lights worked, they just did!
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