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Old 08-13-2007, 11:57 PM   #16
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Size of Cowl

Does anyone know if the size of the Cowl on the NX650 and the NX250 where the same? I am looking for a windscreen for my NX250 Baby Domi and I can only find them for the 650 Domi's

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Old 08-14-2007, 11:29 AM   #17
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I have a 1988 NX650, nicely farkled I might add. I do like it quiet a bit. I would agree being a dual sport if is good at almost everything and great at none. I think that "Merle O'Broham" described it best. I tried the taller home made screen for a while and it did help, but not as much as I would have liked, so I am back to stock. You do have to hang on a bit at freeway speeds. In cross winds on the freeway, it is a little un-nerveing, but I would assume any middleweight (640A, KLR, F650GS) would have similar problems with getting moved around a bit. I call it my perfect 50mph bike as up to that speed, I think it is FANTASTIC. Off road it is a touch heavy and I too have bottoming issues over big jumps. A new rear spring properly sprung could fix that problem though. After all, the US versions are almost 20 years old and the springs should be a little tired by now.

If you can pick one up around the $2K range, I would encourage anyone to do so, they are good little ride and very well put together.

A little history for those that do not know. In the US they only sold the NX650 for 2 years 88 & 89. To my knowlege there was no 650 dualsport offering from honda from 90 through 92 they came back with the more offroad orentated XR650L in 93. They did have the much loved Transalp during that void 89-92 (i think) but that was a 600 twin.

Oh and the Acerbis 22L tank upgrade, Yeah that is a big plus, now over 200Miles on a tank!

Hope this has helped
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:22 AM   #18
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'92 Dommie in Romania

Hi everybody!
I own a black '92 Dommie since Feb. this year.
Got it from Germany in a pristine state, with 30k km.
Now it has 40k km and it's running perfectly.
Changed the standard spark plug with an Iridium one - the engine starts instantly in the morning, below 10 deg C. It can idle at lower rpm.
Changed the stock 47 teeth sprocket with a 44 - the machine runs a lot nicer on road. I don't have to change gears so often in town. Haven't checked the max speed yet. I can still do wheelies in the first gear using only the throttle.
Installed Ferrodo sintered brake pads - they squeal like hell when braking, but work fine. Seem to wear out rapidly.
Got heated grips - they're magnificent in cold weather.
The bike eats oil only when kept running for long time at hingk rpm, or after 2500 km since the last oil change. I use semi synth.
Fuel consumption - 95 petrol: ~4l/100km at 100km/h with the standard sprocket, girl and bags in the back. When using 99 grade petrol, the fuel consumption raises by 1l/100km. The engine performance doesn't seem to improve. At higher speeds, the consumption raises badly (6-7). It took 9l/100km in town wiht the 99 gas.
All parts can be ordered at the local parts shops, but they're very expensive.
There are lots o'Dommies here, in Ro, either form Germany or from Italy, where they used to be very popular.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:40 AM   #19
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I've got a 1990 Dommie, I use it for commuting since I bought an Africa Twin one and half year ago.
Mine has about 103000Km on the clock and never had a problem.
By now, clutch (still the original one) has to be changed and oil consumption is two-stroke like

here's some pictures:




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Old 10-05-2007, 09:56 AM   #20
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Nice glad to see you are enjoying the bike. It is a pretty good all rounder.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:22 PM   #21
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Hallo
Iīm new in this fantastic community and I own a Dominator since April.Itīs an early 96ī,from France ,bought with 26k km,now 36k.We have done Austria-Slovenia and Eastgermany-Czech republic this Summer.
She makeīs a lot of fun and nice sound...
Pic is on the way.

Greetings from Blackforest, Michael J.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:57 PM   #22
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I almost bought a NX 250 back in 88 or 89. The thing that stopped me was it was priced exceptionally higher than other dual purpose bikes (I didn't understand why back then). If I remember right there was a television series that came out in this time-frame and the star rode an NX.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:57 PM   #23
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Hallo
Iīm new in this fantastic community and I own a Dominator since April.Itīs a early 96ī,from France ,bought with 26k km,now 36k.We have done Austria-Slovenia and Eastgermany-Czech repuplic this Summer.
She makes a lot of fun and nice sound...

Greetings,Michael

Hallo Domichel!
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:51 PM   #24
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I am up to nearly 50 000 kms on mine so nearly 10k of them mine :) I hope to keep it for a while yet , and then upgrade , but I have no idea what I'd upgrade to.
Some ideas:
  1. The New 660 Tenere; look at the thread. Maybe available were you live
  2. BMW 650 Dakkar
  3. KTM 950SE or 640A or the new 690Adv (if you can wait a while, have money and it becomes a reality): KTM is more racing oriented, so engine is not as long lasting as your bike (requires more maintenance)
  4. KLR650 - same tendency. Proven technology, great value, nothing new.
  5. XL650 – can’t say much. It’s a Honda, but obsolete technology.
Plenty more.
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Old 10-05-2007, 05:13 PM   #25
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Thanks for all the posts , it's great to hear about other happy Dommi owners

I have been looking around and I've have vowed to never get rid of the Dommi , even if I get a new bike I'll keep him in the shed. ( funds permitting I guess)
I'm in the process of getting some new Acerbis hand guards and will get some more nobby/aggressive tyres next change.
If I have the money when it comes out, the New 660 Tenere would be my pick , have to see some reviews when they are actually out there .



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Some ideas:
  1. The New 660 Tenere; look at the thread. Maybe available were you live
  2. BMW 650 Dakkar
  3. KTM 950SE or 640A or the new 690Adv (if you can wait a while, have money and it becomes a reality): KTM is more racing oriented, so engine is not as long lasting as your bike (requires more maintenance)
  4. KLR650 - same tendency. Proven technology, great value, nothing new.
  5. XL650 – can’t say much. It’s a Honda, but obsolete technology.
Plenty more.
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Old 10-06-2007, 03:17 AM   #26
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I have one also, first year 88.















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Old 10-06-2007, 04:42 AM   #27
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Ok,I try again: Pic from slovenia

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Old 10-10-2007, 05:39 AM   #28
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Hello fellow Dommie riders,

I purchased 98 Dommie with about 18K on the clock, now has 26K.

Mods Include:
Acerbis 22L tank
Braided brake lines
Staintune pipe
Windscreen
2 x 12V power outlets
Handguards
GPS

I recenlty completed a 7K trip through outback OZ with about half that off road. The bike was fully loaded and never missed a beat. I did one oil change and ran the spanners over it once. Great bike.

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Old 10-10-2007, 05:40 AM   #29
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Old 10-10-2007, 03:42 PM   #30
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NX650 = Dominator

For all you folks outside the USA, they only sold the NX650 and the NX250 in the US from 88-90. I have had 1 NX650 and 3 NX250's and loved them.

The NX650 really doesn't compare to any other bike that I have owned. It is more dirt oriented. Mine never got great gas mileage, around 45mpg. It was reliable and I wish I still had it. It is an under rated bike that seems to have changed very little over the years. You guys who can still buy a Dominator are fortunate.

Attached is a photo of my brothers current 1989 NX650 and one of my 1989 Transalps in the background.
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