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Old 03-06-2009, 12:35 PM   #226
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I decided that today would be "slap on the new handlebars" day, so off came the stock bars, and on went a set of no-name fatbar riser adapters and a ProTaper CR Hi Bend Contour, which appear to be about the same rise as stock, with maybe a bit more angle in the pullback, so the only real net change is the height of the adapters.

Now, it gets a bit odd. Everything slips on, but slides around. I've already noticed that the locating nubs are missing from the switches, presumably ground off by a previous owner. And there are no corresponding holes in the bar that came off. It's steel with a crossbar, and I see the end has been stamped with a "CR". Is that original to an NX? Or has a PO already replaced the bars once with a set of old CR bars? I guess that would explain why the dimensions were so similar.

The answer doesn't really matter. What does matter is that nominal 7/8 O.D. tubing isn't really 7/8. The ProTaper measures out at 0.870-0.872, but the Honda bar measures 0.882 plus or minus a thou.

I'm tempted to marginally bulk up the bar by sliding a piece of 1" heatshrink tubing over the relevant areas, which will bump it up to about 0.890, but at least nothing will be loose, although that'll take me a little time to undo the left grip install without trashing the grip. I could just slap on a little strip of tape, but I hate dealing with hardened adhesive down the road. Guess this is gonna take one more hour^H^H^H^H beer than I thought.

When I replaced the stock bars on my XR650L with a set of Factory 909 CR hi-bend bars I ran into the same problem with the switches moving around after grinding the knobs off them. My remedy was to cut small slices of an old innertube I had laying and put them under the switches where they grip the bars, then tighten them down. Worked like a charm, the switches are nice and tight and even up close you can't tell that they've got rubber under them ... and having them "rubber mounted" might even make the switches last longer because now they're less susceptible to vibration damage.
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:01 PM   #227
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Here is a picture of my 92 Dommie redy to race in the 92 Australian Safari



oops, need to try again!
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:15 PM   #228
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Was just watching The Bourne Ultimatum and saw this pass my screen.
Pretty cool.
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:52 AM   #229
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yep i have a 93 domi in sydney

had a 91 and i have a 93 now, recenty had the motor rebuit 1mm oversize now its a 660 im running a rear sprocket size 41 can wind 4th gear till atleast 140 now so much better on the road, dont like to use 4th gear until im doing 90k or above, hope to meet others in sydney

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Old 03-26-2009, 06:24 AM   #230
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Hi Adrian
Who rebuilt your motor ?
How much did it cost ?

Have you had anything done to the suspension ? I'm thinking of getting mine stiffened up a bit.

Does anyone know of a centre stand that fits a 1995 model ?
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:19 PM   #231
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Was just watching The Bourne Ultimatum and saw this pass my screen.
Pretty cool.
I could swear someone posted a picture of a matte black NX that looked like that in this thread... I clicked the nx650 link in your sig and realized it was you

Here is mine (on the right) and sospelotudo's on a local ride last month:

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Old 03-27-2009, 05:51 PM   #232
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I havn't got one but bloody hell I'd like one!

Got to get rid of the XR first which I'm a bit loathe to do. Here in Oz it seems you can pick up one for between AU$3000-$5000. Good value.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:03 PM   #233
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There's some good information in the NX650 Suspension Upgrade? thread if anyone's looking for better shocks.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:37 PM   #234
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rear spring rate?

Anyone know the rear spring rate?
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:52 AM   #235
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Oil change intervals

I know this topic has been discussed over and over, but I just came across this suggestion by Valvoline:
http://www.olyslager-lubricants.nl/v...px?sType=44551
They say to change oil every 6000km/3700mi. Lubricants industry has come a long way since 1980s so maybe manufacturers' suggestions (2000mi) can be taken a bit more loosely? Any comments or experiences if anyone has experimented with this, would be appreciated.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:08 AM   #236
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Originally Posted by Merle O'Broham
Just a tip- scan ebay UK and ebay worldwide for parts- Honda NX650 Dominator. After $helling out for a rack in the states I found on ebay, one popped up in France for like 8 bucks with no bids.

Can you please provide a link?

I googled "Ebay worldwide" and got a redirect to Ebay UK.


I would love to try and get some Ax-1 cams...but who knew when you google them, nothing comes up?

Google must not like "the little guy" doing business or relating outside what ever their regional preferences are...

either that, or the Nx/ Ax did as bad abroad as it did here...(I know that's not it)





all I want is some cams...
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:02 PM   #237
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Hey everyone, rather new NX650 owner here. Bought an 88 about a month ago, rode it from Chicago to Arkansas for a couple of days and did some trail riding out there, made it back and have been working on building it up to be a serious dual sport for a trip to the west coast this summer. Runs well, though I've had to replace the starter clutch and starter relay switch. I've added 2"Rox risers, Wilburs rear shock and Hyperpro progressive front springs, giving myself an additional 1" travel and a much beefed up ride. Heated grips by way of Oxford Heaterz, Pelican 1550 rear box on the oem rear rack, and a RAM mount for my Garmin Etrex. Bike has a Renazco seat, Acerbis tank, and Produro Laser exhaust with a rejet. Feel like the bike is almost there, just need to figure out how to fit some Tusk Dflex handguards on there now... Pics will be forthcoming.

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Old 04-23-2009, 11:15 PM   #238
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Sounds good bartender , waiting for the pictures.
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:50 PM   #239
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Knowing that a post without pictures isn't worth much, here's some pics of the bike at it's current state.







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Old 04-26-2009, 07:48 AM   #240
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