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Old 08-25-2010, 03:01 PM   #3376
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I had a Dunlop rear tire come apart on me today, while I was toting my 11 year old down to the park. After a 1 1/2 mile stretch at 60 mph, the right turn into the park road felt really funky, lumpy, and loose. 1/2 mile of discomfort later and we were stopped. The sidewall split from the tread, 90% of the way around the tire on both sides. I must have run it low and it over heated. Ugly.

I called the wife and had her pick the boy up, and limped home with about 8 psi at around 20 mph.

A new tw40 is on order from motorcyclesuperstore.
Auch, good that you and your kid are okay!
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:05 PM   #3377
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Talking How much is my Honda NX 250 worth?

Hi All,
A few days ago I posted to this thread asking whether this is a good place to find out how much my moto is worth. Well, finally, I have a bit of time to post the info:
  • 11,000 miles
  • New tires; less than 100 miles
  • Rebuilt front shocks (new seals of course)
  • Works performance rear shocks
  • Custom side racks (~$250 value)
  • Honda made, NX specific rear rack (~$200 from Honda of Troy)
  • New oil change
  • New clutch lever
  • Plastic fairing, cowl, etc. in fair shape
  • Newer battery
  • Fine electrical
  • jetted for altitude
  • Runs great, but sometimes stalls when starting from a stop
  • Other info folks would like?
I'm thinking $1500, but mainly because of the racks.

Please check out the pictures at:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?uname=Lobaria&target=ALBUM&id=5507997446653968993&authkey=Gv1sRgCMbApeqRypamIw&feat=email

I'd like to sell because I'd like to get a different, bigger bike and this would more than likely be the down payment for one. I love riding it, but my partner and I don't have room for more than one moto each. Yet.

Thanks in advance for your assistance!!
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:04 PM   #3378
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>bastropjoel + 1 on what Aeilko said, all is good as long as you were both fine.
Nextime make sure there is at least 22lbs in the tire and ride on.

>RogerThat sick photos as usual, I can't get enough of the countryside round your parts. Awesome is the word.


here is a few photos of mine has been up to lately
the full stories are in my RR thread


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Old 08-27-2010, 04:43 AM   #3379
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Lobaria:

Looks like a great price and there is still some riding season left for someone to be interested. It is a cheap point of entry for a reliable, easy to ride bike.

Good Luck!
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:27 AM   #3380
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Lobaria:

Looks like a great price and there is still some riding season left for someone to be interested. It is a cheap point of entry for a reliable, easy to ride bike.

Good Luck!
Thanks BMW Saint! I'll post it on the flea market as such. Wishing all of you a great ride :)
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:46 PM   #3381
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Here is a thumbnail of the trashed tire:

From NX 250


I had the new tw40 installed today, for the second time. The first time the shop put it on with the light spot on the opposite side from the valve stem, and the rotation the wrong way. I didn't notice until I had it home and mounted.

When I build my shop I am going to get a tire machine, most likely this one. http://www.cyclehilltirechanger.com/.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:47 AM   #3382
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Bastropjoel: It is nice to read about motorcycle incidents that you walk away from! Glad all is ok.

As you know, the CycleHill model is a version of No-Mar's industrial strength machine. It gets great reviews from folks I know that have one.

The Harbor Freight model can be improved by buying the various additional components like the rim clamps, scratch protectors and pry bar for about half the $ all in. But the Cycle Hill is still the better alternative.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:02 AM   #3383
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new shifter option for NX250

A little bird told us the gear shift lever,
Yamaha TTR250 (99-06) will fit the NX250,
but overall lengthwise, ymmv
maybe someone with time can cross that yammy shift lever to other yammy models, compare that TTR250 to the local dealers stock, and let us know what else we can get.

Anyone have a cross to an much longer ATV shifter,
so MX boots could be worn while riding SuMo-X style?




More models are always added to the FAQ post on the first page,
just as they are stumbled upon...


oh yeah, the FAQ post, now with bangin' yellow.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:07 PM   #3384
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What happened to the valve job write-up?
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:20 PM   #3385
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It's been a little while but a few weeks ago my Kenda Challenger tire arrived. After installing it and about 1000 miles later I am rather impressed with it. I did a top speed test down a local back road that nobody here goes down and I topped out at 92mph in 6th at 8500RPM and was blown away that a 1988 250 could pull that off. Though that street tire no longer allows me to go offroad so I need to buy sooner or later a second street legal dual sport. I stopped taking mine off road because I was always breaking stuff on it every time I did. It's just not exactly built for hardcore trail riding. (or at least mine isint). This may not be the place to ask but does anybody have any recommendations for a street legal thumper that I can use mainly for off road use? Ill put up some pictures later today of the new back tire.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:28 AM   #3386
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This may not be the place to ask but does anybody have any recommendations for a street legal thumper that I can use mainly for off road use?

DRZ 400 or DR350 is probably the best value for the money. KTM is better for off road. It really all depends on what you want the bike to do. There is no one best bike.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:14 AM   #3387
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way to recyle your unloved undersized front wheel

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Old 09-08-2010, 11:50 AM   #3388
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Thanks BMW Saint! I'll post it on the flea market as such. Wishing all of you a great ride :)
Did you list it?
And your location please.
Thanks
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:20 PM   #3389
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went on a short 45 mile ride on my NX today though the local swamps of Florida. I found myself a nice trail that i decided to check out. Too bad I don't have a knobby tire on it anymore so I didn't get to serious. I will have to come back with my WR450F or YZ450F.

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Old 09-09-2010, 07:27 PM   #3390
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An under 21 plate on a 22 year old bike...

Sweet!
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