Any Honda Dominator NX650 owners out there ?

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

  1. MikJogg

    MikJogg Weekend Adventurer

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    Hallo
    I´m new in this fantastic community and I own a Dominator since April.It´s an early 96´,from France ,bought with 26k km,now 36k.We have done Austria-Slovenia and Eastgermany-Czech republic this Summer.
    She make´s a lot of fun and nice sound... :drums
    Pic is on the way.

    Greetings from Blackforest, Michael J.
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  2. Harsh

    Harsh Been here awhile

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    I almost bought a NX 250 back in 88 or 89. The thing that stopped me was it was priced exceptionally higher than other dual purpose bikes (I didn't understand why back then). If I remember right there was a television series that came out in this time-frame and the star rode an NX.
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  3. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Hallo Domichel! :wave
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  4. Venteuri

    Venteuri I don't give a shit

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    Some ideas:
    1. The New 660 Tenere; look at the thread. Maybe available were you live
    2. BMW 650 Dakkar
    3. KTM 950SE or 640A or the new 690Adv (if you can wait a while, have money and it becomes a reality): KTM is more racing oriented, so engine is not as long lasting as your bike (requires more maintenance)
    4. KLR650 - same tendency. Proven technology, great value, nothing new.
    5. XL650 – can’t say much. It’s a Honda, but obsolete technology.
    Plenty more.
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  5. KeithDommirider

    KeithDommirider Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all the posts , it's great to hear about other happy Dommi owners :clap

    I have been looking around and I've have vowed to never get rid of the Dommi , even if I get a new bike I'll keep him in the shed. ( funds permitting I guess)
    I'm in the process of getting some new Acerbis hand guards and will get some more nobby/aggressive tyres next change.
    If I have the money when it comes out, the New 660 Tenere would be my pick , have to see some reviews when they are actually out there .



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  6. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    I have one also, first year 88.

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  7. MikJogg

    MikJogg Weekend Adventurer

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    Ok,I try again: Pic from slovenia

    Hallo Flood :wave

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  8. OBR650

    OBR650 Been here awhile

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    Hello fellow Dommie riders,

    I purchased 98 Dommie with about 18K on the clock, now has 26K.

    Mods Include:
    Acerbis 22L tank
    Braided brake lines
    Staintune pipe
    Windscreen
    2 x 12V power outlets
    Handguards
    GPS

    I recenlty completed a 7K trip through outback OZ with about half that off road. The bike was fully loaded and never missed a beat. I did one oil change and ran the spanners over it once. Great bike.

    Heres some pics

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  9. OBR650

    OBR650 Been here awhile

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    One more

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  10. mas335

    mas335 xendurist

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    For all you folks outside the USA, they only sold the NX650 and the NX250 in the US from 88-90. I have had 1 NX650 and 3 NX250's and loved them.

    The NX650 really doesn't compare to any other bike that I have owned. It is more dirt oriented. Mine never got great gas mileage, around 45mpg. It was reliable and I wish I still had it. It is an under rated bike that seems to have changed very little over the years. You guys who can still buy a Dominator are fortunate.

    Attached is a photo of my brothers current 1989 NX650 and one of my 1989 Transalps in the background.
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  11. venture4th

    venture4th Venture4th

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    Oi Keef! You've got my (old) dommie..or at least the same model as I used to (sniffle) have. Didn't buy it from Canberra did you? Since the Dommie, have been through a variety of bikes, most recently F650GS Dakar, now Husky TE250. I miss it. Was far more dirt capable than the GS (tho the seat wasn't as good), and quite capable of a good long run. I used it to commute regularly between Newcastle-Canberra, and would take it on as many dirt roads in between as I could find. Seriously good, versatile bikes. Hard to find with low k's now tho. Yours doesn't happen to have a scratch up the right side of the tank does it? Have always wondered where my old dommie might have ended up..
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  12. KeithDommirider

    KeithDommirider Been here awhile

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    Hi here is a picture of the right hand side , no scratches... touch wood.


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  13. Merle O'Broham

    Merle O'Broham too beaucoup

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    Just wanted to share: yesterday I switched out the stock jets 48/155 to a 50 and 158, grinding the tab, 2 1/2 turns out. K&N filter, stock exhaust. Holy cow, what a difference. Best $20.50 I've spent.

    Bike was popping on decel, and a touch stumbly down low. Now- less choke to start, smoother/torquier off the bottom and midrange, happy owner.
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  14. RedRupert

    RedRupert Brit in the Soviet Union

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    :clap

    So have I!

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  15. TreeFarmer

    TreeFarmer Tree Farmer Adventurer

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    Hey,
    Were did you get your jets? Local Honda dealer or did you have to special order from somewhere?

    Also have you by chance done the smog removal on your bike?

    Thanks for the post.
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  16. Merle O'Broham

    Merle O'Broham too beaucoup

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    motorcyclecarbs.com - great assortment
    stock everything else but a K&N air filter
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  17. vitamina

    vitamina n00b

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    A picture of my '89 NX Dominator: :clap :clap

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  18. beardking

    beardking Been here awhile

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    I have an 89 NX650 that I'm "refreshing" for a coworker with the intention of selling and splitting the proceeds. I'm just about done, just need the front brake line to come in so I can make it stop now that I got it to go again. ;-)
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  19. Bongolia

    Bongolia stop acting

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    my mate Jarkko has one.

    Reliable and goes all the places mine does, apart from up rocky slopes etc.

    Pros: Reliablity, strength, lack of maintenance.

    Cons: Heavy, chugger, down on power

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  20. Thor Hiney

    Thor Hiney Been here awhile

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    I bought my 89 NX 650 last winter and have put 5000 miles on it. I took it on a 9 day trip and thought the seat was fine but I am a bicyclist and have a tough tush. For the price I paid this has been a great bike and has been rock solid reliable. I have got 59 MPG on long trips and got 50+ mpg with it fully loaded (200 lbs. me in my riding gear and 100 pounds of bags etc.) They all use oil even new but I only went though a 3/4 quart in 1300 miles of hard riding. This is a great all around bike and a bargain if you can find a low milage clean one. I added Answer protaper bars, Cycra handguards, K&N filter, Acerbis fender, upgraded brakes. This bike can do a lot of things pretty darn well. Enjoy..I have.

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