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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by KeithDommirider, Jul 31, 2007.
What about a better shock for these things? Mine is the '88 US model.
The crash bars are made by Hepco and Becker.
They were not as perfect a fit as I thought they would be and took some persuading to get on.
Once on they were solid although I had to grind a section that was touching the exhaust.
They were ordered for my specific year 1993 and said that year on the package.
Thought they would go on easier. :eek1
Throw up a few more pics!
The guard I ordered are also Hepco Becker. The ad said fits up to '94. My experience with multi item weldments is that the fixturing needs to be very stout, and the part needs to cool before removing it from the positioning fixture. Excess material and time is money, so perfection is rare on aftermarket items. My 25 year old frame may also be suspect. We will see once the guard arrives.
The Plastifix kit was delivered today. I have used other epoxies with mixed results. Trying this for building missing bits.
Came with their catalog, price list, and plastic repair guide - using their products of course. Still very informative
That looks like a good solution to making tabs. I just used auto body filler, then sanded and drilled them out. I'm not sure how they'll hold up, but so far so good.
I've used plastic PVC sprinkler glue in the past to repair my fairings. Makes a permenant bond. Tabs can be made as well. The stuff is cheap and available at any hardware store. Just grove the crack or the area to be repaired apply the glue and leave it alone for 24 hours. After the repair has been made, I use a flexable body filler to smooth out surfaces that are to be painted. Works great.
The Hepco Becker guards were delivered two days ago. My brother said that I should open the packages as they are received. A practice we emphasize at work, incomming inspections, but I get lazy at the house. So it was opened.
I need to eat my words. The guards are produced and finished VERY WELL!
No tool marks were found, crimped ends and formed tubes are flawless
MIG welds are perfect with out spatter or finish grinding
Satin black powder coat
>Smooth, no orange peel as we sometimes receive at work
>100% coverage, no thin spots or hanger shadows with hole IDs painted
Even the 3D sticker is applied straight
Often thought about some of the H + B crashbars for my Dommie but been a bit put off by the price and whether in reality they would actually offer much protection or just fold up ? I guess many people have them just for the rugged look ? ( not a jibe ..I like the look myself!)
I was looking into buying these crash bars also. I have the H & B rear rack, and I was impressed by the quality. But do any of the fairings or major engine parts hit the ground during a drop? I thought just the side panel would hit, and it seems like it would hit with or without the crash bars. My main concern is damaging the fairings because they're impossible to find and a pain in the ass to repair!
The engine guard tubing roughly measures 2mm wall x 20mm OD, so it is pretty stout.
How much protection is offered I guess depends on speed, terrain (rocks, logs, stumps...), and the angle of attack of the obstacle.
Having lowsided and rag dolled the NX250 into the woods at 70 mph, it was 3 months to straighten and fix everything. No guards - not even hand guards
I am fixng this new to me NX650 body ONCE. Items Gathered
I also have this coming my way to protect the rear end.
I like the rear guards/rack combo. Ability to carry more stuff plus protecting the bike is great. Also cheaper than just buying every fairing piece for the bike
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I am the owner of a 1991 NX650 Dominator (RD02).
For the longest of time, my carburetor has been giving me an average mileage of 18KM/Litre (now it is 17KM/Litre). A few months back I loaned a carburetor from a friend of mine and saw my mileage jump to 22KM/Litre, with an occasional spike to 24KM/Litre. I had to return the carburetor after a month but with my existing carburetor getting worse and worse with each week, I am now trying to do 1 of 3 things:
1.) Locate a replacement carburetor on eBay (which I have had no luck on)
2.) Ask if anyone knows where to get a brand new RD02 carburetor
3.) Ask if there is a drop-in replacement carburetor
I would really any assistance/guidance on all 3 options, thanks!
I had a hard time finding a replacement carburetor for my NX650 so I bought a carburetor from a 2012 XR650L and put it on. Works like a charm!
Actually I do have the original carburetor if you want it. I replaced it because the pervious owner had put some type of rubber cement or epoxy on the bottom of it. It might still be useable as a whole, or at least the parts would be good.
Did you compare the two carbs? Are the jets and needles the same? Maybe your carb needs just a little cleaning and some overhauling!
There are a number of different carbs depending on whichmarket the bike was originally sold in.
A common place for the carb to wear is the needle screw holder Which is the brass tube with holes drilled in it to allow fuel atomisation that the needle sits in.
The needle wears an oval hole over time.
Is the diaphragm still OK and not punctured or torn?
What are the main and pilot jets?
On the side of the carb will be stamped the model of VE40 you have, you may be able to change some jets and do the carb modifications to make it run better.
I no longer have my NX, but <strike>I do have a service manual for the 88-89 model and 15 tooth front sprocket that a fellow inmate kindly sent me for cost of shipping. And now it can be yours. The first one to PM me gets it. All you will be on the hook for is the shipping fee.</strike> Sorry folks, but it has been claimed.
Just be aware that the countershaft is different on the 88 compared with the 89.
I just got around to attempting to mount handguards. I have the bolts from the new XR650L, which should be long enough. I compared them to my stock bolts and they are definitely longer. But the bolt that the front brake lever pivots on still is not long enough to go all the way through the handguard. Are the front brake master cylinders THAT different from the NX to the XR? Has anyone else mounted stock XR handguards to their bike? I would have gone with aftermarket, but I have the larger windscreen on and anything else looks like it will hit.
Ok getting ready to pull the trigger on a new carb, which is the best to go with? Sudco or XRonly?
Do a search for the part number: OEM Number: 90114-MN9-771. This is the bolt for the brake lever. Maybe you'll find a supplier that doesn't charge you an arm and a leg for shipping.
Same part for many Hondas.
Nice "new" fairings by the way!