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Old 05-30-2012, 05:31 AM   #5236
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My question is...did anyone buy a new CDI (not chinese model) from the market (tommotec.de or other places) ??

I bought a CDI from tommytec a few months ago via ebay

http://www.ebay.de/itm/CDI-NX-250-al...item1c194ebc8b

All I can say by now is that it works as it should with my 1989 Nixie. I don´t have any long term experience, but I heard from other guys (one of them with a 1993 NX250) that they didn´t have any problems either.

A good place to look up spare part numbers is http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-nx250_model278/


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Old 05-30-2012, 02:16 PM   #5237
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d.n.a filter

I am not 'actually' handling the DNA filter group buy(yet)...
but i have been inquiring with them...



for a 'group discount',
we need to order 20 units...

then the DISCOUNTED price will be $66.00 each, not counting shipping from (VC's house, or whomever) to your door.

That will probably be $5 bucks, using USPS priority mail.


If the interest appears, we can solidify our order, pony up the monies, and order them...

Speak up, or order for yourselves later...
but i've put it out there for us....that's a pretty big discount from retail...and perhaps they might even sweeten the deal from that...(for more than 20)

but that's what the email i received quoted...
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20 pcs DNA P-H2E09-01 shipped as one order via airmail 66 USD/unit shipping cost included.
The only requirement is to order the filter all together in one shipment.
$66 each for 20 units in one order
That's $1320 U.S. dollars.(I was hoping for $50 each)


That's all i know .fyi
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:56 PM   #5238
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:54 AM   #5239
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I bought a CDI from tommytec a few months ago via ebay

http://www.ebay.de/itm/CDI-NX-250-al...item1c194ebc8b

All I can say by now is that it works as it should with my 1989 Nixie. I don´t have any long term experience, but I heard from other guys (one of them with a 1993 NX250) that they didn´t have any problems either.

A good place to look up spare part numbers is http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-nx250_model278/

Thank you very much for these informations.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:19 AM   #5240
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I am not 'actually' handling the DNA filter group buy(yet)...
but i have been inquiring with them...



for a 'group discount',
we need to order 20 units...

then the DISCOUNTED price will be $66.00 each, not counting shipping from (VC's house, or whomever) to your door.

That will probably be $5 bucks, using USPS priority mail.


If the interest appears, we can solidify our order, pony up the monies, and order them...

Speak up, or order for yourselves later...
but i've put it out there for us....that's a pretty big discount from retail...and perhaps they might even sweeten the deal from that...(for more than 20)

but that's what the email i received quoted...

$66 each for 20 units in one order
That's $1320 U.S. dollars.(I was hoping for $50 each)


That's all i know .fyi
thoughts?
Obscenely expensive?

I'd stick with making them at that price.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:55 AM   #5241
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Obscenely expensive?

I'd stick with making them at that price.

Yeppers...

From $70 to $66 is like when gas goes down .5 cents and everyone can't wait to drive their SUV's to the pump.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:57 AM   #5242
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steering stem bearings.

Hello,

I have just received a set of tapered headrace bearings, which to my surprise, did not fit.

They were 48 mm in outer diameter whereas the original was 47 mm. I was stupid enough to not measure other dimensions on the originals and put the front end back together.

Now the seller is asking for exact specs to send a replacement.

Does anyone have the specs (inner diameter and height) on the headrace bearings? Otherwise I'm going to have to take it back apart.

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Old 05-31-2012, 11:00 AM   #5243
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They were 48 mm in outer diameter whereas the original was 47 mm. I was stupid enough to not measure other dimensions on the originals and put the front end back together.

Now the seller is asking for exact specs to send a replacement.

Does anyone have the specs (inner diameter and height) on the headrace bearings?

the specs are 47 x 26 x 15 mm (top and bottom) - must have been some seller since all Honda enduros (xl250/350/600, NX250/650, Xr250/350/600/650 etc.) got the same bearings
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:55 PM   #5244
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How much is a valve adjustment for the NX and how frequently? what about oil? I am about to embark on a long journey potentially using an 88 NX (it has a new cdi) - I am very nervous about making the purchase. So i'd like to gather some facts before I commit.


Thank you guys.

Ps. I posted a thread about it here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=795440
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:11 PM   #5245
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How much is a valve adjustment for the NX and how frequently? what about oil? I am about to embark on a long journey potentially using an 88 NX (it has a new cdi) - I am very nervous about making the purchase. So i'd like to gather some facts before I commit.
In my opinion, you couldn’t get a better bike for a long journey in terms of reliability. My Nixie has faithfully served me almost 100.000km without letting me down even once. And she was by no means given a break, be it in sandy Swakopmund or snowy Swabia ;-) And I know of 2 more NX250 with more than 110.000km, so it seems that this little bike is really bulletproofed.






Even when the CDI failed at 78.000km and the Nixie didn’t start, after some jiggling at the CDI wiring the NX finally fired up and I was able to finish the trip. The CDI is thus one spare part I highly recommend on journeys, sooner or later it will fail for sure.

I have checked the valve adjustment three times, but even at 98.000km the clearance was still within the limits given by the factory manual (which recommend checking every 36.000km!).

The manual recommends changing the oil every 12.000km, which I did – I always used rather cheap mineral oil. The oil consumption was about 0,1l/1000km until 80.000km – after that it rose to 0,3l. The last 2000km I tried synthetic 10W40 oil for the first time; it lowered the consumption to 0,1l.

And I recommend gasoline with at least 95 octane - 98 wouldn't hurt. Because 91 octane gasoline led to some cases of damaged crank shafts and pistons (see below, its in German, but I think the pictures speak for themselves). For that reason the NX was sold in Europe with a 142 main jet - which is probably also a good idea for US-Nixies.






One thing you have to keep an ear on is any unusual noise from the engine. The NX250 engine is usually very silent in terms of mechanical noise - any rattling or clacking is due to lengthening of the timing chain and the incapability of the tensioner to deal with that. My Nixie started to rattle softly at about 70.000km – changing the tensioner did not help. At about 98.000km the rattling became so noisy that I tried a fix from this forum (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...22268&page=333 ) and the rattling was gone. Of course I should change the timing chain, but this is by no means trivial and I wanted to finish the 100.000km with unopened engine. Because clutch, piston etc . are still original.

She is not a beauty any more, but I never spend much time on cleaning my bikes.



The speedometer is now reading 99.907 km, so I guess this weekend I’m going to finish it ;-).

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Old 06-01-2012, 02:21 AM   #5246
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the specs are 47 x 26 x 15 mm (top and bottom) - must have been some seller since all Honda enduros (xl250/350/600, NX250/650, Xr250/350/600/650 etc.) got the same bearings
Yeah, at least they are sending a replacement, no questions asked. Thanks for the info!

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Old 06-01-2012, 10:39 AM   #5247
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In my opinion, you couldn’t get a better bike for a long journey in terms of reliability. My Nixie has faithfully served me almost 100.000km without letting me down even once. And she was by no means given a break, be it in sandy Swakopmund or snowy Swabia ;-) And I know of 2 more NX250 with more than 110.000km, so it seems that this little bike is really bulletproofed.






Even when the CDI failed at 78.000km and the Nixie didn’t start, after some jiggling at the CDI wiring the NX finally fired up and I was able to finish the trip. The CDI is thus one spare part I highly recommend on journeys, sooner or later it will fail for sure.

I have checked the valve adjustment three times, but even at 98.000km the clearance was still within the limits given by the factory manual (which recommend checking every 36.000km!).

The manual recommends changing the oil every 12.000km, which I did – I always used rather cheap mineral oil. The oil consumption was about 0,1l/1000km until 80.000km – after that it rose to 0,3l. The last 2000km I tried synthetic 10W40 oil for the first time; it lowered the consumption to 0,1l.

And I recommend gasoline with at least 95 octane - 98 wouldn't hurt. Because 91 octane gasoline led to some cases of damaged crank shafts and pistons (see below, its in German, but I think the pictures speak for themselves). For that reason the NX was sold in Europe with a 142 main jet - which is probably also a good idea for US-Nixies.






One thing you have to keep an ear on is any unusual noise from the engine. The NX250 engine is usually very silent in terms of mechanical noise - any rattling or clacking is due to lengthening of the timing chain and the incapability of the tensioner to deal with that. My Nixie started to rattle softly at about 70.000km – changing the tensioner did not help. At about 98.000km the rattling became so noisy that I tried a fix from this forum (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...22268&page=333 ) and the rattling was gone. Of course I should change the timing chain, but this is by no means trivial and I wanted to finish the 100.000km with unopened engine. Because clutch, piston etc . are still original.

She is not a beauty any more, but I never spend much time on cleaning my bikes.



The speedometer is now reading 99.907 km, so I guess this weekend I’m going to finish it ;-).

Thank you! Fantastic write up! Do you know how well it does against headwinds? what about at altitude?
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:03 PM   #5248
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Right on! How many jumps are possible in two and a half minutes? I couldn't count.
now if you build a six inch lip at the top of that ditch...( which makes me wanna ride a skateboard), yeehaw.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:16 PM   #5249
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Thank you! Fantastic write up! Do you know how well it does against headwinds? what about at altitude?
Yes, she doesn’t like headwinds – then she got trouble to keep 60mi/h. In this case you simply have to shift one or two gears down. One thing that could not hurt would be a 43 sprocket.
Concerning the altitude, with the original main jet (136) it’s no problem to go up to 2600 yards and probably even more –but it’s difficult to find higher tracks in the Alps. I credit the lean mixture of the carburetor; my dominator is losing much more power on higher altitudes.




But you should look for some decent tires– for instance Goldentyre makes some T63 replica tires that fit on the 16/19 inch rims.
http://www.mx-power.eu/epages/622578...ectID=27639895

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Old 06-01-2012, 10:53 PM   #5250
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Wow! Thats some picture. Alps? :-)
Thanks alot for some nice writeup!

Bought mine NX a month ago, and have had some service on it (oil-filters-brake-tyres-antifreeze-lubricating), and finally yesterday I got my first real trip with her. Surprised how well these 25 "ponies" does the job. Found myself revving it a long way into the red sone! Seems like its no revlimiter?!
Found a few glitches Ive got to fix in near future: Clutch is pretty inaccurate, difficult to fint the slip-point (between "on" and "off"), and the carb might need a little attention: If I give sharp full trottle when its idling, it sometimes dies, and top power Is not on complete full trottle, but just before full trottle. Nothing dramatic, but since I will drive alot in the slow rush-hours, sneaking between the cars, both should be in perfect condition. Rear suspension is pretty much shot, at least way to soft for my use. Got som 15W oil in forks, but still its way to soft, so Ill guess a set of quality springs is to be ordered.

Anyway, so for so good. Very happy to find such an old bike with such impressive abilities. I've had to limit myself not to drive to hard in curves, not forgetting brand new tyres is quite slippery It starts with a touch on the button, and just pure happy sounds from engine can be heard, although I miss some sound from exhaust. This bike must be the closest to electric bikes

I must be honest to say the few things I miss is a separate (sub?)forum for this Nixie. There are such a amount of quality info for this bike, but all is stuffed into this and a few more treads, making it a challlenge to find what you need...
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