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Old 02-16-2011, 12:26 AM   #1051
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This was a project build centred around an NX650 Dominator. Not mine!
I think it turned out rather well!

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Old 02-16-2011, 09:33 AM   #1052
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Where did you find this? I'm a big NX650 fan. I'm pretty sure I came across a website with a build log for this bike. Do you have a link to it?

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This was a project build centred around an NX650 Dominator. Not mine!
I think it turned out rather well!

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Old 02-16-2011, 09:58 AM   #1053
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Scorpion FTC Hooligan Racing at O'Keefes Ranch in Vernon BC 2010!
He must have restored his Bell Moto 3 as well. They last only a little over 20 years before the padding goes bad.

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Old 02-16-2011, 11:45 AM   #1054
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Where did you find this? I'm a big NX650 fan. I'm pretty sure I came across a website with a build log for this bike. Do you have a link to it?
All from the venerable bastion of Honda trail bikes: XRV.org.uk!!

That was the second of two bikes this guy built. The original had a more detailed thread related to it.

Here it is:
http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/dominat...-complete.html

And the image I posted was from this thread:
http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/dominat...-complete.html

They really are great looking bikes!! I like
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:33 PM   #1055
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:30 PM   #1056
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Still a work in progress



Holy Hell there is some nice fab work in that bike.

I seriously dig that!
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:46 AM   #1057
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That's depressingly clean and perfect!

I love the work, especially the exhaust hanger - just goes to show what one can do with machines. I like the hard core racer type stuff best, but hey - that's a work of art. Not even Honda was that meticulous with their factory RS750s! My compliments.

How long have you been working on it? I'd love to see something like that at one of the Easyrider Shows in Columbus, just to see how the chopper guys would react. I think it would be a mega-hit for the most part.

Just make sure the rotors show some wear - aka it's a rider. We're always looking at that sort of stuff, just because.

The weirdest thing I saw this year - tops all years - was some guy built a backward bike - the front tire powers it and the rear steers it. It clearly had no road time on it and I'd love to see them try to ride it in general. I just remember how good a forklift handles when going fast forward versus backward... might make a good youtube video for Face Plants.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:22 PM   #1058
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Serious bling on that beauty. 'Nice' somehow doesn't really do it; but...

Freakin' NICE lad!
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:03 PM   #1059
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That's depressingly clean and perfect!

I love the work, especially the exhaust hanger - just goes to show what one can do with machines. I like the hard core racer type stuff best, but hey - that's a work of art. Not even Honda was that meticulous with their factory RS750s! My compliments.

How long have you been working on it? I'd love to see something like that at one of the Easyrider Shows in Columbus...
Thanks.
The exhaust hanger and shift linkage was built before I had access to a mill. Hole saw, band saw, drill press, file, and belt sander. The hard way to make parts for sure.



Now I have a friend with a water-jet machine shop. Parts are so much faster to make now. All I have to do is make a drawing.

I made a new clutch cover on the lathe. Way too many hours making that part... looks cool though.



The footpeg bracket was made on the water-jet. Of course I made my first one the hard way. Here is my first one:









The bike has about 24,000 miles on it now. I made lots changes as I was keeping it in operation. Finally put it on the lift, I parked it a few years ago. I hope to finish it this year.

Cheers,
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:19 PM   #1060
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Serious bling on that beauty. 'Nice' somehow doesn't really do it; but...

Freakin' NICE lad!
Thanks,
I have been thinking about getting rid of the tail fiberglass section/seat and going with an aluminum fender, solo seat and pillion pad.

Might have a real old-school feel to it.

Cheers,
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:27 PM   #1061
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Thanks.

[...]

The bike has about 24,000 miles on it now. I made lots changes as I was keeping it in operation. Finally put it on the lift, I parked it a few years ago. I hope to finish it this year.

Cheers,
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one suggestion... if you use low head socket heads on the side panels I think it would look cleaner and give more that look like it was milled out of a big lump of aluminum. Also low head socket head stainless are typically not knurled and have their standards coding etched on the heads which gives that impossibly detailed look.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:32 PM   #1062
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:07 AM   #1063
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How wonderful it must be to have access to a machine shop.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:45 AM   #1064
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How wonderful it must be to have access to a machine shop.
That would just allow me to completely screw things up.......

Beautiful work Mark, really is rolling art.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:30 AM   #1065
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I have been thinking about getting rid of the tail fiberglass section/seat and going with an aluminum fender, solo seat and pillion pad.

Might have a real old-school feel to it.

Cheers,
Mark
Mark, I'm not sure anything you could do would make me think 'old school' with this beautiful machine. It's simply an elegant, well done 'Street Tracker Concept' bike with a whole lot of intricate and artistically rendered bits. I could sit (on a stool with wheels so I could move around) by this bike for hours, marveling as each moment passed at the details.

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