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Old 10-11-2007, 04:34 AM   #31
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Hey, you've got my Dommie!

Oi Keef! You've got my (old) dommie..or at least the same model as I used to (sniffle) have. Didn't buy it from Canberra did you? Since the Dommie, have been through a variety of bikes, most recently F650GS Dakar, now Husky TE250. I miss it. Was far more dirt capable than the GS (tho the seat wasn't as good), and quite capable of a good long run. I used it to commute regularly between Newcastle-Canberra, and would take it on as many dirt roads in between as I could find. Seriously good, versatile bikes. Hard to find with low k's now tho. Yours doesn't happen to have a scratch up the right side of the tank does it? Have always wondered where my old dommie might have ended up..
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:50 AM   #32
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Hi here is a picture of the right hand side , no scratches... touch wood.


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Old 10-11-2007, 06:23 AM   #33
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jets

Just wanted to share: yesterday I switched out the stock jets 48/155 to a 50 and 158, grinding the tab, 2 1/2 turns out. K&N filter, stock exhaust. Holy cow, what a difference. Best $20.50 I've spent.

Bike was popping on decel, and a touch stumbly down low. Now- less choke to start, smoother/torquier off the bottom and midrange, happy owner.
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:39 AM   #34
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I have one also, first year 88.


So have I!
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:11 AM   #35
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Just wanted to share: yesterday I switched out the stock jets 48/155 to a 50 and 158, grinding the tab, 2 1/2 turns out. K&N filter, stock exhaust. Holy cow, what a difference. Best $20.50 I've spent.
Hey,
Were did you get your jets? Local Honda dealer or did you have to special order from somewhere?

Also have you by chance done the smog removal on your bike?

Thanks for the post.
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:32 AM   #36
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Hey,
Were did you get your jets? Local Honda dealer or did you have to special order from somewhere?

Also have you by chance done the smog removal on your bike?

Thanks for the post.
motorcyclecarbs.com - great assortment
stock everything else but a K&N air filter
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:29 PM   #37
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A picture of my '89 NX Dominator:

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Old 10-27-2007, 11:15 PM   #38
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I have an 89 NX650 that I'm "refreshing" for a coworker with the intention of selling and splitting the proceeds. I'm just about done, just need the front brake line to come in so I can make it stop now that I got it to go again. ;-)
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:35 AM   #39
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my mate Jarkko has one.

Reliable and goes all the places mine does, apart from up rocky slopes etc.

Pros: Reliablity, strength, lack of maintenance.

Cons: Heavy, chugger, down on power



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Old 11-05-2007, 12:42 AM   #40
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89 Nx650

I bought my 89 NX 650 last winter and have put 5000 miles on it. I took it on a 9 day trip and thought the seat was fine but I am a bicyclist and have a tough tush. For the price I paid this has been a great bike and has been rock solid reliable. I have got 59 MPG on long trips and got 50+ mpg with it fully loaded (200 lbs. me in my riding gear and 100 pounds of bags etc.) They all use oil even new but I only went though a 3/4 quart in 1300 miles of hard riding. This is a great all around bike and a bargain if you can find a low milage clean one. I added Answer protaper bars, Cycra handguards, K&N filter, Acerbis fender, upgraded brakes. This bike can do a lot of things pretty darn well. Enjoy..I have.
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Old 11-05-2007, 01:22 AM   #41
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bought a 96' dommie about a month ago,23500ks on clock,bit on the heavy side but moter strong and realiable,in the process of getting my shit together for a trip out to birdsvile from brisbane at xmas time for my first noob trip!,any sugestions/hints.
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:57 AM   #42
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Domi trip

I had mine looked at by a mechanic before I left he said the bike was a runner and he was right. I bought a new front disc as the old one was groovy and not in a good way. New tires and fresh oil and filter and it was good to go. Is this trip partly off road? I have had great luck with the Duro 60/40 tires. They handle the road fine and gravel roads are cake. They were also cheap $90. for the set US. I don't know what that would equate to for you. We rode up every mountian gravel side trail we could and even tho a little heavy it did fine. Think fat lady on rollerskates!

Here is another great site with a lot of helpful people and cool pics.

http://www.xrv.org.uk/photopost/
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:09 PM   #43
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fat lady on roller skates ,i think the further west i go the tar will turn to dirt/gravel,looking into changing rear tyre now as the one i have on now is more of a tar one,thinking of putting a scotoiler on for the chain is this a good idea with all the dust and dirt i will be going threw,working out how to make a rack for carrying extra fuel and water,probaly be a good idea changing spark plug for a hotter rating one as air temp will be HOT out there.
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Old 11-05-2007, 01:39 PM   #44
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OK, my '91 Dominator passed inspection today, so I might finally be able to ride her soon.
That's how I bought her:



She was out in the cold for more than a year, repeatedly knocked over by parking cars. And that's what she looks like now:



My, erm, Honda NXL650R (or something like that): Front fender, light, mask, speedo and brake line from my old XL600R. Tank is a 25 liter Acerbis from the XL. High and wide bars with Acerbis handguards, GPS mount where the XL tach once was. Bag mounts for Givi hard bags. GPR 2-1 exhaust, K&N filter, modded airbox and Dyno jet-kit makes her lift the wheel in 3rd without clutch.

She sure ain't no beauty, but she's here to take the place of my old XL with some highway capability.

And she's far from complete. Thing planned: Adapt and re-upholster seat to fit the tank, tool tube where the left exhaust used to be, larger weld-on footpegs, XR600 forks, Wilbers shock. Still need to cut/slash the front fender to allow more airstream to the head.
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Old 11-05-2007, 02:32 PM   #45
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Hey Flood , looks good , what size was the tank on it when you got it , it look non standard ?

Whats the go with K&N air filters , are they much better than stock ?
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