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Old 06-15-2013, 06:09 AM   #1
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My Dominator-Scrambler

Hi everyone,

I'm Vittorio, a med student from Italy (22yo)

After a pretty bad crash with my Dr-z I decided i wanted something different.

I realized that my ideal bike would have been something very similiar to a Scrambler, but since I'm a student and here in Italy a triumph scrambler costs 6000E USED I knew I would have had to build it myself

I bought a cheap a 83' NX650 dominator and started working on it in my garage.






I decided not to cut/modify the frame cuz i wanted to stay "legal" or at least try

The tank is from a (69?!?) Honda CG125






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Old 06-15-2013, 06:15 AM   #2
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This was the situation a couple of days ago:




I used an old headlught from a Vespa px125 but it wasn't good so i changed it with a bigger, more powerful and strong one.








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Old 06-15-2013, 06:23 AM   #3
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I named it Bellerofonte (Bellerophon) as the greek hero, semi-God, son of Poseidon and Eurinome, who became famous as the one who was able to kill the mounstrous Chimera.

After the crash I had an MRI and "luckily" they found something very little and very bad.
During 6 months of treatment this bike was one of the few things that helped me to keep fighting and, finally, get better.

Even if this is my first post I was always a reader of this amazing forum, so i thought to share my story with you.

Hope you have a great weekend,

Lamps
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:26 AM   #4
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I named it Bellerofonte (Bellerophon) as the greek hero, semi-God, son of Poseidon and Eurinome, who became famous as the one who was able to kill the mounstrous Chimera.

After the crash I had an MRI and "luckily" they found something very little and very bad.
During 6 months of treatment this bike was one of the few things that helped me to keep fighting and, finally, get better.

Even if this is my first post I was always a reader of this amazing forum, so i thought to share my story with you.

Hope you have a great weekend,

Lamps
Happy for the healing.
Great bike by the way.
I would liked it better with a bash plate and standard high exhausts, like the one on the scrambler from triumph maybe.
But the bike is your idea, so it's up to you obviously! I really appreciate the work behind it, and the look. It's seems like a sturdy bike, with some classic style!
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:40 AM   #5
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Beautiful work.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:16 AM   #6
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I like it! Very nice job
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:25 AM   #7
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Wonderfull, congratulations, I hope you have a lot of fun nailing it ;-)

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Old 06-16-2013, 10:36 AM   #8
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Very sweet. I'll take one. . .
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:53 AM   #9
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Wow!............ You have some serious talent at this, love to see what you come up with next
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:06 AM   #10
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Really nice work. Where did the fenders come from? Alu or stainless?
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:48 PM   #11
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scrambler

Hi there, was wondering . Did you have to modify the tank to fit , if so in what way.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:48 AM   #12
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Hi there, was wondering . Did you have to modify the tank to fit , if so in what way.
Hi, I just had to cut the original bracket, It was pretty easy, 5 minutes and a dremel.


About the fenders...
Here in Italy it's pretty hard to find cheap good parts, everytime i read what you guys usually pay for parts back in US it makes me wanna move there
Initially I wanted something custom made but I asked around and the price was crazy: 2000 E
So i bought these 2 for 180E online, the front one is stainless, the rear one is Alu.
I know it isn't usual to have fenders in 2 different metals but I'm 22, student/broke so I had to improvise

Dunno if you're interest but 2day i finished the logo:




I love it

Tomorrow I'm gonna order a couple of pvc stickers ( one on the headlight, the other one on the helmet)
and i was also thinking about ordering a patch for my leather jacket

Hope you guys had a great weekend, I spent mine studying dermathology
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:41 AM   #13
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Bike looks great,just curious how many K's range do you get from that tank?
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:42 AM   #14
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Good job looks great
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