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Old 12-15-2010, 12:10 PM   #1351
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Wow , that transalp actually looks like it would be capable off-road. Its a amazing what a proper front-end can do to a bike.

I just love those bikes! I almost feel like I should sell my NX650 and GS500 to buy a transalp, but I fear that they are pigs in the dirt.
I used to love my dommie it was a 93 model, longrange tank, staintune exhaust, upgraded suspension. A 03 650 Transalp crossed my path really cheap took it for a 30 second ride around the clothsline and down the street, didn't have much time at the time, decided to buy it.

I sold my dommie while the trannie sat in the garage waiting for a rego checks so i could take it out to play. I'd go to the garage and look at my mean arse dommie offroad machine, than at the girly road looking transalp and think to myself.. "what have i done!"

October long weekend rolls around and the swag is strapped to the back along with a Rjays tail bag plenty of weight in the wrong spots (still waiting to get pannier racks) on the road the trannie was awesome the handling making the dommie feel like 3 legged donkey, the power of the Vtwin and sound was incredible for such a little motor. This was all to be expected really, the trannie looked like a road bike so of course it would better on road the little voice in my head said.

we turn onto the first dirt trail, a well maintained forest trail, the trannie even with all its high weight handled well, it was confident to power slide around puddles and corners just like the dommie as we traveled further into the bush the tracks got rougher and the trannie went better the low down weight and smooth power made the bike very easy to lean and power around ruts and puddles it was much quicker, easier to ride than the dommie, now I'm no slouch in the bush, this for a big dual sport is really good on the dirt!!! ride it like a big bike and it will go where you point it.

the only down side was the limited ground clearance and the rear shock ran out of travel every now and than but i was asking for it!!!


so what I'm trying to say to fellow Dommie lovers, don't judge the trannies looks buy its performance. it is a wolf in sheeps clothing!!! beware.

I won't be buying another dommie.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:21 PM   #1352
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Hi all I've been lurking this thread for a while and now I just bought an 88 dommie so that my RD 03 Africa Twin doesnt get so much use .
I remember seing somewhere a list of compatible shocks that will fit the NX but cant remember where.
I have available a 350XR shock will this do the trick with a spring swap ?
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:10 AM   #1353
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Hi all I've been lurking this thread for a while and now I just bought an 88 dommie so that my RD 03 Africa Twin doesnt get so much use .
I remember seing somewhere a list of compatible shocks that will fit the NX but cant remember where.
I have available a 350XR shock will this do the trick with a spring swap ?
Check eye-to-eye length. 34cm I believe is the right length.
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:46 AM   #1354
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Hi all I've been lurking this thread for a while and now I just bought an 88 dommie so that my RD 03 Africa Twin doesnt get so much use .
I remember seing somewhere a list of compatible shocks that will fit the NX but cant remember where.
I have available a 350XR shock will this do the trick with a spring swap ?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=1131
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:59 AM   #1355
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A nice looking 88
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/mcy/2119084676.html
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:32 PM   #1356
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:50 PM   #1357
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Thanks Pablo ,nice detail there.
I guess its just a case of finding a shock with the correct length and swapping springs .
Oh and some pics
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:58 AM   #1358
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Thanks Pablo ,nice detail there.
Yeah Pablo's the man to talk to for non-orthodox NX modding :)
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:40 AM   #1359
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hey all, got a 88 nx that needs a rear tire , what's the largest size i can safely go with? 120, 130? Thanks
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:42 AM   #1360
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hey all, got a 88 nx that needs a rear tire , what's the largest size i can safely go with? 120, 130? Thanks
Manual says 120/90-17. Go with that.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:21 AM   #1361
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I recently bought new tires for my Dommie, Michelin T63 front and rear. While the 90/90-21 front is easily available, the only 17" rear is 130/80. Fits fine, though.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:38 AM   #1362
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I run the 130/90-17 Dunlop D606 on mine with very good performance and reliability.

There are no clearance issues.

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Old 12-20-2010, 03:26 PM   #1363
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AFAIK 140/80 works w/o major clearance issues (I think the chainguard needs to go) but sightly (3%ish) affects final drive ratio. 150 gets you in trouble with the chain though so I wouldn't go there.

My 2 cents: stick with stock. Wider isn't grippier - not by a long shot.
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:46 AM   #1364
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What i did to the dominator!!!

http://nx650elsinore.blogspot.com/



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Old 12-24-2010, 06:38 PM   #1365
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What i did to the dominator!!!

http://nx650elsinore.blogspot.com/
Dude, that is crazy! What an amazing job, it looks great!

Do you have a front fender planned, or just run it as is?
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