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Author Topic: (Another) NX Dominator build  (Read 2759 times)

Offline edward.teller

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(Another) NX Dominator build
« on: Aug 25, 2015, 11:44:24 »
Hi Folks, I'm Chris from Austria's capital Vienna.
After building a nice little GN250 based Tracker I realized that with 186cm a GN's a little bit too small for me.
As regulations here in Austria are a pita, I was looking for a donor bike with a frame that already is short enough. With the NX's exhaust not sticking out like hell the choice was an easy one and I got my hands on a bike with a mileage of just under 11000.
I instantly started to rip off all the ugly bodywork and electrics and searched for a tank. I decided to go with a 76' CB360 tank because i wanted a straight line on the bottom to go with the rear frame.
Because of regulations there's no way to cut and alter the rearend, so I had to figure out another line. I decided to lift the rear of the tank until it follows the line of the frame and use the extra room under the tank for cable stuff.
tbc

Offline edward.teller

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Re: (Another) NX Dominator build
« Reply #1 on: Aug 26, 2015, 03:14:37 »
So far so good.
Bar has been changed and shortened. Steel bracked to hold the tank fitted etc.

Offline FerousBastard

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Re: (Another) NX Dominator build
« Reply #2 on: Aug 26, 2015, 05:45:28 »
Good call on the tank, suits the frame surprisingly well! Am interested in seeing how you make the seat and tank work together.

Offline tort

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Re: (Another) NX Dominator build
« Reply #3 on: Aug 27, 2015, 04:09:29 »
Who is going to know if you lift the subframe in the front and paint it nicely?  8) I believe in all EU countries modifying frames is not allowed unless you get a written permit, yet everybody does it.

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Re: (Another) NX Dominator build
« Reply #4 on: Aug 27, 2015, 08:01:22 »
I like the tank too, but I wonder if you're losing 1/3 the capacity with the petcock raised so much.

Offline edward.teller

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Re: (Another) NX Dominator build
« Reply #5 on: Aug 27, 2015, 12:39:07 »
Ok, after another day in the garage it looks like this:


Unfortunately the CB360 petcock leaks so I gotta find a replacement gasket (the rubber one behind the lever with the holes in it).

The current seat is not final but I want to get this thins on the road asap. Over the winter months I'll have a pro fabricating a nice leather seat.

Yeah, the petcock sitting so high is a concern. When riding the bike the suspension is compressed a fair amount resulting in a much flatter angle. We'll see... maybe I have to relocate the petcock or find another solution for it.

Reg. frame mod: There's no way you'll pass inspection. Folks here compare the bike to the official picture in the registration papers. They even take out a measuring tape if in doubt! Seriously!

Offline tort

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Re: (Another) NX Dominator build
« Reply #6 on: Aug 28, 2015, 07:51:45 »
Folks here compare the bike to the official picture in the registration papers. They even take out a measuring tape if in doubt! Seriously!

In that case, good luck  :) Nice job btw, with so little time.


Offline void

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Re: (Another) NX Dominator build
« Reply #7 on: Sep 12, 2015, 12:53:55 »
I like your tank choice, was there much work in getting the front end fitted?

Offline edward.teller

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Re: (Another) NX Dominator build
« Reply #8 on: Jun 10, 2016, 03:04:07 »
Ok, we moved into an old house that required some renovation so no time to wrench on my bike during winter. Over the course of the last 4 months however I managed to get the bike done.

Cleaning the front end


Suspension parts

Painting the frame, engine and other components with a black chassis paint with Owatrol oil.


New 17" front wheel and Conti rubber

Painted wheel

Unfortunately Austrian regulations prohibit open air filters, so the airbox had to be reused. Cutoff the snorkel however

Fork lowered internally using spacers.



New bearing

Removed the paint from the gas tank.


« Last Edit: Jun 10, 2016, 03:18:30 by edward.teller »

Offline edward.teller

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Re: (Another) NX Dominator build
« Reply #9 on: Jun 10, 2016, 03:22:07 »
Seat build:
Aluminum Seat pan; I later changed the shape a bit.





Tank clear coated


Offline edward.teller

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Re: (Another) NX Dominator build
« Reply #10 on: Jun 10, 2016, 03:25:42 »
Now electrics. I decided to create a new cable assy from scratch.
Bought a new electronic CDI and an electronic box for indicators, fuses and stuff (similar to the m-box).








Offline edward.teller

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Re: (Another) NX Dominator build
« Reply #11 on: Jun 10, 2016, 03:30:24 »
First rear end version with a short fender


I later decided to drop the fender, shorten the frame a bit, relocate the Motogadget indicators and use a new license plate.




The flat angle of the license plate however is illegal in Austria, so I guess I've to find a solution for that. Maybe something adjustable? Don't know yet.
« Last Edit: Jun 10, 2016, 03:38:50 by edward.teller »

Offline NoRiders

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Re: (Another) NX Dominator build
« Reply #12 on: Jun 11, 2016, 10:12:58 »
Liking the overall look, tank/seat alignment is cool, forward seat cushioning is a must I reckon haha......are you fitting a front guard?

Offline dualero

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Re: (Another) NX Dominator build
« Reply #13 on: Jun 12, 2016, 20:18:50 »
I like the rear fender placing and size, goes very well with the bike, it gives the bike a rugged-dirt-bike-like look. I also think gets you a more balanced look on the overall bike

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Re: (Another) NX Dominator build
« Reply #14 on: Jun 12, 2016, 20:29:58 »
Cool looking bike mate. I wouldn't want to ride it off road without some proper fenders though.
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Offline edward.teller

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Re: (Another) NX Dominator build
« Reply #15 on: Jun 16, 2016, 05:35:33 »
Yes, I'm looking for a simple front fender. I like the fender-less look but getting wet street dirt thrown into my face...

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Offline edward.teller

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Re: (Another) NX Dominator build
« Reply #16 on: Jul 12, 2016, 11:07:59 »
Ok, the other day I got my hands on a rare piece of metal: a Tarozzi fork brace. Quite an upgrade to the fork's stability while the front fender is adding some comfort.