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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:14 AM
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Posted By valvecrusher
Great ride, FS! looking foward to 2015,...

Great ride, FS!


looking foward to 2015, myself..


dont know anything about GoldenTyres...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 04:25 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
that sounds very positive? any pictures of...

that sounds very positive?

any pictures of the mods :eyes ??


what did everyone else go with? :ear


i still have the stock setup, and have worn the rubber slick long ago..
i would not...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By valvecrusher
:dizave LOL I got sniped! went to put...

:dizave
LOL


I got sniped!
went to put more wood in the fire, came back and the one i desired is GONE!


I was kinda chuckling over this, thinking...
'well, i guess there is going to be a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 10:08 AM
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Posted By valvecrusher
did i miss it? which shock did you find,...

did i miss it?


which shock did you find, that you like?(which bike?)
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 09:49 AM
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Posted By valvecrusher
This is bad, after bad. First, you should...

This is bad, after bad.

First, you should have returned the 17" 2.5 D.I.D. rim to seller, you are protected against buying things listed incorrectly.

Next, be VERY VERY aware of what you are...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
Shinko Big Bloc...

Shinko Big Bloc (http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/shinko-804805-big-block-adventure-touring-tires)k?

http://shinkotireusa.s3.amazonaws.com/sites/shinkotireusa/files/E804-805_0.jpg

...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 07:04 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
ok, yeah that's the correct rotation then.. ...

ok, yeah
that's the correct rotation then..


"camchain tensioner" #3
http://images.cmsnl.com/img/partslists/honda-nx250-1988-usa-cam-chain_bighu0274e0400_7cd3.gif



I was thinking about...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 05:31 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
if that picture is 'looking from the gear shift...

if that picture is 'looking from the gear shift lever side'(rider's left)...

then you have the rotation backwards..

iirc...
someone back me up?



the camchain goes from crank, up,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
thank you for posting this. I also...

thank you for posting this.



I also found out the the CBR250R uses the same regulator as the NX..
or at least, that is what i thought i found out.

+
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 01:42 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
Please DO! Get carried away and help us with...

Please DO! Get carried away and help us with your knowledge!




_____________________________________________________________


Sometimes, the focus gets twisted and some of us get too much...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 11:12 AM
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Posted By valvecrusher
When i removed the snorkel, once, i lost low end,...

When i removed the snorkel, once, i lost low end, mids, and high end..
(seriously)
and i re-installed it immediately...



It is an airflow straightener, or tuned 'velocity stack', or...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
I like what your aX-1 did today

Great job, brother!



You and i are bar to bar in travels...
I have 62,600 miles, today.(100,745 km's)
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 09:29 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
welcome Clamagore how to's! link...

welcome Clamagore
how to's!
link (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919)
link (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=943502)
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 03:02 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
welcome Dangerish! and welcome PaulBWatertown! ...

welcome Dangerish! and welcome PaulBWatertown!



sounds like i need to take my nX with me to SoCal...so we can get a large number of us together for a ride!




and i have my Tag Plate...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 10:45 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
:tb ...

:tb

http://www.moto-tube.fr/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/0271.jpg



MC cams, you'll probably be using a larger main jet for sure.

Looks like i should delay coming to SoCal for a couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 10:12 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
It's going to be a week or two or..on the full...

It's going to be a week or two or..on the full seat re-cover that is..

Illustrating the XL foams 'suitability' was the main goal...and i hope to be able to show WHAT needs to be done to make it...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 09:40 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
anyone? in my experience, always read the...

anyone?

in my experience, always read the spark plug for jetting adjustment.
Tan plug is happy bike.
Between plug color and throttle response, the ideal jet should back the FSM scale.


tried...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 05:32 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
You meet the NICEST people, on a honda!

Thanks Huck,, again...i'll send you a PM


Gebogen, that was a funny story..





And finally....
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By valvecrusher
THAT'S a nice one!!

I'm thinking a Mark 1 Pre-Pre-Production doo-hickey of legendary strength?

Before they made the weak fail-prone Mk2 version shipped in KLRs?


and a Nice one, too!
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 07:42 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
Does anyone have a good 19" front wheel laying...

Does anyone have a good 19" front wheel laying around extra?



When i hit the bridge leading edge, it didn't only break my Brake Master cylinder resevoir window, it ALSo bent the front hoop...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 01:24 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
and here is how i 'swiss cheezed' the airbox.. ...

and here is how i 'swiss cheezed' the airbox..
The OEM setup had a small orifice to feed air,
and i figured i at LEAST doubled the size of Air-Way(actual)

but it retains all the original...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 01:18 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg53/vc250/IMG_...

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg53/vc250/IMG_1358_zps0607620f.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg53/vc250/IMG_1356_zps09fefc3d.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 03:32 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg53/vc250/IMG_...

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg53/vc250/IMG_1345_zps640d02ce.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg53/vc250/IMG_1344_zps77d7d4ea.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By valvecrusher
you are not going to be happy the single...

you are not going to be happy


the single carb manifold(insulator) and the dual carb insulator share the top two bolt holes, and the alignment is the same on the bottom, but the TwinCarb...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
:deal The XL25oR seat foam crossover is...

:deal
The XL25oR seat foam crossover is developing.




The 'problem' with the seat foam rising too far off the frame rails,
is NOT as bad as i was fearing.
just had to pay more attention...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 12:57 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
Cool2 California dreamin'

If you are a resident of California(ANY part) and you would not mind helping me find a good landing spot, PLEASE PM me..


I've been wanting to spend a few months on the West Coast over the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 12:46 PM
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Views: 1,166,875
Posted By valvecrusher
thanks for the tip... VERY much appreciated... ...

thanks for the tip...
VERY much appreciated...

And i'm disappointed that the foam isn't a direct replacement, it opens many options, such as making a fiberglass mold of the XL25oR foam, and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 02:27 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
received the Ebay XL25oR foam today, and i'm...

received the Ebay XL25oR foam today, and i'm still evaluating and investigating the fitment.

will give an assessment in a day or two, but for now, it's almost exactly as i originally observed.

...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 11:56 AM
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Views: 379,208
Posted By valvecrusher
Truth is... 1st owner was Honda mech, he left...

Truth is...
1st owner was Honda mech, he left the bike stock, never did anything more than ride, it ran great..
2nd owner was a dufus(sorry if he reads this...) and he changed the jets looking for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 11:40 AM
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Posted By valvecrusher
To the first concern, use a piece of hose to...

To the first concern, use a piece of hose to determine where the float level shutoff actually is..

http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/motoforge/2010-08-01_013312_Float_level_adjustment.jpg

Note,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 10:40 AM
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Posted By valvecrusher
was so confident in the fitment that i DID buy an...

was so confident in the fitment that i DID buy an XL25oR/XR25oR,XR600 85-87 seat foam off EBAY


I will either fall on the sword :baldy , or exalt my triumph :happay ... accordingly...


After...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 02:12 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
84-87 XL25oR seat fit NX250?

was gonna post this, RonSjc, but the 84-87 XL25oR seat foam i mentioned earlier is almost a DEAD fit...but slightly too large(long).. but that isn't a problem, you'll have to trim to fit..

Only...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 10:55 PM
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Views: 1,166,875
Posted By valvecrusher
I agree with you, but this is ADVrider.... What...

I agree with you, but this is ADVrider....
What if i am traveling 500 miles from home, and i need one to get home, or get to my destination without delay?

The Ebay knockoff takes 8-21 days to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 10:45 PM
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Views: 1,166,875
Posted By valvecrusher
It gets updated each and every time someone PMs...

It gets updated each and every time someone PMs me to let me know to remove a sold item, or to add a new one.

Posting it in the thread does NOT alert me to your request to add to the NX FleaMarket...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7,716
Views: 1,166,875
Posted By valvecrusher
1. dk 2. yes, and i dk 3. CDI ...

1. dk
2. yes, and i dk
3. CDI




VC is going on holiday, :jkam
pardon me if i don't reply to any ?s or PM's until sometime next week.
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 11:21 PM
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Views: 1,166,875
Posted By valvecrusher
Great Looking Bikes...very clean preserved gems. ...

Great Looking Bikes...very clean preserved gems.




speaking of gems,
while trying to engineer a fix for the busted MasterCylinder sight glass,
I ran across watch crystals as replacements for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7,716
Views: 1,166,875
Posted By valvecrusher
paging, Scrambler to the white courtesy phone..^^^

paging, Scrambler to the white courtesy phone..^^^
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-31-2014, 01:16 PM
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Posted By valvecrusher
Cry Can ANY one help me? I rode to Asheville...

Can ANY one help me?

I rode to Asheville from Hickory yesterday, down i40.


The work area in Biltmore(exit 53-50) has about 4 bridges(travel over) in a stretch of about 1.5 miles.


They...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7,716
Views: 1,166,875
Posted By valvecrusher
When you call the Honda OEM dealership, you are...

When you call the Honda OEM dealership, you are gonna flip out over the price of the float needle..
It was $38.xx two years ago, when i rebuilt both my NX carbs, but i found an online supplier for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7,716
Views: 1,166,875
Posted By valvecrusher
I think i got this. Your carburetor float...

I think i got this.


Your carburetor float fuel valve needle is sticking/broken.
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg53/vc250/th_NX250carb9.jpg
...
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