Sunday, 13 November 2011

Dominator/nx650 project number 4
















45 comments:

  1. Improving the horsepower and torque of your engine will be easier than ever with a newly installed Hond acura el ecu chips .If you are constantly towing things or stuck in the slow lane, you will love your new Honda chip because it will give you the power advantage to get going easier and pass much quicker. Not only will the performance of your engine be vastly improved with any of these Honda chips, but your gas mileage will improve as well.

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  2. Do you think I would be able to chop up a Xr400 and make it look like this?

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  3. Any chance of a pic under the seat showing the battery and wiring layout?

    class jo man

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  4. I am an avid follower of your work on these bikes and am undertaking my own build starting with a frame etc etc ££££££££ my only question is how much clearance from the forks is there with the 120 tkc ? as I tried a 120 mitas eo9 and that scuffed the legs ,so I have had to fit a 110 pirelli mt60

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  5. Hi keith, xr400......... absolutely! would make a fantasic bike, faster and lighter than the dommie.
    Not sure if rear frame section is mild steel or aluminium, and i guess youll need a smaller rear damper and shorter front end.

    But what a bike you'd have!

    send me some pics when its done.

    cheers.

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  6. Hi john, will try and get a pic when i take the carb out on the weekend for some fine tuning.

    cheers.

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  7. Hi philt,
    the front rim is a 17" x 2.5" and when you fit a twinduro tkc 80 120 x 17" (rear) tyre to it there is roughly 3mm clearance each side between the fork leg.

    VERY close! but does'nt rub and i didn't have to grind the legs at all.
    Hope this helps and good luck!

    Would be great to some pics when all sorted.

    cheers.

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  8. Defenitely in love with each one of your bikes!
    Just bought(this orning) a NX 650 from 1994 only to do a special taking inspiration from your job.
    I hope you are not jealous...

    Ciao, Paolo.

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  9. Hi,

    Your bikes look great. Just fabulous...

    I am in the middle of restoring my old Dominator http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=745226 but since I have seen your bike I am more and convinced to reproduce, with some personalisation, one of your red tracker.
    What I am more worry about are frame, tail and seat. I have seen your post with all instructions but I was wondering if you would be able to share some measurements to make sure that I get it right.

    Many thanks

    Nic

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  10. Love these bikes to bits. Any thoughts on using an slr650 instead? how does this bike handle with larger front wheel and tire combo? Thanks for the inspiration mate!!

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  11. hi paolo,

    good luck with your project and please send me some pics when youre done.

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  12. hi nic,

    This may sound weird but i don't ever take any actual measurements when reworking the rear section, basically you need to get your bike on a level stand and make sure the frametubes underneath the motor are dead level, you then cut the rear upright sections(as in the pics) until the top frame rails are level in relation with the motor cradle tubes, the rest i just get right by "eye" sorry can't be more scientific but thats the way ive done all of them and when you try it you will see its not that big a deal.......go for it!!!

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  13. hi james,
    I have considered using the slr650 and i'm pretty sure it would make a good donor, the front end could in theory stay the same as it is a 19" as opposed to a 21" on the dommie, in fact on my first bike thats exactly what i used and with the slr brake caliper and disc it all worked fine.
    The only thing with the slr is it has a very different set-up at the rear frame and is a single box section type which i guess isn't a problem but i like to "keep it simple" so i'll be sticking with the dommie for now.
    Thinking about it you might not even have to touch the frame on an slr as they are pretty low anyway. intersting.............!

    The front wheel rim on the last two bikes has been a 2.5" x 17" and handles very well indeed even with the continental tyres, the steering feels positive and very planted.

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  14. Hi,
    as I wrote I did start the job...
    Today I should have the naked frame and I'll get the "cut"... I'm a little bit afraid but I will do in anycase.
    Just two quick question: how did you fix the tank and the seat?

    Thank you, P.

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  15. Ciao, Paolo again...
    Did you modify the inside of the tanks or the ones you used are perfectly adjustable on the engine frame?
    I mean, the one I bought is too small respect the top rail of the engine frame and the only way to put in the right position could be using hammer to enlarge it inside...

    Ciao, P.

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  16. Have you checked the flat tracker scene, its full of tank and tail mixes and matches. Did you yet find a way of doing the exhaust without breaking the bank ...?

    My dommie project never ends, its going flattrack now from being a super motard..

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  17. hi paolo.
    the tank (cg125 early type) will need to be modified underneath, the lugs have to be removed frome the tank and the frame, the rear leftside underneath(fuel tap side) the tank will need to be reshaped to accomidate the the frame tube.
    hope this helps.

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  18. Hi simon,
    The cheapest exhaust so far has been the army bike, original headers, honda crf250 silencers and a bit of tinkering in between ........done! for only £35 bargain!
    Good luck with your project.

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    1. did yopu use it in city ,because in frnce we don't have the same law..i took a fine because i made too much noise with my sporster(135$).
      So i looking for un other one, what do you think for leo vince

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  19. Ciao,
    thank you for your answer!
    I bought an Honda 70's tank unknown model, the design is definitely different then CG125(in Italy is not so popular that bike and so is not so easy find used spare part from 80's...) but with some hammer shots it is now able to be accomodate on the frame...
    Below a link of a working progress pic, as I wrote I'm at the begin.
    I hope during Xmas holidays to go on.
    [URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/857/dscn0437z.jpg/][IMG]http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/1539/dscn0437z.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

    Do you think to shorten a little bit more the rear frame or could be enough?

    Ciao and merry xmas!
    P.

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  20. Excellent work,,There are different types of hid lights kits for model cars. Some of them are Audi HID Kit HID kits and the pilot. All these series of models in different colors and the ability to handle certain temperature found. White, yellow and blue are the main colors that have a need.

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  21. Ciao,
    I would like to let produce a down swept flat track type but for this I need also an exhaust manifolds.
    The problem that I'm not able to take the right measure...
    Could you please be so kind to help me for this?
    Thanks in advance, P.

    pablenji@virgilio.it

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  22. Hi all,

    If you have a moment have a look at my blog as after seeing these bikes I have started to create my own variation of an nx 650 street tracker..

    Any comments welcome,
    Thanks guy's

    http://connectbikebuilds.blogspot.com/

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  23. Hello, I also am having a go at building your bike. Could you please tell me what model # vapour unit you used. I emailed the company and they replied that they dont have one for this particular bike.
    Thanks

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  24. Hi poalo, the pipes are custom built and i do not have any measurements sorry.

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  25. Hi ben, bike is looking sweet, looking forward to seeing it complete.

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  26. Hi joe, the vapour unit model used is one designed for the honda xr650/600.

    good luck with the build.

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  27. Hi, I love your bikes and have showed all my mates your blogs! You have inspired me to have a go at one myself. I am halfway there and need some help with the front wheel. Is it best to just lace up a 19 inch rim onto the dommie hub?

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  28. Thanks! yes most definately use the original hub, makes life a lot easier.
    Good luck with the build...fun isn't it.

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    1. Great fun!! Just got 18 inch rim off ebay so will try that! Got a Cg tank for a fiver from a jumble and it came up brill!! Just need to do front wheel and then ready for paint!! Will send some pics when done!

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  29. here we have our special slr 650 scrambler.. take a look :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm5VTSDQ5Ho&feature=colike


    http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/dominator-fmx/81025-ecalzo-slr-650-scrambler-modification.html

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  30. Hi ecalzo, nice bike, a fine job indeed!

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  32. I am French and I fell in love with your creations, your nx 650 dominator Custom .... I want the same as your project the 4 Nx 650 Dominator military ... you sell it? if so how?

    my contact address: chon069@hotmail.fr

    Sorry for my english, I'm not very good.

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  33. Not sure if are still on this blog....but did you ever do something with the CL400? Thinking of getting one to customise as a scrambler/cross country tourer for New Zealand. Wondering how they are on the open road at 100kmh...
    Cheers,
    Tom

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  34. Cl400 would be a very good bike to use my only reservation would be the weight and limited suspension. But a very nice bike all the same.

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  35. Hi Backtracker.
    Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your nice work, really love your bikes. Inspired me to start my own project, a CB400N Superdream flat tracker.. Very much inspired by your beautyful bikes..

    Best regards
    Henrik Schmidt.

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    1. Hi henrik, thanks for the kind words, glad you liked my bikes.
      good luck with your build.

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  36. hi mate, couve just inspired me to revamp my stock nx650 such great looking bikes fantastic work .... also must just say what a fantastic Avatar picture i nearly wet myself laughing , Hulks smile says it all.... priceless !!
    thanks from Glenn in Uganda

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  37. Hi Glenn, thanks for the kind words, glad you like the pic.
    good luck with your build.

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  38. hi Andy,
    i now own the 6th bike you built red nx 650 ) it has 17' front wheel and i wanted to put a 19 or stock 21 back in , did you change anything else or could standard wheel wheel go straight back in?
    regards nick

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  39. Hi nick, yes everything would be standard, if you're going to use a wheel from an slr650 (19 as standard) you will need the caliper and disc as they are slightly different.
    Cheers and good luck 😊

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