Any Honda Dominator NX650 owners out there ?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by KeithDommirider, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Cruiser

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    Your killing me.. always one available when I have no cash... unless you want a 97 GasGas in trade..
  2. Skapegoat

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    Thanks for the tyre advice.
    Nice photo, haven't had a second to work on mine yet as I moved house.
    Should get a couple of hours this week.
    I have managed to change the oil and filters aswell as clean the brakes but haven't driven it since.
    I got good second hand exhausts to and Vht painted them.
    Sounds a bit quieter now.


    I have a Sidestand, seat cover, new battery to get, then to sort and the carb has a flat spot so will clean that too.
    After that it's on the road and to the hills.
    It's all time and money but she will be flying by January!:clap
  3. dstriffler

    dstriffler Been here awhile

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    I'm recovering my seat and wondering if there are any replacements for the foam. Are there any different materials anyone has tried, or any way to get new foam?
  4. mikejohn

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    Saw an NX 650 downtown Nashville TN today about 2:45 on 3rd ave, anyone on here?:ear
  5. Bounder

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    Is the whole piece of foam damaged or is it just a section?
    You can use an electric knife to cut out the damaged section and stick a new piece in place with contact adhesive.
    It can be reshaped with a sandpaper flap disc on a 4.5" grinder (outside) I used good quality commercial grade vinyl to recover one seat, it worked out well, apart from the parts that were sewn.
    I would just do it in one piece next time.
    Foam should be available from an upholsterer.
  6. dstriffler

    dstriffler Been here awhile

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    The foam is fine, its just a little dirty somehow and slightly brittle. I have a sander and the necessary tools to shape the seat, I was just unsure if there is a better material to be used in place of the standard foam. The seat cover I put on should last another 15 to 20,000 miles, so I'd like to have the best material I can. Before I decided to recover the seat I was just going to buy a Renazco seat, but I really like the stock look.
  7. Bounder

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    There is an inmate here Underground that redid his seat and widened it a little to make it more comfortable.
    There is a thread about it.
  8. Underground

    Underground unbefuckingbelievable

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    Yep if you look on my build thread you will see what I did and after many thousand hard k's I'm still liking it.Simple but 100% better than OE and so much easier on my old arse.
    Build thread is likely to turn into a rebuild thread though....anyone got a good head they want to sell?
  9. dstriffler

    dstriffler Been here awhile

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    That seat looks awesome, how did you attach the extra foam on the sides to the original seat?
  10. mas335

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    http://www.seatconcepts.com/

    They don't offer a seat for a NX but they might offer it as a custom cover plus the foam.

    I have a NX seat in the flea market that has had the foam replaced with a much firmer and taller profile. Don't know who made the cushion but apparently someone does make a replacement.
  11. Underground

    Underground unbefuckingbelievable

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    spray can contact glue, ados or similar from any hardware store.
  12. Lesharoturbo

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    3m #77 spray glue works great. Just make sure you have it where you want it because once it is placed, it does not come off.
  13. dstriffler

    dstriffler Been here awhile

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    I read on the seatconcepts website that standard foam is designed for riders 160-250lbs. That could be my problem. While I have the seat apart I'll investigate buying some different foam.
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    Hello there my name is Fernando from Hollywood Florida. I'm glad to other enthusiastic lovers of this beautiful machine, that has showed me a different side of life. <a href="http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/?action=view&amp;current=1318099268185.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/1318099268185.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a><a href="http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/?action=view&amp;current=1319901900306.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/1319901900306.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a><a href="http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/?action=view&amp;current=1319902771916.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/1319902771916.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a><a href="http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/?action=view&amp;current=1319906217882.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/1319906217882.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a><a href="http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/?action=view&amp;current=1319919068267.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/1319919068267.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a><a href="http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/?action=view&amp;current=1319994820990.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/1319994820990.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a><a href="http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/?action=view&amp;current=1328057024646.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/1328057024646.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a><a href="http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/?action=view&amp;current=1328460375571.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/1328460375571.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a><a href="http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/?action=view&amp;current=421685_176368872480947_100003235071592_253123_1212921962_n.jpg" target="_blank"><img<a href="http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/elpechador/?action=view&amp;current=421685_176368872480947_100003235071592_253123_1212921962_n.jpg" target="_blank"><img
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  18. Schelbi

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    Hey Fernando,

    nice NX! I like the black with Red Bull decals.

    Do you have more pics or a report of the build up? I'd like to see more :D

    Or a ride report of your Patagonia trip?


    Greetings from Germany.
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