Any Honda Dominator NX650 owners out there ?

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

  1. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    I'm interested as well. I'd like to get a Gerbing liner this winter and just got heated grips for the Dommie. Stator output is 180W @ 5000rpm. I guess it would be wise to install a LED taillight, maybe LED indicators and a simple digital volt meter.
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  2. Menasco Pirate

    Menasco Pirate Been here awhile

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    I bought the simple LED volt meters from Rider Wearhouse for my TA's.
    They seem to work great for about $40 bucks. I also have used their thermostat controllers which save a bunch of power over a droping resistor for heated grips and my vest.

    Planning on doing the same for the NX650

    Steve

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  3. Menasco Pirate

    Menasco Pirate Been here awhile

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    What years do these fit? I have a US 1988 model

    Steve
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  4. Thor Hiney

    Thor Hiney Been here awhile

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    Cycra brand. Composite Probend model. They are all plastic except where they mount on the bars. Fit and finish was a little spotty but they were really pretty cheap compared to Acerbis. Thanks for the book recommendation. I love that old stuff too.
    :nod

    http://store.cycraracing.com/copr.html
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  5. trallewatsch58

    trallewatsch58 Steve

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    Hi, talked to my wife, and she wants to get rid of them:clap .
    As far as I know Honda did not change a thing between 88 and 93, so it should fit on Yours!

    Regards, Stefan
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  6. mikeddog

    mikeddog n00b

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  7. cptoversteer

    cptoversteer drooling oaf

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    that stator sounds pretty wimpy for a road-oriented bike like that....Honda claimed 240w for the old 83-87 XL600R. i'm assuming this engine is basicallly the XR650L motor? anyone know if an aftermarket stator for an L will swap onto an NX?
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  8. Wop

    Wop Been here awhile

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    I have had a 93 Dominator for 6 months now and appreciate it more every time I ride it.
    I frequently spend 12 hours a day (and more) in the saddle without a problem although not in a straight run down the hyway.
    I have ridden with guys on KTM's, vstroms, dr650's and even recently did an overnighter with a Honda VTR and a 900 monster. They all do some things better than my Dominator but none of them were the all rounder the Dommi is (except 950 Adventure....if you can afford one!)
    Mine has 68,000 on the clock and runs beautifully.
    I have heard many reports of them doing 100,000 k's and spoke to a guy recently who had 120,000 on his original engine.
    Suspension is soft,especially on the early models and they will drink oil if you hold them at over 5500 revs for hours on end but you would be surprised how many bike do if they run at the top of their rev range for hours on end. Dommi's are cheap, reliable, a great all rounder and have a bit of character as you can tell by this rant.
    I live in Brisbane and would love to catch up with anybody in the area who wants to do some weekend trips.
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  9. KeithDommirider

    KeithDommirider Been here awhile

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    So has anyone had a Dommi break down ?

    I go over my bike all the time , I have limited mechanical knowledge ( Electrician by Trade) So I know just enough to get myself into trouble.

    I change the oil and filter every 3000km.
    The bike never misses a beat , motorway or rough trail it just keep chugging along.

    Someone told me they were a boring bike becuase they never break down :)
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  10. Wop

    Wop Been here awhile

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    It snapped a chain on my last trip.
    I also broke down after reverse sommer saulting backwards down a nasty hill.
    Change the oil/filter every 3000k's
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  11. kobudo28

    kobudo28 Banned

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    Came this close to buying one from another board member a couple of weeks ago. I have always liked them, but I thought it might be a bit heavy off road for me and I can't afford/justify three bikes in my garage. I'm still kind of kicking myself for not buying it. Cool bikes. Some day though....hmmmm, I could sell the Wee and then....
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  12. Wop

    Wop Been here awhile

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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=288237
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  13. mas335

    mas335 xendurist

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    I just purchase a 1988 NX650 which had a Supertrapp Stainless Steel E.A.R. 2 in 1 muffler, # 814-3650. It listed for $367.45

    I plan on going back to the twin OEM mufflers just to keep the bike looking original. I will also post it in the "parts" for sale under the Flea Market.

    I would post a photo of the bike but I already have it taken apart to overhaul suspension linkage, carb, etc.

    SOLD
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  14. Flood

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    I just found this great footage of a bunch of Dominators doing a Camel trophy style event in Peru, 1989. Those are 1st year Dommies with some mods (high fender, single exhaust) really going for it:

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  15. charliew

    charliew Been here awhile

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  16. Thor Hiney

    Thor Hiney Been here awhile

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    Loved the videos. Those are some tough riders.
    Here is a pic of my Domi and my stromie together. Yeah there is some jelousy going on there.



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  17. ctp13

    ctp13 Been here awhile

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    Any body know if I can fit 130x90x17's on my 88 nx650?

    Thanks

    Chuck
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  18. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Yes sir.
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    ctp13 Been here awhile

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  20. Merle O'Broham

    Merle O'Broham too beaucoup

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