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Old 08-07-2009, 06:31 AM   #331
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Thanks Switch!

Anyone else have any thoughts?
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:34 AM   #332
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Thanks Switch!

Anyone else have any thoughts?

As earlier already answered, if correctly serviced it shouldn't be any problems. Greate quality like most Honda.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:56 AM   #333
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How about wheelinig?

This beautiful allrounder is greate for communting and transport, but a bit heavy for the enginepower when playing .....mine is bone stock and running perfectly but I wonder if you have any tips for making it a little more happy to accelerate or lifting it's front without spending lots of money on carbs, portjobs, cams etc?

Just changing sprockets?
New (open)muffler and carb adjustment?
Well, if you don't need a top speed at 90 mph, then you can switch to a bigger rear sprocket. Try some 3-4 teeth bigger (for a '88 model, I think the stock is 45 or 46) and get ready for 3rd gear gas-only wheelies and starting in 2nd gear (1st is only for extreme sensations).

Open exhausts won't help too much. It will just mess up your carb jetting.
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:26 AM   #334
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Nixie, soon to be off to the races! Going to Labrador Woo!







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Old 08-23-2009, 02:08 PM   #335
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Just hopped on these forums today.
I picked up this 1989 nx650 2 years ago as my first bike. Been riding it since. Changed out the mirrors, painted it (previous owner had painted it some horrible metallic blue mess), acerbis handguards, and put on dunlop 606's.
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:48 AM   #336
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Just hopped on these forums today.
I picked up this 1989 nx650 2 years ago as my first bike. Been riding it since. Changed out the mirrors, painted it (previous owner had painted it some horrible metallic blue mess), acerbis handguards, and put on dunlop 606's.
Before and after pics-



Cant work out which colour is best
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Old 08-25-2009, 02:20 AM   #337
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It's a matter of preference. I like blue better


Here's what I did with my dommie:
http://picasaweb.google.com/switch.x...eat=directlink

Tips and instructions to follow ;)
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:49 AM   #338
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:16 PM   #339
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I've got myself an 89 nx650 and I've noticed that all the other pics of US 650's have the decals with honda towards the top of the fairing. then NX below that, then 650 below that. Mine just has the big NX with Honda in small letters underneath...all one sticker.... Is anyone elses like this? or know the possible reasons for the difference?

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Old 08-25-2009, 09:38 PM   #340
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I've got myself an 89 nx650 and I've noticed that all the other pics of US 650's have the decals with honda towards the top of the fairing. then NX below that, then 650 below that. Mine just has the big NX with Honda in small letters underneath...all one sticker.... Is anyone elses like this? or know the possible reasons for the difference?

I believe that's a difference between '88 and '89. There are many more '88's out there. But yours came stock with the rear luggage rack and the rest of us had to buy them. But we got a lower 2nd gear.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:35 PM   #341
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Love my NX, but mostly a commuting bike right now.

I bought it in 2003 with 1800 miles completely stock, now has almost 18000 miles. Taller windscreen, smog kit removed, Acerbis tank, Hepco Becker engine guards and pannier racks, 1550 pelican case on each side, small pelican case above brake light for tool kit.

Ideas for this winter...? New rear shock, jet the carb...??? Any suggestions?
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:56 PM   #342
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Love my NX, but mostly a commuting bike right now.

I bought it in 2003 with 1800 miles completely stock, now has almost 18000 miles. Taller windscreen, smog kit removed, Acerbis tank, Hepco Becker engine guards and pannier racks, 1550 pelican case on each side, small pelican case above brake light for tool kit.

Ideas for this winter...? New rear shock, jet the carb...??? Any suggestions?
I put on XR650L forks and an XR250R rear shock and stiffened the springs all around. This was pretty much required so the bike could handle serious obstacles without bottoming out.

The bigest performance difference I've done on my bike was removing the air box. I just have a K&N filter on the end of the carb. It limits your water crossing ability, but there is a noticeable power gain.

I removed the emission controls and did Dave's Mods on the carb, but noticed very little if anything from these.
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:29 AM   #343
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Has anyone any experience of cleaning the engine casings on a Dommie? Just beginning a project and the engine clear is flaking badly with resulting oxidization. I`ve heard bead, shell and soda blasting is the best way of getting the mill cleaned but I`d appreciate any first hand experiences of the best way to do it.

As you can see, its in need of a bit of TLC



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Old 09-03-2009, 02:00 PM   #344
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The engine never had any clearcoat on it. That's why it corrodes. The exceptions are the stator and clutch covers; they got a thick coat of silver paint.

Bead blasting will give the aluminum a nice satin luster. Sand will make more of a dull, ugly gray. I haven't used soda, so I can't comment on it. I have seen others get good results with wire brushes mounted in a die grinder or drill motor.

As with any cleaning procedure, be 110% sure abrasives or debris cannot enter the engine or get blown under shaft seals, etc.
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:30 PM   #345
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Those nasty "etching" aluminum wheel cleaners work but almost too good. Might leave it too white. (Great for pontoons though!)
Careful with steel wool, steel brushes, etc. Invisible little pieces get stuck in the aluminum and make rust later.
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