650 SS Dommi Racer build

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britbike220 said:
Greg, if you get a chance please post more pictures. I'd like to see the project in it's entirety or what you started with and what you have sort of thing.
By popular demand, here is a few shots of some tuff bins and other bits that will be a Dommi Racer one day. With the exception of the engine which is in the machine shop right now this is it in its entirety, three tuff bins hiding behind a frame.



This is my inspiration for the build. A Norvil 650SS



This is what I'm starting with its a numbers matching 66 650 SS Dominator # Engine 117340, Frame 117340, Transmission 11735. I'm Not sure of how it works with the transmission numbers differ from the rest of the bike, but its fine by me.







I got the bike from an add I found on INOA website, from a gentleman in Colorado who has been mailing it to me piece by piece. For the last three months I have been receiving parts and cleaning them up and putting them in the tuff bins.

Here is some of the work so far.





 
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This will be a good one to watch, thanks for the pics Greg. Hopefully this thread won't get filled with distractions from disgruntled people. :wink:
 
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britbike220 said:
This will be a good one to watch, thanks for the pics Greg. Hopefully this thread won't get filled with distractions from disgruntled people. :wink:
I'm sure someone will disapprove of some of my likes or methods, but hopefully they can be civil :D

It may not seem so, but it is all there in those tuff bins, and not much left to get, except the rims, tyres, petrol /oil tanks and seat. Oh yea, exhaust and a bunch of other bits now that I think of it. :(
 
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Damn everything you've touched sure does shine or look extra clean. The final product will be great I'm sure.
 
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Looking good Caferider,
I can't wait to see the finished bike, if the standard of the parts you've refurbished is anything to go by, the finished bike should be a stunner!
All the parts you need to finish it (including the high exhaust system) are available from RGM and Unity Equipe.

All the best

Webby
 
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Gday Caferider, yep your off to good start with some handy parts there. I must agree about that 650 SS being some inspiration, very nice except for that primary cover! To me it looks like its come off an old horse drawn grain harvester. Bob Newby makes a far better example. All the best with the build mate regards Foxy
 
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Webby03 said:
Looking good Caferider,
I can't wait to see the finished bike, if the standard of the parts you've refurbished is anything to go by, the finished bike should be a stunner!
All the parts you need to finish it (including the high exhaust system) are available from RGM and Unity Equipe.

All the best

Webby
Unfortunately they don't have many pics in the online catalog and I cant be sure if it is the right bits I would be ordering. I'm sure a phone call could be in order. I'm not sure on the high level exhaust on the Norvil I like the TT pipes from Viking but Paul hasnt made them for a 650 and it would take some time.

I love these pipes on this Dommi




Foxy said:
Gday Caferider, yep your off to good start with some handy parts there. I must agree about that 650 SS being some inspiration, very nice except for that primary cover! To me it looks like its come off an old horse drawn grain harvester. Bob Newby makes a far better example. All the best with the build mate regards Foxy
Yes it is a site!!! I'm sure its hiding a wide belt drive. I plan to go with a wide, stock looking black fiberglass cover to keep them guessing.
 

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That frame & engine are very close to my '66 650 SS featherbed frame on my TriTon project. Your work is excellent in finish; the bike is sure to be a stunner.
 

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"Kegler Domi" on the oil tank; is that the late Heinz Kegler?

Nice bike.

I'm hoping my financial situation changes significantly for the better, in which case my TriTon and the "Have it Your Way" Commando project will become additions to my personal AHRMA vintage racing fleet.
 
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Nice Bike Beng :D
I think it looks all the better not being too shiny, gives it a bit of old racer character (which of course it is!)

All the best

Webby
 
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Caferider said:
Webby03 said:
Looking good Caferider,
I can't wait to see the finished bike, if the standard of the parts you've refurbished is anything to go by, the finished bike should be a stunner!
All the parts you need to finish it (including the high exhaust system) are available from RGM and Unity Equipe.

All the best

Webby
Unfortunately they don't have many pics in the online catalog and I cant be sure if it is the right bits I would be ordering. I'm sure a phone call could be in order. I'm not sure on the high level exhaust on the Norvil I like the TT pipes from Viking but Paul hasnt made them for a 650 and it would take some time.

I love these pipes on this Dommi




Foxy said:
Gday Caferider, yep your off to good start with some handy parts there. I must agree about that 650 SS being some inspiration, very nice except for that primary cover! To me it looks like its come off an old horse drawn grain harvester. Bob Newby makes a far better example. All the best with the build mate regards Foxy
Yes it is a site!!! I'm sure its hiding a wide belt drive. I plan to go with a wide, stock looking black fiberglass cover to keep them guessing.
Hi Caferider,
Yes, the Unity Equipe catalogue could be better, but after a little research for my Triton (see my thread "Triton Exhaust, you opinions please")
the TT style pipes are available for your bike, I'll dig out the part number if you need it.
The second high level system is also available for your bike from Steve Maney http://www.stevemaney.com/products.html. If you go down this route have a chat with Kenny (aka Homeslice on this forum) at NYC Norton, he's got one fitted to his race bike.

Good Luck with your project

Webby
 
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beng said:
Here is a real Domiracer you can use for ideas...
When will you understand the difference between a race bike and a road bike, doen't the word café racer have one part of it which means it it meant to look like a racer but not be a real one :?:

Man are you dense :!:

Jean
 
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Webby03 said:
Hi Caferider,
Yes, the Unity Equipe catalogue could be better, but after a little research for my Triton (see my thread "Triton Exhaust, you opinions please")
the TT style pipes are available for your bike, I'll dig out the part number if you need it.
The second high level system is also available for your bike from Steve Maney http://www.stevemaney.com/products.html. If you go down this route have a chat with Kenny (aka Homeslice on this forum) at NYC Norton, he's got one fitted to his race bike.

Good Luck with your project

Webby
Webby, I love the Maney exhaust BUT ....579.00 GBP = 926.516 USD :shock: :shock:
The Viking TT is not even close to that, and for that matter I could go custom made here for less.
 
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Jeandr said:
beng said:
Here is a real Domiracer you can use for ideas...
When will you understand the difference between a race bike and a road bike, doen't the word café racer have one part of it which means it it meant to look like a racer but not be a real one :?:

Man are you dense :!:

Jean
Here Here........ Bravo!

It is said that the term was first coined in a transit Cafe, when a truck driver told a kid on a motorcycle You are not a real racer your just a Cafe Racer..... and it stuck.....


I kinda like it. Not a real racer but a Cafe Racer
 
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This may be to bright and shiny for some but it is a work of art to me I just love the look of the TLS brake plate, and for me the front drum is very key in making a good looking Cafe. I know that there are better performing drum brake setups out there but this will be better than stock and I plan on adding the stiffening kit.



Now its time to find Rims, I'm looking for a shouldered Alloy rims and thinking of going with the EXCEL WM4 x 18" Shouldered Rim for the rear, and the EXCEL WM3 x 19" Shouldered Rim for the front From Buchanans.
 

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You can't go wrong with Buchanan's.

Ask for Angel, and tell him Paul from Born Again Bikes recommended thier work (heck, who DOESN'T recommend thier work?).
 
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Caferider said:
Jeandr said:
Man are you dense :!: Jean
Here Here........ Bravo!
It is said that the term was first coined in a transit Cafe, when a truck driver told a kid on a motorcycle You are not a real racer your just a Cafe Racer..... and it stuck.....
I kinda like it. Not a real racer but a Cafe Racer
Funny, first you pray for civility, then you applaud when it Jeandr is not.....

You two act like speed and performance and function were never goals of the Rockers riding British bikes in the fifties and sixties, when in fact it was foremost in the minds of the best ones, and many were known to go onto real racing careers. Not to mention it was real street racing, which caused real death and broken bones, not sitting pretty on a polished tea-kettle.....

You have chosen your mode of being.

 
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Looking good Caferider!
I agree, you need a good looking front drum on a cafe racer.
As for your wheels, I know a WM3 will fit between the front forks, but whist the rear will fit, do you think you will have room for the chain without it rubbing on the tire? (I'm asking because I'm getting near to ordering rims for my Triton)

Thanks

Webby
 

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