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Old 03-25-2008, 02:20 PM   #46
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Yikes, thats a tuff one. I'll have to look at mine and see if I can think of a way to stop it from turning.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:46 PM   #47
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New NX250 owner - what should I do first?

I'm a pround new owner of an '89 NX250. It is in pretty good shape with just over 3000 miles on the odometer. It starts and runs well, has good tires, all working lights, etc. However, I think prior to my purchase it had not been ridden much (if at all) over the past few years. Before I start riding it, is there anything I should do first?

I plan to change oil, filter and probably change the air filter also for good measure. Anything else I should be thinking about?

Thanks everyone - I promise to get some pics up soon.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:00 PM   #48
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Okay so I just noticed Neduro's Spring Bike Maintenance and Setup Guide - this seems like a great list of items to check - apologies for not seeing this earlier. Anything specific to the NX250 that I should be aware of?
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:32 AM   #49
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A good carb cleaning is always agood idea on a bike thats been sitting awhile.
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:20 PM   #50
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So I got the stuck bolt out. The plastic "pillar" that the threaded insert was in was cracked and I was able to pull it out. The epoxy is setting up as I'm typing this.

The crappy part is that my damn black hole of a garage ate my accelerator pump spring. Anyone know another model that it might cross reference to? I would really rather not have to pay the $72 that Bike Bandit wants for the whole pump and spring.

EDIT. I just broke down and spilled 65 beans on a new pump diaphragm kit . . . damn it. No doubt I'll find the spring in a month or so.
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:03 PM   #51
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correct rear tire measurements

are these the measurements that are correct for the 17" rear rim that will work?

REAR TIRE SIZE 4.60-17 RIM IS 17X2.15
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:59 AM   #52
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Me - 1
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EDIT. I just broke down and spilled 65 beans on a new pump diaphragm kit . .. damn it. No doubt I'll find the spring in a month or so.
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Old 04-05-2008, 12:56 PM   #53
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Today I got some time to work on the NX. I fixed the annoying problem of not being able to go 200 miles between fill ups!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=321184
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Old 04-12-2008, 02:37 AM   #54
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I went online a couple weeks back in search of a KN filter for the NX. Now I know that KN doesn't make a filter specifically for the NX-250, but they have a nifty tool allowing you to search by filter dimension. I found one filter that had similar dimensions to the stock unit.

Part #MG-0001 fits the Moto Guzzi V1000 LeMans/California models. It's 4"x6". It just came in the mail yesterday. I'll put up pics this afternoon on the install. Filtered area is somewhat smaller than the stock Honda unit but, I figure it's used on a 1000cc bike, so there shouldn't be a problem.

The only bad part is that this KN seems to be a hard to get item. KN doesn't show it in stock, so a call to one of the MG dealers would be required.
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:54 PM   #55
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Battery

Gentlemen, I can't seem to locate an OEM type battery locally for less than $80. Anyone have any suggestions for an on line source you've had good luck with?

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Old 04-16-2008, 05:57 AM   #56
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I just bought one yesterday for my KLR at WallyWorld. Give them a try.

29 bucks
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:40 PM   #57
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Gentlemen, I can't seem to locate an OEM type battery locally for less than $80. Anyone have any suggestions for an on line source you've had good luck with?

Thanks,
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If you haven't tried Ebay, I have bought four over the last few years, all shipped and included was around $25-32 total.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Batte...spagenameZWD1V
$29 +10 ship

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-N...QQcmdZViewItem
$1 + 12 ship

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/YTX7L...3286.m20.l1116
$26+14 ship

Do a search for YTX7L or YTX7L-BS....or search Rebel battery, EX250 battery and the like

Good luck.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:27 PM   #58
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Battery ordered. Thanks for the tip. No more rolling down the hill only to discover that the gas isn't turned on.
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:41 PM   #59
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Battery ordered. Thanks for the tip. No more rolling down the hill only to discover that the gas isn't turned on.
Don't forget to twist the throttle a few times before you hit the slopes

the AP carb likes a fresh squirt when they wake up overnight..

Can anyone tell me who makes these tires?

Look closely, it is a trick..
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:42 PM   #60
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and yeah, those are my tires..
that's why it's a trick...or is it?

There's four tires...the used ones' a Trailwing...

what are the other three?
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