I'm a start up business so it was always inevitable.Shame you're gonna have to sell her when she's finished.
Have you decided on an asking price yet?
I would love to do another one but I am totally useless with electrics , I am going to use a different bike for my next project and do a cafe racer..I put everything under the tank but you do need to chop and solder to make it a proper job.
Ahhh. Spoken like a man who spends more time in his pub than his workshop.I shouldn't be posting as I'm sat in a crap pub selling crap expensive beer ....
I think you've done what I dread doing, took a good bike and massacred it, it looks like a dommie with sprayed wheels, acerbis tank and a headlight that's wrong size and position. Apologies for being pissed frank but being in the same boat, projecting, I'm struggling to do the right thing myself, I hope someone buys it so the misses forgives you.
Not exactly the best way to get a project finished is it?I shouldn't be posting as I'm sat in a crap pub selling crap expensive beer ....
Oi Ted i resemble that remark LOL Unfortunately Ted not everyone's tastes are the same. I built my Dommi to do what i want and really don't care what others think i'm happy with what i done :thumbup:I thought I'd just post up a list of the work done on this Dommie. I don't want folk thinking I just put an Acerbis tank on an old dommie and sprayed the wheels.
The original bike was a 1996 with 45,000 miles on. Very well maintained but very scruffy indeed. It was rusted and rotten and doing itself no favours. Here is what I did.
Stripped the whole bike back to its frame and then had the frame Shot blasted and powder coated in gloss black.
All bearings in the frame were cleaned, re-greased or replaced.
The engine was stripped down and rebuilt after shot-blasting and enamel painting. Honed bore with new piston rings. New cam chain and tensioner. All engine bolts are stainless.
Rear shock replaced with £300 Adjustable JSS. Front forks stiffened to match with pre-load shims.
Wheels shot-blasted and painstakingly painted. Then fitted with new bearings. These wheels won't corrode now. New Mefo tyres fitted.
Brake callipers shot-blasted, enamel painted and rebuilt with new seals and pads.
Swing-arm and forks shot-blasted and enamel painted. Again, no more corrosion and looks like new.
Crappy front light and 80's style cockpit removed and made simple and effective. You love it or hate it !!
Renthal Enduro bars with new grips, clocks and dashboard fitted.
Carb sonic cleaned and re-jetted. All screws replaced. Carbon filter removed.
New chain and sprocket
Pretty much every component has been cleaned, serviced, re-painted, polished and refurbished.
Rear rack custom made to suit NX650. Bespoke fabrication.
Oh yeah.. And I fitted a £250 Acerbis tank extending tank range to 240 miles.
And also I am a time served, highly trained and qualified Motorcycle Engineer/Technician. Not a back shed bodge shop. My bikes are restored methodically and correctly and all pass an MOT with no advisories.
If you can't see the work in it (around 300 hours), then it's not the bike for you. Just go out and buy a new one. Oh !! You can't
Exactly !! I guarantee this bike is one of a kind. It was built as a tracker than can be used daily. One that you can put luggage on, fuel up and go away for the weekend.. The suspension is massively improved also. It's also reliable, tuned perfectly and doesn't give you tinnitus.You can't see what's gone into a rebuild only you know that. Yes it looks like a domi with an acerbis tank and round head light but if that's what you wanted then it's perfect. In a time that everyone seems to want to do another bloody flat tracker, I think this is quite welcome.
I agree with you Mototed , my project started off going to be a tracker but I didnt want to go the same way as everybody else and thats why I went a bit retro and used a different tank.Exactly !! I guarantee this bike is one of a kind. It was built as a tracker than can be used daily. One that you can put luggage on, fuel up and go away for the weekend.. The suspension is massively improved also. It's also reliable, tuned perfectly and doesn't give you tinnitus.
Most of these Dommie trackers look nice in pictures but are unreliable dogs to ride. Seats like planks, riding positions that hurt your wrists and made by people who don't care if things drop of on the motorway. And once they're built, the MOT is your problem !!