Hot and Sandy

Travel writing, pictures and stuff for people I know. Quite a lot of cycling talk, and some semi-controlled ranting. Hiking, outdoor and two-wheeled stuff, perhaps a little computing when it's worth talking about. Meandering thoughts.

Monday, July 6

New Dommie Parts!

New wheel arrivedd today.  Really old design Honda logos on the box and a mint, brand new 1989 NX650 front wheel inside!  It seems really strange to have located NOS for a bike like this.  Very happy though.  Have a new pair of Karoo 6 Day tyres to fit, complete with HD tubes and rimlocks.  Only drag on my rebuilt trail wheels is that rear rim is silver, front is gold.  I may try and locate a NOS rear wheel to complete the look.  New Arrow race exhaust and chain & sprocket kit complete the minor overhaul.  I have some crash bars and a high mudguard from an XR600 to fit as well (and an Acerbis large plastic tank).  If anyone knows anything about the fabled XL600R shock conversion (to give more travel at the rear) please drop me a line.  Plans continue for an IMO, a FatBar conversion and some pannier racks.  In the meantime I'm tempted by the classic class of big-bike enduros...  :-)


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