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Old 10-14-2009, 09:28 PM   #2356
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what did your NX do today?

Mine got presents...


Here is one of them--part number #66552

$18.99 from HarborFreight tools....using a coupon from CycleWorld/DirtRider/Transworld MX...reg.$29.99.

This isn't a full repair/rebuild stand...this is more like a quick, 'i need to lube the chain', or 'swap rear wheels' stand...just for quick adjustments..

I have several other jacks, lifts, etc...but this is for quickly doing something, without having to setup one of the larger jacks..
(or if your heavy stand is buried under a bike, which is waiting on parts from Nethersburg)







The NX250 is a low bike, and therefore, this stand won't EASILY slip under the NX.

See the 2x8 under the kickstand? Well, i set the kickstand on that, then I rocked the bike over onto the kickstand...
That gave just enough 'clearance' that i scooted the jack under the bike.

And then i set the bike back down onto the stand,
and after making sure it was stable, it was a one pump lift...

And it has a lock-pin for the up position...



How high does it lift?....well, i have the 17" rear...and i could get a spray paint can + lid under the rear tire...


And the specs on listed on the harborfreight website..
HERE

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Old 10-15-2009, 02:38 AM   #2357
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I actually saw that exact stand in harborfreight yesterday, but I was worried about the height and didn't bother buying it
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:55 AM   #2358
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Hey Guys,

I have a line on a parts bike in Louisiana, that I am thinking of picking up. Anyone interested in going in with me. All I want off the bike is the plastic pieces. He's asking $300. Says the starter is out, and that it sticks in 1st and 2nd gears, but it will run if you push start it. He does NOT have a title for it though.

If I manage to get it anyway, I will likely part it out, but just thought I'd see if anyone on here had any interest.

Thanks

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Old 10-15-2009, 05:55 PM   #2359
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Hey Guys,

I have a line on a parts bike in Louisiana, that I am thinking of picking up. Anyone interested in going in with me. All I want off the bike is the plastic pieces. He's asking $300. Says the starter is out, and that it sticks in 1st and 2nd gears, but it will run if you push start it. He does NOT have a title for it though.

If I manage to get it anyway, I will likely part it out, but just thought I'd see if anyone on here had any interest.

Thanks

Al
If the price is right, I could go for:
  • Front brake system. At least the caliper assembly, but if the disc, lines, master cylinder and lever are OK, count me in for the works.
  • Seat, even if the vinyl is crap. As long as the pan isn't cracked...
  • Also, footpegs if they're not completely munged up.
  • Mirrors would be a nice-to-have, but not terribly important.

I'm in Houston, so hopefully shipping will be reasonable. You should be able to get a single customer for the engine/radiator, so I'll leave that alone...

Curt

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Old 10-16-2009, 10:01 AM   #2360
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what did your NX do?

a little boot in hill country
a few pics from last weekend's mini adventure


gasing up with the good stuff

exploration

sights

sights

sight seeing

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Old 10-16-2009, 10:46 AM   #2361
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Nice pics.

Love the paint job!
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:29 PM   #2362
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wolfy317, I could use the exaust side passenger foot peg if it's not spoken for already.

ArthDuro, thats a beautiful pait job looks awesome!
your passenger looks kinda scared lol.

on another note, have you guys noticed the youtube video's dont show the real power this bike has?
I know they made some detuned models with 17hp, which mine is not lol. the unrestricted models do 0 to 60 in 5.7 secs (feels faster to me).
I've been riding since I was 5, I've ridden lots of bikes , these things flat haul ass for a 250, mine would kill my xjs 650 to 60.
anyway it just seems the power is highly overlooked (or people dont know how to ride them).
I climbed a dirt hill the other day about a 45 degree, in 2nd gear shooting a rooster tail all the way up, and I weight 250lbs lol.
seriously this engine is a racing motor, thats why I like mine so much!

just for reference: 1989 Ferrari Testarossa 0 to 60 6.2

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Old 10-16-2009, 05:57 PM   #2363
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wolfy317, I could use the exaust side passenger foot peg if it's not spoken for already.

ArthDuro, thats a beautiful pait job looks awesome!
your passenger looks kinda scared lol.

on another note, have you guys noticed the youtube video's dont show the real power this bike has?
I know they made some detuned models with 17hp, which mine is not lol. the unrestricted models do 0 to 60 in 5.7 secs (feels faster to me).
I've been riding since I was 5, I've ridden lots of bikes , these things flat haul ass for a 250, mine would kill my xjs 650 to 60.
anyway it just seems the power is highly overlooked (or people dont know how to ride them).
I climbed a dirt hill the other day about a 45 degree, in 2nd gear shooting a rooster tail all the way up, and I weight 250lbs lol.
seriously this engine is a racing motor, thats why I like mine so much!

just for reference: 1989 Ferrari Testarossa 0 to 60 6.2
I second that.... mine peaked at 26 on a dino once... all I have is stock motor... orig air filter and minimal port intake and exhaust. and I dont care about the jets since it burn normal to slight rich plug reading...
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:45 PM   #2364
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Well. I've contacted the guy, and am just waiting on him to get back to me with more specific pictures.

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Old 10-17-2009, 02:13 PM   #2365
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Somebody quickly tell me I'm not looking at what I think I'm looking at... and to calm down...


Found through ADV rider, pablo83's link. In this Thumper Talk thread...

Pablo's NX650 Turbo Install





linky vv

http://www.autosportlabs.com/-c-1.html


will that work with a single cylinder? it says made for 4, 6, 8, cyl.
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Old 10-17-2009, 02:15 PM   #2366
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I second that.... mine peaked at 26 on a dino once... all I have is stock motor... orig air filter and minimal port intake and exhaust. and I dont care about the jets since it burn normal to slight rich plug reading...

what size main jet does your bike have?
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:20 PM   #2367
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Sedona Tires

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Well the brown truck just arrived and left a little something on the porch.

These are the super cheap Sedona tires I just ordered in from Bike Bandit for $68 for the set. These are the CRF150 sizes so, obviously, they're narrower than the TW's but with the nice knobs I think they may be okay. I'd consider ordering a 19 rear for the front next time around just because the 19 front looks so super skinny.

Hoping to get these mounted up this week (but of course the new tubes didn't come in the same box so I'm waiting on those) and will report back on how they do as well as post pics of them mounted up.

Thanks to Jeff@TheQuadShop for posting up pics of his NX with the CRF knobs on and giving me the courage to go ahead and take the plunge!
Ravenranger, have you tried your new tires?

They may be just the ticket to cut through the White Powder this winter.

ArthDuro, Very Nice! Your paint scheme follows the lines of the bike perfectly.
I like your seat cover too. It matches the new paint and flows with the design. This is what makes it POP!
A1 Job.

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Old 10-17-2009, 06:20 PM   #2368
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Thought you guys might get a kick out of this. Today was my wife's first lesson on a bike. I put her on the nx250 I just picked up. She's riding like a champ already. In case you're wondering. i took off all the plastic bits just in case. Don't want them to end up in any worse shape than they are in already.








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Old 10-17-2009, 06:37 PM   #2369
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Thought you guys might get a kick out of this. Today was my wife's first lesson on a bike. I put her on the nx250 I just picked up. She's riding like a champ already. In case you're wondering. i took off all the plastic bits just in case. Don't want them to end up in any worse shape than they are in already.
Looks like you need the mirrors from that Louisiana parts bike a lot more than I do
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:41 PM   #2370
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Looks like you need the mirrors from that Louisiana parts bike a lot more than I do
Actually there are some decent looking black mirrors on ebay that fit this bike. I think I'm gonna grab those up. Still haven't heard from the guy in La. I'll keep you guys posted.

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