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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by KeithDommirider, Jul 31, 2007.
Its jyst super glued in at the moment to pass roadworthy certificate
Its just super glued in to pass roadworthy
Is the end below the aluminium or proud of it?
If its below it its a way more difficult, above it is easier but unless your stud removal skills and tools are good, I recommend taking the fork leg off and bringing it to a machinist.
The studs are hard and if you go at it and snap an easy out in the hole your doubly buggered.
If you feel brave then left hand drill the remainder of it out to 5mm or until the threads are visible and then pick the threads out carefully like a spring.
Thanks for that . Its inside about 5 ml . I'll give it a go with an easy out and see what happens .
Did a fairly long ride today and got to wondering - did the NX650 originally come with weighted handlebars? Because my bars are not original, and there is a lot of vibration in the hand grips. I also have an FT500 Ascot single which has weighted bars, the weight is in the grip area, and the vibration is minimal.
Any of you folks tried weighted vs unweighted bars and have some opinions? Thanks.
They were never weighted, what they do have is rubber mounted bar clamps. The rubber hardens with age and people over tighten them as well.
Cruising around with the new TKC80s. Unfortunately my rear left turn signal came unbolted, but luckily I had a spare bolt the right size.
@mattmacklind what kind of taillight do you have installed?
I don’t know-it was like that when I bought it but it is nice. No plate bracket but I put it on the rear axle. I don’t do any aggressive off roading so it’s in the clear there.
I finished the bikes restoration in 2018. Added a battery, fuel, and rode it last week!
1988 NX650 pre dated the XL650 by many years with different air boxes, snorkels, and exhausts.
Jetting was 48 now 50, was 155 now 160
Slide holes drilled to 5/32" two places
Needle shimmed up (richer) with a 0.032'" washer
K&N air filter was installed.
Snorkel remains stock and on the un-modded airbox. 1988 stock snorkle has a 1.25" x 5.50" opening. This is HUGE compared to the XL650.
Header weld crests reduced and radiused for less restriction of exhaust flow.
Carbon clean out ports were enlarged and covered with spark arrestor screen.
It starts easily with using the choke. Warms up quickly. Runs and rides with no issues. Pulls like a freight train.
Time for a start of the rebuild..will be a slow project I guess..
I have a 1999 Dominator that was imported from France. Does this model share the same carburetor with the ‘99 XR650L?
Yes same carb, RD08 and XRL both have the Keihin VE 82 or 83 on some models, what does your carb have stamped on it?
I believe it’s 83 but will check when I get back to the shop. Thanks
rexelstar that pastel frame color is outstanding! Is it the stock color or just upping the curb appeal?
I went with this...
Way more color choices world wide.
US only had B123MU ASTRO Blue Metalic in '88 and '89. And that was it.
Reassembly comes together astonishingly quick. And it's the fun part!
And that is only the RD02 mk 1 and mk2 models, there was also a RD08 that came after the 1995 models which had different styling again.
I was aware that changes occurred. And it's come up again last week with the rear spring.
Seven years ago I purchased a Hyperpro rear spring, + 10% rated, for passenger and luggage. Two years ago I could not mount it to the OEM shock using a spring compressor. The local bike shop did get it mounted.
Now that it's running with 19 miles on it, it's way to stiff of a spring.
I called EPM Performance Imports. They had my records readily at hand.
I asked to purchase the standard spring, as I purchased the stiffer spring, and it's to stiff for my current needs.
Turns out that Hyperpro did produce two springs with different ratings, but they were probably for a later model than my 1988.
They are working with Hyperpro to find a proper spring. Good people who care about there customers.