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Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 04:28 PM
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Posted By CurtW
Just reading the descriptions, I would not expect...

Just reading the descriptions, I would not expect any of those to be compatible. If you could run an NX off of a GY6 CDI, *somebody* would have discovered that by now--it's probably the most common...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2013, 06:14 PM
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Posted By CurtW
:D That's kinda the definition of a diode (the...

:D That's kinda the definition of a diode (the "D" in LED)
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2013, 03:06 PM
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Posted By CurtW
Closest store is 100 miles from my home. I'd burn...

Closest store is 100 miles from my home. I'd burn up a tank and a half just getting home with it.
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2013, 01:44 PM
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Posted By CurtW
I would add that these numbers jibe with mine...

I would add that these numbers jibe with mine when I'm running on REAL, 100% gasoline. In the last year, it's become impossible to get that in my area. With the 10% ethanol mix, my mileage drops by...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2013, 05:01 PM
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Posted By CurtW
I'm not sure. I have not experienced any of these...

I'm not sure. I have not experienced any of these problems. Mine continues to run just fine (although, again, at higher idle speed). I was planning to re-solder the OEM CDI next month. I'll probably...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 07:15 PM
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Posted By CurtW
I have a temperature gauge on my oil system, not...

I have a temperature gauge on my oil system, not the water, but the fan very consistently comes on when the oil hits 180 F.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2013, 05:52 PM
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Posted By CurtW
I'm not sure what craiglook was, but based on the...

I'm not sure what craiglook was, but based on the name, I'm guessing that searchtempest.com will stand in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 05:34 PM
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Posted By CurtW
I can buy a LOT of JBWeld for $285. :freaky

I can buy a LOT of JBWeld for $285. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 02:21 PM
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Posted By CurtW
I would suspect the CDI. Do you have the shop...

I would suspect the CDI. Do you have the shop manual? The tests on pages 17-2 through 17-4 helped me diagnose mine,
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2012, 11:28 AM
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Posted By CurtW
Even at absolute mint, I wouldn't spend a penny...

Even at absolute mint, I wouldn't spend a penny over $1600 on an NX. And I can tell you that *I* wouldn't go over 60 mph for more than 10 minutes on my NX. It's just too shaky, noisy, and light on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2012, 07:16 PM
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Posted By CurtW
Yikes! I wonder if he'll get that asking price.

Yikes! I wonder if he'll get that asking price.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2012, 06:14 PM
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Posted By CurtW
Don't know if it's much of a plan, but I've got...

Don't know if it's much of a plan, but I've got *one* ordered, here in the US. Once we see that it's real, I can figure out shipping costs.

I would assume that somebody in Europe, where the thing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2012, 08:50 AM
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Posted By CurtW
This shop is about three miles from my son's...

This shop is about three miles from my son's school, and I should be up there a couple of times next weekend. If we get a count together by Thursday or so, this shouldn't be a problem. (a few dozen?...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 07:31 PM
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Posted By CurtW
Well, I got back in touch with Houston Superbikes...

Well, I got back in touch with Houston Superbikes today. Slight change in their story--they are now quoting 4-6 weeks for delivery, and a cost of US$70. I signed myself up as the guinea pig to try an...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 07:26 AM
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Posted By CurtW
Count me in for any kind of a group buy. My house...

Count me in for any kind of a group buy. My house is a 45-minute drive from the "Houston Superbikes" that is supposed to be a US distributor. I'll try calling them today to ask how many it would take...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2012, 03:37 PM
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Posted By CurtW
I had to puzzle over this one for a minute. Then...

I had to puzzle over this one for a minute. Then remembered how anxious I was to get rid of the stock fork boots and seat vinyl. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2012, 09:10 AM
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Posted By CurtW
If you destroyed the cap in the process, I'd...

If you destroyed the cap in the process, I'd recommend that you glop the hole full of some very thick grease, so that you still have some protection against water eventually making the pin seize up...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2012, 03:54 PM
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Posted By CurtW
The OEM pin *does* have an Allen head. If you're...

The OEM pin *does* have an Allen head. If you're working on something with a flathead screw slot and a hole in the middle, you're only at the pin plug or "dust cap." You have to get that out before...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2012, 07:07 PM
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Posted By CurtW
Yeah, I probably should have contacted the seller...

Yeah, I probably should have contacted the seller before buying. I bet there are cheaper shipping options he could use if arrangements were made in advance, but four days from Belgium to Texas was...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2012, 03:30 PM
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Posted By CurtW
Wilco. As a side effect, as I had my hand in...

Wilco.

As a side effect, as I had my hand in the frame, adjusting the idle, I felt a breeze. Found a big slit in my crankcase vent hose. STILL not riding...:cry
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 06:00 PM
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Posted By CurtW
Well, I can report that the CDI works fine....

Well, I can report that the CDI works fine. Something tells me there were multiple issues with the old one, as the idle speed jumped up ~500 rpm, and the whole system seems to be idling at a lower...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2012, 03:29 PM
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Posted By CurtW
New CDI source

Finally got tired enough of the flakiness in my CDI to commit to replacing it. In looking for cheapest price, it appears that a new supplier (in Belgium) has appeared. Price was $110, which is the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2011, 12:48 PM
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Posted By CurtW
If you're talking about E85 (85% ethanol), I'm...

If you're talking about E85 (85% ethanol), I'm pretty sure you will destroy the bike. I've been running E10 for 28 months now (right after the PO paid for a complete carb rebuild), and have had no...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2011, 07:48 AM
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Posted By CurtW
Coolant reservoir leaking

New problem here--my coolant overflow reservoir is splitting at the seam, and leaking (two inches along the top only). Every one of these that shows up on eBay has its mounting hole broken, so I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 04:53 PM
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Posted By CurtW
Thanks!!

Thanks!!
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2011, 07:19 PM
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Posted By CurtW
Thaks! What part number did you use? Nothing...

Thaks! What part number did you use? Nothing comes up under KW3H.
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2011, 05:16 PM
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Posted By CurtW
Link to CDI repair?

Well, the NX wouldn't start this morning. Troubleshooting tree in the service manual says it's the CDI :puke1.I'm not sure why I thought I'd get off lucky, but I never bothered to bookmark the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2011, 06:26 PM
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Posted By CurtW
Please share some more info! Like the tale of woe...

Please share some more info! Like the tale of woe that leads a bike to 20+years of storage before it's even broken in.

By the way, watch out for dry rot on the turn signal stalks.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2011, 07:24 PM
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Posted By CurtW
just velcro a Garmin Forerunner 201 right over...

just velcro a Garmin Forerunner 201 right over the Honda plastic. It'll be more accurate than the original speedo, and includes a compass and a few more features (average speed, etc.). There's one on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2010, 06:42 PM
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Posted By CurtW
Shell seems to be high quality, but requires both...

Shell seems to be high quality, but requires both hands to operate the pump over a motorcycle tank. The Exxon stations around here are the only ones without the high-tech vapor recovery nozzles that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7,086
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Posted By CurtW
All better with my latest fill-up. I forgot that...

All better with my latest fill-up. I forgot that there were good reasons I avoided Chevron gasoline.

On a separate note before I go searching the forums, does anybody here run synthetic oil? Any...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7,086
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Posted By CurtW
So, did you figure out what's up with the idle?...

So, did you figure out what's up with the idle? Mine is behaving similarly (idles OK as I remove choke, but then speeds up to almost 3k for the first 5 miles or so.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2010, 07:14 AM
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Posted By CurtW
Kenda Challenger tire swap

All went well, and it definitely makes for a smoother ride. I know most folks here want off-road capabilities, but I really need an urban/suburban commuter, and the ability to take the occasional...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2010, 08:56 AM
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Posted By CurtW
I've ordered a 100/90 for the front, and my rear...

I've ordered a 100/90 for the front, and my rear has the same specs as the TW (can't recall offhand).
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2010, 04:26 PM
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Posted By CurtW
You can always use tubes in "tubeless" tires. the...

You can always use tubes in "tubeless" tires. the problem is finding a shop that's willing to do it for you. Around here, almost everyone with spokes (the main reason you still need tubes) is riding...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2010, 05:43 PM
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Posted By CurtW
I was hoping that somebody knew of a turnkey...

I was hoping that somebody knew of a turnkey replacement that permits a swap-out of the stock sending unit, 'cause those hoses are awfully short...



If it's a group ride, make it *your*...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2010, 06:00 PM
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Posted By CurtW
Consistent 4 mph fast for everything above 20. ...

Consistent 4 mph fast for everything above 20.

On the subject of gauges, does anybody know of an aftermarket temperature gauge that can be added to the NX? I 'm almost done with my "city commuter"...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2010, 05:27 PM
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Posted By CurtW
Interesting Honda collection! It looks like there...

Interesting Honda collection! It looks like there are three (or possibly four) of the CX500 Turbos, and a pair of MB5's. Another Interceptor on the lift. Wish I could afford something.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2010, 05:10 PM
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Posted By CurtW
There was no rear rack the first year.

There was no rear rack the first year.
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2010, 12:48 PM
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Posted By CurtW
Wow, those prices are insane. I'm glad I picked...

Wow, those prices are insane. I'm glad I picked mine up last summer.
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