NX 650 Dominator ('96 - RD08) Querries.
First off, I'm looking for a replacement/solution to the infamous Dommie brick that's supposedly the seat. The big single's vibrations coupled with my relatively heavy weight (90+kg) make anything over a hundred or so kms a somewhat painful experience. I guess the stuffing is just not designed for the taller/wider ones of us out there. Are there any straightforward solutions for this (as in not having a seat custom-made)?
Secondly, I'm looking to replace the rear shock (still stock atm), which suffers from the same problem as the seat stuffing: too bloody soft... I've got the height (1.90+cm) to deal with a less saggy rear end and, truth be told, it could use some tightening. Now, I know I can get an Ohlins for about 900€, but considering the bike itself was bought for about 2.5K (and it's my first, "learner" bike), it's rather excessive.
The third question is about crash bars (or however you want to call them). I've seen a couple of them (sadly there's not that much to choose from apparently), and the only ones that seem sturdy and don't look like they'll just fold up i found at Fehling (a german company), but sadly they don't seem to make them anymore. So, any options? Right now Hepco & Becker seem to be the best option, but it's more of a "there ain't nothing better, so what the heck"-case if I end up getting them (which is doubtful).
Next (and thus question nr. 4), comes the issue of the (pretty much non-existent) screen. Going over 90km/h becomes a fight against the wind, particularly with my height. The only option I've found till now is a Givi screen (which I don't even know if they still make/have as the Spanish importer/dealer has yet to reply to one of my 3 emails in the past month and a half). Any other options there?
And Q.5: Any good/decent hard-or-soft cases for the Dommie in the "cheaper than Touratech"-range? Again, a simple matter of trying to keep the total expenses down.
Finally (and lastly), the sixth question: I'm nearing 30K on the odometer, and am wondering if there's any particular issues I should look out for, etc., specially considering I intend to do a few medium-range (1-5K km) trips within the next couple of months, and I'd prefer to not run into any predictable surprises. And I have to take into account that I bought it with about 25K on the odo, with very little info on it's previous servicing/repair record.
Anyhow, I know it's a lot of questions, but even just an answer to one or two of them would already be a great help.
"Hope for the best - plan for the worst. Then watch it all go pear-shaped and wing it." - Me
Have a nice trip.