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Old 09-12-2012, 01:25 PM   #5641
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Three neighbors recently bought dual sports and it has me interested in riding again. We signed up for the Shenendoah 500, so I have to get back into riding shape or I'm going to be very sore.

I washed the bike, put new brake pads on, and went out for a few hours. Here's a pic after the wash:

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Old 09-12-2012, 05:23 PM   #5642
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Nice looking bike Bl00.

I recently finished putting mine back together and it looks almost identical to yours colour wise.

Any plans on a skid plate?
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:20 PM   #5643
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Yeah, I need to get something on there. I have a few pieces of aluminum diamond plate that could be worked into a skidplate, but don't currently have the means to weld them. This guy uses a torch and makes it look easy. I would probably end up with blobs of molten aluminum all over the garage floor. If I try it I'll take pics and if it actually works then I'll post them.

The paint is a metalic black over the original blue. It's flaking off all over, so I might repaint it different colors.

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Old 09-13-2012, 05:38 AM   #5644
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Yeah, I need to get something on there. I have a few pieces of aluminum diamond plate that could be worked into a skidplate, but don't currently have the means to weld them. This guy uses a torch and makes it look easy. I would probably end up with blobs of molten aluminum all over the garage floor. If I try it I'll take pics and if it actually works then I'll post them.

The paint is a metalic black over the original blue. It's flaking off all over, so I might repaint it different colors.

I made mine from a piece of aluminum using just regular hand tools. Took a while to get the actual pattern laid out.
I took a large piece of cardboard and kept measuring, bending, and cutting until I had some thing that would fit.
I taped the seperate template pieces together.
FWIW Here's my finished product. Hope it gives you some help.
http://www.powers31.info/Skid_Plate_for_1990_NX250.pdf
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:13 AM   #5645
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Can someone give me a list of swingarms that would be compitable wtih an NX250 even if there is a bit of work involved? Like, the CBR mod - what year was that CBR swingarm?
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:27 AM   #5646
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Hello everybody..

Just finished reading the whole thread... took me like a week ..

Well, i'm new around here, just bought my 89 nx250 from a loveless punk, and i'm on the business of puting it back together.

Engine in general is quite good, and it looks mostly complete. had to re-do the generator winding, replace cdi, clean the radiator and good to go.

Im giving somo love to the fairing in general right now, specially the front side covers and the mask, since they are cracked..

I'll be uploading some pics to show progress and i'm open to any kind of suggestions. Still haven't chosen a color but i like the smoke-grey that ArthDuro had some years ago on his bike.












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Old 09-13-2012, 09:10 AM   #5647
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Just finished reading the whole thread... took me like a week ..

Well, i'm new around here, just bought my 89 nx250 from a loveless punk, and i'm on the business of puting it back together.

Engine in general is quite good, and it looks mostly complete. had to re-do the generator winding, replace cdi, clean the radiator and good to go.

Im giving somo love to the fairing in general right now, specially the front side covers and the mask, since they are cracked..

I'll be uploading some pics to show progress and i'm open to any kind of suggestions. Still haven't chosen a color but i like the smoke-grey that ArthDuro had some years ago on his bike.
Orkodelamuerte,
Welcome!
Nice job your doing
Personally I also like the colour Arthduro had/have. I have also tried to imagine how it could be with some strong contr5ast colours, like black/dark and orange, black/dark and yellow pearl...

Anyway: Hope you get the bike on the street, so you can enjoy this tiny and impressive Honda
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:28 AM   #5648
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Just finished reading the whole thread... took me like a week ..

Well, i'm new around here, just bought my 89 nx250 from a loveless punk, and i'm on the business of puting it back together.

Engine in general is quite good, and it looks mostly complete. had to re-do the generator winding, replace cdi, clean the radiator and good to go.

Im giving somo love to the fairing in general right now, specially the front side covers and the mask, since they are cracked..

I'll be uploading some pics to show progress and i'm open to any kind of suggestions. Still haven't chosen a color but i like the smoke-grey that ArthDuro had some years ago on his bike.
Plastx could have been your friend. My plastics were in far worse condition and I fixed it all wtih the kit. You won't need iron brackets this way.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:26 PM   #5649
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FWIW Here's my finished product. Hope it gives you some help.
http://www.powers31.info/Skid_Plate_for_1990_NX250.pdf
Yes, that helps. Thanks.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:23 AM   #5650
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I took the massout cam chain tensioner modification one step further and created a full manual cam chain tensioner from the NX's automatic cam chain tensioner. I can post pictures if anyone is interested.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:26 AM   #5651
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Plastx could have been your friend. My plastics were in far worse condition and I fixed it all wtih the kit. You won't need iron brackets this way.
I repaired some of the tabs on my bike but some around the cowl are still busted. Were you able to make new tabs/repair collars and such as the website describes with the plastex?
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:10 AM   #5652
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I took the massout cam chain tensioner modification one step further and created a full manual cam chain tensioner from the NX's automatic cam chain tensioner. I can post pictures if anyone is interested.
Absolutely and yes please
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:23 PM   #5653
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Im giving somo love to the fairing in general right now, specially the front side covers and the mask, since they are cracked..

I'll be uploading some pics to show progress and i'm open to any kind of suggestions. Still haven't chosen a color but i like the smoke-grey that ArthDuro had some years ago on his bike.
Here’s a set of instructions I put together showing my repair of a 1989 NX250 plastics.
You may get some idea’s for your project.
http://www.powers31.info/MotorcyclePanelRepair.pdf
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:28 PM   #5654
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I repaired some of the tabs on my bike but some around the cowl are still busted. Were you able to make new tabs/repair collars and such as the website describes with the plastex?
Yep, mine weren't as fancy, but it did the trick. I rebuilt an entire edge of my right cowl with the stuff, even recreated the lip and the bolt hole. It makes tabs great.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:30 PM   #5655
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I repaired some of the tabs on my bike but some around the cowl are still busted. Were you able to make new tabs/repair collars and such as the website describes with the plastex?
Check this out, let me know if it's working:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=bfce30041f

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=4859a658cf

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=2c5280d230
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