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Old 08-14-2011, 01:13 PM   #4426
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4.000km on a NX250 - Pirineus or Bust


Hi there!
Next week I will start a nice 4.000km trip around the Iberic Peninsulae aka Portugal, Spain and a bit of France...
Although it is written in Portuguese, you can follow us on our blog: http://pirineusorbust.blogspot.com/
We'll be updating a facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/PirineusOrBust

Any advices for the NX250? I have been driving it for one year without any problems..

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Old 08-14-2011, 02:11 PM   #4427
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Freshen up your suspension:


I just had my NX up completely off the ground for about 2 weeks while waiting for my "AllBalls" bearings to arrive.

The thing feels completely different and even firm... For how long, I don't know.

With all the things I've worked on, Toyota trucks, Land Cruisers, and even my NX, I've noticed that if you suspend a suspension part in the air, when it settles it's got a different spring rate if only for a short while...

So, a tip... Try jacking up your NX and leaving it as long as you can. I also think the piston forces fluid that might otherwise have settled in the wrong spot, into its proper area making for a firmer if not temporary, next ride.

Anyway... After a snafoo on the bearings, I finally got them (and all the seals needed) for @ $32 instead of the @ $85 Honda wanted...

I found some info on the internet about them not having enough grease in them and after 2 looked that way, I just popped off a seal on each with my old timer and slapped in a dab or two of more grease.


Threw on a freash, but not for long Kenda Challenger, my 43T rear sprocket... Oh, and my BIG 320mm brake rotor, and... we're off!

Now it wheelies in 2nd... But I'm not good at it... Does 90 indicated MPH... And I guess @ 60MPG... Not that I ever try to get it that high

THIS BIKE IS SO FUN!!!!






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Old 08-14-2011, 02:18 PM   #4428
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Hi there!
Next week I will start a nice 4.000km trip around the Iberic Peninsulae aka Portugal, Spain and a bit of France...
Although it is written in Portuguese, you can follow us on our blog: http://pirineusorbust.blogspot.com/
Good luck on your adventure. Google did an adequate job of translating your blog. A few missed syntax but I'll be following along.

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Old 08-15-2011, 01:41 AM   #4429
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89 nx250

Thinking about selling my 89 NX250 w/ 4400 miles on her. Located in Seattle. Anybody interested?
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:46 AM   #4430
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Riding New Hampshire

Just thought some of you from other parts of the country , maybe out of country, would like to see one of my favorite roads up here in the north part of N.H.

Route 145 starts in Pittsburg and goes South through Clarksville, Stewartstown to Colebrook N.H.
The road is only about 13 – 14 miles, but it has views of small farms, tree covered hill sides and open vista's. The road is a motorcyclist’s dream. Plenty of curves, with up and down area's. and it finishes with a beautiful waterfall just outside of Colebrook.

Maybe if I get a video setup on my bike, I'll be able to film the whole ride. Still pix's just don't do justice to it.

I know I didn't ride my NX that day. This road is best "enjoyed" with the power of the GL1800.










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Old 08-16-2011, 07:57 AM   #4431
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Good luck on your adventure. Google did an adequate job of translating your blog. A few missed syntax but I'll be following along.

Thanks
Thanks :) Hope I don't have any problems.. yesterday happened something strange: my NX250 was not starting... the starter button only made a "click". After that, I engaged a gear, and pulled a big the bike by hand, and tried once again and the starter worked.
Any thoughts on what this was? I have a new battery.

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Old 08-16-2011, 08:32 AM   #4432
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.. the starter button only made a "click". After that, I engaged a gear, and pulled a big the bike by hand, and tried once again and the starter worked.
Any thoughts on what this was? I have a new battery.

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Starter clutch got stuck, maybe
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:47 AM   #4433
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Starter clutch got stuck, maybe
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Should I be worried about this?
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:18 PM   #4434
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I had the starter give out on me just like that. You can't buy a new starter, but the brushes are easily replaceable. After 20+ years of friction, the brushes are just about worn out. Mine were mere slivers.

You have to remove the cam chain tensioner and exhaust to get the starter out. Make sure to remove the bolt on the end of the tensioner before you remove it from the block so you can access the adjuster.
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:07 PM   #4435
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I had the starter give out on me just like that. You can't buy a new starter, but the brushes are easily replaceable. After 20+ years of friction, the brushes are just about worn out. Mine were mere slivers.

You have to remove the cam chain tensioner and exhaust to get the starter out. Make sure to remove the bolt on the end of the tensioner before you remove it from the block so you can access the adjuster.
I thought this could be worn out brushes, I once had an old VW beetle with similar problem: I had to knock the starter with something to get it to start. I wont have the time to troubleshoot this right now, and hopefully I wont have problems on my trip... :\
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:26 PM   #4436
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Park at the top of the hill.
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:51 PM   #4437
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Fuel tank size?

Yesterday when coming home I ran out of gas, thankfully I was on a back road and nobody was around. I pulled the clutch in and the engine was totally dead. Put it on reserve and continued on until I found a gas station. When I filled the tank at the station, I was surprised to see that it only took 1.7 gallons until the tank was totally full. I thought I read in the owners manual that the tank was 2.4 gallons and the reserve was 0.4 gallons - how come I ran to the reserve at only 1.7 gallons?
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:05 PM   #4438
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I find that 1.7 gal fills me up right after I hit reserve. 2.1 gal is the most I have every put in the tank, after pushing up to the pump. I figure .3 gal would fill the tank to the overflowing point. I just fill to the bottom lip of the cap holder.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:04 AM   #4439
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I think I will just try to buy new brushes and take them with me, if needed, I will change them. The problem is I can't find what is their size... does anyone know?
I also have another doubt: the tensioner middle screw is not fully in, is this normal?
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:54 AM   #4440
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The brushes are weird. You need to buy OEM, because one comes on a plate and the other has a pigtail attached. ( I think )

On the tensioner, there is an outer bolt to keep the crud out of the threads, and then there is the spring-loaded adjuster on the inside.You have to screw the inside screw all the way in to re-install the adjuster (this retracts it), but it should set the tension on it's own when you release it.
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