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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by valvecrusher, Mar 17, 2008.
Scrambler, Excellent write up and workmanship!
Took a long trip and came back with this;
Good for you! I loved my NX250 so much that when a chance to get a clean unmolested NX650 showed up, I grabbed it, and love it. Since I am somewhat inseam-challenged, I swapped the stock rear shock for a modified/shortened SSV650 shock and also slid the front tubes up about 5/8" in the clamps. Now it handles an awful lot like the 250, and is no taller. I am going to have to shorten the side stand now.
Yes I guess I expected just a larger 250 but it really is a different animal. The power difference is immense. I'm so used to smaller displacement when I first rode it I felt like I was cheating somehow, I mean you can solve most problems using the throttle. I have a shorter inseam and I think this NX has had a shock conversion already as the shock installed is adjustable for both sag and preload. I adjusted the sag and it is about even with the 250.
Oh yeah, I also drove to Maryland and back in three days to get it.
RK Racing Chain 520XSO-102 102-Links X-Ring Chain with Connecting Link
I bought it off Amazon for $69
All small engines should run only ethanol free gas
Ethanol gas is a killer for all small engines the gas if left in the tank starts to turn was like and all the little carb jets and openings will get plug. Only run ethanol free gas and NEVER store regular pump gas over the winter.
Sorry, but that's just not accurate. All gas deteriorates over time whether ethanol free or not. Adding fuel stabilizer extends the useful life considerably. I leave stabilized pump gas in various small farm equipment engines for 6-8 months at a time with no ill effects. The O-rings in some older carburetors did not stand up well to ethanol, but then again old carb O-rings break down eventually anyway. I have a few 1970s Honda engines running the original carb O-rings and ethanol gas. They still run fine after 45 years, but I refresh the gas and add stabilizer at least once per year.
I'm with Spurlock on this. I have two tractors from the eighties that only get used for snow removal and many other 40ish year old engines. Add some stabilizer if it will sit and maybe shut the petcock and drain the bowl.
Have two nx250s in Idaho. Left sitting under tarps for 6 months.
Both have ethanol free gas and fired right up.
TW in Ca with eth gums up in a month, just getting new jets tomorrow.
Have been beat up last two years, used to never let any bike sit for a month without riding it
except 650 Burgman and it always starts and runs perfect, (injection).
Ready to ride the T-Dub now but hope to bring an NX to Ca. soon as way better on roads.
For anyone else who was wondering a Seat Concepts Seat will fit on an NX 125 with some minor modifications
anyone found an aftermarket or so chain guard that will fit our nixxies? the predvious owner of mine did away with the oem one and inspection is coming around the corner >.>
Have you seen this https://www.bike-urious.com/2000-aprilia-rs50-with-honda-nx250-motor/ ? Maybe the new owner shows up in this thread, would love to see more pics of how the engine was fitted into the Aprilia frame.
update on my best of built - rear fender and strippin' the muffler
Hi Scrambler! hope all's well. Looks like the 'best of build' has been coming along nicely. I've not been over to the NX forum for a while. Had a run of bad luck with work and domestic issues over the last couple of months, so my AX1 refurb is on hold at the moment. Fingers crossed this Christmas heralds a change for the better and I can crack on with the resto in the New Year.
Had the first trip of the winter season up to the mountain cabin. It had snowed a little since last time we where there so self standing parking was utilized to get them off the road for unloading.
The extra led bar wired into the high beam really helped in the darkness, though it collects a little snow.
The bikes also have a rear luggage defroster, but it only works on one side.
I see you made full use of the snow redistribution device just above the front tyre. Honda thought of everything!
I'd love to have a sidestand that I could shorten as necessary when the load when travelling creates too much sag and the bike stands too upright for comfort. Soupys Performance makes adjustable sidestands but no NX 250 model is available....not very surprising! Anyone try to invent an adjustable stand? Boy, that NX 650 sure looks nice!
I'm not sure whether the lower section of the NX sidestand is solid or tubular but either way, it'd be a relatively straightforward task to remove the baseplate, tap a hole in the upright and make a threaded 'foot' (similar to the kind you see on domestic appliances for levelling). Nice project if you have the facilities...
That would be me But the US side stand is different. If you got a decent rear shock you won't need a shorter side stand, by the way.