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Old 07-04-2013, 09:11 AM   #2956
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ou that, yea thanks for advice. I will have to buy a I dont know the correct pronounce, its a piece rubber that goes in the rim, on opposite side of the valve and don't allow tube to rip the valve. there is a hole for it.
I think you are talking about the stem holder that comes on most XR and CR offroad models. Any Honda dealer can get them for you.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:05 AM   #2957
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ou that, yea thanks for advice. I will have to buy a I dont know the correct pronounce, its a piece rubber that goes in the rim, on opposite side of the valve and don't allow tube to rip the valve. there is a hole for it.
rim lock ( ought to be called "tire lock" )
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:07 AM   #2958
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rim lock ( ought to be called "tire lock" )
yes, that's it!
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:53 PM   #2959
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ou that, yea thanks for advice. I will have to buy a I dont know the correct pronounce, its a piece rubber that goes in the rim, on opposite side of the valve and don't allow tube to rip the valve. there is a hole for it.
We call them Rim locks, even so its good practice to leave the valve nut off.
If the rim lock fails it will still give you a warning hopefully.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:02 AM   #2960
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I was on vacation in the Bahamas this past week and at the bar I noticed this:
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I immediately thought my bike! I'm still in the middle of acquiring fairings and various plastic bits to paint in the Rothman's Paris/Dakar scheme. If I had had the bike painted already I might have bought a pack just to match the bike. We don't have any Rothman's products here in the US so I was very surprised to see them!
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:27 AM   #2961
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Valve springs...

Howdi!

I just dismantled the valves and did a free-length check. The inner springs are all too short while the outer springs are all OK. Should they not wear more evenly? And is it OK just to change the inner springs?

:-) Lars
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:17 AM   #2962
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Honda NX 650 Dominator from Portugal

Hello all.

This is my first post.

Just want to introduce myself and my bike.

Iím from Portugal and my hobby is definitely motorcycles and its mechanics.

Since I first bought a chinese quad (piece of junk), I got the taste for it and decided to go 2 wheels.

Of course Long Way Down and Long Way Round helped to get the taste.

Then I have had a Yamaha XTZ 750 Super Tenerť (to big for me), a Suzuki Intruder VL 1500 (still have), a Yamaha TW 125 (love it but lacks power) and recently (February 2013), i bought my dominator.

I always try to put them better then when they come into my hand. The closest to the original as I can.

In my dominator I have been doing some corrections to it. The previous owner had change it but i didn't like the look of it. Luckily he had all the parts so i just had to put it back together.

Not without first disassemble all the bike,

Here is a photo of her actual state.



I will post more details and difficulties I found when I put it back together.

I donít have much experience but fell free to ask whatever you want about it.

Sorry for bad English if itís the case.

Cheers

Charles Phillipe
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:14 AM   #2963
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Welcome! Charles Phillipe.
Nice dominator you have there.
Portugal is a perfect place for the dominator!
You have some great dirt tracks by the coast and up the mountains .
What part of Portugal do you live in?
Fantastic country!

Hope you enjoy your stay here!
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:36 AM   #2964
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Thank you Skapegoat.

Portugal has indeed great dirt tracks with lots of sand. In the winter mud is all over the place.

I live near Lisbon, on the south side of the river Tejo.

Iím planning a trip with a friend of mine to south of Portugal, more exactly to Sagres. Itís supposed to take only a weekend, but we wanted to be 100% offroad. However before that I have to get some offroad tires. My first experience with my actual tires on sand was not very promising.

I believe Ireland has very good conditions to ride as well.

Cheers.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:30 AM   #2965
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I have been to Sagres and I have drank lots of Sagees beer too!
Sounds like a great trip but there are some great roads and trails on the south coast too.

With off road Tyres the dominator will be perfect for that trip.

Ireland is good for touring but there are not many gravel roads.
Most of the roads are paved and some have lots of pot holes.

To find gravel roads you have to head for the mountains into forests which your not really supposed to enter.

Throw up some more pictures of. Your dominator!
What year is that?
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:06 AM   #2966
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Hi guys!

So i just broke of the skew attaching one the exhaust pipes to the cylinder

I'm guessing I'll have to open the engine to replace this.
Is this the case?
Also, are there any other things i can do if i have to open it? I'm thinking replacing gaskets and such.

Cheers!


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Old 07-12-2013, 07:09 AM   #2967
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Didn't get the picture to display, trying again.

Here's a link: http://imgur.com/FPa8SIL
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:29 AM   #2968
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That will come out with a bit of care.
You may need to drill it out with progressively larger drill bits then use some penetrating oil, acetone and ATF fluid is a good mix.
Then try and gently remove it with an extractor, you may also need heat as well.
If you aren't confident then ask a good engineer to remove it in place.
Its a simple job with the potential to become a very big job.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:35 AM   #2969
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Hi guys!

So i just broke of the skew attaching one the exhaust pipes to the cylinder

I'm guessing I'll have to open the engine to replace this.
Is this the case?
Also, are there any other things i can do if i have to open it? I'm thinking replacing gaskets and such.

Cheers!


I'm guessing you mean the exhaust stud on the head. If there is any sticking out, try welding (have someone weld) a nut on the stud. Sometimes the heat will break it loose. If you have to drill it out, finding the center with the first hole is important. Go slow with larger drills and don't break off the tap. It is really hard and brittle. If all else fails, remove the head and take it to a machine shop that has an electric arc type stud/bolt remover. Worst case, drill out the stud, weld up the hole, drill and tap.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:47 AM   #2970
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Didn't get the picture to display, trying again.

Here's a link: http://imgur.com/FPa8SIL
Ooooh yeah. Remove the exhaust, screw a nut on the broken part. Have someone weld (stick, mig, tig) the center of the nut to the broken stud and while it's still hot unscrew the stud carefully. Works most of the time. This was a common problem on old air cooled VWs. They made a special stepped nut for a quick fix. You had to drill the hole in the exhaust flange bigger for the nut to reach through, but they saved a lot of heads.
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