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Old 01-12-2013, 04:53 PM   #6016
Dirtstar1
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Where did your nx take you today?

Had a fantastic 140 mile ride today. About 70 miles of dirt road. We don't get much snow here so I had to document it. A really cool finding today was the end of the pacific crest trail. It goes from Canada to Mexico. I stumbled across it on the secondary border roads. There is no better bike for tight twisty dirt roads and twisty pavement routes home. It does both so well!

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:27 PM   #6017
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I've hiked the first 60 miles of the PCT, awesome. Most of the time I wished I was riding it, but that's a big no-no! There are some good trails out in that area.

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Had a fantastic 140 mile ride today. About 70 miles of dirt road. We don't get much snow here so I had to document it. A really cool finding today was the end of the pacific crest trail. It goes from Canada to Mexico. I stumbled across it on the secondary border roads. There is no better bike for tight twisty dirt roads and twisty pavement routes home. It does both so well!



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Old 01-12-2013, 06:41 PM   #6018
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I've hiked the first 60 miles of the PCT, awesome. Most of the time I wished I was riding it, but that's a big no-no! There are some good trails out in that area.
I see you are a local. You should join us for a ride one day. I think there is 100 miles of border road from imperial beach to jacumba. I'd like to link it all together one day.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:23 PM   #6019
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So I did my routine maintenance today " oil change" and clean the air filter. I looked at the air filter and noticed it was worn out. Literally was vibrated apart. Further inspection I found large grains of sand laying in the air box. Here's what I did. I gutted the stock paper air filter to use it as a frame and then I sandwiched a piece of universal UNI air filter foam between the frame and the wire spark arrester. Well greased around the edges and oiled properly I now have a lean condition. Ill go for a long ride tomorrow and see of I need to jet up.

An interesting test while doing this mod was, after tearing all the paper out of the frame, try blowing through it. Then try blowing through the correctly oiled UNI filter. In my opinion the paper filter was totally plugged.

So who else is doing similar mods? How many people found full grains of sand in the air box past the filter? Did I miss something and there is another place sand can get in?
So check this out, I'm glad I looked. When I got home from my ride I decided to check my air box for new dirt. I took apart my side cover, pulled the filter, and wtf? Giant grains of stains? Head scratch? After a thorough inspection I found a drain right below the filter. Remedy? I stuffed it full of UNI foam. Here are some pics. Anyone else have this dilemma?

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Shined a flash light in the box to find the hole that's pissing me off.

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The screen installed with grease, and hole filled with UNI air filter foam.

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Filter greased and oiled.

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The old filter frame to pin the foam in place. Ill clean up the edges more later. If you try this remember to leave the last 2 rows on each side. Or there will be nothing to pin the filter in with.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:36 AM   #6020
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I don't think my chain slider is there...well, actually - I am certain it is missing.
I have looked in the Service Manual, and what is illustrated in the book, isn't on my swing arm. Does someone have a photo graph of on, so I can see how the application is supposed to look? Any if any of you have suggestions or recommendations on the replacement - I'd appreciate that.

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Old 01-13-2013, 08:16 AM   #6021
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These are of my 1990 NX250 from when I was making my custom skid plate.
I used the original mounting points, so they should be accurate for a 1990 model.
The last pix is showing my new plate connected to the OEM bracket under the engine.
Hope this helps.


That's exactly what I needed. Thanks man!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:43 AM   #6022
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I see you are a local. You should join us for a ride one day. I think there is 100 miles of border road from imperial beach to jacumba. I'd like to link it all together one day.
I've ridden the border road from the beach to the desert, most of it anyway. Used to be some better trails before they built up the fence around Otay.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:15 AM   #6023
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Hi from France
What do you think of my nx, a lot of time but nice result, isn't it ?
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:37 PM   #6024
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That's exactly what I needed. Thanks man!!

You're welcome. I like to help if I can.

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Old 01-13-2013, 01:40 PM   #6025
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Hi from France
What do you think of my nx, a lot of time but nice result, isn't it ?
Haha, cool! Duke 125 headlight I had one of these Dukes, for a while. Headlight was one of the few things that did not brake apart on that joke of a bike
What do you use as speedo now? Not the Duke one, Ill guess?
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:02 PM   #6026
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Hi from France
What do you think of my nx, a lot of time but nice result, isn't it ?
Have you a picture from the other side, because I'm curious to see the cooler on the oposite side.
I'm in France too.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:14 PM   #6027
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I've ridden the border road from the beach to the desert, most of it anyway. Used to be some better trails before they built up the fence around Otay.
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You mean this fence? Lol at one point it appeared as if we could ride right into Mexico. They sure keep the road nice. We did from Barrett junction to San ysidro today.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:46 PM   #6028
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Hi from France
What do you think of my nx, a lot of time but nice result, isn't it ?
We definitely need to see mooooooore pictures of that outcome!! Even though I'm a stay-stock fan, I really like that work u did. Welcome!
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:12 AM   #6029
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Happy to see that you enjoy my transformation
In fact it's not completed, i still have the finish (change front turn lights, found a duke wind screen...)
Here are some spécifics :
Cooling system coming from Yamaha 125, fan motor removed, i never heard it worked in my life
Speedometer coming from 125 Yamaha SR, I have changed the nx cable (too short)
Fuel tank : 250 XLR
Sorry for my english, it's exciting to speak to the whole world (et à la Bretagne)


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Old 01-14-2013, 12:18 PM   #6030
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Happy to see that you enjoy my modification
In fact it's not really terminated, I have still some finishes to do.
Here are some informations:
Cooling system coming from Yamaha 125 tdr, speedometer from 125 sr fuel tank 250 xlr.
Fan motor is removed, I've never heard it running in my life.
I hope that you roughly understand me, it's exciting to speak about NX stories with the whole world (et avec la Bretagne !)


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