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Old 04-12-2010, 09:28 AM   #811
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I had a similar problem on my old NX 650 and new turn signals and found that the extra long lead wires were creating too much resistance to allow the light to blink. I shortened the leads and the signals worked fine. Good luck.

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Hi guys,

I installed a new set of rear turn signals today, my left rear got creamed on a trail a while back.

The left turn signals, front and rear, work and blink but the right side will not blink and just stays solid.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Brian

Oh, new aux lights too, very sweet! I'll do a full write up on them.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:35 AM   #812
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Carb prob?

I just started riding again now that it's getting warmer. Everything seemed to be running perfectly. Even on the highway at highway speeds, everything fine...until I hit some hills. As soon as im on a fair incline at 60+mph it feels as it wants to stall out, if I give it more gas it worsens, if I drop to 55mph and below, it's back to normal. I assumed maybe partially clogged jets, so I ran 2 bottles of seafoam through, after the first bottle it got better, was able to do 75 with no issue but then the next day it was back to where I started.... any ideas guys? is this the proper place to post? if not please point me in the right direction. thanks
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:38 AM   #813
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I just started riding again now that it's getting warmer. Everything seemed to be running perfectly. Even on the highway at highway speeds, everything fine...until I hit some hills. As soon as im on a fair incline at 60+mph it feels as it wants to stall out, if I give it more gas it worsens, if I drop to 55mph and below, it's back to normal. I assumed maybe partially clogged jets, so I ran 2 bottles of seafoam through, after the first bottle it got better, was able to do 75 with no issue but then the next day it was back to where I started.... any ideas guys? is this the proper place to post? if not please point me in the right direction. thanks
I would verify that proper fuel flow is coming from the petcock.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:43 AM   #814
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I would verify that proper fuel flow is coming from the petcock.
Thanks I was contemplating that. Is that easily cleaned if it is slowing flow? or better to be replaced?
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:46 AM   #815
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Thanks I was contemplating that. Is that easily cleaned if it is slowing flow? or better to be replaced?
Very easily cleaned. Make sure it's shut off, then pull off the fuel hose to the carb, then unbolt it from the bottom of the tank. Soak in Pine-Sol for a day or spray it out with carb cleaner or something.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:46 AM   #816
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Very easily cleaned. Make sure it's shut off, then pull off the fuel hose to the carb, then unbolt it from the bottom of the tank. Soak in Pine-Sol for a day or spray it out with carb cleaner or something.
Oh, yes, and make sure the tank is drained first.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:50 AM   #817
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Oh, yes, and make sure the tank is drained first.
Well, it will drain pretty quick, once I take the petcock out!

I'll try that once i get home thanks!
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:34 PM   #818
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Contact with Chain after Pannier Rack install

Hi guys.
While working on the turn signals I discovered this:


That nut is the backside of this mount for the pannier rack.


It appears that with the installation of the pannier rack using the replacement bolt that came with the rack for this mounting point, that the bolt is a bit longer and sticks out into the drive chain's plane of travel. (If the picture is not clear enough, it is showing that the chain sawed into the end of the bolt and nut, cutting it about half way through.)

The only answer I can think of is to grind it down and out of the way or to maybe reverse the bolt, placing the nut on the outside and giving the inside, chain side, a lower profile.

Anyone else with the Hepco Becker pannier racks have this issue?

Is there a larger issue with the chain or rear suspension that I may not be seeing, is it normal for the chain travel in that area with the movement of the swingarm?

I don't think the chain was damaged.

Thanks
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:35 PM   #819
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Hi guys.
While working on the turn signals I discovered this:


That nut is the backside of this mount for the pannier rack.


It appears that with the installation of the pannier rack using the replacement bolt that came with the rack for this mounting point, that the bolt is a bit longer and sticks out into the drive chain's plane of travel.

The only answer I can think of is to grind it down and out of the way or to maybe reverse the bolt, placing the nut on the outside and giving the inside, chain side, a lower profile.

Anyone else with the Hepco Becker pannier racks have this issue?

Is there a larger issue with the chain or rear suspension that I may not be seeing, is it normal for the chain travel in that area with the movement of the swingarm?

I don't think the chain was damaged.

Thanks
Brian
I have the Hepco-Becker racks on my '89, and I have not (yet?) observed this issue.
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:40 PM   #820
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Skid plate bolts

Does anybody know what size bolts hold the stock skidplate on?

Size, length, thread....

There are three of them, should all be the same.

When I took my skid plate off to do some maintenance I apparently put the bolts in a safe place!

Thanks
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:13 PM   #821
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Time has come for me to drain the awl out of my NX, i have not done this with a bike that hold the awl in the frame, so if this unworthty one might ask what is the proper way to do this? drain from the motor and the frame both? and also what would be the correct amount to fill it back up? Thanks
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:14 PM   #822
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Does anybody know what size bolts hold the stock skidplate on?

Size, length, thread....

There are three of them, should all be the same.

When I took my skid plate off to do some maintenance I apparently put the bolts in a safe place!

Thanks
Brian
I can check for sure, but I seem to recall off the top of my head that they are 6mm thread (with a standard 1.0mm thread pitch) and about 12mm-ish in length. You can get the flange-headed bolts at your local O'Reilly Auto, AutoZone, or similar.
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:16 PM   #823
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Time has come for me to drain the awl out of my NX, i have not done this with a bike that hold the awl in the frame, so if this unworthty one might ask what is the proper way to do this? drain from the motor and the frame both? and also what would be the correct amount to fill it back up? Thanks
I just drained from the engine.

My PDF of the Honda manual says 2 quarts if draining, 2.43 quarts if the engine is disassembled.
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:26 PM   #824
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Time has come for me to drain the awl out of my NX, i have not done this with a bike that hold the awl in the frame, so if this unworthty one might ask what is the proper way to do this? drain from the motor and the frame both? and also what would be the correct amount to fill it back up? Thanks
If it has not been done for a while, there are also a couple of oil filter screens to be cleaned out along with the standard oil filter.

Or am I thnking of somthing else?
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:27 PM   #825
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I can check for sure, but I seem to recall off the top of my head that they are 6mm thread (with a standard 1.0mm thread pitch) and about 12mm-ish in length. You can get the flange-headed bolts at your local O'Reilly Auto, AutoZone, or similar.
Thanks!
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