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Old 11-13-2007, 02:46 PM   #61
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Does any one have any expierience with heated clothing on early, 1988, NX 650/Dominator? Does it produce enough juice? I would like to wear my Gerbing jacket liner and gloves this winter. Thanks
I'm interested as well. I'd like to get a Gerbing liner this winter and just got heated grips for the Dommie. Stator output is 180W @ 5000rpm. I guess it would be wise to install a LED taillight, maybe LED indicators and a simple digital volt meter.
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:00 PM   #62
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I bought the simple LED volt meters from Rider Wearhouse for my TA's.
They seem to work great for about $40 bucks. I also have used their thermostat controllers which save a bunch of power over a droping resistor for heated grips and my vest.

Planning on doing the same for the NX650

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Old 11-13-2007, 09:15 PM   #63
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The stock top rack is not with these parts any more, sorry. The side rack holder is a Hepco&Becker, I am going to ask my wife if she would want to sell it, as she does not like them to be mounted its a chance. But would you be interested to pay for shipping from Germany to USA?????, I think that would be prohibitive? Pitty we did not write about this some weeks ago, co-worker just flew over last week with boxes of measuring equipment, that would have solved that problem nicely. We may have other jobs in the US coming up....
They are not mounted on the bike anymore, so sorry no actual pictures of it: You can see a picture of the racks in the pdf installation guide on Hepco&Beckers website http://www.hepco-becker.de/anbauanle...50189.0001.pdf the racks form this Company are bomb proof, they held up nicely loaded with up to 20 kg each even on off-road trips (never tried to jump with so much weight, thou). They have a steel plate to deflect the exhaust gasses and a connection behind the license plate holder from side to side for stability. Let me know what you think!

Good luck with the bike. I still love to run my wifes from time to time, its such a good bike for my style of riding. Pitty Honda lost interest in that market.

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What years do these fit? I have a US 1988 model

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Old 11-14-2007, 12:18 AM   #64
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Great photo! What brand/model hand guards do you have mounted. You should re-read Life on the Mississippi.
Cycra brand. Composite Probend model. They are all plastic except where they mount on the bars. Fit and finish was a little spotty but they were really pretty cheap compared to Acerbis. Thanks for the book recommendation. I love that old stuff too.


http://store.cycraracing.com/copr.html
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:32 AM   #65
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What years do these fit? I have a US 1988 model

Steve
Hi, talked to my wife, and she wants to get rid of them .
As far as I know Honda did not change a thing between 88 and 93, so it should fit on Yours!

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Old 11-15-2007, 06:52 AM   #66
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Hepco-Becker has a disributer in on the West Coast which can supply their side and top racks for NX650's. www.eurotechmotorsports.com
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:36 PM   #67
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stator Q

that stator sounds pretty wimpy for a road-oriented bike like that....Honda claimed 240w for the old 83-87 XL600R. i'm assuming this engine is basicallly the XR650L motor? anyone know if an aftermarket stator for an L will swap onto an NX?
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:44 PM   #68
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Thumb picky, picky

I have had a 93 Dominator for 6 months now and appreciate it more every time I ride it.
I frequently spend 12 hours a day (and more) in the saddle without a problem although not in a straight run down the hyway.
I have ridden with guys on KTM's, vstroms, dr650's and even recently did an overnighter with a Honda VTR and a 900 monster. They all do some things better than my Dominator but none of them were the all rounder the Dommi is (except 950 Adventure....if you can afford one!)
Mine has 68,000 on the clock and runs beautifully.
I have heard many reports of them doing 100,000 k's and spoke to a guy recently who had 120,000 on his original engine.
Suspension is soft,especially on the early models and they will drink oil if you hold them at over 5500 revs for hours on end but you would be surprised how many bike do if they run at the top of their rev range for hours on end. Dommi's are cheap, reliable, a great all rounder and have a bit of character as you can tell by this rant.
I live in Brisbane and would love to catch up with anybody in the area who wants to do some weekend trips.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:13 AM   #69
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So has anyone had a Dommi break down ?

I go over my bike all the time , I have limited mechanical knowledge ( Electrician by Trade) So I know just enough to get myself into trouble.

I change the oil and filter every 3000km.
The bike never misses a beat , motorway or rough trail it just keep chugging along.

Someone told me they were a boring bike becuase they never break down :)
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:29 PM   #70
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breakdown

It snapped a chain on my last trip.
I also broke down after reverse sommer saulting backwards down a nasty hill.
Change the oil/filter every 3000k's
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Old 12-03-2007, 03:29 AM   #71
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Came this close to buying one from another board member a couple of weeks ago. I have always liked them, but I thought it might be a bit heavy off road for me and I can't afford/justify three bikes in my garage. I'm still kind of kicking myself for not buying it. Cool bikes. Some day though....hmmmm, I could sell the Wee and then....
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:54 PM   #72
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My Dommie and a good ride

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Old 01-01-2008, 03:08 PM   #73
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NX650 Supertrapp E.A.R. Stainless Steel muffler

I just purchase a 1988 NX650 which had a Supertrapp Stainless Steel E.A.R. 2 in 1 muffler, # 814-3650. It listed for $367.45

I plan on going back to the twin OEM mufflers just to keep the bike looking original. I will also post it in the "parts" for sale under the Flea Market.

I would post a photo of the bike but I already have it taken apart to overhaul suspension linkage, carb, etc.

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Old 01-06-2008, 03:20 AM   #74
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Camel Trophy Video

I just found this great footage of a bunch of Dominators doing a Camel trophy style event in Peru, 1989. Those are 1st year Dommies with some mods (high fender, single exhaust) really going for it:

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Old 01-10-2008, 08:10 PM   #75
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Here is some nice video of someone who knows what he is doing on a Dominator.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivayn98qJ8w
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