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Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By SteveON
Thanks for the ideas and advice

I finally got the factory forks seals in today so tomorrow I'll take the forks off and take them to the shop. I did add progressive front springs the last time the fork seals were replaced. I was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,754
Posted By SteveON
I purchased one of these tanks from Bryson and he...

I purchased one of these tanks from Bryson and he was a pleasure to do business with. I wish there were instructions with pictures to help with the install. I hate fiddling and dremeling if I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,077
Posted By SteveON
I have a question. If you use a longer shock but...

I have a question. If you use a longer shock but used a shorter spring so it wouldn't extend fully what kind of problems could you expect? I'm not talking sloppy lose with no weight but just enough...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,077
Posted By SteveON
Any new ideas on the suspension setup?

I have a 1988 NX650 that I'm starting to dual sport more with. I added progressive front springs but I need to update my rear suspension. I can't spend $500 on a rear shock. Any more ideas?
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By SteveON
pablo83- Thanks for the offer for the file. I...

pablo83- Thanks for the offer for the file. I just checked and I do have the Honda service manual available to work on the bike. I'm going to contact the repair shop tomorrow to see if they will...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By SteveON
I'm not sure how much of a teardown one needs to...

I'm not sure how much of a teardown one needs to do to pop out the old ones. I'd be willing to try it myself if I could get a little guidance. Also do you think it would help to add a little more...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By SteveON
Hmmm interesting.. I saw the forks apart and...

Hmmm interesting.. I saw the forks apart and they're not pitted at all, in fact the repair tech mentioned how clean they were for a 21 yr old bike. They might have put the seals in upside down...no...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By SteveON
NX650 front fork problem

I have a 1988 Honda NX650 that I really enjoy riding . I've slowly restored the bike and it looks and rides great on the street. I recently have been riding allot more adventure type rides (single...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 120,131
Posted By SteveON
I finally got the chance to ride with my new...

I finally got the chance to ride with my new FX-37. I didn't really notice the faceshield distortion as much as my own face reflection from inside the shield. After it was dark I didn't notice that...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 120,131
Posted By SteveON
I just received my XL flat black FX-37 this...

I just received my XL flat black FX-37 this afternoon from helmet town. On inspection seems to be a good product for a fair price. I just ordered the smoke tinted faceshield from Dennis Kirk. When I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By SteveON
Changed out the whole cluster now the problems gone.

Flood, Thanks for your response. It just so happened I had a spare instrument cluster I bought off ebay a couple of months ago. I changed the old one out with the ebay one and the problem is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2008, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By SteveON
Tachometer woes on NX650

The tach on my '88 NX650 has all of a sudden started reading way high. Normally at 65mph I'm showing around 5,000 rpm, now it's reading 7,000rpm. I can tell the engine is actually turning less rpm...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,250
Posted By SteveON
Ordered some IRC HD tubes!

Thanks for the reply, I ordered some IRC heavy duty tubes this morning and they should be in sometme later this week. Right now my bike has a set of older IRC tires installed. I'm not sure how many...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,250
Posted By SteveON
What tubes for the Duros?

I just got a set of Duro tires for my '88 NX650 and was wondering what kind of tubes you are running and where's the best place to get them? My local source supplies Chin Shin stuff which I'm not...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-08-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By SteveON
Thanks!!

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll do a little research and try the memory stick idea first. If that doesn't work I'll check out the link suggested for a cheap DVD reader!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-08-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By SteveON
Cheap (but good quality) DVD reader PC?

Just bought a Quest GPS for a big ride coming up on April 19-16. Got a great deal on a refurbished Quest and it looks brand new! Very happy with the unit. It came with CN '08 but it's on a DVD not...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,878
Posted By SteveON
Finally got the stud out!!

Well after a hectic month with work I finally had the chance to get the head off the bike today. The repair manual was not much help getting the cam tensioner loose enough to remove the cam but...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,878
Posted By SteveON
No go.....

I cleaned the stud with a dremel and alcohol. I ground down a hardened steel nut so it sat flush with the end of the stud. Tapped the nut all the way down and turned up the amps but slowed down the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,378
Posted By SteveON
Ground wire?

Check the ground wire from the engine harness to the coil mounting bolts. My engine was missing at higher speeds and eventually at lower speeds. I thought it was the CDI box and bought another one....
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By SteveON
That would be great! I'll send you the info in a...

That would be great! I'll send you the info in a pm.
Steve
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By SteveON
Special cam tensioner holder tool?

Due to a broken exhaust stud (a complete other thread) I am having to pull the head on my NX650 (same as a XR650L engine) to take to a machine shop. I got all the way to the point I need a special...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,878
Posted By SteveON
Engine removal

Update- I went to harbor freight and bought a 90 amp MIG welder with flux coated .30 wire. I've been trying to weld a nut on protruding stud but it seems the wire only wants to weld to the nut not...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,878
Posted By SteveON
Still stuck

Just a quick update....I tried freezing the stud with recommended Freeze and Release...the short story is it's still stuck. I bought some stud removers but the stud is so chewed up from trying to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,878
Posted By SteveON
Thanks for the suggestions and thanks for...

Thanks for the suggestions and thanks for compliments on my other machines as well!
I went out and heated up the area again, applied some penetrating fluid, tapped on the broken stud, reheated,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,878
Posted By SteveON
Exhaust stud removal

Unfortunately when I was taking the exhaust off my NX650 I snapped off the end of one of the bolts inside the nut. The stud is still sticking out far enough that I can get a set of vice grips on it...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-30-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12,030
Views: 1,521,177
Posted By SteveON
'88 NX250 cheap

http://dallas.craigslist.org/mcy/557786957.html

sounds like a good deal..tempted myself but already have 4 bikes in the garage.
Steve
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3,908
Views: 921,204
Posted By SteveON
'88 NX650 and '06 XR650L ..same carb?

I have an '88 NX650 that I want to install a modded carb on. I found someone willing to sell me the carb off his '06 XR650L (he replaced it with an Elderbrock pumper, the one he wants to sell me...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,723
Posted By SteveON
93 KLX650 for $1800

I found a 1993 KLX650 for $1800 near me. The bike is very clean and all original. I would like to get it for riding the paved backroads and occasional gravel roads here in central Texas. What...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 838,235
Posted By SteveON
My Thumper-NX650

Here's my thumper...a 1988 NX650. I picked it up right before Thanksgiving. Did a quick paint job, full maintenance and in the process of replacing the front rotor/pads. It's my first big thumper....
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By SteveON
Thanks

Thanks for the info. I'll check with my local Honda dealer.
SteveON
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By SteveON
Need a new CDI box for a NX650.

Just found out my CDI on my newly acquired '88 NX650 is bad. Starts and idles fine but misses and cuts out at anything above 3,500 rpm. I have been searching over the internet but with no success. ...
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