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Old 06-16-2011, 03:21 AM   #4216
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is it MTX side panel and front light?
no MTX in this here country
sorry
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:25 AM   #4217
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91-96 XR250L frame with NX motor stuffed in
close enough
used a lot of XR250R parts, too

had been tinkering with it for a while
but wanted it to run before showing off my project
yesterdad I rode it to work

need to adjust/replace only little things and do some fine tuning
before we can hit the mountains

more pictures here:
http://www.xr-forum.de/index.php/topic,20208.0.html
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:12 AM   #4218
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I'm in the process of replacing the axle bearings, a sprocket and doing the big, supermoto big brake rotor I have...

Can anyone tell me the idiots guide way of removing the front hub bearings?

I got the rear with a slide hammer puller... But it was after I thought I could beat them through and stopped. The bearing had a gap between the sleeve and bearing then, but now I'm on the front the puller jaws are too big and there is no gap to put them behind the bearing.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:07 AM   #4219
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Poking my head in to say hi!

Hi all. I'm a newbie to biking in the US, after falling in love with it riding in Vietnam. (I'd taken the MSF class before, but while it taught me a lot of safety techniques, it didn't quite show me the joy of motorcycles like an actual trip!)

I came back to the US and waited for the "right deal" in a small dual sport to learn on. That "right deal" turned out to be a 1988 Honda NX250. I just wanted to poke my head in and say hi, and thanks for all the information -- it helped me to decide to buy this bike, which has been nothing but great.

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Old 06-16-2011, 10:00 AM   #4220
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no MTX in this here country
sorry
Where are you located?
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:54 AM   #4221
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Where are you located?
GA
short for Georgia, USA
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:46 AM   #4222
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Welcome Dyskinetic!


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Can anyone tell me the idiots guide way of removing the front hub bearings?

I got the rear with a slide hammer puller... But it was after I thought I could beat them through and stopped.

Use a punch,
from opposite side of rim,
tap through the wheel onto the 'inner' side of the bearing,
and press it out.


The sleeve will move slightly to allow you a lip to get against as you tap the bearing.


So again, the sleeve(tube) between the two bearings will move...grab a punch, thick screwdriver, whatever...and try to wiggle the sleeve from side to side...
it will move(slip sideways), and there will be a big lip(race of bearing) for you to get your punch onto..


A few taps with the hammer and one sides out, flip the wheel and tap out the other side..




Don't forget to drill out the peens locking the rear hub spanner locking ring, to the inner hub of the rear wheel.
There are four peens, usually.....drill them with a 1/8 inch drill bit, and the 'spanner ring' will smoothly spin its way back out...

Use blue loctite to reinstall the spanner ring...!



I do have pictures of the peens, and drilling them out...
...just did my wheel bearings front and rear, plus the cush drive bearing this past weekend, and took pics!
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:01 PM   #4223
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Tanks, VC...

Doing research I've landed on a "Blind Bearing Puller" and was gonna go with factory bearings... The "Allballs" is is almost too cheap not to pass up though and I might just pop'em in for a year till I can afford real bearings...


All balls is $34.40 while the same but high quality, Honda wants $65.50 + tax....


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Old 06-16-2011, 12:03 PM   #4224
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GA
short for Georgia, USA
THX, i learn something today. (I'm from France, on the old Continent).
The MTX 125 or 200 never been imported in the US?
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:15 PM   #4225
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The MTX 125 or 200 never been imported in the US?
not to my knowledge

but I owned an MTX80C ways back then back home (Germany)
and an MTX200 I bought in 3 boxes, site unseen
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:28 PM   #4226
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Welcome Dyskinetic

You made a good choice in learning to ride with a dual purpose bike.
Practice both on road and off.

Off road will give you a feel for different surfaces, and how to react on different road surfaces.

I learned on a similar bike and have no problem putting my GL1800 Gold Wing on dirt or loose gravel. "Mud ? NO-WAY!!

One bit of advice: Always be a little paranoid. Expect every body to do the unexpected. There's always someone who will. That way you will be prepared when it does.
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:56 PM   #4227
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AMS,
Thanks for your feedback. I will pick it up tomorrow.

JS

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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 70-75 mpg (better if I just plod along) I just turned over 27K miles, I got the bike with 12K on it and I have not done anything to it apart from regular maintenance stuff (oil and filters, chain and sprockets, and tires and such) There are almost no aftermarket options (racks, windscreens, etc.) and tire choices are very limited, but creative folks have shared a wealth of ideas and fixes on this forum. The forum search feature will usually turn up some kind of discussion about whatever question you have. Ebay is a good source, though I've never bought anything from there - BikeBandit and ServiceHonda have many OEM parts, and the lowest price I've found for OEM tires is at Motorcycle-Superstore - Good luck on your new endeavor -
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:11 AM   #4228
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anyone in FL? This guy needs help with an obvious problem...


http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/lbg/2405136904.html


"Looking for someone who is good with electrical trouble shooting to come to my shop to take a look at my bike. it's getting no spark and I don't think its the coil but not sure. It is a 88 honda NX250 was running perfect otherwise.
Shop is in Palm Springs."
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:22 PM   #4229
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anyone in FL? This guy needs help with an obvious problem...


http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/lbg/2405136904.html


"Looking for someone who is good with electrical trouble shooting to come to my shop to take a look at my bike. it's getting no spark and I don't think its the coil but not sure. It is a 88 honda NX250 was running perfect otherwise.
Shop is in Palm Springs."

Iheartmynx

Maybe this will help you troubleshoot your electrical system.
http://powers31.info/1988_NX250_Ign_Sys.pdf
It helped me when my CDI bit-the-dust.

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Old 06-17-2011, 08:12 PM   #4230
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You made a good choice in learning to ride with a dual purpose bike.
Practice both on road and off.

Off road will give you a feel for different surfaces, and how to react on different road surfaces.

I learned on a similar bike and have no problem putting my GL1800 Gold Wing on dirt or loose gravel. "Mud ? NO-WAY!!

One bit of advice: Always be a little paranoid. Expect every body to do the unexpected. There's always someone who will. That way you will be prepared when it does.
Thanks for the welcome! I'll be hitting dirt soon as I can, I had a taste of it in Vietnam and loved it -- it's when the joy of motorcycling actually kicked in for me.

I'll be keeping a suspicious eye on all the cars out there... and hopefully with my bright yellow dork vest on, they'll see me coming. (I need all the help I can get these first few months, even at the cost of some dignity!)
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