Any Honda Dominator NX650 owners out there ?

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

  1. switch

    switch Romanian Trailbiker

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    Thanks for the tip AJ!

    I would buy any Acerbis tank, but they're hard as HELL to find! If you know of any '96 dommie Acerbis tank for sale, I'll buy! If you're implying that I buy a tank for another bike, that's an idea, but -- my dommie's fairings are in perfect condition and I don't have the cash to buy a new set for another bike...


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  2. AJ..

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    well..maybe i can try hunt for you the stock tank of a 96 domi....the shop that i bought the pegaso fairings,they have scrapped a 96 domi...i ever find exhaust,sideboards,swingarm of the 96 domi...maybe i go there and check with them this Monday and see how much they willing to part the tank if there's any..i let you noe my finding...
  3. outback96

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    hey, everyone. I bought a '88 NX650 last year have been riding it ever since. It is my daily driver and there are a few things that I've notice that I need to replace. 1)the headlight works when it wants to. if it does not come on when first started bike, then I have to play with the start button to get it to come on. 2)rear shock needs to be replaced, what would be a good cheap up grade? thanks for the help, seeing the pics of everyone bikes gives me inspiration.

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  4. Pablo83

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  5. Carl.Custer

    Carl.Custer Been here awhile

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    [Carl]: Very likely the starter button contacts need cleaning.:huh
    Basically the starter button rides on contact rails. When the button is pushed in to engage the starter relay contacts, the button's contacts slide past the headlight contacts. When released, the button contacts reconnect to the headlight contact.
    Simple but effective.:evil
    You've got, to use the technical term, "ikky poo" gumming up the contacts. :lol3
    Buy some contact cleaner e.g. Nu Trol, Caig, pop the housing open. Careful, sometimes there are demon springs waiting to pop out and scurry into a hiding place. :eek1
    Squirt the cleaner-lube freely, screw the housing back together, go forth, add your locus to your sig, and be happy. :clap
  6. outback96

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  7. switch

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    He is talking about the small plastic casing around the starter button / engine run switch. It's mounted directly onto the handlebar and held together with two screws. Carefully unscrew those things but don't jiggle it loose. You might break the rather flimsy rotation locking mechanism (a small piece of plastic - you'll see what I mean once you remove it). As long as you gentle and don't force things, it should easily come off without problems.
  8. outback96

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    thanks, I think that I have isolated the issue to the starter button. If I clean the contacts good, how long of a fix is that. Or should I find another switch and just replace the whole thing?
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    If you clean the contacts (I used WD40 but electric contact spray is best - see a local hardware or DIY store) and it works fine afterwards, it's a rather permanent fix until you drop your dommie in the mud again :rolleyes

    If by any chance the contacts are clean and they appear to work flawlessly, the button might be worn. For me, the electrics part that gave out was the left side red button that switches the normal light with the long-range light (how do you call that in proper English anyway!?). Replaced the whole block with one I basically got for free.

    Good luck fixing your problem!
  10. fast*st

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  11. AJ..

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    Tested putting my alu on the domi.
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    did a 400km ride 2 way yesterday on the domi on and offroad...
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    and today before heading to the bikewash.
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    not bad for a 22yr old bike...:wink:
  12. mixsetup

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    Hi Just I'll try and post some pictures of mine on the weekend. Just a question anywhere you can buy replacement decals? Oh and another question don't know what it's called but one of the plates that you clamp the front forks in place with has some surface rust on them what would be best way to get rid of it?
  13. fast*st

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    When transitioning from full throttle to part throttle, the power for a brief moment falls off completely, I'm guessing this is a function of how the slide in this carb operates? Usually happens above 5k and just for the brief moment when you roll off a little bit.
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    Clutch engaged or not? Usually if you roll off the throttle from high revs when in gear with the clutch disengaged, engine braking occurs. I'm guessing this isn't what you are referring to.

    If you simply hold it up in the red-ish range then roll off the throttle, the engine will 'glup' once or twice - this is something carb bikes 'do'. Don't know how normal that is, since I've yet to see a brand-new 4stroke with carb fueling system in recent years.
  15. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I had the same problem on my 88 NX650. Replacing the pulse generator fixed it.
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    Well, hrm! that's an interesting fix. Switch, its clutch engaged and yeah, a gulp, like hitting the kill switch for less than 1/8 second, its a really short but hard dive. All the other carb'd bikes are 4 cyl and well, I've never noticed anything like that.

    One difference is that the lift holes for the carb piston on the NX are at the bottom of the piston, versus the bigger Hondas have the piston lift hole just behind the throttle plate.

  17. explore

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    hi guys has anyone removed the flywheel on there dominator, i have to change my starter clutch , in the manual they use a special tool to stop it from spinning but i don't have access to this tool an rather than buying one just for one job , is there a cheaper tool on the market or another method of locking the flywheel to undo the nut without damaging it . any advice would be greatly appreciated ..
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  18. fast*st

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    Well a couple options would be;
    air impact gun, tire gun style, good to have,
    put bike in top gear and hold the brake?
    Nylon strap wrapped around the flywheel if its
    proud of the engine case.




  19. explore

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    thanks fast*st ! the nylon strap worked , i found a thread on another forum where some one had used a nylon ratchet strap rapped round a few times so the bolt is out ,now i just need the thread size for the fly wheel puller any one know the size ?
  20. fast*st

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    Hmm! Not offhand, I know on the big Honda V4's you salvage a cam pivot, trim the end off and use that, 22mm x 1.5 or something like that. I'd be willing to bet the NX is the same thread.