Saturday, 25 March 2017

Almost done!

Just waiting on a new set of rims for my latest bike just in time for the summer.
Slightly different than before using a seat suitable for a pillion and retaining rear footrests, nice bright day running led front light along with complete set of indicators for more convenience.
Took it out yesterday for a shakedown and covered 40 miles smiling all the way, had almost forgotten how much fun these bikes are ☺
More pics of finished bike to follow.














22 comments:

  1. hi andrew, having been inspired like so many others by your projects i picked up a dommie a couple of weeks ago, i have many questions but just for starters the tailpipes, you say you've used crf 250 silencers yet yours seem to be an oval shape where as all the ones i am finding (ebay) are much squarer and longer, any hints?? and have you made the joining pipes yourself? Got a nice acewell digi dash yesterday at an autojumble, get in!!
    regards darren

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  2. Hi Darren, the pipes you need are from the earlier crf250, around 2005/6 I think.
    The original dominator pipes from the clamps are used to connect with the crf250 connector pipes, with a little fettling of course.
    Hope this helps, good luck with your build.

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  3. thanks andrew, there doesn't seem to be as many of those about, bloody loads of the later type on thebay and only one pair of the earlier shape (probably your fault, lol!) have you by any chance tried the later ones?? looks like they'll need shortening for starters...

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    1. I have a set of the later style silencers and they are a lot bigger so I wouldn't bother.

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    2. just found a picture of one with the later silencers on, awful "its a NO from me"!!

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  4. hi andrew, any chance of letting me have some basic dimensions of those early silencers, i am looking at some chinese mini/pit bike silencers on the bay, any help is much appreciated.
    I've just seen your latest on ebay, reasonably priced too!!

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    1. Yes sure length - 360mm, height -140mm (including the mount)
      Hope this helps.

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  5. what do you reckon?? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/38-51mm-Motorcycle-Carbon-Fiber-Exhaust-Muffler-Pipe-With-Removable-Silencer-/282321328704?var=&hash=item41bba99a40:m:mYyIFJcliBW-_vXO_TA0JaA

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    1. They look really good, not sure what sort of quality to expect but they're a good price.

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  6. Not sure how much silencing they'll do either!!

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  7. Hello Andrew - awesome work, Are any of the bikes available and for sale? Thank you! cab at brammo dot com

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  8. Hi Craig, the latest bike is still here but I have taken a deposit on it.
    As yet the guy hasn't been in touch so will definitely let you know if sale doesn't through.
    Many thanks.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122420284831?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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  9. Thank you - will send you information through ebay classifieds just in case.

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  10. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262896709689 Is this someone scamming from the images or is this awescome bike being resold?

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    1. Yeah one of mine and my pics, my favorite out of all the builds.
      Price higher than I sold for.

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    2. That is definitely my favorite in top 2 of yours. I loved the kids bike along side it. I have 3 boys, all CRF's at the moment.

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  11. hi andrew, on your white dommie with the gold wheels you seem to have used a small rear mudgaurd incoporating a light unit, can you remember where this originated, thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi, yes all the rear seat units you see on the bikes were handmade using a combination of sheet metal and body filler.
      If you look at the "how to guide" on the other section of the blog you can get a better description.
      Cheers.

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  12. Hi andrew,new to this blogger but have been inspired by the gorgeous work you do on these 650's,i have a cafe racer i built but am desperate to do a nx650 scrambler,i am currently on the look out for one so as soon as i have have one in my oil stained hands i would like to get advice and hints and tips etc,as im sure you are asked questions quite alot,would be appreciated greatly

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    1. Hi Darren appreciate the kind words,
      Please feel free to contact me if you think I can help out.
      Good luck with your build.

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    2. Hi Andrew, I'm writing to you from France, I'm a big fan of your modifications, you're inspriring my personal project, I was wondering how you managed to attach the lateral elsinore plastic fairings on each side? I don't find any durable / aesthetic solution.
      Thank for your answer!! :)
      Camille

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    3. Hi, appreciate the comments, the side panels are held in at the top where they meet the seat base and one "DUZIT" faster in the center of the oval area.
      Many thanks and good luck with your build.

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