Any Honda Dominator NX650 owners out there ?

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

  1. pirate63

    pirate63 SUPA 10 PILOT

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    bought a 96' dommie about a month ago,23500ks on clock,bit on the heavy side but moter strong and realiable,in the process of getting my shit together for a trip out to birdsvile from brisbane at xmas time for my first noob trip!,any sugestions/hints.:ear
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  2. Thor Hiney

    Thor Hiney Been here awhile

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    I had mine looked at by a mechanic before I left he said the bike was a runner and he was right. I bought a new front disc as the old one was groovy and not in a good way. New tires and fresh oil and filter and it was good to go. Is this trip partly off road? I have had great luck with the Duro 60/40 tires. They handle the road fine and gravel roads are cake. They were also cheap $90. for the set US. I don't know what that would equate to for you. We rode up every mountian gravel side trail we could and even tho a little heavy it did fine. Think fat lady on rollerskates!

    Here is another great site with a lot of helpful people and cool pics.

    http://www.xrv.org.uk/photopost/
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  3. pirate63

    pirate63 SUPA 10 PILOT

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    fat lady on roller skates:rofl ,i think the further west i go the tar will turn to dirt/gravel,looking into changing rear tyre now as the one i have on now is more of a tar one,thinking of putting a scotoiler on for the chain is this a good idea with all the dust and dirt i will be going threw,working out how to make a rack for carrying extra fuel and water,probaly be a good idea changing spark plug for a hotter rating one as air temp will be HOT out there.:ear
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  4. Flood

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    OK, my '91 Dominator passed inspection today, so I might finally be able to ride her soon.
    That's how I bought her:

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    She was out in the cold for more than a year, repeatedly knocked over by parking cars. And that's what she looks like now:

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    My, erm, Honda NXL650R (or something like that): Front fender, light, mask, speedo and brake line from my old XL600R. Tank is a 25 liter Acerbis from the XL. High and wide bars with Acerbis handguards, GPS mount where the XL tach once was. Bag mounts for Givi hard bags. GPR 2-1 exhaust, K&N filter, modded airbox and Dyno jet-kit makes her lift the wheel in 3rd without clutch.

    She sure ain't no beauty, but she's here to take the place of my old XL with some highway capability.

    And she's far from complete. Thing planned: Adapt and re-upholster seat to fit the tank, tool tube where the left exhaust used to be, larger weld-on footpegs, XR600 forks, Wilbers shock. Still need to cut/slash the front fender to allow more airstream to the head.
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  5. KeithDommirider

    KeithDommirider Been here awhile

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    Hey Flood , looks good , what size was the tank on it when you got it , it look non standard ?

    Whats the go with K&N air filters , are they much better than stock ?
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  6. Thor Hiney

    Thor Hiney Been here awhile

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    I put the cooler running plug in mine. Didn't notice much difference just a little peace of mind. The K&N filters have an advantage in that with 2 changes of a stock Honda filter you have it paid for and then just clean it after that. Simple economics. I noticed a little more power with mine but it wasn't much over a new clean paper filter.
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  7. Flood

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    Keef, the blue tank is also an Acerbis, 25 liters for the later RD02s. But some idiots tried to paint it, I found 2 layers of blue and if those tank don't want something, it's being painted. I tried to remove the paint, but couldn't do it. Also, the tank gassed out so much you got nauseous sitting on the bike.

    So, sadly, I had to look for an alternative. Bigger tanks for the Domi are awefully hard to come by. So I just fabricated new mounts for my old tank.

    Re:K&N; like Thor said, it's cheaper in the long run. Also, I wanted to uncork that poor thumper so I did the whole deal (and removed the secondary air system). I didn't ride her before all the mods, so I don't know the difference. But she does feel very crispy now.
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  8. Menasco Pirate

    Menasco Pirate Been here awhile

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    Looking for a few parts to complete the restoration of a low mile but neglected 88 NX650

    Looking for the 89 rear rack and or parts and source for side mounting racks for Givi type boxes.


    Steve

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  9. Merle O'Broham

    Merle O'Broham too beaucoup

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    Just a tip- scan ebay UK and ebay worldwide for parts- Honda NX650 Dominator. After $helling out for a rack in the states I found on ebay, one popped up in France for like 8 bucks with no bids.:baldy


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  10. Menasco Pirate

    Menasco Pirate Been here awhile

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    Thanks, Been looking there also!

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  11. Thor Hiney

    Thor Hiney Been here awhile

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    Can you post a pic? I would like to see your rig. What have you got for Bags/luggage etc.?:photog
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  12. trallewatsch58

    trallewatsch58 Steve

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    Hi there,
    I still own my 1990 NX650, modifications: Acerbis tank, lowered seat height, steel brake lines, exhaust valves needed to be done after 29000 km, thats it. As I own a KTM now its mostly used to cummute and if my wife likes to take a ride. She loves it, had the same in blue before the kids.
    I bought once a crashed NX 650 and kept the parts I thought I may need, still have them, bike is very relliable. I have a Hepco&Becker rack and nice white 33 Liter Hardboxes for it. Enjoy it, its still one of the best bikes of the sixteen I owned...

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  13. KeithDommirider

    KeithDommirider Been here awhile

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    Anyone got any pictures of soft panniers on their NX650 ?
    I have a 95 model and want to sling some soft panniers on , but I'm worried about stuffing the side plastics and the heat from the pipes.
    Any suggestions ?
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  14. Menasco Pirate

    Menasco Pirate Been here awhile

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    Would you have the stock rack parts? Any pictures or price for the side rack?


    Steve
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  15. Hoder

    Hoder Card carrying greeny

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    Great thread guys :clap
    I saw one of these in the parking lot where I work shortly after buying my 610 and still think it's one of the coolest bikes around ( I'm a Transalp fan too ). Hope to see some more pics of these beauties here.
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  16. trallewatsch58

    trallewatsch58 Steve

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    The stock top rack is not with these parts any more, sorry. The side rack holder is a Hepco&Becker, I am going to ask my wife if she would want to sell it, as she does not like them to be mounted its a chance. But would you be interested to pay for shipping from Germany to USA?????, I think that would be prohibitive?:wink: Pitty we did not write about this some weeks ago, co-worker just flew over last week with boxes of measuring equipment, that would have solved that problem nicely. We may have other jobs in the US coming up....
    They are not mounted on the bike anymore, so sorry no actual pictures of it: You can see a picture of the racks in the pdf installation guide on Hepco&Beckers website http://www.hepco-becker.de/anbauanleitungen/650189.0001.pdf the racks form this Company are bomb proof, they held up nicely loaded with up to 20 kg each even on off-road trips (never tried to jump with so much weight, thou). They have a steel plate to deflect the exhaust gasses and a connection behind the license plate holder from side to side for stability. Let me know what you think!

    Good luck with the bike. I still love to run my wifes from time to time, its such a good bike for my style of riding. Pitty Honda lost interest in that market.

    Stefan
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  17. pirate63

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    just attached two tank panniers i bought from army surplus and a rear top box made out of light alloy checker plate that was made for underneath a traytop for a truck,fits really well,with a lid thats locks,trying to load an image but struggling[computer dummie!]:cry
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  18. mikeddog

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    Does any one have any expierience with heated clothing on early, 1988, NX 650/Dominator? Does it produce enough juice? I would like to wear my Gerbing jacket liner and gloves this winter. Thanks
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  19. Thor Hiney

    Thor Hiney Been here awhile

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    Keep working on that photo pirate63. Speaking of pirates I just read the original Treasure Island this last weekend. I had bought it for my daughter, she is a pirate fan. Wow that old adventure book still holds up!!!
    I may have posted this pic before of my NX on Mt Rainer in Washington state 9-07. But it still makes me happy maybe it will you to. Wolfman bags. (even on the hot days they never came close to melting. They have a binder on top that lets you pull the top of the bag together away from the pipes a little. I also ordered some clear film that installs with water from Areostitch to protect the paint under the bags. I left it on as it is near invisable.:thumb

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  20. mikeddog

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    Great photo! What brand/model hand guards do you have mounted. You should re-read Life on the Mississippi.
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