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Old 10-22-2012, 12:48 AM   #2461
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That worked like a charm! I figure you just saved me about $25. Looks like I owe you a couple of pints next time you are in my neck of the woods (or if I ever make it to the Emerald Isle).
Glad to hear it, it worked for me.
Electro-mechanical relays are pretty old tech but repairable in extremis.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:17 AM   #2462
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Has anyone installed a Trail Tech Vapor Computer on a Dominator or NX650? I am having problems with the original cluster and was thinking on installing one of this to replace the cluster on my 93 Dominator.
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I have heard of a couple of installations where the rev counter is very problematic, it doesn't read right.
Hard to find out exactly what the issue is but its not that simple to get it going by all accounts.
Koso are another reasonably priced instrument, they do a big range as well.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:42 AM   #2463
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Has anyone installed a Trail Tech Vapor Computer on a Dominator or NX650? I am having problems with the original cluster and was thinking on installing one of this to replace the cluster on my 93 Dominator.
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I've had one for 15k km. The rev counter is a total b*tch to get to work properly. Once you get it set up, it's accurate. Most of the time :)
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:07 AM   #2464
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Thanks for the information. Looking at Trail Tech web page I see that there are bike specific kits. I donīt see any for NX650 which one have you used. I wrote to Trail Tech asking but there was no response yet.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:24 AM   #2465
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Same as the XR650l

Vapor Kit: 75-402

HONDA - XR 250R/400R/600R/650L All Years

Includes: Mounting Hardware, Speed Sensor, Magnet Kit, and Temperature Sensor.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:12 AM   #2466
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Thanks for the information. Looking at Trail Tech web page I see that there are bike specific kits. I donīt see any for NX650 which one have you used. I wrote to Trail Tech asking but there was no response yet.
mcma111 beat me to it. He is right - you'd need the XR650L kit.

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Same as the XR650l

Vapor Kit: 75-402

HONDA - XR 250R/400R/600R/650L All Years

Includes: Mounting Hardware, Speed Sensor, Magnet Kit, and Temperature Sensor.
HOWEVER! You also need to purchase a temperature sensor CABLE EXTENSION. The provided cable is too short for the NX - because the Vapor itself is not mounted next to the handlebar but about 6-8 inches further ahead. I have the 12 inch extension and it's too long but does the job. Shortest extension should do it.

Remember: mount the temp sensor AT THE OIL LINE, not on the spark plug. This would allow for most consistent temp readings. The proper mounting is oil bolt head - crush washer - oil line - temp sensor - crush washer - cyl head. Be extra careful when doing that though. The sensor isn't really meant for that oil line fitting - it's a mm or two larger. This means two things:
1. if properly centered, it functions perfectly and seals properly
2. if not properly centered (likely to offset during torque-ing of the oil line bolt!), it will allow oil to spill out during engine operation


For good Rev reading, do the follwoing:
- grab a GOOD grounding connection for the power AND rev sensor
- keep the rev sensor wires as short as possible
- start with 4 wraps at the thinnest part of the spark plug wire, then run the sensor wire along the spark plug wiring for about an inch. Intersect with the sensor ground wire right away and run them together to the vapor along the shortest path. Avoid other wiring (duh, like you can!). Done. Reliable reading in the low-mid-range (where you actually look at revs). Unreliable in the upper 5k and beyond. Unreliable in the wet (rain).
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:41 AM   #2467
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Be sure when mounting the oil temp sensor to CENTER it on the bolt/crush washer. Ask how I know...
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:42 AM   #2468
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Be sure when mounting the oil temp sensor to CENTER it on the bolt/crush washer. Ask how I know...
Same way I do, likely
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:50 AM   #2469
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Did anyone ever try to connect with this seller?

I called a few times but never got in touch or even a call back.

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:17 AM   #2470
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Did anyone ever try to connect with this seller?

I called a few times but never got in touch or even a call back.

Brian
If it was the one for $350 with like $600 in DMV fees, I talked to him. I was supposed to pick it up, but he was waiting for his friend to come drop it off. He was moving and needed it gone. Hadn't run for years, but 18k miles and in good shape supposedly. His friend didn't come drop off the bike til 9pm, I said I'd still like to come get it but he said it was late and tomorrow would be better. Was headed to my truck after work the next day to get it as agreed, when he texted me he sold it! Bummed, but oh well. Someone got a good deal on a project bike. I was thinking have someone register it out of state and bring it back to CA. Oh well. Figured it wouldn't last long Happy NX hunting!
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:30 PM   #2471
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I hope whoever bought it knows what a rarity it is, and fixes it up. Or at least parts it out on ebay so we can all buy the parts! I'd hate to know it was sold to someone who was just going to get running and destroy it.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:09 PM   #2472
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88 nx650

A while back I posted an ad to sell my very nice NX. But did not know how to post pics. I have them now but cannot find my ad, do they drop off after time? I can email pics to anyone if they are interested or could post them here for me. Thanks.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:44 PM   #2473
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Went for a little ride today in Eastern LI. Just sharing a few pics.

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Old 10-25-2012, 05:04 PM   #2474
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Went for a little ride today in Eastern LI. Just sharing a few pics.

That Grey one is exactly like mine except for the extended windshield. 7200K+ totally stock and original, very nice one owner(best friend), sold it to me, Not in a nice bike area and have put 36 miles on it in two years. PM me for more details and photos, I cannot post them here. Doofus techwise. $2200 in SE Texas.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:35 AM   #2475
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http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3348385847.html

Thinking of going and taking a look at this one. Seems to be fairly mint when speaking with him. Any idea of the part out value if the engine is washed.
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