1988 Healing Industries HMX 405
A nice little cheapie..
I built this up out of bits lying around for my 8yr daughter so she can also feel apart of my 80's NZ BMX obsession! It was all in very good condition to start with, I haven't needed to re-chrome anything! The wheel set, seat & crank are in nice shape & it even has its original VP-303 pedals. I got it stripped & powder coated yellow gold & was lucky enough to come across an original Healing decal set for the bike also. The bars are off a Supermax & I liked the chrome so I bolted them up & fitted some mushroom grips off another late 80's Healing & the pad is a random, made for an HMX500. The seat is a Viscount Dominator (probably a copy) & it has its original coaster brake. The gold front brakes are an unknown brand but a nice addition. These bikes were manufactured in Taiwan from around 87-88 on, after Healing closed its NZ plant.
After a bit more research & talking to a guy I met recently who had one of these as a kid, I think the year of manufacture is more likely to be 1985-1986...