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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:24 PM
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Posted By larry31
Kenda's

The tires may perform different on a NX, than a KLR
KLR has longer suspension in front. When I first put the K-270 on, I noticed the bounce right away. I even re-installed my old tire to check if I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 06:15 PM
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Posted By larry31
I've gone as far as 160 miles. 45 - 55 mph, using...

I've gone as far as 160 miles. 45 - 55 mph, using Citco gas. ( That was before all this corn crap they forced on us. ) Now it's more like 120 - 130 miles. Push harder, or more off road, and it goes...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 07:28 AM
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Posted By larry31
Vee Rubber tires

How did they balance, and do you notice any front end bounce from them?
( Out of round. )

I bought 2 Kenda K-270 tires from 2 different suppliers, and both made my front end bounce, real bad, up...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 06:53 PM
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Posted By larry31
[QUOTE=Facemobile;25304550]So I recently got an...

[QUOTE=Facemobile;25304550]So I recently got an Alaska Leather "sheepskin buttpad" seat cover and just wanted to say it works great! :D It may look a little, uh... different on the bike, but thats...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 05:21 AM
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Posted By larry31
FWIW: Be aware that the 100/90-19 is about 0.4"...

FWIW: Be aware that the 100/90-19 is about 0.4" wider than stock 90/100-19.



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Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 05:41 PM
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Posted By larry31
Thanks! Good to know. Ricardito: It would...

Thanks! Good to know.


Ricardito: It would help if you put your location in your profile. As Dangerish stated above, there's different spec's for different places where these bikes are sold.

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Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 05:07 PM
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Posted By larry31
NX tires

Make sure you are getting a tire that will fit. I don't know about the 1988 models, but my 1990 had a Bridgestone TW-39 on I, when I got it, with only 1245 miles on it. I doubt the previous owner...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 11:53 AM
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Posted By larry31
Tires

I don't think you have any choice but to put another "stock" Bridgestone TW-39 on the front, providing you have original wheels on your bike.

I've had good luck ordering from these guys... ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 05:13 AM
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Posted By larry31
Nice pix's !

Nice pix's, and bike. Much different country out there. Not many trees.

It's hard to even get high ground to see off in the distance around here. ( N.H. )
To many trees block the view, and most...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 06:53 PM
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Posted By larry31
Mitas E-07 tires

I just bought a front 90/90-21 for my 2011 KLR650.
Mounted it and balanced with 1 oz weight.
Haven't run it, as I sprained my shoulder, but looking forward to seeing how it runs.

My local dealer...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 12:38 PM
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Posted By larry31
NX colors

I know! I've never seen another one in all the time I've had this one. Bought with about 1,200 miles back in 1993. It's a KEEPER!




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Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 12:34 PM
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Posted By larry31
Fyi

I just thought that this may be of interest to all?
I got to talking with my local parts guy. I asked my him if the Ign. ( CDI ) module is still available from Honda. He gave me the following...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 04:52 PM
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Posted By larry31
Fall is here, Time to ride

Fall in New Hampshire.


http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff410/larry31/Scenes%20from%20around%20New%20Hampshire/FallinNewHampshireOct2014-2_zpscf5c3582.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 04:43 PM
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Posted By larry31
Done modifying my bike, Time to ride!

Fall in New Hampshire. Time to check out the back country...

http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff410/larry31/Scenes%20from%20around%20New%20Hampshire/FallattheBeaverPondOct2014_zpsd1f9eaed.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By larry31
New KLR

C;on guys! Who doesn't enjoy pulling a carb. apart?
Switchable ABS? Just drag the feet a little more.
Shaft drive would be nice, but I really enjoy lubing my chain, not to mention cleaning...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 05:54 PM
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Posted By larry31
Water Cooled 650

Not new, but what about the old standby, KLR650 ?





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Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 05:50 PM
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Posted By larry31
My Neighborhood

Some of my typical riding. About 10 miles of varied riding in my neighborhood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7xtupCWrkQ&feature=youtu.be

I don't need a fast bike to enjoy riding, just...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 03:45 PM
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Posted By larry31
Nx?

Thanks. Same color as my 1990.






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Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 05:10 AM
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Posted By larry31
GoPro filming

I tried the chest mount, but I have a windshield, on my KLR, that shows up in the video. If I film on my NX250, without shield, I can get less of the bike in the video. Still have to go through...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 04:54 AM
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Posted By larry31
Nx250

What year is your NX? My 1990 looks same as yours.
I'm the 2d owner. Bought it with 3,000 miles on it. Now is just under 25,000 miles. All stock, with no modifications. Runs great....
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 04:36 PM
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Posted By larry31
Video

I noticed you mount the GoPro on the helmet. How do you adjust it so the horizon is level? I find I have a tendency to tilt my head. It takes a bit of adjustment to get it filming level, and getting...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 05:37 PM
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Posted By larry31
Video

Nice video!

Couple of questions...
What camera were you using?
How fast were those Emu's, and Wallaby's going?


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Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By larry31
Today's ride

Just a short exploratory ride around home....

Just off the road going into Clough State Park....
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 05:21 PM
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Posted By larry31
Saddle bags on 250

I built my own frames. They are strong enough to lift the bike in rear. If you use "over the seat" type saddle bags, most of the weight will be supported by the bag -strap that goes over the seat....
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 05:17 PM
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Posted By larry31
Doe the "Creature" make phone calls?

Anyone remember the old sifi movie... The Creature from the black lagoon?

Maybe this is where he makes his phone calls?
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Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By larry31
Nx ?

I had my CDI go a few years ago. I can't help thinking that my spraying water up under the left side where the CDI is mounted, contributed to it's early demise.

I normally don't spray up there...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 06:21 PM
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Posted By larry31
You might try this forum. 250 cc's and under... ...

You might try this forum. 250 cc's and under...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201349&page=527

or...
http://geo.craigslist.org/iso/us/ma
http://nh.craigslist.org/i/motorcycles
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 04:21 PM
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Posted By larry31
Troubleshooting

See if this is of any help.. ( Ignition system )
http://www.powers31.info/1988_NX250_Ign_Sys.pdf

Or this one... ( Full manual ) May take a while to load!...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By larry31
Broken bolts

I've also found that if a thread is messed up, from cross threading, that the bolt will seem hard to thread in. Look at the bolt closely and examine the threads. A little compressed air in the female...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 08:59 AM
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Posted By larry31
Nx250

I've had my 1990 NX250 since it had 3,000 miles on it, and now has just over 24,000 miles. ( I'm second owner. ) I bought it in 1993.

Get's between 75, & 85 mpg ( 10% ethanol reg gas ) I used to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By larry31
Nx250

I have a 1990 NX250 with just over 24,000 miles on it. I've owned it since 1993.

I get between 75- 85 mpg mixed driving. 45 - 55 mph will get close to 76 - 80 mpg. ( carrying about 225 lb's... me...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 05:24 AM
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Posted By larry31
Jack points

I built a skid plate that has a really flat bottom surface. Fits my Harbor Freight jack with no other modifications.
If just lifting a stock bike, you may have to resort to some "creative" blocking...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 05:01 AM
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Posted By larry31
NH Rider

I have a riding buddy in Stoneham ME, and we get together about halfway, to ride . He has a NX250 that I had owned previously. ( Long story! )
I've taken my NX from Concord area up to Mt. Washington...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 06:40 PM
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Posted By larry31
Welcome from a neighbor. ( New Hampshire! ) I...

Welcome from a neighbor. ( New Hampshire! )
I have a 1990 NX250, with just over 24,000 miles, and have burned reg. grade gas exclusively. I get between 75 and 85 mpg, and it starts great, and runs...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 10:12 AM
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Posted By larry31
NH dual sport'r

I'm in NH also. ( Near Concord! ) What part of the state do you ride?
My ride is a 1990 Honda NX250 These bikes just love to do back roads, gravel, and paved. My NX is happiest doing 40 - 50 mph....
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 09:54 AM
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Posted By larry31
Stock Bridgestones

I've used the Bridgestone stock tires on my 1990 NX for 2 changes. They performed ok for my style of riding. I don't go into mud, or sand unless I have to. I've not had any problems riding Gravel,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 07:10 AM
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Posted By larry31
Shift lever

I had same issue when I bought my steel-toe work boots.
I bought a new lever from Honda, and took it to a welding shop. Had them cut it and add a 1" piece to make the lever longer. Works great.
I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 07:05 AM
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Posted By larry31
New bike

The NX250 is a great little bike. With only 4,000 miles you should not have any problems, if it was stored properly. Gas will go bad if not treated properly. You say it runs good, so it probably was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 11:15 AM
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Views: 2,196,675
Posted By larry31
You may be able to do what I did on my NX250 for...

You may be able to do what I did on my NX250 for bags.
Made frames from electrical conduit, and bought some saddlbags to use with them. Check here for my answer to luggage.... ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By larry31
Seats & Monday's ride

I made a slip-on cover for my NX seat. My original is still good, but hard on my A$$. Made the slip-on from foam I got at local sewing store. My wife sew'd the cover, and elastic straps. I can ride...
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