Any Honda Dominator NX650 owners out there ?

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

  1. madart

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    it's radial play I think, in axis with the cam, the outer part move back and forth about 1-2mm so i think this is much. Or this is maybe because those are ball bearings? The one close to chain moves with the seals (and the inside part is still).
  2. switch

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    The bearings shouldn't have that kind of play. A new bearing has minimal play when trying to move its inner jacket in relation to the outer jacket.

    The bearings should fit the camshaft easily (I use engine oil to pre-lubricate the shaft before install) and once there, shouldn't have any sort of play (except along the camshaft itself - they slip off easily). That's my experience with brand new OEM parts.

    Once you put the assy in the cyl head, there's a little play (left-to-right) but once the camchain is tensioned, most of it is removed. With the cover on, I couldn't move the camshaft anymore (I've got a broken cover - has a big hole on the right side - offroad crash reminder - and I used that to try and wiggle the camshaft with the head cover on).
  3. madart

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    there is the same play in new bearing, so this the way it is :) ( or do i get bad bearings..)

    thx for explanation!
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  5. slowhatch

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    I am looking at this nx650 not to far from me. Does this look like a decent deal? I am concerned with the running issues he describes. Especially since it has been apart. Also has some tank damage on the left side and on the front fender. It also needs tires and blinkers. There is more detail pics in the photobucket link. Any feedback is apprectiated.

    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/2625390131.html
  6. switch

    switch Romanian Trailbiker

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    Looks good.

    A bike its age might develop problems with:
    - CDI/ignition
    - Regulator/Rectifier
    - brake hoses (IMO just get get new ones - cheap and simple)
    - intake manifold (develops cracks on underside)

    Just make sure you know that when comitting.
  7. madart

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    Where can I get Honda color number for my frame or swingarm? The sticker under seat is only for plastics..
    I'm looking for this nice grey mettalic color from swingarm. Dude in shop couldn't match it because original fragment was too small (like 2x2cm), but if I had color code like NH-*** he can make it for me.
    Any ideas?
  8. wolfy317

    wolfy317 Addicted to BMW

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    I'd say it's a pretty good deal. I paid a little less than that for my '88, but mine has more mileage. Switch has the right pointers in what to watch out for!
  9. Pablo83

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  10. Frego

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    Hey guys!
    I had another strange thing happen with my 89 NX650. My turn signals worked just fine for the last few months, then suddenly stopped working in the middle of a ride yesterday....
    Do I need a new relay? Or is one of the bulbs or maybe fuse blown?
    Thanks!
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    I am usually somewhat a purist in terms of the original aesthetics of a bike, but that is damned sexy!!!!
  12. wolfy317

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    I'd go with relay first. Usually if it's a bulb, the other signals will blink fast. Could always check the fuses though :)
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    No, but they're easy enough to make if you've got a heat gun and a bit of patience, (see my build thread.)
    An aftermarket one wouldnt have worked for me as the barkbusters intrude on that space.
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    Cool, I'll give that a look. I may be able to wrangle access to a heat gun.

    Also, does anyone happen to have a rear luggage rack they don't want? :deal
  16. Bounder

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    No but I got something very similar from Skidmarx in the UK.
    Mine is heavier gauge plastic and clear, I don't really like the smoked or coloured screens.
    I painted the clear bit that covers the wiring behind the dash.
    I'll take a pic tomorrow when its daylight.
  17. Frego

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    Thanks man!

    Now my brake pedal is stiff, it's hard to press and sticks once it's down. I tried cleaning and lubing the pivot points, but don't know what else to do.
  18. madart

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    Remove pedal and check the pump. You should be able to move press it with hand. If not - something is wrong.
  19. Frego

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    Thanks for the tip. I was able to check on it today, everything moves freely except the pedal. I found a chewed up dust seal when I tried to take off the pedal and the pedal just won't budge, at all... I mean it pivots stiffly, but I can't pull it off.

    I'm taking it in tomorrow unless someone has some advice.

    Thanks!!
  20. madart

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    Rust :)
    You just need to use force to pull it out, then use some sanding paper on pedal and inside of the frame, add much grease and put it back :)
    I don't know how it should look, but i don't have any dust seal there, just shim on the other side and piece of metal to lock it.