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Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 02:40 PM
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Posted By McVick
Headlight

Hi Gang!
Any sources or recommendations for a new headlight?
1988 NX650 located in Arizona.

My headlight took a rock chip that has expanded with a crack all the way from bottom to top.

Is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Plastics, Cowlings....Searching!

Hey guys, it's been a while since I have been on but I'm wanting to get to a few NX650 projects!

Does anyone know where to find cowlings for a 1988 NX650?

Thanks
Brian
Forum: Orange Crush 02-25-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By McVick
I agree on the no impact. This is a fairly...

I agree on the no impact.

This is a fairly new to me bike and first time I have done the oil on it. Apparently the last time it was done the drain bolt was really tightened!

The impact broke it...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-25-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By McVick
I called it! I think I actually just won a bet...

I called it! I think I actually just won a bet with a buddy!
I said, man I hate asking silly questions but better safe than a broken bolt. I bet someone comes back telling me to take it to the shop...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-25-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By McVick
Never mind Actually needed impact to get it...

Never mind
Actually needed impact to get it loose!
Forum: Orange Crush 02-25-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By McVick
Need Help - Oil Change IN PROCESS!

Hi,
Need some live play by play help!

Silly question - Does the oil drain plug on the bottom of the engine loosen to the left or right?

I figure it is normal left to loosen thread but it won't...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Thanks On your's, do you see the whit dot...

Thanks

On your's, do you see the whit dot just behind the "vent".
This spot lines up nicely with the two nipples coming off the tank on each side, one on each side.

I believe something should...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Need help - can someone take a picture?

Hi gang!

'88 NX650 in the US.

I am making some repars to the mounting tabs on the front fairings and I need some help.

On both front side fairings there is a mounting point that is missing....
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
It looks like the plastic was bleached by...

It looks like the plastic was bleached by whatever dripped on it.

A great trick for re-blackening black plastic is to use a Heat Gun.
Set it on high and keep the nozzle about 2 inches from the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Did anyone ever try to connect with this seller? ...

Did anyone ever try to connect with this seller?

I called a few times but never got in touch or even a call back.

Brian
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
DIBS!! Can I do that?? I call Dibs!! ...

DIBS!!

Can I do that??

I call Dibs!!

:)
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Thanks FLICKIT! Say, how do you like the...

Thanks FLICKIT!

Say, how do you like the 660?
They only bring the larger model into the US but I think the 660 would be a great size!

Regards,
Brian
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Brakes

What is the consensus on the best front brake pads and rear brake shoes for an '88 NX650 in the US?

Thanks
Brian
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 844,462
Posted By McVick
I had the chance to ride a new 1200 Tiger...

I had the chance to ride a new 1200 Tiger Explorer today. An Amazing ride!!

I know this may sound odd but I was really impressed with the side-view mirrors.
Something about the length of the arm...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Anyone know the difference between A and AC in...

Anyone know the difference between A and AC in the NX650 designation?

I've owned my bike for a while but have never noticed this designation but it is all over the parts sites now.
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Thanks FLICKIT! Does it seem like NX650...

Thanks FLICKIT!

Does it seem like NX650 parts are becoming harder to find?

Brian
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
It has been a while since I have see stock...

It has been a while since I have see stock indicators
Are they the same front and back, right to left?

Thanks
Brian
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
CDI and Signals where to purchase?

Hi Everyone,

Any suggestions on the best place to buy a CDI unit for a 1988 Honda NX650. I am located in the US, Arizona.

Also how about turn signals?

Thanks
Brian
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Hi gang! '88 NX650 I'm noticing and...

Hi gang!

'88 NX650

I'm noticing and issue of difficulty while shifting into neutral when the engine is hot.
Any ideas?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-26-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,093
Posted By McVick
Hey everyone, The Rally is taking shape nicely...

Hey everyone,
The Rally is taking shape nicely and there are a ton of moto routes planned.

People can sign up online or on site.

If you just want to come and check it out and hang for a few...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Check the for sale section, Someone, not too...

Check the for sale section,
Someone, not too long ago was selling one for about $300 US
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Here is my installation and earlier on page 52 I...

Here is my installation and earlier on page 52 I posted on trying to place them on the side.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=252960&page=64
Forum: Orange Crush 03-03-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,008
Posted By McVick
I disconnected the side stand switch a long time...

I disconnected the side stand switch a long time ago.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-03-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,008
Posted By McVick
Thanks everyone, I will be checking the...

Thanks everyone,
I will be checking the electrical connections this weekend.
I had a full weekend of dirt last weekend so something could have gotten jostled.

Another thing to note, I recently...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-02-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,008
Posted By McVick
Scared the *^#@! out of myself, what happened?!

Ok,
I got good and rattled today.

KTM 950 AdventureS

I had just gotten on the bike, it had been running for less than ten minutes.
I hopped on the main road and zipped up to 50mph or so in...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-21-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,453
Posted By McVick
Thanks, I had a chance to look over CJ's bike...

Thanks,
I had a chance to look over CJ's bike at the Dealer Expo last weekend, truly awesome!

I think he has some nice billet clamps to go on the fork tubes as well.

I should clarify further,...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-21-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,453
Posted By McVick
Mounting Aux Lights on 950Adventure with high fender

Hi,
I have a 2005 950 AdventureS with a high front fender.

I want to mount some aux lights to the front but I'm running into challenges and could use some ideas or examples.
The crash bars are...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Thanks Good ideas

Thanks
Good ideas
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
I went to work on the CDI tonight. There...

I went to work on the CDI tonight.

There were a few solder joints that looked cracked at the base.
I use some solder wick and a solder iron to suck the old solder out of the bad joints and then I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
I found the CDI. Hit it with the handle of a...

I found the CDI.
Hit it with the handle of a screwdriver a few times and the bike fired right up with one touch of the magic button! :wink:

So, likely finding the issue, I pulled the CDI off the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Awesome FLICKIT! Thank you!!

Awesome FLICKIT!

Thank you!!
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Hi gang! Can someone tell me where the...

Hi gang!

Can someone tell me where the C.D.I. unit is located?

The service manual indicates that is is located under or as part of the ignition switch unit (where you put the key).
What I see...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Ohhhhh the TORTURE!!! :baldy New Pulse...

Ohhhhh the TORTURE!!! :baldy

New Pulse Generator last Sunday (see post 2131)
- Bike started fine Sunday night several times but was not ridden
- Bike started right away Monday morning, rode to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Well the bike had been running fine. Then one...

Well the bike had been running fine.
Then one day had a hard time starting but fired up after charging battery
Took it on a nice long ride in the dirt, starting and stopping on purpose several...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
I think so! I replaced the pulse generator and...

I think so!
I replaced the pulse generator and it fired right up.
I rode it to work this morning and it did just fine.
A little bit more time on it will tell more
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
It's running!! I was going to order a new...

It's running!!

I was going to order a new gasket before starting the job but got impatient!
I went for it and the old gasket came off with the cover completely intact.

I used the old gasket...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Replacing Pulse Generator. Need to remove the...

Replacing Pulse Generator.
Need to remove the right crank case cover

- Should the gasket be replaced with new or reused?
- Can a liquid gasket be used, like Permatex?

Thanks!
Brian
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Thanks Pablo! As always you are a master of...

Thanks Pablo!
As always you are a master of information!
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
Hi guys, Well I'm planning to tear into my '88...

Hi guys,
Well I'm planning to tear into my '88 and get her running this weekend, that is if the pulse generator replacement is the solution!

If she get's going I'm the next project on the list is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,865
Posted By McVick
AJ, I really like the front fairing on your...

AJ,
I really like the front fairing on your Domi.
What year is your bike?

I wonder if that front fairing would fit on to a 1988 NX60 in the US!
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