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Old 05-09-2012, 09:15 PM   #2221
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cdi unit

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Where did you place the CDI unit?

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its on top of the carb sideway in front area of seatpan.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:24 PM   #2222
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its on top of the carb sideway in front area of seatpan.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:50 AM   #2223
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its on top of the carb sideway in front area of seatpan.
That's a nice location for it. I think it doesn't get to warm there. The capacitor(s) in the CDI unit don't like high temperatures. That's why i don't want to place it to close to the enginge. I think Iám gonna place it in the same place, or at the back of the motorcycle if i can find a place.

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Old 05-10-2012, 11:26 AM   #2224
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yeah, its been fine so far there, thats the easiest place to stick it without cutting up the harness...all you have to do is extend the simple three wires to headlight area(and signal wires if you want front signals. the cdi could go in the airbox or inder the seat, or under the rear fender even by the rectifier, but on the carb seamed the simplest....
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:10 PM   #2225
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with sidecovers

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Old 05-14-2012, 09:04 PM   #2226
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naked Dommie

I like what you did with your dommie. Driving without all that plastic is so much fun, I would never go back
The dommie to the left is mine.


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Old 05-14-2012, 09:43 PM   #2227
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hell yeah!

Very cool man! is that a cb front end?
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:12 AM   #2228
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lower front end

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Very cool man! is that a cb front end?

its stock Dommie (as are the golden rims and handlebar - at least in Germany) but modificated. With the origional length the front end was way to long for an old style scrambler.
I then used shorter internal fork pipes from a NTV650 (but any other pipes from a 41mm showa should also do the job) which cut the way of travel by 9cm.


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Old 05-15-2012, 12:35 AM   #2229
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Nice! Did the NTV inner fork legs screw right in there?
Or did you have to do some mods? And did you use the original domi springs?
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:33 AM   #2230
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Hey Scrambler66,

nice to see you here!
I know your bike from the German Dominator forum.

Greetings from Satteldorf,

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Old 05-15-2012, 06:08 AM   #2231
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Nice! Did the NTV inner fork legs screw right in there?
yep, they fit right in without any changes. the fork legs are identical except for the width of the holes (you can see it on the picture in the middle), so you might use a thicker fork oil, but I didn't bother. I used the origional springs and eschewed the short tubes on top of the springs - that worked out fairly well

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Old 05-15-2012, 03:22 PM   #2232
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What is the tank you used for the conversion? It reminds me of the old black bomber Honda tank.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:34 PM   #2233
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What is the tank you used for the conversion? It reminds me of the old black bomber Honda tank.

That was intentional . I like the style of the old Hondas. The gas tank is from a NSU Max.


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Old 05-18-2012, 01:46 PM   #2234
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Carb Issues?

Hi guys, its been a little over the year since I joined up. I have a 1988 NX650 that I bought last march for a grand. The thing is great. It is very reliable, and even the first start up this spring was effortless, even with a weak battery. I have a couple issues with this bike though. The first is then i changed the front tire i snapped off one of the four axle clamp studs. This is a part i can get from the dealer and replace correct?

The main issue is that I live at 5000' and never ride less than that. most of the time I ride up the canyons into the mountains to 9000'. The bike starts great at 5000', a little choke, let it warm up, then turn the choke off and it idles low, but reliably. The issues I have is as I gain altitude, I need to keep the RPMS fairly high, otherwise its seemingly sputters and looses power. the ride gets jerky, but if im within 1-2k of redline, it is fine. The bike came from Georgia, so it is tuned for see level I would assume, but I am the third owner. I am also getting 32-34 mpgs regardless of if i ride nice and easy around town or get on the gas hauling up the canyons. I feel like it should be better than that. Im a novice, but from what I have read i think I need to lean it out by getting the next size smaller jets. I put in a new air filter and changed the oil and plug. Now, I also dont want to screw things up because it is reliable as is. I am mechanically inclined, and feel confident doing this myself provided I have a good procedure and the right parts. I have searched to try and find a write up, or some documentation on the procedure, and the correct parts but I have only found bits and pieces and its hard to put together. Is there anyone here who can literally spell it out for me? you know, so i can do it right and not get in over my head. I should also add that it does have dual marving mufflers and appears to have stock emission components .

thanks for your help. Ill trade info on working on toyota tacomas or tuning rifles to shoot better, if anyone has questions....i just feel like i should try to give back in some way because most guys on these forums are very generous with their info and donate a lot of time to newbs like me.
-Bobby

ps, here she is: when i got her:

after i fixed all the broken tabs and cracks in the plastic. my girlfriend re-upholstered the seat for me.

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Old 05-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #2235
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The first is then i changed the front tire i snapped off one of the four axle clamp studs. This is a part i can get from the dealer and replace correct?
Correct. Your local auto parts store would probably have it for much cheaper. It would be an M6x1.0 stud. I'm not sure what length, but if you pulled one out that's not broken they will probably be able to match it.

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The bike starts great at 5000', a little choke, let it warm up, then turn the choke off and it idles low, but reliably. The issues I have is as I gain altitude, I need to keep the RPMS fairly high, otherwise its seemingly sputters and looses power...
First, are you adjusting the idle stop screw when you change elevations? What kind of elevations are you getting up to?

The best step-by-step carb disassembly instructions that I know of are Dave's Mods:

http://www.4strokes.com/tech/honda/xr650lcarbmods/

This is the same carb that the NX uses.



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