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Old 04-15-2013, 08:40 AM   #2866
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I'm looking for a new chain for the NX. The last one I bought only lasted about 5,000 miles. What can anyone recommend?
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:32 PM   #2867
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I'm looking for a new chain for the NX. The last one I bought only lasted about 5,000 miles. What can anyone recommend?
Dominators and all big singles eat chains and sprockets as a rule.
Try a D.I.D x ring and get a chain oiler like a scottoiler or cheaper alternative.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:39 PM   #2868
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I am looking for a shock on a budget, is there any onther model shock that fits the dommie? Africa twin etc? Anything with adjustment?

Can the dominator shock be rebuilt?
Pretty sure mine is dead, very badly corroded and feels like its stepping out when getting on the power at the apex.

I'm not looking to spend a fortune.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:48 PM   #2869
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I'm looking for a new chain for the NX. The last one I bought only lasted about 5,000 miles. What can anyone recommend?
DID X-Ring... I went for the heavy duty "DID 520ZVM2" because Rocky Mountain ATV had them cheap at the time, not sure they still make them though... I did about 10,000 miles on it before I bought the Tenere and put the Dominator in storage, and it was still as good as new, I didn't have to adjusted it once after installation...

Things you probably already know:
It seems better to run the chain a little loose rather than a little tight, to avoid stretching...

Install a new chain with new sprockets, and since front sprockets are cheap it's worth changing it a couple of times over the life of the chain... (i.e. buy 2 (or 3) fronts, once it's showing some wear swap it for a new one, when that one is showing decent wear put the original one back on to finish it off)

Some people prefer not to lube, but I like to give the chain a good squirt before each long day ride, or each morning on multi-day trips....

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Old 04-16-2013, 03:24 AM   #2870
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I am looking for a shock on a budget, is there any onther model shock that fits the dommie? Africa twin etc? Anything with adjustment?

Can the dominator shock be rebuilt?
Pretty sure mine is dead, very badly corroded and feels like its stepping out when getting on the power at the apex.

I'm not looking to spend a fortune.
Not really, have a search, early XR200/250 shocks with no remote reservoir.
You could call VM-tek in Kinsale and ask them if they can rebuild yours? The non-rebuildable units can be rebuilt with care.
Wilbers are 399 Hagon are 300 stg, Wilbers are a better shock with a 46mm piston and better build quality.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:42 AM   #2871
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I learned some bad news yesterday... took my dommie for a service and the mechanic had a look at the engine.... the valve lifters are completely ko'd!!

Dominator is kaput!!!


This happened because the engine was starved of oil and so the cam lobes/lifters wear out quite quickly. IT was making a slight clicking noise at idle, which i thought was worth investigating.

I'm now in search of a new head for this motor, need it back on the road asap!
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:55 AM   #2872
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Not really, have a search, early XR200/250 shocks with no remote reservoir.
You could call VM-tek in Kinsale and ask them if they can rebuild yours? The non-rebuildable units can be rebuilt with care.
Wilbers are 399 Hagon are 300 stg, Wilbers are a better shock with a 46mm piston and better build quality.
Cheers for the info bounder, any idea how much a rebuild is?
That's good to know about the Xr shock.
Romor has it the xl600 may fit (google info) but not 100% on what years.
Unfortunately with 3 bikes I can only consider budget shocks for the dommie ATM.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:54 AM   #2873
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I learned some bad news yesterday... took my dommie for a service and the mechanic had a look at the engine.... the valve lifters are completely ko'd!!




This happened because the engine was starved of oil and so the cam lobes/lifters wear out quite quickly. IT was making a slight clicking noise at idle, which i thought was worth investigating.

I'm now in search of a new head for this motor, need it back on the road asap!

Would a XR650L head work?
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:13 AM   #2874
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Would a XR650L head work?
uhmm not sure,

I've heard that the xr600 head works, so i presume the xr650 must be even better ? (since its the same 644cc capacity?)

Not looking good for me, i'm supposed to take it around the balkans next week and right now, the dommie is in bits...
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:22 AM   #2875
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XR650L is the same, why was the engine starved of oil?
Lack of oil from low oil/blocked filter or is your oil pump Fubar'd?
This thread explains better than I can...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=766897
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:24 AM   #2876
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Cheers for the info bounder, any idea how much a rebuild is?
That's good to know about the Xr shock.
Romor has it the xl600 may fit (google info) but not 100% on what years.
Unfortunately with 3 bikes I can only consider budget shocks for the dommie ATM.
I have a good XL600 shock but not sure it fits.
I'll measure it and see what length it is, what length is yours?
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:53 AM   #2877
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If the 650L head works, partzilla is the cheapest I've found.

http://www.partzilla.com/parts/searc...EAD/parts.html

The shipping can take a while though, so if you planned a trip next week they might not be the best to use.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:07 AM   #2878
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I have a montreal trip coming up in a few weeks, and as a precaution I was going to replace the pulse generator. I've heard about it failing, but is it common? Mine is original - I've never even removed the case cover.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:46 PM   #2879
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XR650L is the same, why was the engine starved of oil?
Lack of oil from low oil/blocked filter or is your oil pump Fubar'd?
This thread explains better than I can...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=766897
Well, it looks like the oil pump was a bit damaged too- the previous owner did not change the oil too frequently and i think some of the pipes were blocked- on the these engines, the biggest weakness is the thin oil pipes, which can get clogged very easily.

I guess my cams must have been screaming in vain (grease me baby , grease me)
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:50 PM   #2880
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Well, it looks like the oil pump was a bit damaged too- the previous owner did not change the oil too frequently and i think some of the pipes were blocked- on the these engines, the biggest weakness is the thin oil pipes, which can get clogged very easily.

I guess my cams must have been screaming in vain (grease me baby , grease me)
It doesn't look like the oil starvation was too bad, the center bearing isn't chewed up... How bad are the cam lobes?

This thread has a lot of good info, and some guys that know these engines inside-out:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=713831

Goodluck with it :)

Edit: photos of mine for reference:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=2145

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