NX250 Thread -- official ADV owners manual

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

  1. Papa Pete

    Papa Pete RIDES RED

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    The stock spring is beefer acording the works guys. Try setting the bike up with the stock spring. All else fails,your back to having works re-valve the shock. I havn't set mine up yet, but will be using the stock spring.

    I know they had a limited window for redoing the shock and I'm sure my drag ass had that window shut a long time ago.

    I did look at the shock and NX today on my way out of the garage on my XR today.
  2. debaisley

    debaisley Long timer

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    Warm day today , i took the NX out of a 3 month hibernation , took a long time to get it started , and when its moving it runs great , it just wont idle without the choke , any ideas ? I did put fuel stabilzer in it before storing.
  3. ArthDuro

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    how long did you wait till it got warm?

    mine used to do the same thing before my valve adjustment.
    now it starts super if its not too cold out, if it is really cold choke on for about 5 mins and then is warm enough and starts first click without choke.

    You used the stabilizer so the fuel should be good, I say check them valves and if not get that carb some loving.
  4. valvecrusher

    valvecrusher tractus pro pensio™

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    Guys and gals, i could sure use your help.

    Send me a PM please, only.






    I'm working on the INDEX...



    and i'm updating, increasing contents of the FAQs page,
    Service Guides, and Mods.
    ..

    Coming soon: ADVrides, Discussions -- topics like
    ___________________________(brakes, tires, cams, sprockets, etc...)




    Please be patient, as the order and the template are temporary..Things are definantly being shaken up a bit, so it might change a little.






    If you have written up a service, a how-to 'check' something, or an inspection process, and you would like a link on the front page...send me the 'link location' along with a brief description of what it is..

    To get link location, right click over the post #, then choose
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    Or right-click, then copy the URL in the address bar.



    ie: I'm SirMobs. I would be pleased to include my XLdegree...
    body work <link_>*link*
    engine work </link_>*link*
    <link_><link_> etc...


    Or
    I'm RacingWoody. Some of my finest work includes..
    Knowledge is power </link_></link_>*link*
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    Hi. I'm NoobX. I found these links to repair your CDI in a Nordic language..
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    It could even say
    I'm NXoob. I really dig that NX-1? that <s>VC</s> has...
    The turbo mod was outta' sight....very deserving of a link..

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    This will save time when co-ordinatiing the information into the FAQs, as well as give you guys and gals who have contributed so much already(THX) a big recognition, some way overdue by no ones fault.



    Thanks :thumb


    Also, ANY suggestions to improve the thread, INDEX, FAQs,
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  5. valvecrusher

    valvecrusher tractus pro pensio™

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    Over at : http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9034259&postcount=3232
    You guys probably might need a few of these things...
    headlight cowls, side plates, and the radiator to cowl bolts
    come to mind right off...

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    Another Honda gemstone, from some of those crazy AT/TA guys...

    Again, you can find them at Home Depot
  6. andoy castro

    andoy castro Adventurer

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  7. debaisley

    debaisley Long timer

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    That is great that these can be found at a home depot. If anyone goes and picks some up , can they please post what section they found them in. I hate going to that store just because of how unorganized everything is. It shouldnt take 20 minutes to find the right bolt , but everytime i have to go to that store , thats what happens.


  8. debaisley

    debaisley Long timer

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  9. debaisley

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  10. IBJim

    IBJim WhoUB?

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    Arth, VC or others...

    Any chance you can provide some detail (maybe even a pic??) on how to fabricate replacement tabs for the cowl? I spent a very frustrating evening NOT fixing the tabs!

    Thanks.
  11. ArthDuro

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    Jim, I am asuming you are talking about the tabs that hold the cowl to the side fairings? There are two areas that could be called tabs, the part that includes a wellnut and metal bracket, and the part that is just plastic.

    I had to recreate both.

    Materials needed, is JB weld, and some thin metal stock you can cut with shears and bend easily into the shape of the metal part of the tab in case yours is missing like mine. My left side tab was not broken so I recreated it in mirror image on the other side. Drilled the holes where the original would be riveted to and applied to JB weld generously all over. Later you can come in with a file and sand paper and smooth it all out.

    Any plastic parts that are actually missing can be remade out of any other plastic if similar strength and shaped by a dremel. JB weld can then be used as a strong bond and body filler type material.

    I know its not much help without photos but is the best I can do now.
    Feel free to pm for more help.
  12. Bucksport

    Bucksport Street Dog

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    Mine came complete with this fancy system:

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    All I have to do is carry a few extra zip ties with me just in case...
    No more worrying about where to find the proper hardware, just zip, clip the end, and you're off and riding.
    And they're probably cheaper than your fancy wellnut thingies... :freaky
  13. IBJim

    IBJim WhoUB?

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    Yeah, I was trying to avoid the zip-tie solution although I can certainly appreciate the appeal! I'm sure they don't look bad once you "trim the whiskers."
  14. ArthDuro

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    yeah I had the whole zip tie look going
    but I just got sick of having to cut them every time I was working on the bike.
  15. mito-nx

    mito-nx Dutch Humor

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    Is there a motorcycle which use's the same cam shaft as the nx250?
    I can't find one...

    All I can find is the original or the replacement part.
    Compagnies like tornado have huge lists of hotter cams but the NX250 isn't in there...
    Often a other bike use's the same cam and you get that version and it functions okay..
    Honda part number, intake cam is number 14100-kw3-000 exhale is number 14200-kw3-000 whitch is later replaced by 14200-kw3-010.

    Has anyone have any experiance with Megacycle Cams?
    I am from Holland and that is not a sock suplier over here..
    They can work your stock cam.. But is it any good?

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  16. racingwoody

    racingwoody Been here awhile

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    I didn't believe you were interested as everyone else I have suggested this to laughed at me. I went ahead and put on new knobbies on my 16" rear and 19" spare wheels, so at this moment I am unable to follow up on my request. I am sorry for getting this started.
  17. Jumpin Joe

    Jumpin Joe 89' NX 250; 2006 VTX 1300

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    IBJim

    I fabricated a part like ArthDuro (made a mirror image of the one I had) but I pop riveted the part into place. I do have two small pop rivets showing, but they're not too noticeable.
  18. Bucksport

    Bucksport Street Dog

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    It does get annoying to cut them every time you need to get in there, but since they were there when I got it, and I have only been in there once, it's not too big of a deal for me. It's also easier than fabricating tabs and the like.
  19. valvecrusher

    valvecrusher tractus pro pensio™

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    I am also going the JBweld, epoxy and fiberglass mat restoration route of 'holes', cracks and missing tabs on 'the beast'.

    Who is going to be first to post photos?:evil

    Thanks for sharing...
  20. ArthDuro

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    getting my bike back today
    I will take some pics of the tab repairs for you folks

    be back later