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Old 05-07-2009, 06:53 AM   #256
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Hey guys!


Another dommie owner here! I've got a 1996 model. Was once a beauty but some wise guy driver - who probably believes motorcycles aren't real - thought he can just pass through me! Now I'm in need of a new gas tank plus other stuff.

You guys probably know how Honda asks for about 1000euros for a new gas tank, so I thought an Acerbis replacement would be more appropriate!

Which brings me to my prolem: the Acerbis 23LT tank is no longer manufactured for my 1996 bike, and I can't find it in stock anywhere. Would any of you guys happen to know where I could get one?


Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:47 AM   #257
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Hi, switch! Sorry to hear about the boo-boo.

There was a group buy and last I knew there were still some left. Contact this guy:

Bryson Clark
alliedbryson@yahoo.com

In this thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=323333

They're US$260/ea. plus shipping, which is a heck of a lot cheaper.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:10 AM   #258
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Thanks for pointing that out.

One problem: he's got 88-91 tanks, I've a 96 model. I'm not so sure about the plastics fitting, not to mention the tank - chassis connectors. :( I'll ask though



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Oh and whilst I'm here, might as well put up a few pics of my baby:





EDIT: These are before the crash. Right now it looks a lot uglier :(
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:15 PM   #259
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Thanks for pointing that out.

One problem: he's got 88-91 tanks, I've a 96 model. I'm not so sure about the plastics fitting, not to mention the tank - chassis connectors. :( I'll ask though
That's because the NX was only in the US for a couple of years.

I don't know about forward-compatibility. You're on the right track asking.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:41 PM   #260
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hey switch...just thought you might want to know...

Since you said the stock tank will cost you 1000euros...

would you like to try on something way cheaper,bigger capacity,and yeah...cheaper...It cost at SGD$400 here in Singapore so i think it should be around USD$250ish...

I've fitted a 25ltr Acerbis tank on my '94 domi...just little easy mods...the original seat will sit nicely on the tank too...

here's a picture of it...




Well,only if you're interested than i will let you know more...
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:45 AM   #261
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Thanks for the tip AJ!

I would buy any Acerbis tank, but they're hard as HELL to find! If you know of any '96 dommie Acerbis tank for sale, I'll buy! If you're implying that I buy a tank for another bike, that's an idea, but -- my dommie's fairings are in perfect condition and I don't have the cash to buy a new set for another bike...


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This is how my baby used to look:


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Old 05-08-2009, 11:09 AM   #262
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Thanks for the tip AJ!

I would buy any Acerbis tank, but they're hard as HELL to find! If you know of any '96 dommie Acerbis tank for sale, I'll buy! If you're implying that I buy a tank for another bike, that's an idea, but -- my dommie's fairings are in perfect condition and I don't have the cash to buy a new set for another bike...


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This is how my baby used to look:


well..maybe i can try hunt for you the stock tank of a 96 domi....the shop that i bought the pegaso fairings,they have scrapped a 96 domi...i ever find exhaust,sideboards,swingarm of the 96 domi...maybe i go there and check with them this Monday and see how much they willing to part the tank if there's any..i let you noe my finding...
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:16 AM   #263
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hey, everyone. I bought a '88 NX650 last year have been riding it ever since. It is my daily driver and there are a few things that I've notice that I need to replace. 1)the headlight works when it wants to. if it does not come on when first started bike, then I have to play with the start button to get it to come on. 2)rear shock needs to be replaced, what would be a good cheap up grade? thanks for the help, seeing the pics of everyone bikes gives me inspiration.
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:15 PM   #264
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rear shock needs to be replaced, what would be a good cheap up grade?
The jury's still out on that one, but here's a good start:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=444629
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:25 AM   #265
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the headlight works when it wants to. if it does not come on when first started bike, then I have to play with the start button to get it to come on.
[Carl]: Very likely the starter button contacts need cleaning.
Basically the starter button rides on contact rails. When the button is pushed in to engage the starter relay contacts, the button's contacts slide past the headlight contacts. When released, the button contacts reconnect to the headlight contact.
Simple but effective.
You've got, to use the technical term, "ikky poo" gumming up the contacts.
Buy some contact cleaner e.g. Nu Trol, Caig, pop the housing open. Careful, sometimes there are demon springs waiting to pop out and scurry into a hiding place.
Squirt the cleaner-lube freely, screw the housing back together, go forth, add your locus to your sig, and be happy.
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:27 PM   #266
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[quote=Carl.Custer][Carl]: Very likely the starter button contacts need cleaning.
, pop the housing open. Careful, sometimes there are demon springs waiting to pop out and scurry into a hiding place.
Squirt the cleaner-lube freely, screw the housing back together...

is the "housing" your talking about the starter housing on the bars.
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:20 PM   #267
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is the "housing" your talking about the starter housing on the bars.
He is talking about the small plastic casing around the starter button / engine run switch. It's mounted directly onto the handlebar and held together with two screws. Carefully unscrew those things but don't jiggle it loose. You might break the rather flimsy rotation locking mechanism (a small piece of plastic - you'll see what I mean once you remove it). As long as you gentle and don't force things, it should easily come off without problems.
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:04 PM   #268
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thanks, I think that I have isolated the issue to the starter button. If I clean the contacts good, how long of a fix is that. Or should I find another switch and just replace the whole thing?
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:12 PM   #269
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thanks, I think that I have isolated the issue to the starter button. If I clean the contacts good, how long of a fix is that. Or should I find another switch and just replace the whole thing?
If you clean the contacts (I used WD40 but electric contact spray is best - see a local hardware or DIY store) and it works fine afterwards, it's a rather permanent fix until you drop your dommie in the mud again

If by any chance the contacts are clean and they appear to work flawlessly, the button might be worn. For me, the electrics part that gave out was the left side red button that switches the normal light with the long-range light (how do you call that in proper English anyway!?). Replaced the whole block with one I basically got for free.

Good luck fixing your problem!
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:09 PM   #270
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88 NX 650 and loving every CC

Ride the stuffin out of it, onroad and off, been a great runner and a pleasure to drive esp on crappy new england roads.

Looking to upgrade the rear shock, either a WP or an XR200 model



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http://www.tiger-mtn.com/~jasong/bikes/nixie/nixie-lg.jpg
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