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I've done it again..bought another bike and "er Indoors" does not know yet but is going to be upset when she finds out.

I ride a VFR800 daily and a while back bought a Chinese Pocket Bike. I never got to ride it as age meant I could no longer fold in the right place..so I sold it.:eek:

When a 1990 NSR50 came up I took the plunge and bought it from pictures. I know it need work but as I am due to retire in a couple of years I wanted something I could tinker with in my "old age".

Now I can't wait to get my hands on it and start..first job will be to locate some decent fairings as the seller has glassed the inside of the originals to repair damage. So far I have found Airtech but I'd be happy to be pointed at other suppliers.

Living at this end of the world everything costs a bundle in freight but..Hey, you can't take it with you they say.

Anyway I think I am going to be a frequent visitor to this site...it looks good!
 

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Welcome to the site.. How does it run?? Did you get it out to a track yet?? Pictures are always awesome.. ;)

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Welcome to the Planet...........NSR's are pretty good platform bikes to build from...the engines are a bit underpowered even with 70cc bbk's on them.......A vertical engine swap for engines 80cc -125cc aircooled or watercooled is the best thing for them........

Good luck with the build-up even though you maybe looking for another bike for a retirement project....LOL
 

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Welcome to the site.. How does it run?? Did you get it out to a track yet?? Pictures are always awesome.. ;)

N!pples

Thanks..I have not picked it up yet and it will be another 2 weeks before I get my hands on it. Have seen some photos but rest assured I'll post some of my own once I have it in my possession.

It may be a while before I get it to a track as there are no tracks within an hour at least of where it will be housed.

In New Zealand it is legal to use on the road and there are some nice twisties close by for when I want to take a run..assuming I am capable of riding once the "Minister of Finance" finds out I have another bike!:rolleyes:
 

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Welcome to the Planet...........NSR's are pretty good platform bikes to build from...the engines are a bit underpowered even with 70cc bbk's on them.......A vertical engine swap for engines 80cc -125cc aircooled or watercooled is the best thing for them........

Good luck with the build-up even though you maybe looking for another bike for a retirement project....LOL
I figured 50cc would not be enough for me for long and I am doing my homework on likely changes in that department. I figure I could go for an ex M/cross engine in the same capacity or hunt out something in the 80/125cc range that will fit.

I don't want to go for anything radical that involves changes that can't be undone - no frame cutting etc, as that will give me a whole host of issues with the authorities. Something that outwardly appears to be original while giving just a wee bit more urge will do for starters.

Must do some more googling for options as I am new to these bikes and 2 strokes.
 

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Well I now have the bike in my possession and here are the first pix.Frame number appears to be AC101301621

It has been running until recently but I did not manage to get it running while I was on holiday - it has been left at our beach house as something to do in my spare time. It also means that I get to keep working on the main house and keep my Brownie Points intact.:(

First job is to source an ignition switch. The previous owner snapped the key off in the lock and resorted to using a screwdriver jammed in the slot to turn the barrel...result one jammed key and part of the lock mechanism broken - you can see it in one of the pix.:mad: Does anyone know what other Hondas might have shared the same switch?

Bodywork is a bit naff so I'll need to sort out some decent replacement panels - probably they will be aftermarket. Supplier details welcome.

Battery (6v) has long died but I gather one from an Emergency light will do the trick.

Oh and a Parts, workshop and Service manual would not go amiss - the only parts manual I have is for a 1998/99 and its in Japanese.
 

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mate, i'm over the ditch and yea they rare this side of planet. Jealous as. Maybe a honda lead ignition barrel etc ?

We got a race glass bloke here who does these also but i'd just get nsf100 fairings from US .

I'd drop a cr80 in it in a heartbeat. Ebay usa or ekartingnews classifieds will get you a good complete set up from a shifter kart for under $500.

Google motorcycle with www.cmsl.com & that is a site that has heaps of exploded diagram/ microfiche manuals on line.
 

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Thanks guys for the links and encouragement.

CAM2 re the parts manual - I already have that one but unfortunately its not a lot of help with my current problem as it for the '98 and mine is a 1990. It appears that later did not have a key and lock ignition - the manual seems to show a light in the place where the normal lock would go. Similarly the ebay ignition setups are for the 2004 but thanks for the heads up anyway. Its probably because they were not street legal AFAIK in the USA and so were only used for racing where the locking steering would be removed.

Axel- I'll have a look at NSF 100 fairings. So far I have seen the Airtech and Webkit do a whole range of options - some cost more than I paid for the bike!! ****...now I want an NSF100 as well. I am pretty sure that the Ignition Barrel would be a standard Honda part from the same era so I'll have a hunt around the breakers to see what is out there. If I find anything I'll post it up here.

Just as well I left the bike at the beach house as I'd never get any work done around home. These little bikes are addictive
 

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yea honda nh80 (lead) or nt50 (nifty) from around that era i'd say should go. That cmsl.com site is good cause it has part numder and list, price etc & you can compare models and see what can be used , even the honda odessey buggy has some cool lil fuel system parts like pump and fuel check valves (great cheap option for pump around problems in karts ) you may find on honda scooters , trikes etc .

i found some ok nsf fairings on ebay usa , can't recall name , made both race and street headlight versions, slightly higher priced than the china plastics on the mids, but these are a glassfibre and
Repairable, better paint surface etc.

But they so cool looking. Google image some, nice repsols around . I am in proccess of doing some in redbull rookie cup colour sceme.

Don't know much about bike, looks to me like an xr100 with a new semi injected more modern carb set up????? I'd still go the cr80 power tho .
 
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