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Old 07-30-2013, 05:28 PM   #6421
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Hello,
Has anyone ever tried any of these cheap CDI units ... if they work at all...
I am thinking of buying one as a replacement and test since they are kind of cheap... but if someone allready been there i'd rather not get into trouble.
Thanks.

www.ebay.com/itm/400335541428
www.ebay.com/itm/190779214762
www.ebay.com/itm/321026126707
www.ebay.com/itm/160408508664
www.ebay.com/itm/180435075822
www.ebay.com/itm/310713057962
Just reading the descriptions, I would not expect any of those to be compatible. If you could run an NX off of a GY6 CDI, *somebody* would have discovered that by now--it's probably the most common engine on the planet, and cheap CDIs for that engine have been plentiful for years.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:35 AM   #6422
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Hey guys, my new head gasket has arrived, I will re-do the head this weekend.

I was thinking of loctite-ing the cylinder head cap nuts while I'm at it. What is your opinion about that?

I think if they came loose once, they can do it again, I want to do it right before I sell the bike for peace of mind. The new owner might not be as handy with tools as I am .. Also, I loved this bike and I don't want it falling apart.

My torque wrench won't fit to torque inside nuts, so its going to be manual torquing with a 3/8" driver. I am scared shitless of snapping something by over-tightening.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:41 PM   #6423
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Don't loctite with red loctite. Blue is O.K.

Get a proper torque wrench.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:07 AM   #6424
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I was thinking of loctite-ing the cylinder head cap nuts while I'm at it. What is your opinion about that?
The first thing youll hafta do is make sure the head rests totally flat against the cylinder. maybe youll need to send it to a machine shop to make sure there aint any kind of warped surface on that thing.
Dont over-tighten the head. Run that thing for 200-300 miles, let it cool down and re-toque those bolts. You wont be needing locktite . I dont think this is a good idea.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:11 AM   #6425
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front hub options

i'm doing the CR80-85 front fork conversion with a twist-
17" front wheel.
i have a 36 spoke rear XL250 wheel that i can use the 17" rim off of.
(i'll have Barnett make a spokeset)

i want to keep my stock 19" NX wheel assembly as back up-

question is what hub will fit the stock NX fork?

i at least need a baseline for fitment between the CR forks
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:25 AM   #6426
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Xenon AX-1

Hello,
I recently became an owner of old AX-1 and i want to install xenon.

Has anyone successfully installed xenon on AX-1?

If yes what type?

Thanks
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:59 PM   #6427
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Hi, I'm picking up an AX-1 tomorrow. My previous bike was a 1994 XL250 Degree, almost same like this was stolen. I really like it.

Anything in particular I should like look out for in these bikes? Is the riding position more forward than the XL250 ?

What issues to look for on those white aluminum wheels?

Any help appreciated, thanks
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:07 PM   #6428
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new rear wheel

Hey nx'ers just wanted to show you my new rear wheel setup. Said goodbye to the old 16" and hello to 17" and better street tire selection. These are about the widest tires to fit while keeping the fork brace and perfect spacing for the rear. Specs as follows:

Excel 17x4.25 150/60
Excel 17x2.5 110/70

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Old 08-02-2013, 06:03 AM   #6429
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Very nice job. Direct bolt up to the original hubs, I guess?

I'm tempted to buy a newer XL Degree rear hub ( newer ones had rear disk brakes ) and do a similar conversion on my AX-1.

Decent 16/19 tubeless tires are like rocking horse shit here.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:41 PM   #6430
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Yeah using the stock hub for the front and xr350 hub for the rear. I wish I had discs but these drums work well enough.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:30 PM   #6431
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Clutch Problem

Howdy all,
I just replaced the clutch in my wifes NX250. Following IBJim's very handy instructions, it all appeared to go smoothly. However, once assembled and ready to test I have no clutch at all. No matter how much a adjust either end of the cable it has no clutch...Not a slipping clutch...just fully engaged all the time.
I replaced the friction plates, discs and springs using ebc stuff..i lubed the friction plates before installing them etc.
Any ideas where I went wrong? Wife will shoot me if her ride isn;t ready by West Fest next weekend.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:05 AM   #6432
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CDI question from N00b

Hey y'all - I have had an '89 NX250 since last October, and finally gotten it all sorted out and just started putting some miles on it. It is a fun little bike - BUT, I think I have discovered the dreaded CDI fault and would like a second opinion.

When riding the bike a highway speed (60mph) and close the throttle to slow down, and the bike cuts off (0 rpm on the tach). I can thumb the starter button and it starts immediately (while still in motion); so I was wondering if the "experts" on this Thread thought that was CDI related, or carburetor related? The carb has not given me any other problems, so I thought it was CDI, but before purchasing a new one, wanted another opinion.

Thoughts appreciated - Peace - JD
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:34 PM   #6433
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Not typical CDI symptoms, if it fires back up every time.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:49 PM   #6434
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carb problems still

Ok cleaned and put a new kit in my carb ran well for one day then would not idle, but could keep it running in the higher rpms. Got me a used carb clean it up and installed, having the same problems with it. So is there something else to look for or just throw a match to it?
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:37 PM   #6435
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Ok cleaned and put a new kit in my carb ran well for one day then would not idle, but could keep it running in the higher rpms. Got me a used carb clean it up and installed, having the same problems with it. So is there something else to look for or just throw a match to it?
You don't mention if you checked the gas tank, gas filter, gas lines, etc.
Could you have crap in fuel system getting in the carb.? Check vent on gas cap and any lines attached.
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