Best of NX250 / AX1 / XL250 Degree built

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Re: Best of NX250 / AX1 / XL250 Degree built

Beitrag von scrambler » So Sep 13, 2020 7:16 am

Unfortunately, plan B for the headlight did not work. The headlight from a aftermarket XR600 lamp mask is much larger. The DOT marking is then of no use either.

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As mentioned, I suspect the problem is with the lightbulb. It has an unusual design with two vertical filaments without deflektor. After some searching I finally found a lightbulb that fits into the XL250 Degree headlight and which has a deflector inside. Let's see if it works.

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Re: Best of NX250 / AX1 / XL250 Degree built

Beitrag von jonathan » Sa Sep 19, 2020 12:17 am

I was looking to upgrade the bulbs on the AX and I seem to remember these are an uncommon fitment as well, or maybe I've just got used to more modern stuff. So the issue as far as TUV is that the beam pattern is incorrect?

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Re: Best of NX250 / AX1 / XL250 Degree built

Beitrag von jonathan » Sa Sep 19, 2020 12:26 am

I reckon the old mid 80s' Honda ATCs ( trikes) used to have the samller stanley rectangular headlamps....I'll see if I can find the dimensions?

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Re: Best of NX250 / AX1 / XL250 Degree built

Beitrag von scrambler » Do Sep 24, 2020 6:59 am

jonathan hat geschrieben:
Sa Sep 19, 2020 12:17 am
I was looking to upgrade the bulbs on the AX and I seem to remember these are an uncommon fitment as well, or maybe I've just got used to more modern stuff. So the issue as far as TUV is that the beam pattern is incorrect?
the low beam must not be higher than the line on the pic - now with the new bulb I guess it's ok

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with the old bulb there was hardly any difference in height of the beam. Now the high beam is noticable brighter

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as a precaution, the muffler was wrapped

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temp of the reservoir cap is now somewhat lower - guess it's ok

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Re: Best of NX250 / AX1 / XL250 Degree built

Beitrag von jonathan » Sa Sep 26, 2020 4:03 am

I noticed on the test ride the right hand side panel gets pretty toasty after a few minutes riding :o think some more reflective insulation will be needed...

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Re: Best of NX250 / AX1 / XL250 Degree built

Beitrag von jonathan » So Nov 15, 2020 8:41 pm

Hi Scrambler...hope you're doing well. Still under a new lockdown here and the government seems to be falling apart, not that it was very effective beforehand :roll:
anyway, after a few more miles on the AX1 with the 17inch rear wheel, I've reached the decision that the front end could do with raising an inch or so, to bring the bike back to a better balance. I already have hyperpro prog springs in at the moment. The damping and spring rate is actually OK, so I don't want to ramp up the preload to reduce sag in order to raise the ride height...longer fork tubes and springs would be the easiest solution, but I thought that if I was going to start changing tubes, I'd also look into increasing the diameter to stiffen the front end up a bit at the same time. I've looked back through your hybrid Transalp / XL front end and I'm think along similar lines. Main concern is the caliper mounting and having to convert the yokes to accomodate the AX1 headlamp bracket & other hardware (ignition barrel, lock etc.) I don't fancy reaming out the original yokes (+2mm all round).

I thought I'd pick your brains on parts compatibility/ interchangeability based on your various projects so far.

By far the easiest way to raise the front is to order some longer 37mm tubes and add some spacers, but if you're aware of other 37mm tubes from a suitable donor, I'd love to know. I'll also do some searching online and post up anything relevant.

NB/ I'm running a late 80's XL125 front disc hub (same as MTX and others) which was plug and play using the stock AX1 fork lowers (same spacers bearings, spindle etc.) :D

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