Any Honda Dominator NX650 owners out there ?

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

  1. Skapegoat

    Skapegoat Adventurer

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    I was wondering why my dominators rear running light wasn't working...
    I thought it may have been the bulb but it wasn't.
    The bulb housing has literally just corroded away so some genius had Sellotaped the bulb in place.
    Off to the breakers to mo to see if they have a replacement!

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    Notice the rusting and rotting brown parts. :puke1
  2. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    Just Mother Nature reclaiming what is hers :evil
  3. dstriffler

    dstriffler Been here awhile

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    It seems like every bike has some botched up repair job from a previous owner. While I'm working on removing the stain from the speedo plastic, does anyone know to remove this? It appears to be some type of cement holding the bottom of the fairing to the mount. The key is to remove it without damaging the rest of the plastic. I used a grinder to grind it down a lot, but I still have this blocking me from mounting the plastic air guide. I was hoping some kind of solution soak would dissolve it, but not remove the paint from the fairing. If not I suppose I can leave it there and just drill a hole through it. But if something will remove it that would be great, because the previous owner also decided to use this all over the carb to stop a leak. I already installed a brand new XR650 carb, but I still have the old carb, and I'd still like to get it off. I'm also thinking I might find this elsewhere on the bike.

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  4. Timieh

    Timieh Adventurer

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    Dear Friends:D

    I don't know what to do next:cry

    My other engine of my domi got it complete with a new piston etc.
    But 1000km later it also cracked and I was grinding over the floor.:puke1

    But now I don't trust that engine anymore because it is the 2nd time. So I bought an other Domi for parts and stuff.
    And used up the Engine, Everything worked fine until I needed to pull out the air out of the oil pump......
    Tryed several things, Now the pump do pump oil throught the under channel [not the left one] So i mounted my oil filter back in place loosen the banjo at the top and started it on the startmotor, No oil coming out. and the battery was getting empty.

    Charged it up for 1 day.

    The other day I checked again there was oil coming from below, layed down my motorcycle, put the oil filter compartment full of oil, so there is no air inside it. Put my motorcycle upright started it

    Waited for some time around 40sec. And there is also no oil comming out off the top.


    What to do :eek1

    The only thing I can think, remove the pump from the engine aind do it like the manuel :S
  5. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Long timer

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    Check the rubber hoses that go from the frame tank to the engine, I have read that can get kinked and blocked off...

    Also, if you haven't removed/cleaned the fitting and screen from the bottom of the frame oil tank, it might be worth doing...

    There's a vent pipe that goes from the rocker/valve cover to the frame oil tank, I removed that from the rocker cover and put a little air pressure on it to pressurize the oil tank and force the oil through... With a small amount of air pressure, the engine only needed cranking over a few times before the oil is coming out the banjo fitting on the head...

    Good luck :)

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  6. Timieh

    Timieh Adventurer

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    Have tried it with a bicycle pump, That needed to be enough pressure.

    But I only did it to control if there is oil coming inside the oil compartment. and that does.
    But when i close it up. It aint reaches my head :S ?
  7. Skapegoat

    Skapegoat Adventurer

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    Recovered my seat today!

    It went from this....
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    To this...

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    First time covering a seat it's not perfect but better than it was!
    And I only stapled myself 213 times:D
  8. Timieh

    Timieh Adventurer

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    It looks you did a good job:D
  9. Skapegoat

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    Thanks, it looks better in the photos than real life.
    My only tips are put a black sack bin liner under the cover to help it slide on and to start from the front.
    Also USe an electric staple gun.

    :1drink
  10. Bounder

    Bounder ExternallyDisplaced

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    Heating the vinyl with a hairdryer makes it easy to stretch as well.
    I use a Black and Decker Power shot stapler, its not electric but it puts the weight forward when you use it, not at the back.
    I also use stainless staples.
    I'll be redoing one soon, as soon as I decide what colour I'll be going with......
  11. Timieh

    Timieh Adventurer

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    Pretter handy,

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    But does someone god the whole one, only found a part of it and nog looking great:huh
  12. dstriffler

    dstriffler Been here awhile

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  13. Skapegoat

    Skapegoat Adventurer

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  14. CNRED

    CNRED It'll be OK

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  15. Slim-Line Tonic

    Slim-Line Tonic Watch time fly...

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  16. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Excellent work, Fernando. I'd love to hear more about your trip.
  17. Timieh

    Timieh Adventurer

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    U got a nice bike over there !

    Have much pleasure with it:rofl
  18. WoldM

    WoldM n00b

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    Hi guys!

    When checking oil today, I noticed what seems to be some white residue on my dipstick. I understand that this is from condensation and small trips, but is it something to be worried about?

    Cheers.
  19. Bounder

    Bounder ExternallyDisplaced

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    The bike is not watercooled so there is no headgasket issues to worry about.
    When was the last oil change? If you are worried change the oil for fresh stuff, it can't hurt.
  20. Timieh

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    Totally agree with bounder,
    It ain't the money to be sure. And oil is very very very important at the domi.:1drink

    BTW mostly it is water inside the oil:norton