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Old 11-02-2012, 06:41 AM   #5806
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To those with 17 inch rear wheels: What tires are your using? I know the clearance to the swingarm is tight and don't want to get a tire that's too tall. The Dunlop 606 or similar knobby is what I'd like.

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:10 AM   #5807
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To those with 17 inch rear wheels: What tires are your using? I know the clearance to the swingarm is tight and don't want to get a tire that's too tall. The Dunlop 606 or similar knobby is what I'd like.

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I tried a couple of dimensions and found that all tires with the width 4.60 and 120mm fit into to swingarm of the NX250. Even the Heidenau K74 with 14mm high knobbies. But it’s getting tight with 130mm tires – there wasn’t much space left between the swingarm and the Michelin T63 – even though he was almost worn.


So even though I like the Michelin T63 better I have to use the K74 (which is a pain driving on the street) since the former is not available in 120/90-17.


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Old 11-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #5808
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NX250 shocks

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i am LOVING the bike so far but im looking into the suspention because i am also kind of a hard core offroader (i have four mid 80s XRs)
i dont plan to make the NX a bike i can jump table tops with (that would be nice tough ) but some thing i can take to back country Baja (i live in Baja california) on woops and so at good speeds.
forget about all the street bike shocks – they are only better because the NX250 shock is so crappy . On road the street shocks are ok, but for going off-road, the dampening is simply not suitable. If you get a decent shock (and front springs) from White Power, Wilbers or Hagon you will get a whole new motorcycle with which you can do a lot of things. But table tops will still be kind of tricky, since the Nixie is pretty heavy in front – eliminating the heavy glass light helps a bit.



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Old 11-02-2012, 05:08 PM   #5809
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Don't know if this interests you guys, but this Honda nx 250 has xr 250 cylinder and piston fit to it?

http://moto.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-...-mix-honda-_JM
(It's in spanish, but I used google translate to translate it.)

"the bike was fitted with new genuine Honda crankshaft XR 250 Tornado
original cylinder Honda xr 250 tornado with japan piston kit
cap new cylinder Honda XR 250 Tornado "

Check the pictures.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:01 AM   #5810
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Thanks for the tire info scrambler66.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:20 AM   #5811
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Don't know if this interests you guys, but this Honda nx 250 has xr 250 cylinder and piston fit to it?

http://moto.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-...-mix-honda-_JM
(It's in spanish, but I used google translate to translate it.)

"the bike was fitted with new genuine Honda crankshaft XR 250 Tornado
original cylinder Honda xr 250 tornado with japan piston kit
cap new cylinder Honda XR 250 Tornado "

Check the pictures.
Hi!

Talking about that bike...

You can have a XR 250 Tornado, or a NX 250...

The really best part f the NX 250 is the power of its engine... Here in Argentina we have the XR 250 Tornado, and I can assure you that offroad it is totally better in all aspects to the NX 250 (Talking about both bikes stock)

The Tornado is more like a XR 250L but with a latter design and a totally different engine.. With some little mods, they make them ride enduro here in Argentina, and in Brazil, as far as I know...

If I had to repair a NX 250's engine, I would look for a parts bike rather than addapting the Tornado's engine...
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:13 AM   #5812
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Hi!

Talking about that bike...

You can have a XR 250 Tornado, or a NX 250...

The really best part f the NX 250 is the power of its engine... Here in Argentina we have the XR 250 Tornado, and I can assure you that offroad it is totally better in all aspects to the NX 250 (Talking about both bikes stock)

The Tornado is more like a XR 250L but with a latter design and a totally different engine.. With some little mods, they make them ride enduro here in Argentina, and in Brazil, as far as I know...

If I had to repair a NX 250's engine, I would look for a parts bike rather than addapting the Tornado's engine...
What he is asking (I believe) is whether those xr250 parts would fit on the Nixie.. as long as the rod and piston size fit the length of the cylinder, no problem... but you will be creating a hell of a new monster... Cooling system changes, together with the pipes, hoses, radiator and fluids..

EDIT: the add says he changed the crankshaft too, so there you have the answer.. for all it seems, the only NX spirit left there is the frame... lol..
The cylinder head is veeeery similar, not the same though so original wont fit the xrs cylinder.

Had the chance to race my 89 NX 250 against a stock Tornado 2008, and guess what happened??

Mine took the lead on the start..., not for much.. on 4th gear and after 150mts the Tornado overtook me but after 250 mts, both on 6th gear, the nx kicked the xrs ass and left it behind at 142km/h (88.23 miles/h). My friend told me his bike would not go over 135km/h (83.88 miles/h) no mather what conditions..

We get the XR250 Tornado from Brazil here in Argentina. Its a nice bike, fuel injection (no carburator) and water cooled silent engine..

When I had my NX 150, I used to get parts from the Tornado.

I recently got the valve shims from the Tornado as well, since they are same bore (7.48mm).

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Here in Argentina, we don`t have the chance to get many spare parts at a good price. Our government has a new implemented policy for no imports (same as Cuba, but self-enforced), so over the years, we became very talented at repairing, refilling, rectifying, adapting stuff, so no wonder you will find some monsters like that XR above.

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #5813
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Did argentina phase out 2strokes?
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:34 PM   #5814
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Did argentina phase out 2strokes?
Not at all! We have beautiful KTMs, Kawas, Honda CRs, Suzukis and other 2stroke bikes of all sizes.. It`s just more expensive to get the spares...

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Old 11-04-2012, 08:22 PM   #5815
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A call for help.

Howdy gents. Bad luck has befallen myself and my poor NX in the form of a deer at 60 MPH. I've fared decently with a concussion and sprained ankle.


The bike not as well. I'm looking for a headlight, front fender, rear taillight lens, and stock handlebar. Surprisingly found the a replacement left side cowl on Ebay. Any help would be great.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:30 PM   #5816
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Hello to all

Hello to all

I'm new

I live in Switzerland

Sorry I do not speak English, but I translate with Google

I have 4 NX 250


3 of my NX 250 I mounted a shock WILBERS

1 NX 250 HYPERPRO spring

I'm just the road

Front tire: BRIDGESTONE BT45 100/90/19 H

Rear tire: BRIDGESTONE BT45 130/90/16 H

Chain: DID 520 X-Ring

Gears: 16 X 43 (perfect for me)

I thank you for the information found on this forum
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:41 PM   #5817
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:58 PM   #5818
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GCR, Welcome to the forum
Your tyres, BT45, are you happy with their performance? In wet?
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:20 PM   #5819
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Your tyres, BT45, are you happy with their performance? In wet?


I am satisfied with the tire BT45
4 NX250 are with BT45
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:22 PM   #5820
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TrailTech Vapor; what size temperature sensor?

Im in for getting a TrailTech Vapor speedo. I know several here has got this unit up'n'running on the Nixie. I have been in touch with TrailTech to figure out what kit to get.
My question is where to place the temperature sensor, and what diameter should I select?
Here is the options:. The hose who goes to the upper intake at radiator, is that the best place?
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