Thursday, 8 July 2010

Honda dominator project complete! version 2 also!!






Here are some pics of my second custom bike, soon as i sold the first bike i regretted it so i immediately started work on another one and here it is!




 





































After 6 months of fierce head scratching and basiclly making it up as i went along here it is....my first custom bike!








What started as a straight forward resto job soon developed into .... well something else!!











































































33 comments:

  1. well...i like it!!

    ;)

    good job bro!!!

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  2. Great looking bike! I really like it!

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  3. thank you very much for the compliments.

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  4. great bike and nice looking images

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  5. did you change the front tire ? it looks smaller then the original 21" one . ?

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  6. Love it! Can i feature it on pipeburn.com? could you send me some build specs and info?

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  7. Hi ace, would be honoured for you to feature the bike, just let me know what you need from me and we can go from there.

    Hi botos, yes i did change the front wheel size it's now a 19" from an slr650 i had to use the slr caliper and disc also.
    many thanks.

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  8. That looks fucking FANTASTIC!!!

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  9. VERY BEATIFUL I DD LIKE KNOW THE MODIFICHED ALSO I HAVE GOT A NX650 E I'DD LIKE TRASFORM LIKE YOUR THE BEARS

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  10. Both these bikes are exceptional! What model years did you start from as a platform for each?

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  11. Thanks for the comments! The red one was built from a 1992 model and the silver from a 1996.
    cheers.

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  12. Hi great job...

    Where did you find the tank and the other motorcycle parts?

    Regards,

    Francisco

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  13. Hi francisco, tank was from a cg125, sidepanels from a 1975 cr250, seat was custom built from scratch, headlight from baja designs usa.Rest is all original.
    hope this helps.
    andrew.

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  14. What an impressive work! you changed the awful pumpkin into a royal coach!
    I am baffled,

    Wilfrid

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  15. you really have made a beautiful looking machine there ..simple but Very stylish. Any videos of either build about ?
    Billyboy in Exeter

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  16. Hi will, only video i have is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsAPr2siPn4

    thanks for the comments.

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  17. My friend you're such a genious! Where are you based? I'm a Journalist and I travel and write on my blog! I've got an Africatwin RD04 and what you do is the next moto I would like to have!!!! Please contact me! :) Daniele Del Castillo

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  18. You Inspired me, great job.

    I`m Tweaking mine as we speak....

    do you have a part number for that airfilter ?

    Hi from The Netherlands

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  19. Hi Love the look of your conversions, you have inspired me to attempt my own ,using your guide to build (hope you dont mind) just wondering how far you went with jetting for the filter and xaust, they use a 148 as standard?? thanks for any advice.

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  20. Because of you I have an 88 NX half apart in my garage =) Hey, I was wondering what the Brembo calipers came off of? My 88 has no rear brakes, do you think I could make them fit somehow? Thanks for your creativity. Hopefully I'll build the first in the States!

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  21. Hi freelansir,
    the brembo brakes were fitted to the later models (97' on)in order to change your rear brake you would need a whole new rear end, whilst its not impossible it would be very expensive. I would recomend sticking with your drum brake...looks more retro anyway!
    Good luck with your build.

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  22. hi, thanks for the tip on the gas tank. It does fit now after a bit of hammering on the back.
    Was also wondering, what model year is the CB900 cut down seat ?
    Thanks

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  23. To be honest the cb900 seat idea is a bad one, i now fabricate my own seat/rear section myself from scratch. Its more work but a lot better finish.

    (see build no 2 and 3)

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  24. Hello, I like your projects, very nice to see custom bikes from NX donors. I have a Honda SLR, and I would like to know if you use the front forks on any of your projects because I am having a hard time finding the right gaters and was thinking maybe you could tell me where did you got yours. I would also like to know what are the size of the tires you used on this projects. Thank you!

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  25. wow, I love your bikes so much! I was planing to build a tracker with a Ducati Monster but I just changed my mind. I was looking for one of those tanks but this model seams not to be common in Germany. Or is the CG the same as the CB? Could you send me the dimensions of your tank?
    Another question: are those haedlamps E approved?

    thanks for your help,
    Marcus

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  26. Hi razvan,
    the forks are original units, the only difference in the gaiters are the length, so you need to measure yours at mock-up stage and order accordingly. I get mine from ebay at approx £12 a set.
    The tyres on the latest bike were both 120/90/17. hope this helps.

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  27. Hi marcus,

    Don't have the dimensions for the tank sorry, on the last 2 projects i have used brand new tanks from chinese copy cg125's as they are the same but benefit from being brand new of course! You might try searching for these (on ebay) instead of genuine honda units as they are old and rare. The cb tanks are similar but the petrol cap set-up is different an not as nice in my opinion.

    The lights i use are from america and are intended for desert racing at night and are not "e" marked, all bikes however have passed their MOT tests.

    Hope this helps.

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  28. Love your bikes! I now have my next project!
    Only thing is that NX650s are hard to come by. I live in Canada.

    Do you think the Honda XR650 would be a good bike to chop up for this project as well?

    Would be great to hear your thoughts.

    Thanks!

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  29. Hi rob, thanks for the compliments, the xr650 if i remember rightly is a water cooled job and as such would sort of spoil the retro theme.
    If you could find an xr650L or an xr600r for that matter i think that would most definitely work, but you would have to do more work on the suspension as they are quite a tall bike.
    Hope this helps and good luck!

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  30. hi...i love you bike,You Inspired me,the best!!!!

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  31. Hello
    do you have pictures of your preparation?(back loop, amendments fork changes tank... welding)
    Quellessont references of your tires?
    Thank you
    And congratulations for your achievement

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  32. Well, I'm another convert. I was considering buying an NX as a cheap commuter but now I have one as a project bike. I love the Elsinore version, simply stunning.

    Keep up the great work.

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