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Title: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Nov 04, 2016, 19:22:51
Hey Guys!

I'm new to this posting, but have been poking around here for a while now. I've started a build on a somewhat unique 1988 Honda NX650. I've had it since May, and is now going under the knife to make it exactly what I want.

Some cool background/specs.
-Bought in West Hollywood for $1000 - yup $1k for a running motorcycle
-Ex-Stunt bike for a James Bond film (this is what the previous owner told me, I haven't been able to find evidence of it in any film)
-Spent most of its life boxed up in Big Bear - Only 17k original miles
-Dropped on both sides off road

So thats where it started! The plastics were really beat up, along with dents in the tank. I knew that think bike was destined for a better life. And thats where I came in!

Originally wanted to just swap the plastics out for a headlight and new tank plus a custom seat and call it done, but after a few turns in life, the winds of change have lead me to tear it all apart and build something special.

Here are photos of its transformation:
-The start of it all
-Taking it off road
-The first attempt at a "build"
-Diving in deep and doing it the proper way

I'm doing all the work at Lucky Wheels Garage in LA, hands down one of the best DIY shops in the world. This being my first build, I know I'll make a ton of mistakes but I'm excited to take it on.

I like to take a bunch of photos, so this might just turn into a weird flip book thing. But at least now I have documentation on the internet!

Thanks!
Philip
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Nov 04, 2016, 19:50:51
Its got a long ways to go, but here are the things I've changed that will stay the same moving forward:

-Black wheels
-Shinko 804/805 tires - Actucally much better than expected. We took it off road at Hungry Valley and it did really well!
-Renthal Bars
-Tank from a '78 XL500
-Braided brake line + HH pads
-ODI grips/Throttle tube
-Baja LED lights (one for high beam (spot beam) one for low (flood beam)
-Cycra supermoto front fender
-Did X ring chain/ new sprockets - stock gearing 15/41
-Smog kit removal

Mods to come:
-41 FCR MX upgrade  - woo woo!
-Custom seat and rear end
-Custom cleaned up dash
-Clean wiring harness

The idea I have in my head is an Urban Dual sport with supermoto and scrambler influences....if that even makes sense haha. I pretty much want to jump curbs, wheelie around the city, and never have an excuse not to take the long way home, even if it takes me to Baja. This isnt meant to be a show bike...I really want to rally this thing!

Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: Kamn on Nov 04, 2016, 20:22:02
Im diggin it ma man
Was looking at a NX650 just yesterday and was thinking about getting my hands on one

Nice is all I can say
Cheers
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: cbrianroll on Nov 04, 2016, 20:59:23
I'm digging it too! I like your plan, I may need to start looking for one to build ha ha
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: irk miller on Nov 04, 2016, 21:43:41
Way cool
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Nov 07, 2016, 13:47:52
Thanks so much guys! I appreciate the support! Its an interesting bike, but I like how its coming along so far. Cleared a few of the main hurdles yesterday, the main one being learning how to weld haha! The guys at Lucky Wheels were amazing and walked me through the steps to being a good MIG welder, and 5 hours later I had part of a subframe attached!!

Pics below!

Next up is adding the horizontal supports, then adding the battery mount and electronics box. One thing we did, was reinforce the frame where the subframe attached, so its a super solid connection, and should add quite a bit of durability.

 
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Nov 07, 2016, 14:35:10
I'm on board.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: Maritime on Nov 07, 2016, 15:09:44
Nice, sign me up.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Nov 11, 2016, 16:11:25
Alright. Made some solid progress last night. Not much to show, but it was getting a whole bunch of little stuff done to make my life easier down the road.

I decided to pull the motor. I was hoping to avoid it...cause I'm lazy...but decided to just do it. Made welding the frame reinforcements much easier, and now I'll probably end up cleaning and painting the motor.

I'm still working on my welding skills, so I ended up grinding most of them smooth because they looked awful haha, but I was able to get good FUSION OF METALS! haha. I really do like welding, I'm excited to do way more of it.

I measured and started cutting the horizontal braces for the rear subframe, but had to get home before I was able to finish. I'm hoping to knock that out tonight, then I can start tacking in seat mounting points, exhaust mounting points, battery box locations and such.

I think I'm gonna paint the motor a nice bright silver color. Then do the in the same color it is stock. I might add touches of red and black to the motor to make it pop a bit. Then on the case covers, I'm planning to do a slightly more gold color than the current Honda bronze. I just did a valve clearance check before I did the subframe, and a compression check on the motor. Everything is super solid there, and with only 17k miles on it, I don't feel the need to tear into it. The new carb should give it plenty of kick, plus after everything I've hacked off, it'll be quite a bit lighter.

Alright...onto more photos! Also take it easy on my welding/grinding skills...still working on that..haha
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Nov 11, 2016, 16:43:20
Also! got some cool stuff in the mail. I plan on cleaning up the wiring on this bike. I cant stand wires just hanging out everywhere, but I do want this to be street legal.

I found this nifty controller that is MotoGP'-esque and has all the functions I need, but in a lower profile package compared to what is currently on the bike. Also the current controls are faded, so its a win-win. In the photo it looks a little bit, but its actually really nice and compact.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: sbruton on Nov 11, 2016, 22:47:55
Very cool work.  I like where you're going with this.

Keep it up!
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Nov 15, 2016, 20:19:21
Alright alright. I hit a milestone over the weekend....subframe is DONE! Man that was a tall mountain to climb and I'm glad its finished. Turned out miles better than I ever imagined. Also gave me the skill set to execute the rest of the build. Also a bit of gloating here....the subframe is level side to side and fore aft, and perfectly lines up with the tank. Man, it was so freaking tedious, but 100% worth it. It feels good to have the level bubble be right in the middle (or as one of my old bosses would say "on the nuts" haha).

Now all the fine details come in, seat pan, exhaust, all the electrical work, frame/tank paint, engine prep/pain/reinstall....and all those goodies.

In the mean time, here are a bunch of photos from the last push on the subframe. Learned how to notch tubes, bend metal, weld, reinforce a frame, and cut clearance for the new carb. Oh and I was able to remount the tank in its new position! Boom! Progress!....yet so much to go....
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: HerrDeacon on Nov 15, 2016, 20:40:34
Very nice work, looks great. What kind of seat height do you think it'll be when you're done?
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Nov 15, 2016, 22:37:10
Hey Perry!

I set the static (non sag) seat height at 33in. So after suspension sag and a foam buildup it should be right about 34in.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Nov 27, 2016, 03:26:47
Dang it has been way too long since I updated this. Lots of things have happened!

1. New seat pan installed. Big step here. Hardest part was matching the bends of the tank while maintain the angle down to the front portion of the seat. I got real familiar with the anvil and a hammer haha. But it all worked out! Then welded on some nuts to the top and made a tab for underneath. Now it'll just slide in and bolt down with 2 bolts from the back. Its super sturdy and should give a pretty clean look.

2. Cleaned/Painted/re-installed the motor. I pulled the case covers and painted them this sweet metallic black - which should look stellar in the light. But during the painting and cleaning process, I was dumb and forgot to order new gaskets, so now everything is waiting on those to get in...ugh. On the bright side (literally), the motor looks incredible and should give the finished bike that nice polished and finished look.

3. Made a quick little battery box. I decided to go with a lithium ion battery. It saves weight and fits much better in the frame. This will sit right behind the carb and will act as a pseudo barrier for the pod filter.

So at this point everything is mounted up and good to go. As I took things apart, I made sure to clean and fix anything along the way. 99% was just getting all the 20yr old dirt off this thing. I made a little box for the fuse box and other misc electrical bits. After I get the battery sorted and mounted, I'll start going through to tidy up the rest of it.

Next on the list is seat upholstery. I added a quick photoshop of what my direction is. I want to do more of a moto style seat with some cool perforated black leather panels. Exhaust is also high on the list of NEED TO GET DONE. If anyone out there in LA has a good exhaust tube bender please let me know! I'm planning to use the stock headers, and use 2 mufflers to exit from below/side of the seat. It should be close to stock positions, but with the new mufflers it'll be a bit cleaner.

I think that covers it. I was hoping to have more done by now, but its all the little things that add up. Still stoked on how its turning out, but at this point I'm way too deep in this to take shortcuts.

aaaaanddd here are all the photos haha!
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: Luugo86 on Nov 27, 2016, 12:46:40
 Looks good man. How thoroughly did you clean the engine cases before spraying that paint on, just curious because I am closing to painting the engine for my SL175 enduro project.   Also, that's a pretty sweet little shop man, is that all just yours?
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: Maritime on Nov 27, 2016, 14:15:29
Nice job on the seat
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Nov 28, 2016, 02:30:17
Thanks guys! Hopefully upholstery is done this week and it'll look more put together haha.

Luugo86, I scrubbed the crap out of it. I started by taping off all the seams and ports. Then scrubbed with soap and water. Then used a light degreaser, and scrubbed some more. Finally, I used some brake cleaner and iso alcohol to clean it all and make sure there was no residue left. Just be careful on where you're spraying, that was the hardest part.

I sanded a few parts of the case covers that were rough and beat up as well.

I found some good cleaning brushes at pep boys and just went to town. I spent probably 4 hours cleaning and prepping the engine. Painting was the easy part haha! But once most of the grease was soaked it started to come off much easier.

And the shop is a DIY garage in DTLA called Lucky Wheels. I sure wish I could call it mine! But its a community shop, and I'm just a member. It helps me get access to tools that I normally wouldn't buy on my own, and a wealth of member knowledge.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Dec 03, 2016, 13:38:50
Seat is finished! Dropped off the seatpan at the upholstery guy, and by some miracle it came back the next day and it is INCREDIBLE! I am over the moon with their thing. It's really coming together. I also made another battery box (1st one wasn't that cool) and got the tiny battery to fit.

Biggest next thing to check off is the exhaust. Not sure what I want to do here...if you guys have any ideas , I'm totally open. I was either thinking a moto style FMF, with a 2 into 1 setup. Or a flat track style 2 into 2. Or maybe an under seat arrangement. Still not sure. Either way, it's the last little bit that I need!

Photossssss......
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: coyote13 on Dec 03, 2016, 19:39:11
2-1 high mount FMF with a power bomb alllllll dayyyyyyy
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: Ross. on Dec 16, 2016, 06:50:54
Love were this is going.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Dec 16, 2016, 15:47:20
I decided that performance and looks again won over being practical with my bank account....

I ordered an XRs Only header pipe (the one for the XR600), and got some stainless tubes to custom make the connection between the new header and the mufflers.

Its gonna be a bit unique, it'll be a 2 into 1 into 2 exhaust. Its has some flat track influence. Attached is an incredibly crappy job of mashing up what I have in my head for the 2 into 1 into 2 setup. Everything is ordered so hopefully I can get it welded up asap! It'll for sure be unique, and hold the same design cues as the stock NX650 dual exhaust, but also adds a bit of performance and style.

Other than that, I've just been cleaning up little things here and there as far as wiring goes. So no cool photo stuff yet, just making it more professional looking. Its all in the details.

All the electrical is working amazing on the simplified wiring harness. Lots of soldering and heat shrink! But I like clean and tidy wiring, so I don't mind the tediousness of it.

A rear fender is next on the list. I just need to buy one and chop it up. Then install the rear brake light and were on the road!

I need to have the tank painted. I think I want to do a gloss white with some vintage honda decals, and maybe some Dominator text that looks like its from the 80s haha.

Anyways, here is a representation of what is in my head, and hopefully I can make it real life!

Also! Last note.... started it up last night! I just had the stock headers so it wasn't fully ready, but it idled well and for sure has some good grunt to it! I CANT WAIT to get back to riding this thing. Its been far too long.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: NoRiders on Dec 16, 2016, 17:54:58
That is looking so tight, nice work flipper  :D

Zorst could snake behind/through the seat subframe triangle and exit under or to the aide of the seat, much like you have mocked up.

Decals - I see stencil style with an irregular three tone stripe across the tank, maybe black/red/white?

Either way, crack on fella.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Dec 16, 2016, 18:22:38
Thanks NoRiders!

Hmmm.....stencil and stripes sounds pretty solid. I need to be friends with a graphic designer to make some mock up stuff haha.

I was already thinking white for the tank, so it would be cool to add some red back into the scheme.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: NoRiders on Dec 16, 2016, 18:27:03
Thanks NoRiders!

Hmmm.....stencil and stripes sounds pretty solid. I need to be friends with a graphic designer to make some mock up stuff haha.

I was already thinking white for the tank, so it would be cool to add some red back into the scheme.

I bought some cheap number decals off ebay, you can get various sizes and mix n match them. White tank with stripes will look wicked I reckon.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Jan 10, 2017, 02:36:19
Alright alright! Sorry its been so long. A TON has been buttoned up on the NX. Battery box and new lightweight battery are all installed. Wiring is all clean. EXHAUST IS FINISHED! Man I'm stoked on that. First time TIG welding exhaust and it turned out not half bad. No leaks! So that was awesome. All the little things are finally adding up to a lot of progress.

I have just photos for days here. And a final rendering (I did it before I finished the exhaust) to show the simple color scheme I have in mind.

I was able to take it for a test ride and man that thing rips. Its absolutely fantastic. So much low end grunt! Only bummer is that there is a leak in the intake manifold, so a new one is on order. Then just need to rejet it and I should be up and running!

Then paint, making a rear fender, hard mounting the taillight, and getting the gauges set and its time for a proper photo shoot!

Oh - also.....I picked up another project bike! 1978 KZ650 will be next on the chopping block! I want to make myself a fun little city bike that will look really really cool with a girl on the back haha. Just a coffee shop cruiser haha.

Anyways.....photos!
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: doc_rot on Jan 10, 2017, 04:53:09
Nice work on that exhaust. I am partial to the kz650s, great bikes. Ive had 2 and am working on a buddies right now, what are your plans for that?
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: Maritime on Jan 10, 2017, 11:00:32
Nice job, I like it.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Jan 10, 2017, 13:48:26
Thanks guys!

Plan for the KZ is switching the ignition system over to a Dyna S and upgrade to the good coils and a 3 phase charging system. Then probably do some head work to clean it up a bit, and make it run a bit smoother. All cylinders have really good compression, but going to some triple angle valve seats and port and polishing should help. Then I'll simplify the wiring harness (PO attempted this and ended up stripping everything out, and now its a mess) so I'll clean up all that crap, rebuild the carbs (already has pod filters) but will probably forego turn signals and any handle bar switches. Hopefully can make some pretty trick hidden buttons for starter and kill switches. Then some nice sticky tires, chop and loop the frame, custom smaller 2 up seat, new shocks, new headlight, new gauges. The overall plan is to keep it pretty lightweight and very minimal.

More of a tracker vibes I guess. I have a set of Renthal UltraLows that I'll throw on. I just can't do the clip ons haha. Too low for me! Lots of cleaning and paining and just keeping things fresh. Oh and a gold chain, have to have a gold chain haha. I'll make a nice small battery box to open up the rear subframe and should have a fun little city cruiser. I'd like to do a tail piece that mimics the stock one, but in a much more subtle way, but we'll see how that goes. I just like that duck tail haha.

I'll get a thread going for that one too. As soon as the NX is running properly and on the road, I'll switch focus to building the KZ.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: doc_rot on Jan 10, 2017, 14:54:23
the tail piece on the 650 is the best part IMO. I personally think all these bikes really need to look awesome is a rear fender delete, and the smaller kz1000ltd fender up front
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Jan 10, 2017, 15:39:44
I totally agree! My KZ's PO decided that the front fender was too much for them and has since been removed. I might be on the lookout for one of the KZ100ldt fenders now!

What are your thoughts on smaller wheels on the KZ? I see that you've done some swaps on yours. How does the bike ride after? I know 18f/17r tires are much easier to come by and wheels can be made lighter going that route, but wanted to get some of your insight on that.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: doc_rot on Jan 11, 2017, 01:04:15
The 1000ltd fender is great I put one my KZ750 project as well.

its a fairly common mod on the KZ1000's to drop to a 18" front. The problem on the 1000 is the motor is VERY wide so any height you loose translates to less of a lean angle. I haven't ridden it yet so I cant comment, but I can tell you my geometry has gotten more aggressive. The 1000 now has 24.5 degrees of rake, 104mm of trail, less fork offset, and custom 2" over shocks. wheelbase has been shortened 1.5" This is similar to what I have seen other guys doing that claim good results and on paper it should work nicely. so I'm hoping it will work well in reality as it is close to the ZRX1200 dimensions. I plan on having to tweak the suspension a bit down the road, maybe change the fork offset/height with custom drop trees.

The kz650 is geometry is setup pretty good from the factory. very nimble and light. On my last kz650 with stock geometry and a pair of hagon shocks I could drag the stock footpegs and stock exhaust on the street if i was giving it the beans, but for regular street riding it never was an issue.
obviously if you lower the bike with smaller wheels you will need to address the pegs and exhaust for sure.

I don't know what your goals are with this bike but if its performance you seek I wouldn't deviate too far from stock geometry. I would be inclined to go with 18" wheels front and back. That will make the geometry a little more aggressive with out sacrificing too much ride height. If you go with 17" wheels there will be more things that need to be addressed if you plan on riding hard, I wouldn't go too fat here as fatter tires require more lean angle, and you've lowered it already at this point.

Ultimately it really depends on how you see yourself using the bike. If you're just gonna cruise do whatever you want. If you want to get the bike to perform better on the road there is a very specific route I would go. we can get into that in another thread if you like.

Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: doc_rot on Jan 11, 2017, 01:43:58
btw, is this a community shop you are working out of? I'm digging that Aprilia, looks fun.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Jan 11, 2017, 13:43:37
I would love the KZ to be a canyon ripper. I lean more toward performance rather than looks. I would love to just rally this bike, maybe a 18in setup and sounds like longer rear shocks are the way to go.

Which thread should we move to? Would love to get more conversation going on this!

Also - yup! Its a community DIY shop. Its called Lucky Wheels Garage in Downtown Los Angeles. The Aprilia is another members bike. Man its so sick haha, although I'll always favor the Ducati Hypermotard.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: doc_rot on Jan 11, 2017, 14:51:04
Start a thread for your kz project
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Jan 17, 2017, 01:00:53
Well its not quite buttoned up but it runs! Any by runs, I mean it flies like a gosh darn bird! It is a straight up wheelie machine. 1st is basically for looping the bike, 2nd gear you cant keep the front wheel on the ground, and 3rd is just a hoot. I really can't believe it turned out. So far everyone that has ridden it has come back with a giant grin, and that's exactly what I want a bike to do.

Still sorting out an air leak in the boot. Turns out "overnight parts from japan" is only a car thing, and I have to wait 2 weeks to get a new intake boot. For now jetting is close enough to ride, but it'll stumble at idle.

Since I now have a running bike, this project will take a bit of a back seat to the KZ build. I still need to find a painter to do the tank and rear fender (which I still need to make) and tear apart everything and repaint the frame (didn't turn out that great and it needs some love). I also have visions of doing some kind of mini side covers to hide the electrical too. The current zip tie situation is to much of a situation for my taste, but I was too excited to ride it haha. Bolts and safety wire and lots of loctite still need to be applied.

Also its stupid stupid loud. Like so loud I'll have to plan when and where I ride it, so that exhaust might be coming off and replaced with something else. Gobs of power, but too loud for me.

But its good at what I intended it to be, and wheelie and skid machine that I could jump curbs and take anywhere.

I think a few more things will be done just to button it up after the carb is finished, and its time to take this thing to Baja! I'll see if I can post a video link here for sound.

Photos of the semi complete bike. I think in the next few weeks I'll finish up the little things and get a proper photo shoot of it......or maybe I should just man up and finish it the right way and be done.....

 
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: coyote13 on Jan 17, 2017, 15:08:57
Saw that last shot on Biltwell's Insta.  Looking good Mr. World Famous!
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Jan 17, 2017, 15:13:02
Haha thank you thank you, you're too kind! I was lucky enough to get to know the Biltwell guys on a trip to Baja with them last year.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: coyote13 on Jan 17, 2017, 15:22:57
El Diablo Run?  Always wanted to do it but it's a long ass haul from Dallas to SD to Ensenada to....wherever it is they always end up, La Paz maybe? and I don't have that kind of time to go ripping around the continent.  Some guys have all the luck!
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Jan 17, 2017, 17:12:34
Ah no I wish! Thats on my list for this year! We went for an Automobile Mag story on the Honda Ridgeline.

I'm also very lucky to have an understanding boss haha.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Feb 06, 2017, 02:38:17
Made a bit of progress on the NX. I FINALLY finally got the intake manifold to replace the cracked one. I double checked jetting....annnd still having issues at idle. Next step is to recheck the valves to make sure nothing is out of spec.

I was able to make a fender out of a scrambler fender. It ended up matching pretty well! Next is to finally make a side cover for the wires on the right side by the battery box, then take it all apart and repaint! We've been getting a TON of rain here in LA and even though its living under a cover, some of the bolts are starting to get rusty...ugh. Time to remove, clean and coat them again.

Hopefully I'll be able to sort out the valve issues and get it running and ride it home! Its basically all functional...just ugly.

I'll grab some better photos later this week. These will have to do! Not sure how I feel about this McDonald's color scheme haha.

Thanks!
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Mar 10, 2017, 13:59:40
Its been a bit of time since I updated this! The NX has gotten some sweet upgrades. Mainly in the form of a sick new shock from Penske. I also made a new side panel and new rear fender, the old one from a ducati scrambler project has since been lost to the 10 Freeway haha. Little bits and bobs to just make it a smooth runner. Most of my focus these days are on the KZ project so this has fallen a bit behind. Once the KZ is done and sold this bike will get more attention to make it look pretty haha.

A few photos below! Its been getting more road time than shop time and I'm completely okay with that!

Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: offroadjeepin on Mar 10, 2017, 14:22:49
Awesome build!
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Mar 10, 2017, 14:26:01
Thanks!!
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: Tim on Mar 10, 2017, 16:43:22
Also! got some cool stuff in the mail. I plan on cleaning up the wiring on this bike. I cant stand wires just hanging out everywhere, but I do want this to be street legal.

I found this nifty controller that is MotoGP'-esque and has all the functions I need, but in a lower profile package compared to what is currently on the bike. Also the current controls are faded, so its a win-win. In the photo it looks a little bit, but its actually really nice and compact.

Where did you source this handlebar switch from?

I just picked up the Shinko 805/804 combo for my KLR650.  Heard nothing but great things about them.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: flip_rip on Mar 10, 2017, 17:07:38
I found it on eBay for $10 they're all over. Here's one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Horn-Turn-Signal-Light-Switch-For-7-8-Handlebar-ATV-Offroad-Sport-/111802248519?hash=item1a07eeed47

And good call on the Shinkos! I feel like they have quite a bit of grip on road. They ride a bit rough, but thats just 50/50 tires. Loads of grip off road. For the price you really can't go wrong!

KLR650- The MOST practical bike in the world haha.
Title: Re: NX650 Urban Dual Sport
Post by: hermithunter on Apr 08, 2017, 14:38:59
Very nice build. I see something similar in my future.