My Dominator-Scrambler

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by VittoXVIII, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. VittoXVIII

    VittoXVIII Adventurer

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    Hi everyone,

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

    After a pretty bad crash with my Dr-z [​IMG] 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 :norton

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

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

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

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  2. VittoXVIII

    VittoXVIII Adventurer

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    This was the situation a couple of days ago:

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    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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  3. VittoXVIII

    VittoXVIII Adventurer

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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:thumb:thumb
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  4. Spina

    Spina wannabe motorcyclist

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    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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  5. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    Beautiful work. :clap
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  6. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    I like it! Very nice job :clap
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  7. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Very well done, thanks for showing it to us!!


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  8. lord_oblivion

    lord_oblivion Been here awhile

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    Great face-lift !
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  9. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    Wow great story and a very sexy bike :clap
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  10. JStory

    JStory Long timer

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    Nice job!! I'm thinking of doing much the same with my XL600.
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  11. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    Beautifully done Sir! :clap
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  12. aposaric

    aposaric Garden mechanic ;-)

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    Wonderfull, congratulations, I hope you have a lot of fun nailing it ;-)

    :freaky
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  13. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Very sweet. I'll take one. . .
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  14. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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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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  15. dpforth

    dpforth no inline fours

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    Really nice work. Where did the fenders come from? Alu or stainless?
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  16. catundaseskin

    catundaseskin Adventurer

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    Hi there, was wondering . Did you have to modify the tank to fit , if so in what way.:D
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  17. VittoXVIII

    VittoXVIII Adventurer

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    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 :rofl
    Initially I wanted something custom made but I asked around and the price was crazy: 2000 E :eek1
    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 :D

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

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    I love it :raabia:raabia

    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 :lol3

    Hope you guys had a great weekend, I spent mine studying dermathology :(:
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  18. mikejohn

    mikejohn Long timer

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    Awesome job
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  19. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Nice work. Shameful "they" aren't building a nice 400-600cc, 6 speed retro enduro style bike. They are missing the boat on the aging guys who started on XR75s and 1974 DT250s.
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  20. Running Bear

    Running Bear Been here awhile

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    You've built a very good looking bike.
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