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Old 11-06-2012, 02:02 AM   #2491
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That seat looks awesome, how did you attach the extra foam on the sides to the original seat?
spray can contact glue, ados or similar from any hardware store.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:18 AM   #2492
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3m #77 spray glue works great. Just make sure you have it where you want it because once it is placed, it does not come off.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:59 AM   #2493
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I read on the seatconcepts website that standard foam is designed for riders 160-250lbs. That could be my problem. While I have the seat apart I'll investigate buying some different foam.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:07 AM   #2494
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New offroad bike this autumn

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/...ust2012172.jpg

Ready to go to the Norwegian montain
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:01 AM   #2495
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1988 nx650 built up patagonia trip

Hello there my name is Fernando from Hollywood Florida. I'm glad to other enthusiastic lovers of this beautiful machine, that has showed me a different side of life. PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:08 AM   #2496
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:12 AM   #2497
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For the north east people, 88 nx 650 for sale(not mine) for $1,100

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/mcy/3379051423.html
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:15 PM   #2498
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Hey Fernando,

nice NX! I like the black with Red Bull decals.

Do you have more pics or a report of the build up? I'd like to see more

Or a ride report of your Patagonia trip?


Greetings from Germany.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:57 AM   #2499
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Pretty cool.

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Old 11-08-2012, 12:17 PM   #2500
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That bike was on Craigslist recently. I'll bet this seller is a flipper.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:49 PM   #2501
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This is the plastic that surrounds the speedometer. When I bought the bike, it looked like there was something spilled on it. I've tried washing it off with many different kinds of solvents, but can't seem to get it off. There isn't anything on the surface of the plastic; when you run your hand over it the surface is smooth to the touch. It is almost like the plastic is stained. Does anyone know how I might remove this? I was thinking about just painting over it with black paint, but I don't want to make it look worse than it is. These are hard to come by and if I ruin this one I don't know when I'll find another one.

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:47 PM   #2502
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I'd paint it satin black with a good paint, thats pretty hard plastic and shouldn't flex that much.
Krylon should work.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:00 AM   #2503
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This is the plastic that surrounds the speedometer. When I bought the bike, it looked like there was something spilled on it. I've tried washing it off with many different kinds of solvents, but can't seem to get it off. There isn't anything on the surface of the plastic; when you run your hand over it the surface is smooth to the touch. It is almost like the plastic is stained. Does anyone know how I might remove this? I was thinking about just painting over it with black paint, but I don't want to make it look worse than it is. These are hard to come by and if I ruin this one I don't know when I'll find another one.
try tire black, or silicone spray
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:47 AM   #2504
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It looks like the plastic was bleached by whatever dripped on it.

A great trick for re-blackening black plastic is to use a Heat Gun.
Set it on high and keep the nozzle about 2 inches from the plastic.
Sweep it back and forth slowly like you are painting it. Once the surface of the plastic begins to melt it will go to a dark black, as soon as this happens be sure to keep the gun moving so you dont melt into the plastic or burn it.

Note, I have only done this to fender flairs and trim pieces on cars. It is really impressive.
I have not done this to an NX dash however I have done it to the tail piece below the license plate on my NX and it worked!

Try a test area on the back side of the dash piece first.

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Old 11-12-2012, 01:19 PM   #2505
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Will you guys go away, you're making me question my decision to sell mine. But being of sound mind I know its the right thing to do.
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