NX250 Thread -- official ADV owners manual

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

  1. scrambler66

    scrambler66 Been here awhile

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  2. SaDoW

    SaDoW Adventurer

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  3. amockalypsenow

    amockalypsenow dirtybiker cam smith

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    Does anybody know what changes need be made to swap in a longer 18 inch swingarm/rearend? Anybody swap in a 82 xr500 or any year xr600 rear end? Any comments on your opinion of the benefits of doing such a swap aren't needed- but any experience or links would be awesome. Thanks. Cam.
  4. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    why not swap the whole roller?
  5. fikse

    fikse All-season-rider

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  6. fikse

    fikse All-season-rider

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  7. CurtW

    CurtW Thumper

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  8. fikse

    fikse All-season-rider

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    True :D Trouble starts when you missing parts. Hard to get them nowadays :p3rry
  9. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    all electrics on Else are NX250

    she just developed a strange, bad behavior
    I start wit a fully charged battery,
    starts right up, light (HID) works fine,
    5-10mi down the road the light's off due to a completly drained battery
    bike runs until I shut it off,
    then of course it will not start with no more juice
    once the battery is charged we start over

    alternator output is good
    no loose connections, no loose ground wire,
    any ideas?
    thanks
  10. Orkodelamuerte

    Orkodelamuerte Adventurer

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    How do you know alternator output is good?

    Sounds like a bad regulator though...
  11. larry31

    larry31 Back Roads Explorer

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    Check voltage at the battery terminals while running at about 2000 rpm. ( Should be about 14 volts and steady.)
    If it’s good, the regulator should be good.
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    Shut bike off and measure voltage at battery terminals while cranking the starter.
    If below 10 volts, the battery may be suspect.
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    If the voltage is 12 volts or below while running at 2000 rpm, your regulator or alternator may be bad.
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    You could also check for a short. Disconnect the battery and with ignition switch off, measure from positive battery wire to chassis. ( The wire lead, not the battery terminal )
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    Here&#8217;s a link to electrical trouble shooting for the NX.
    http://www.powers31.info/nx250.htm
    Scroll down to heading&#8230;
    NX250 Ignition System
    ( from 1988 Honda Service Manual )
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    The NX250 shop manual. Link is just below. Note: It may take a while for this file to display.


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  12. RollingJ

    RollingJ The mud in your eye

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    I hate to do it, but I think it's time. I need to get a bike for my boy that doesn't cry so much when you drop it.

    89NX250 $800

    Located in Bastrop Texas, just east of Austin.

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    21/17 tires and the stock 19/16 go with it as well. I have a few things not shown also included, like the passenger pegs and a rack for saddlebags. The sprockets are brand new (one ride) and the chain is an expensive D.I.D. x-ring that should never wear out on this little 250. There are handguards, a one-way sign skidplate, and a flood light for better nighttime vision.

    She runs really strong, the valves/camchain/tensioner are in spec, but is having a hard time shifting from 1st to 2nd. Most of the time she just goes to neutral unless you time the revs just right and powershift without the clutch. I thought seriously about splitting the cases and fixing the problem, but I'm ready to sell and know I won't recoup the cost.

    I obviously went the high fender/aftermarket headlight/cut down plastics route. There is no speedo. I have the broken left tank cover and I may try to rebuild it. The tank had a pinhole leak that was repaired with gas tank putty and a sheet metal screw over a year ago.

    I really don't want to part a running, titled bike. I would rather sell it outright at $800 and let someone who will keep it for a while do the work to make it theirs, but if I don't have any interest I will start to take it apart and sell the bits on ebay.

    Pm me if you are interested.
  13. tntmo

    tntmo Been here awhile

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    I have a good, but ugly tank available if anyone buys RollingJ's bike. Cheap!
  14. thirstybuck

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    We got a couple days of warm (>32*F) days here recently so I untarped the NX, flipped the choke, and hit the button. Vroom! Fired up like I just shut it off.
  15. Psychoboy

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    So my dad gave me one of these 89' NX250 (only 2900 miles on it). Well I got it running and took it out. Was tons of fun. It's not my first bike I now have 2 bikes one for my normal cruising and this one which I am considering a toy.

    One thing I eventually want to do with it is going on a weekend ride out here in the desert (AZ) and that will need some sort of saddle bags to put some extra items in. I am wondering if anyone has ever custom fitted ones for it like maybe attaching some old ammo boxes to it is kind of what I was thinking? I don't want to really invest a ton of money into this thing bike. Any idea's or inexpensive ways to accomplish this would be greatly appreciated.

    Here are a pictures of it from my last day trip if anyone is carious :)

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  16. larry31

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    I made some frames out of electrical EMT pipe.
    Here's what I did, if it helps any...
    http://www.powers31.info/Side_Luggage_Frames.htm
    http://www.powers31.info/nx250_saddlebags.htm

    If it helps, here's more on my mod's to my NX250
    http://www.powers31.info/nx250.htm
  17. Drifter.

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    Anyone have or know of an nx for sale in florida? I sure miss the old craiglook.
  18. Sinan

    Sinan Adventurer

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    Hi all;

    My Nixie hit the 82.000 kilometers on odo.And still as rock solid.
    I am a little jealous about you:D.How can you find 3000-5000 mileaged NXs.I can give a lot of dollars for them here.:D Hard to see even a rolling one nowadays in here.

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  19. scrambler66

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  20. CurtW

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    I'm not sure what craiglook was, but based on the name, I'm guessing that searchtempest.com will stand in...