Honda NX125/150/200 Enthusiast's Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Bronco638, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. AFelix1

    AFelix1 n00b

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    I have the same bike, color and all. Mine is plated 1990.
    Paid $600 US with 900 miles. Needed Carb and some TLC. She starts and runs great. I purchased it to teach my daughter how to ride, but I love riding it myself.
  2. jan.van.gent

    jan.van.gent Been here awhile

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    After 180 km of off-roading
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  3. Kazer

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    i'm gonna go ahead and say mine is a 1990 also
  4. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    THAT is a smokin' deal!
    Jan, you're such a slob! :D
  5. AFelix1

    AFelix1 n00b

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    Here is a pic of mine.
  6. pinkius

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    Hi Guys! Just want to introduce myself. I'm CK from Minsota and I'm happy to get this girl here last week. Her frame were broken on both sides right above top motor mounts. I did weld her ribs, put new chain, plug oil and cleaned carb. It came back to life. Engine sounded really good.

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    still have the original tires

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    will take her for a spin around the blocks tomorrow
  7. pinkius

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    I could not believe how fast my nx can go on the highway yesterday.
    I could do 60 and 65 easily. Just love this thingy
  8. Bronco638

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    DAMN!
    I would change those immediately. 23 year old tires have seen way too much ultra-violet light to be safe anymore. New tires are cheap, I think the Shinko 705s that I put on my old NX were less than $100. If you're doing 60-65 mph and have a failure........things are not going to be pretty.
  9. pinkius

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    The owner's son made big jump caused the broken frame.
    I have found also a broken lower back engine mount today and replaced it. No wonder it was buzzing yesterday.

    Re: tire, I will replace really soon now that I know how it rides. The odo just turned 4000 miles

    This is my daily machine now.
  10. pinkius

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    stop and got gas
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    This is April 17th, don't we all just love the snow!!!

    below here is when I welded the frame
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  11. pinkius

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    Can someone tell me the different between 14 and 16 teeth front sprocket??
    I replaced my with the 14 t one. It was so cheap and I paid the whole $4.95 for it. Thanks in advance guys.... :) :)
  12. jan.van.gent

    jan.van.gent Been here awhile

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    You're acceleration will be less, and your top speed will be more
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    jan.van.gent Been here awhile

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  14. pinkius

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    cool video Jan Van Gent and thanks for the info. That is a dirty road
  15. Donthaveaclue

    Donthaveaclue I really don't

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    gonna sound weird but what are your "specs" haha.

    im gonna start by saying that im overall confused about these bikes.
    problem is that im now looking at purchasing one.
    i know there are two different generations of these. but nothing else, as in when/if they were released here and such.\
    can anyone shed some light on these little awesome things?
  16. Bronco638

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    I'm going to guess that's Monterrey, California?

    If so, there is only one series (JD09) that was sold in the US (1988-90). NX125s were sold in other parts of the world for quite some time. I believe Jan's bike is the JD12 series and it's from Italy (Jan will confirm).

    They make awesome commuters if your ride is on roads with a speed limit of less than 55 (IMO). My NX would struggle to get to 60. Others seems to do up to 70. Acceleration is mild in comparison to cages. They're pretty awesome on fuel and are very simple to maintain. I occasionally rode mine off-road as well as on gravel and dirt roads. It was a blast but certainly not an MX bike, more like a trials bike. I sold mine to a guy that gave it to his 15 year old son to learn on. That's how I see the NX125; a commuter or beginner's bike. If you need faster speed or the ability to accelerate quickly, you may want to look for something with at least 225cc, if not 250cc.

    Have a look at my blog for more of my discoveries: Commuter NX
  17. Bronco638

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    I just noticed that your muffler is hanging low and supported by some sort of bar stock. That's not right. Is the pipe bent?
  18. Donthaveaclue

    Donthaveaclue I really don't

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    You're the exact person I wanted to reply! I was going to try to pm you but I'm guessing there's a probation period since I'm new. I've been reading your blog for the past 5 days doing a couple entries at a time, awesome work by the way.

    I might be able to get this bike for cheap from a friend. He said there may be some ticking, so I'm going to have my mechanic friend take a look before making a counter offer. It will be my first bike, but I'd be getting an xr250, dr250, or wr250 a few days later. Mainly want this to mess around with, have something my brothers can learn on, and commute to work which is only 5 miles away with a max speed limit of 35 MPH, but ultimately make it into a cool little sumo bike haha.

    I know the version we got had front and rear drum, has anyone attempted to convert to disk? What front end can be mated to this bike? This thread and your blog are probably the most valuable pieces of information on this bike around. Just trying to take it all in and not go on overload. Like where to get parts if a rebuild is needed, and had a rebuild ever been done stateside for that matter
  19. pinkius

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    Hi Bronco638,
    The muffler was low like that when I got it. I know they did something to it compare to other members' with mufflers tucked nicely under and next to the seat. It is ugly how it's hanging right now but will be fixed soon for sure.
  20. pinkius

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    Say, if you can get one or seeing one out there for sale , I say don't wait just buy it! You will find out why we like these bikes