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Old 10-13-2011, 12:22 PM   #1966
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eee... you have removed the locking pin from the other side, right?
On my bike there is enough space to use long piece of metal and hammer and hit the pedal from chain side. I have no more ideas left..
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:30 PM   #1967
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eee... you have removed the locking pin from the other side, right?
On my bike there is enough space to use long piece of metal and hammer and hit the pedal from chain side. I have no more ideas left..
Check for any locking pins. If none exist, you can use a bearing removal tool or a hammer to get it out.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:45 PM   #1968
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Check for any locking pins. If none exist, you can use a bearing removal tool or a hammer to get it out.
HAHAha yeah, the locking pin and nut were removed.

I finally got it today. Used half a can of WD and broke a hammer but after about 30 minutes tapping, plying and pivoting it came loose. Now my brake feels better than ever.

Thanks for all the help and encouragement!!
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:50 PM   #1969
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HAHAha yeah, the locking pin and nut were removed.

I finally got it today. Used half a can of WD and broke a hammer but after about 30 minutes tapping, plying and pivoting it came loose. Now my brake feels better than ever.

Thanks for all the help and encouragement!!
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:27 AM   #1970
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Hi guys,
It's been a while since I have posted, been busy.
Which leads to my issue - my '88 NX 650 has been sitting for a couple of months.

I went to start it this morning in preparation for a ride this afternoon and noticed that the Petcock was left open.
I tried to start it and it would not start, the battery was a bit weak.
I put the battery on a charger for an hour and it came back strong but still no start.
We tried towing it and bump starting it, it still would not start but make a clacking from the engine that has never been there before.

This bike has always been perfect! Starting every time even after sitting for a month or more.

Could I have hydro-locked the motor by leaving the petcock open?

What could be the resulting damage if any?

What should be my course of action to remedy the situation?

Thanks
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:05 AM   #1971
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hydro lock is not possible if the bike crank
it's probably result of the old gas
clicking sound is decompressor
fill carb with fresh gas and try to start, that's standart procedure on mine when sitting longer than few days, it's easier to start
do you have spark?
use some throttle moving :)
but it should start when bump starting..
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:11 AM   #1972
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Thanks Madart!
I sure hope that all applies to my situation.

Strange that it would not start but it sounds like it wants to start.
When I hit the button it sounds just like it always has when about to start.
I was not sure if it could be hydrolock because from what I understand nothing will move when hydrolocked.

Good note on the Decompressor as I was worried that something had been damaged in trying to start it.

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Old 10-18-2011, 12:05 PM   #1973
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It's alive!!
Turned the petcock off and let it sit for an hour.
Hit the magic button and she fired right up and ran smooth!!!
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:53 PM   #1974
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Here's what to do when bike refuses to start after storage:
- turn fuel cock off
- drain carb (release drain screw then retighten)
- turn fuel cock on
- wait a bit (I usually don't :P) then start as normal (full or half choke, depending on weather).

What you likely did was drown the spark with the first poor attempts at starting. Honda procedure to recover is (bike assumed not to start) turn spark off (handlebar switch), open throttle fully and hold then crank for 5 seconds, and repeat after another 10. Then start as you normally would.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:37 PM   #1975
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Thanks Switch,

We had a really great ride.
We went out into the red rocks of Sedona to do a photo shoot with a 1992 BMW Paris-Dakar R100 GS, such a classic bike!

The NX did great as usual!

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Old 10-22-2011, 11:30 AM   #1976
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I'd go with relay first. Usually if it's a bulb, the other signals will blink fast. Could always check the fuses though :)
My relay came in and I installed it, but my blinkers still don't work.

All the bulbs are fine. I haven't checked the fuses, there doesn't appear to be a fuse just for the turn signals...
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:04 AM   #1977
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My relay came in and I installed it, but my blinkers still don't work.

All the bulbs are fine. I haven't checked the fuses, there doesn't appear to be a fuse just for the turn signals...
When you hit the turn switch do any of them light in any way at all? Might be a wiring issue then, first place I'd look now is in the handlebar switch......electrical issues on these bikes can be hard to trace, you might consider snagging a service manual off of ebay, just make sure it's a real one, and not one printed up from a pdf file. The electrical diagram on the pdf is near impossible to read.


I did a little maintenance this weekend in the form of a new rear tube and chain. Gonna try and rejet the carbs next week. I've also developed a leak at the master cylinder, so I need to figure that out.

But, I did get to get out and enjoy it a little :)



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Old 10-23-2011, 07:45 PM   #1978
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Nice pic!! I want be out in the woods again!

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When you hit the turn switch do any of them light in any way at all? Might be a wiring issue then, first place I'd look now is in the handlebar switch.....
I got them working again!!
It was indeed the switch. I was little afraid to pop it open, but once I did it became easier to tear into it. Once I got inside it was pretty obvious that there was too much grease on the switch mechanism and it had migrated to the contact points, although, I'm still not exactly sure where the connections are made. I think it's in the lower bit but I was only able to clean the upper bit.

I wiped as much of the grease off as I could and my blinkers are working again. I'll need to take it apart clean it more at some point. That new relay seems to be quite a bit louder then the old one though... at least I have a spare now.

Thanks for the help!

Here's a pic from last time I was in the woods. Too bad I wasn't loaded for bear.

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Old 10-23-2011, 08:02 PM   #1979
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Nice pic!! I want be out in the woods again!



I got them working again!!

Better watch out for them bears!

! That's a mighty shallow DOF, what camera/lens combo you use?
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:11 PM   #1980
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Better watch out for them bears!

! That's a mighty shallow DOF, what camera/lens combo you use?
5dMII with the 35mm f1.4
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