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Old 01-27-2012, 01:11 AM   #2116
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The headlite was done by the previous guy.twin headlite mods and fibreglass onto the oiginal front fairings.
That looks excellent, what bulbs does it use? How are they wired? Cheers

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Old 01-27-2012, 05:01 AM   #2117
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Hi Sherwood,
ok,i've actually just asked he previous owner about the headlens as i am planning to do a project on my XRR.
He told me that the headlens was actually car's foglite.the bulb was modified frm H1 to H4.However,I've yet to go out for any ride with this new purchase.
So the performance of the lighting are yet to be known.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:17 AM   #2118
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Hi Sherwood,
ok,i've actually just asked he previous owner about the headlens as i am planning to do a project on my XRR.
He told me that the headlens was actually car's foglite.the bulb was modified frm H1 to H4.However,I've yet to go out for any ride with this new purchase.
So the performance of the lighting are yet to be known.
Many thanks, keep us posted.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:52 PM   #2119
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Hi guys,
Well I'm planning to tear into my '88 and get her running this weekend, that is if the pulse generator replacement is the solution!

If she get's going I'm the next project on the list is to replace my existing auxiliary lighting.
I'm planning to install some WARN HID lights, one flood and one spot.

Does anyone know what the limitations of the '88 NX650 electrical system are?
- How much does it generate
- How much does it use
- How much does it have to spare for auxiliar add ons....

Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:12 PM   #2120
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At 5000 RPM:
NX650 should produce 13.5-15.5 V @ 12 A which would be 180 Watts max
XR650L should produce 14.7-15.5 V @ 13 A, 201 Watts max

These are theoretical numbers based on the bike specs. I have not measured the actual output of the systems. And I don't know what the bike's power usage is.

Other stators that should be the same size as the NX650's:
XR650L, VLX400, VLX600 Shadow, 1983 and up VT400C/Shadow, '83-'86 VT500C/Shadow, '83-'84 VT500FT Ascot, '88 and up VT600C, '89 and up XRV750 Africa Twin, '98 CBR900RW
I don't know the output of these stators, but with enough searching I think you could find a few with higher outputs. The bigger issues is, I don't know if the wiring is compatible. If you found one of these for cheap on eBay, it might be worth a gamble, but I would not spend a lot of money trying to get one of these because there is no guarantee they would work. If they did work, and produced more juice, you might want to use the regulator from the same bike that you got the stator from.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:46 PM   #2121
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Thanks Pablo!
As always you are a master of information!
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:14 PM   #2122
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Replacing Pulse Generator.
Need to remove the right crank case cover

- Should the gasket be replaced with new or reused?
- Can a liquid gasket be used, like Permatex?

Thanks!
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:07 PM   #2123
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Replacing Pulse Generator.
Need to remove the right crank case cover

- Should the gasket be replaced with new or reused?
- Can a liquid gasket be used, like Permatex?

Thanks!
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Replace the gasket so you don't have to mess with it again. How much is a gasket?
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:48 PM   #2124
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Acerbis

I think I read the later model 1995 onwards (RD08) Acerbis tanks will fit on a earlier 1992 (RD-02) Dominator with no issues..

I can't find the post now, does anyone know if this is right?

Thanks :)

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Old 02-05-2012, 08:09 PM   #2125
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Should the gasket be replaced with new or reused?
I try to remove the gaskets carefully because it's a real pain to clean off torn pieces of gasket without marring the metal surface underneath. The most common cause of tearing is when part of the gasket sticks to the case and part sticks to the cover.

If the gasket comes off clean I reuse it. I've never had a re-used paper gasket leak on me. Although I did try and reuse a torn gasket that I reinforced with liquid gasket and it leaked real bad. If the gasket tears at any point I would replace it, particularly if the tear is near the bottom of the engine where it will have lots of oil on it.

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Can a liquid gasket be used, like Permatex?
I shy away from liquid gasket. When you put it on heavy, so you know there is a good seal, a lot of it squeezes out and that makes me nervous thinking about it coming loose on the inside and maybe blocking an oil passage somewhere.

When I've applied it real light, so you know there will me minimal excess, I've had problems with it not sealing completely. If you do go down this route, use a non-hardening sealant (like Permatex #2). With non-hardening sealant there is less of a chance that excess sealant will plug a passage. Also, really take your time to make sure you have complete coverage with minimal excess.

http://www.permatex.com/products/Aut..._2_Sealant.htm
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:39 PM   #2126
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It's running!!

I was going to order a new gasket before starting the job but got impatient!
I went for it and the old gasket came off with the cover completely intact.

I used the old gasket and so far no leaks.

I figure that I'd like to replace the clutch plates sooner than later so I can do a new gasket then.

Thanks for all the help!
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:00 PM   #2127
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Honda-bond & Three-bond are good, I think they're actually the same stuff... They peal off nicely, pretty easy stuff to clean up.. (unlike a lot of gasket sealants)

I avoid high temp silicon sealants... The excess always seems to peel off inside the engine... I always cringe when I find slithers of it in oil strainer.... It cant be good when bits make their way through the oil passages and bearings...

With crank case cover gaskets I like to use a decent sealant like Honda-bond on the cover side, and nothing on the crankcase side... The gasket stays glued to the cover and they tend survive a few removals with no issues...

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Old 02-06-2012, 06:44 AM   #2128
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It's running!!
Are your problems fixed?
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:00 AM   #2129
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I think so!
I replaced the pulse generator and it fired right up.
I rode it to work this morning and it did just fine.
A little bit more time on it will tell more
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:38 AM   #2130
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I think so!
I replaced the pulse generator and it fired right up.
I rode it to work this morning and it did just fine.
A little bit more time on it will tell more
Sweet. I forget, what were the problems you were having?
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