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Old 12-31-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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NX 650 Dominator question

Got a chance to maybe pick one of these up. It's a little rough and will need some tlc. If the price is right it might be a good deal. My question/s are do these make good dual sports, are parts hard to get, in stock form do they move out well, what is the engine platform from????

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:55 AM   #2
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Engines are solid, same as used in the XR650L; consider the plastic fairings irreplaceable. Most of the mechanical bits you should be able to get used or on Bike Bandit. It was a good 80/20 bike for me (had an '88).
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:57 AM   #3
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They were only offered for two model years in the U.S., so spare parts usually come from the used market. As far as dual-sporting goes, they are similar to an XR650L, only more geared toward adventure touring. They also make more power than a 650L, which isn't hard to do. They both use Honda's big RFVC engine platform introduced in '83 and both bikes use practically the same engine.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:21 PM   #4
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Water or air cooled?
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:50 PM   #5
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Water or air cooled?
Air cooled. excellent dual sport bikes, replacement plastic is almost impossible to find. If you sure going to restore it most parts other then the fairing stuff is pretty easy. Almost no after-market stuff around. I like it because the seat height is reasonable at around 32 inches and it is an electric start 650 Honda.!
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Drum rear brake. I knew this would be your next question.
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