Any Honda Dominator NX650 owners out there ?

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

  1. dstriffler

    dstriffler Been here awhile

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    This is the plastic that surrounds the speedometer. When I bought the bike, it looked like there was something spilled on it. I've tried washing it off with many different kinds of solvents, but can't seem to get it off. There isn't anything on the surface of the plastic; when you run your hand over it the surface is smooth to the touch. It is almost like the plastic is stained. Does anyone know how I might remove this? I was thinking about just painting over it with black paint, but I don't want to make it look worse than it is. These are hard to come by and if I ruin this one I don't know when I'll find another one.

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  2. Bounder

    Bounder ExternallyDisplaced

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    I'd paint it satin black with a good paint, thats pretty hard plastic and shouldn't flex that much.
    Krylon should work.
  3. Mike the Yank

    Mike the Yank Been here awhile

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    try tire black, or silicone spray
  4. McVick

    McVick Been here awhile

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    It looks like the plastic was bleached by whatever dripped on it.

    A great trick for re-blackening black plastic is to use a Heat Gun.
    Set it on high and keep the nozzle about 2 inches from the plastic.
    Sweep it back and forth slowly like you are painting it. Once the surface of the plastic begins to melt it will go to a dark black, as soon as this happens be sure to keep the gun moving so you dont melt into the plastic or burn it.

    Note, I have only done this to fender flairs and trim pieces on cars. It is really impressive.
    I have not done this to an NX dash however I have done it to the tail piece below the license plate on my NX and it worked!

    Try a test area on the back side of the dash piece first.

    Brian
  5. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    Will you guys go away, you're making me question my decision to sell mine. But being of sound mind I know its the right thing to do. :cry
  6. 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!

    [​IMG]

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

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    Just Mother Nature reclaiming what is hers :evil
  8. 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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  9. 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
  10. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Been here awhile

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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 :)

    Edit:
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  11. 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 ?
  12. Skapegoat

    Skapegoat Adventurer

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    Recovered my seat today!

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

    [​IMG]

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

    Timieh Adventurer

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

    Skapegoat Adventurer

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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
  15. 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......
  16. Timieh

    Timieh Adventurer

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    Pretter handy,

    [​IMG]

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

    dstriffler Been here awhile

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  18. Skapegoat

    Skapegoat Adventurer

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  19. CNRED

    CNRED It'll be OK

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  20. Slim-Line Tonic

    Slim-Line Tonic Watch time fly...

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