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Old 04-08-2010, 03:30 AM   #796
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Anyone have dramas with their Dommie chewing through starter brushes? I've already put one new set in since I've owned this thing, and it's starting to play up again, only intermittently working. Ordered a rebuild kit off ebay (only did the brushes last time) to do it properly, but looking through the P.O's receipts he gave me, there's two receipts for brushes in the past three years!
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:42 AM   #797
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Here's an Acerbis tank for pickup only in London, England.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HONDA-DOMINATOR-NX650-NX-650-ACERBIS-LONG-RANGE-TANK_W0QQitemZ180490832583QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Mo torcycle_Parts?hash=item2a06178ac7#ht_552wt_1165
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:00 PM   #798
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NX for sale in TX. Not much info:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=894538

"have got to many toys/projects someone come buy ths thing i"llgive u great deal need room e. texas 254-289-8302"
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:32 PM   #799
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I'm looking at buying a 93 NX650 with 30,000 miles on it.It looks in very good shape but I'm wondering if there are any known issues I should be aware of.I seem to remember reading a while back that the top end,valves,cam chain etc can be a problem at this mileage.What does the collective think?All replies much appreciated. John
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:49 PM   #800
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I'm looking at buying a 93 NX650 with 30,000 miles on it.It looks in very good shape but I'm wondering if there are any known issues I should be aware of.I seem to remember reading a while back that the top end,valves,cam chain etc can be a problem at this mileage.What does the collective think?All replies much appreciated. John
#1 - Plastics, they're very hard to find and expensive to replace, there are lots of little plastic pieces that make up the fairing. Wiggle them all to make sure there aren't broken mounts. Note that if there are broken plastics you may have to repair them yourself (how are you with fiberglass?) or live with the damage.
#2 - sprocket to countershaft play. This is a problem on the XR650L also. You need to remove two 5mm allen bolts to have a look at the front sprocket. It should be able to move in and out a couple mm's and it may have a slight wiggle, but it should not feel like it is about to fall off the shaft. A new sprocket will not fix this problem. Fixing it requires a nes transmission countershaft, which requires splitting the cases.

These bikes have been known to have top end oiling issues, but when that happens you usually destroy the engine pretty fast, so if it runs well, most likely the top end is in reasonable shape. At 30k miles, I'm guessing the bike's already had a top end job. If not it will probably blow some smoke while warming up.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:25 AM   #801
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Thanks Paul,thats just the info I was looking for. John
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:35 AM   #802
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Originally Posted by McVick
The Pelican case with the fuel cans on top will be the same height as the Gobi top case.


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I think this would be best.
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Evidently the P.O. slung the chain, shredding the hub all the way into the spokes. God forbid he fix or even disclose this severe safety issue. Much better to put the chain back on and sell to someone without saying anything.

So, at the moment I have a front sproket with a hole in the wrong place, a rear wheel that's ruined, a shredded chain guard, and a broken weld.

Some days are like that, I guess. (sigh)
That sucks! I'm glad that you discovered it while performing maintenance, instead of on the highway...
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:45 PM   #803
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Brand-new rear shocks for the NX650:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Custom-TFX-M1-Shocks-for-Honda_W0QQitemZ150432186352QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMoto rcycles_Parts_Accessories?hash=item230674fff0#ht_4 515wt_1165

$559/ea.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:20 PM   #804
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Shock







Specs springs;

XR200R (left)
210mm H
55.6mm ID (both ends)
80mm OD
rate-don't know

XR600R (mid)
220mm H
60mm Top X 63mm Bottom ID
86 OD
rate- 10kg/cm (claimed from e bay seller)

NX650 (right)
240mm H
50.5mm Top X 55mm Bottom ID
81.5mm OD


Shock Specs;

XR200R
collar to collar max 233mm
Travel to bump 53mm
Collar OD 54.3mm (both ends)

NX650
collar to collar max 255mm
Collar OD 54mm bottom 48.7mm top

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Put it all together tonight. Need to pull the tank & attach the air box to carb boot tomorrow (PITA).

XR600 spring is a bit large for the collars, the NX spring needed to be ground out on one end to fit the collar, and I feared the XR200 spring would be too soft.

Remote rez location will be on the right side as of now. I'm not using the OEM side cowls. Would have liked the left side, where the smog can was, but the shock I bought had the rez outlet offset 20 degrees to the right, and there isn't enough line.

I'll op test in a day or two. Post results.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:56 PM   #805
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Mark, if you have a set of calipers, plug the specs on each spring into this site and tell me what you get:

http://www.racingsuspensionproducts....ing%20rate.htm

There's a definition of Active Coils here if you aren't familiar with it. Search for "Active" on the page.
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:38 AM   #806
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Spring

I have read the article on shortening springs. I am a little fuzzy on how to count 'active' coils'.
Should I start counting directly under the coil end? One 360 for the dead coil? Should I use fractions if the other coil end isn't in line with the other?
Here is a pix of the NX coil. How many active coils do you count?



I see 5.33.
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:46 AM   #807
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The red line on this pic represents the where the dead coils stop and the active coils start. When I did my spring I calculated 5.3 active coils on the stock spring, so I think you're right on.

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Old 04-10-2010, 05:29 PM   #808
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Turn Signal Question

Hi guys,

I installed a new set of rear turn signals today, my left rear got creamed on a trail a while back.

The left turn signals, front and rear, work and blink but the right side will not blink and just stays solid.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Brian

Oh, new aux lights too, very sweet! I'll do a full write up on them.
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:43 PM   #809
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Brian, it may be the relay, but I've had this happen a bunch of times, and 90% of the time, it was a ground wire, even when all looks good. I have found the culprit by cutting the ground wire close to each light, and using a jump wire to a known ground. I think this is how I first learned how to use a volt/ohm meter when I was younger, chasing a bad light on a POS car I had in the 70's.

Paul, thanks. The end of the flat grind is what I was thinking. I'll get the mic out tomorrow, and plug into that website. Even better, I've got NX#2 back together, and going to op test Sunday. I do love a seat of the pants test, especially when it backs up a good scientific study. Or hopefully a good guess.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:13 AM   #810
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Carb prob?

whoops haha. next page

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...1#post12656583

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