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Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8,627
Views: 1,354,065
Posted By Sparke
Nx250 touring seat....project leftovers

Hello NXers

I have sold my NX250 and have some leftover parts I want to sell.

Wee-Strom rear shock and spring $80.00

Honda XL350 17" wheel in very good condition,tire is 75% used-up....
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8,627
Views: 1,354,065
Posted By Sparke
Nx250

I took apart a Russell seat I found on Ebay. Then I found an old NX250 seat and spliced and glued sections of the two together to fit the NX base plate, and then sent it out to be covered. Sounds...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8,627
Views: 1,354,065
Posted By Sparke
NX250 in Maryland FS

I found some more stuff that will go with the bike including a Honda Shop Manual. The bike is listed in the Flea Market or call 410 329 3983....
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8,627
Views: 1,354,065
Posted By Sparke
Nx250 in Maryland

<hr style="color:#575757; background-color:#575757" size="1"> I am thinking of selling my baby bike. I have not used it enough to rationalizing keeping it. Someone else should give...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18,041
Views: 5,665,345
Posted By Sparke
T/A Radiator problems solved

T/A Radiator problems solved!
Aluminum "racing" radiators installed and the system filled.
Coolant in and running up to temperature and then up to cooling fan temp. EVERYTHING WORKS GREAT!
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18,041
Views: 5,665,345
Posted By Sparke
Hose flanges at thermostat look fine. Old coolant...

Hose flanges at thermostat look fine. Old coolant looked OK. Inside top tank through cap hole look clean.

I bought the bike when it was 5 years old and I never flushed the radiator in the 9 years...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18,041
Views: 5,665,345
Posted By Sparke
TA Radiator trouble

This is a photo of the original right side radiator. You can see the seepage remains on the bottom plate of the top tank.
I had not noticed any sign of a problem as of yet, but surly I would have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-07-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18,041
Views: 5,665,345
Posted By Sparke
TA radiators

Radiators install in 2000 TA...Still not filled.
http://www.dennissimon.com/images/adv348.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18,041
Views: 5,665,345
Posted By Sparke
TA Radiator Swap

Radiator are mounted. Fit was excellent. The only problem I had was mounting the electrical connector for the fan. The tab provided was too thick and wide to slide into the track molded into the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-05-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18,041
Views: 5,665,345
Posted By Sparke
TA Radiators

The radiators arrived from China quickly. Ordered on Ebay Monday arrived Friday.... there was no extra duties to pay. They look great....I will install them over the week end. I will post how they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-01-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18,041
Views: 5,665,345
Posted By Sparke
TA Radiators

After getting a few good reports , but none about TA's specifically, I have order the aluminum radiators from China on Ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261344322151

Hope shipping does not take too...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-01-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18,041
Views: 5,665,345
Posted By Sparke
2000 ta

Bought it on Ebay, the French man in NYC had a NY title. I do not know how he got it, and I did not ask.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-30-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18,041
Views: 5,665,345
Posted By Sparke
TA with radiator trouble

http://www.dennissimon.com/images/adv39.jpg

This is my Transalp with the radiator trouble. I had an "89" for ten years when I spotted this 2000 XL650V on ebay in 2005.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-30-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18,041
Views: 5,665,345
Posted By Sparke
TA radiator trouble

http://www.dennissimon.com/images/ta-ch.jpg

This is what I am considering instead of OEM.
They seem to match in all the details to my old units.

In the photo the right radiator is on the left...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-30-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18,041
Views: 5,665,345
Posted By Sparke
Transalp radiator trouble

Thanks for your concern but I am not traveling through the USA. I am home in Maryland.

The bike was pulled off the road a week ago when I noticed the cooling fan was not coming on when while the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-29-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18,041
Views: 5,665,345
Posted By Sparke
Transalp radiator trouble

http://www.dennissimon.com/images/ta-rad1.jpghttp://www.dennissimon.com/images/ta-rad2.jpg

Thanks for your reply... but wonder if I can get Transalp specific info.

2000 Transalp XL650V left...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-26-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18,041
Views: 5,665,345
Posted By Sparke
Aluminum Radiators Transalps???

Has anyone used Aluminum Racing Radiators (water cooling) as advertised on Ebay coming from China? What brand did you get? Were they OK?
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8,627
Views: 1,354,065
Posted By Sparke
Nx250 running lean at cruising speeds

I have generally well maintained bike with low mileage. At 50 mph and more in 5th and 6th feeling a miss ... chocking a little makes it go away.

So I assume it is running lean.

What should I...
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 621,716
Posted By Sparke
WTB-RUSSELL or MEYER Solo Seat for SLASH 2

I would like to find a Meyer or Russell Day Long solo saddle in good or repairable condition so that I can ride more hours at a time on my R69S.
Forum: Europe 02-27-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,607
Posted By Sparke
More suggestions

I too highly suggest Maniva, it was a highlight of my 2011 5 week tour. Mangart was also excellent.

The permit to ride Tremolzo and Nota is available free of charge if you are staying in a local...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,027
Posted By Sparke
MY Worst Find

Yes I bought it!

http://www.dennissimon.com/images/adv65.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,364
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 252,415
Posted By Sparke
Badges on Hoske on/2

My tank was striped to bare medal, there were no hoes on my Hoske so I adhesived the badges on then cute screw heads and glued them in place. You should have seen the tank raw, it was constructed of...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,364
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 252,415
Posted By Sparke
My R69S

I can't believe it. I have never seen this thread until now! Here is my /2 a 1966 R69S. I am currently trying to complete a deal on a R27. I have had at least 7 or 8 /2 era machines through the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8,627
Views: 1,354,065
Posted By Sparke
Raising bar height

Stock bars rise about 2 3/4" (70mm)... The bars I want to put on rise 4 1/2" (115mm) and are 2 " wider...So I am pretty sure not everything "stock" will reach.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8,627
Views: 1,354,065
Posted By Sparke
Engine pertection from Russia

If these bar are a for sure bolt right up to the older NX250's I would be ready to be in on a "Group Buy" Anyone else interested in looking into it?
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8,627
Views: 1,354,065
Posted By Sparke
Raising Handlebar Height ???

I want to put on wider higher and rise handle bars so I am not so bent over when standing on the foot pegs. I have found the thread info about using Kawasaki GT550 clutch cable for the extra length....
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 621,716
Posted By Sparke
R26 for sale

BMWhttp://www.dennissimon.con/images/r26fs.jpg R26 1960 (titled 1961) Matching numbers. 9600 miles on the odometer, but who knows? Speedo part is working. In a survivor sort of condition. Starts...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8,627
Views: 1,354,065
Posted By Sparke
Renthal bars

How much to you think the height of the grips went up? How tall are you? I am wondering if this improvement is high enough for me? ..I am 5'10"
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8,627
Views: 1,354,065
Posted By Sparke
Rear tire swap info needed

I have been backtracking through this thread but can not find the accurate info on what 17 inch wheel swaps correctly. Please inform me , thanks
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,167
Posted By Sparke
Bye Bye EML

Shipped the rig away to the new owner today. Best of luck...put lots of miles on her.
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8,627
Views: 1,354,065
Posted By Sparke
Recently aquired NX250

I just picked up a NX250 with only 2000 miles on it. I am wondering if anyone has as experience raising the handle bar height 1.5 or 2 inches, and if you can get away without replacing throttle and...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-03-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 59,621
Posted By Sparke
Lifan 140 available

http://www.dennissimon.com/images/lifan1.jpg

This is the engine kit I have available. in the original box 54 lbs. 20x12x14 inches my zip code is 21152 you figure out the shipping to your address. ...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-02-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 59,621
Posted By Sparke
Lifan 140

I have a Lifan 140 that I bought about a year and a half ago new in a box unused. I was going to put it in a CT90 but then bought a NX250 instead. I would take $275 plus freight for it. anyone...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-02-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,753
Posted By Sparke
Lifan 140

I have a Lifan 140 that I bought about a year and a half ago new in a box unused. I was going to put it in a CT90 but then bought a NX250 instead. I would take $275 plus freight for it. anyone...
Forum: Hacks 05-29-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,167
Posted By Sparke
Up for sale

I have not put the rig to good use for quite a while and I have decided to offer it for sale. It was a very hard decision to make, but someone else should enjoy it. Its on Ebay now.
...
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5,324
Views: 899,510
Posted By Sparke
EML/ Goldwing on Ebay

I have listed my EML / Goldwing rig on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GOLDWING-WITH-EML-SIDECAR-1977-1983-/111080772673?_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&forcev4exp=true
...
Forum: Hacks 04-17-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5,324
Views: 899,510
Posted By Sparke
For Sale Goldwing /EML Combination

http://www.dennissimon.com/image/adv203.jpghttp://www.dennissimon.com/images/adv203.jpg
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Forum: Vendors 02-05-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By Sparke
Alps rentals

I would be interested.

I have done 10 tours in the Alps in the last 13 years. I have gone with an American based tour company except for the last trip in 2011, when I travels without any...
Forum: Photos 03-13-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4,202
Views: 882,241
Posted By Sparke
Riding in the Dolomites in 1926

here is the movie, it lasts 45 minutes... the last half is un- belivable


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Forum: Photos 03-13-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4,202
Views: 882,241
Posted By Sparke
Riding in the Dolomites in 1926

This is a fantastic Video...Has anyone ever posted this movie shot in 1926 in the Dolomites for the Italian tourism promotion department.


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