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Old 09-23-2008, 01:04 PM   #751
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I haven't seen the info that you guys gave PP yet but I'm sure it will be ok. If not well get it straightened out.

Yep, picked me up a real nice TA on thursday from another member here.

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Old 09-23-2008, 01:07 PM   #752
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Has anyone made a note of what kind of gas mileage you guys are getting? I filled up my tank last weekend, all 2.4 gallons of it, planning to put some miles on it over the weekend. All told, after a few hours of mixed highway and curvy road riding, i had 136.8 miles on the trip mileage counter. Just filled up the bike again this afternoon.... and putting in 1.6 gallons brought the fuel level right up to the lid

That means I was getting 85 mpg? I'm starting to think either my mileage counter is playing tricks or the gas pump was rigged.... because I wasn't taking it easy on the throttle and was doing high revs at 50-60mph for a bit of the trip, in addition to some city driving. For what it's worth, I weigh 145 lbs and was on paved roads... can it make that much of a difference?
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:09 PM   #753
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Yep, picked me up a real nice TA on thursday from another member here.
Wow, she looks nice! I've been thinking that after the NX, when I feel the need for a bigger bike... one of those is looking appealing!
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:16 PM   #754
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Wow, she looks nice! I've been thinking that after the NX, when I feel the need for a bigger bike... one of those is looking appealing!
They are great bikes, makes a nice big brother for the NX.
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:27 PM   #755
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They are great bikes, makes a nice big brother for the NX.
Jeff you get the neatest toys.
I have allways wanted a TA. Maybe some day.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:48 PM   #756
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Back at it.

So I got paid to ride my Africa twin about 400 miles today on nice twisty back roads in western WI. Had to go to the sister plant and help out on a Kiazen event. That means sit on my back side and give some training.

I will be sending Jeff everyones name that made the dead line.
I believe we set a payment date of 9-30-08 to keep the deal from dragging on. Now if Jeff wants to allow some who missed the cut off a chance to get their payment in before the cut off for payment, that's up to him!


Anyway to stream line the deal for everyone, Jeff is back and will take your payment info. Just because I know everyone wants to be sure they getting what they want, when sending payment info include the following,
1. adv screen name
2. real name.
3. total weight for rider or riders and gear. (Think about this as you don't want a shock that set up just for your weight unless you are never going to defer from that weight.)
4. How you plan to pay. ( note paypal add 3%) credit card or certified bank check prefered.
5. shipping address.
6. MOST IMPORTANT % SREET/DIRT I.E. 50/50 ON/OFF ROAD
I blame Jeff's upbringing for being such nice guy and willing to do all this for us with no real gain to his person. If I'm forgetting anything please let me know.

THANKS JEFF, YOUR THE MAN!!!!!!!!!

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Old 09-23-2008, 05:52 PM   #757
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combined weight

So for now, I'll mostly be riding w/out a load, but I absolutely foresee riding with maybe 15 lbs of camping gear and tools in the future...

any opinions as to how you would play this...I'm probably ~170/175 lbs geared up. I'm leaning towards saying 180/185 for the shock.

anyway, looking forward to the shock so I quit blowing through my rear end travel. gotta take care of the front next.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:37 AM   #758
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Thumb Shock Deal

You will want to add to the list how you want the shock valved.
% of dirt to street-such as 80% dirt 20% street.


Thanks to all that made this shockingly good deal a reality!!!!!
Super stuff
Thanks again
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:04 PM   #759
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Thanks for a great forum about our bike. This truly is the best one ever. I have already gotten a works shock for my bike about two years ago ,it has been doing pretty well. I am not sure if you guys are having works put your coil on or will you be doing it? The reason I asked is because I put mine on myself and I wish I would have compresed the spring a little more and put the o ring in a higher slot. I have my spring compression rings the whole way down and wish I had a little more. Overall the shock is worlds better than stock. I also put a aftermarket exhaust on my bike, I read through alot of the posts and did not see alot of people doing any exhaust work. I changed mine because I think a weld broke inside the stock muffler and the rattling drove me crazy. I am wandering if I need to rejet now? Also do any of you guys need to let your bike warm up for a long period of time? It seems like mine spits a sputters alot until its warm then it seems to run great. I also get about 82mpg which I think is unbelievable seeing my brothers 2007 klx250 gets only65mpg And it turns the same rpm as my bike. Thanks again for the great forum good luck with the shocks. Chub
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:31 PM   #760
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I also put a aftermarket exhaust on my bike, I read through alot of the posts and did not see alot of people doing any exhaust work.


Also do any of you guys need to let your bike warm up for a long period of time? It seems like mine spits a sputters alot until its warm then it seems to run great.
I also get about 82mpg which I think is unbelievable seeing my brothers 2007 klx250 gets only65mpg And it turns the same rpm as my bike. Thanks again for the great forum good luck with the shocks. Chub

Welcome Chub
Do you have any pictures of the exhaust system you have put on your bike?

On the NX250, the intake valves get out of spec, tighten up, and run a little finicky when the engine is cold.

It's a simple valve adjustment, shim under buckets....maybe 3.5 hours from start to finish..
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:25 PM   #761
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You will want to add to the list how you want the shock valved.
% of dirt to street-such as 80% dirt 20% street.


Thanks to all that made this shockingly good deal a reality!!!!!
Super stuff
Thanks again
Roger
See what happens when you have to much fun out riding. I forgot the most important info needed for the deal. I have added that to list.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:21 PM   #762
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Fmf Muffler

I will try to get some pics up, its a fmf megamax ,Its a universal with restrictor plates 0-10, I was thinking I was going to have to do some welding and re piping, all I had to do was heat the existing pipe and "carfully" bend it up slightly ;and it fit on the original mounting hole. It sounds much better,I think I am running about 5 plates.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:57 PM   #763
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chub380

Two posts and the new guy is adding the good stuff to the thread.

Welcome to the maddness.
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:35 AM   #764
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Welcome chub380

FMF that fits! that is awesome.
I had to research it right away.
And found this for xr250 is it the megamax?
Please post pics soon


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Elliptical aluminum rear can
Completely tuneable via removable rear discs
Quiet Core insert stifles the sound
Mid pipe is nickel plated for durability and ease of maintenance
Superior performance
Includes muffler and header

FMF Megamax Muffler

Now: $237.49"
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:45 PM   #765
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I was thinking about getting a few of those d-shaped Chinese z-50 tunable exhaust cans off Ebay,
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CNC-B...mZ230294345918and
hanging one under each rear sidepanel, a la' CRF250R twin pipe rear exhaust, and making a custom intermediate pipe,
or perhaps a custom bent NOx headpipe all the way back to a Y- splitter..

It's going to take more measurements than this,

including Pi, and the area of a circle...but i'm not doing math right now...maybe later on tonight...

or even maybe trying to modify an aftermarket CRF pipe to hang under the tail of the NX...


Just an idea, now someone try it out for me...can it be done?


(Oh yeah, I fixed the pictures on page#50, post # 747 or 748..I guess they were blocked or something...)
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