NX250 Thread -- official ADV owners manual

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by valvecrusher, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. Orkodelamuerte

    Orkodelamuerte Adventurer

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    That's exactly what I needed. Thanks man!!
  2. tntmo

    tntmo Been here awhile

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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.
  3. fabulous

    fabulous n00b

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    Hi from France
    What do you think of my nx, a lot of time but nice result, isn't it ? :D
  4. larry31

    larry31 Back Roads Explorer

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

    Safe Riding
  5. fikse

    fikse All-season-rider

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    Haha, cool! Duke 125 headlight :D 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 :puke1
    What do you use as speedo now? Not the Duke one, Ill guess?
  6. BZHGirl

    BZHGirl Adventurer

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    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.:freaky
  7. Dirtstar1

    Dirtstar1 Human torpedo

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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.
  8. Orkodelamuerte

    Orkodelamuerte Adventurer

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    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!
  9. fabulous

    fabulous n00b

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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 :norton (et à la Bretagne)
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  10. fabulous

    fabulous n00b

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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:norton (et avec la Bretagne !)
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  11. BZHGirl

    BZHGirl Adventurer

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    That's great! I like it. The KTM front light looks great with the bike.:clap
  12. nx&ace

    nx&ace Adventurer

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    Has anyone found a decent replacement for the the NX125, 250, 650 tail light replacement? The closest I've found is the DR250-DR650. The DR250 is a low profile and will look more like the original. I sits in the original location with little modification. Better yet if I can find an original lens. I'm not having any luck with that. I've checked Europe, Asia and the States. I think I'd have better luck winning the lottery. Any ideas. Thanks NX&ACE
  13. scrambler66

    scrambler66 Been here awhile

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    http://www.google.de/imgres?q=tail+...175&start=0&ndsp=27&ved=1t:429,r:24,s:0,i:160


    http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-nx2502-dominator-1993-germany_model3823/lens-comp-tailli_33702mn9641/


    http://www.powersportspro.com/pages...1/TAILLIGHT/NX650-89-JPN-A/2Y14MN9JMN94F2500B
  14. nx&ace

    nx&ace Adventurer

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    Thanks Scrambler66. I called Powersportspro. They said the lense is NLA )no longer available), they just haven't updated the site. I did find two in England. So I have 2 new NX250 tail lights on the way. Thanks, NX&ACE
  15. PTC

    PTC Turd polisher

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    got 1 a year ago from the dealer, 30 bucks. try the dealer?
  16. scrambler66

    scrambler66 Been here awhile

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    You are welcome :wave. But this is bad news, I&#8217;m afraid. I already noticed that body parts like fenders and side covers are not available anymore, but if Honda starts to cease production of more commonly needed parts we got a problem.
    I found one source of aftermarket taillights in Greece; but right now only one for the AX1 is available (which is different)

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/HONDA-AX1-AX...pt=Motorrad_Kraftradteile&hash=item35b375fc93
  17. Orkodelamuerte

    Orkodelamuerte Adventurer

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  18. Motoswami

    Motoswami Motoswami

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    I'm in the middle of replacing my rear shock. I've been using a shock from a Generation 1 Suzuki SV650. It worked well, but recently I noticed the seal was blown, and I no longer had any dampening -- time to source another shock. Found one used (10K miles) on the SV Owner's List and now I'm in the process of modifying it so it will mount. The top end, with the rubber bushing, needs to be ground more narrow, and the bottom end -- since the SV shock is 3/4" too long -- needs to be re-drilled and one side threaded for the bolt to screw into (10mm x 1.25). This photo shows the stock NX shock, blue in the center, a modified SV shock on the right, and an SV shock in the process of being modified, on the left.

    http://motoswami.smugmug.com/photos/i-nF4CCvL/0/S/i-nF4CCvL-S.jpg
  19. Honda Scoot

    Honda Scoot My First Gold Chain

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    I put a 1st gen. SV650 shock (full length) on the NX250 some time ago and it works great!
    Last month I shortened another 1st gen. SV650 shock to 12.25" bolt centers for the NX125.
    Both were set at the 5th of 7 preload settings.

    The NX125 rear suspension is much improved, but the spring is way softer than the one on the NX250.

    The point of the story is that used shock / springs can have varying results depending on how much abuse they have seen prior to being sold.
  20. victory80

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    Gathering parts for the retro supermoto build... Still have an Acerbis crf450 rear fender on the way. Also got a quote from a local wheel builder for the front wheel; $120ish for labor and spokes. As for tires going with a 110/70 michelin pilot power front and for the meantime keeping the 16" rear rim with a michelin city grip scooter tire in 140/70/16. Tires should be around $180 for the pair. Keep you posted!

    Akrapovic titanium can, $100 used from craigslist
    Excel 17x2.5" rim, $130
    Acerbis universal supermoto fender, $20
    Acerbis crf450 rear fender, $20
    Renthal grips, $10
    Renthal bar ends, $30
    Fuel vent, $5

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