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by GKinTN
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 840
Views: 132077

Re: Does anyone else own a Honda NS 50?

I guess I have a current monopoly on the thread! Not to distract from my original question here is an interesting read. As I ponder how even 100 miles on my NS isn't the most comfortable here is a crazy Canadian that did over 1600 miles in under 33 hours on an NS50F, back when he was a youngster of ...
by GKinTN
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 840
Views: 132077

Re: Does anyone else own a Honda NS 50?

I'm thinking maybe that NS50F has MB5 forks and triple clamp (soda/bead blasted bare) mated to a Japan spec wheel and perhaps an aftermarket disc setup? I'll take some measurements and ask some MB5 guys in regards to the top clamp geometry. It would be easy to figure out if I still had my MB5, but i...
by GKinTN
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 840
Views: 132077

Re: Does anyone else own a Honda NS 50?

Ok, a quiz for the NS50F experts here! Even though I love my NS sometimes my back tells me a slightly less aggressive handlebar position would be more comfortable. I just ran across this short video showing a highly modded NS with a swapped out triple clamp setup that mounts a standard bar. I sent a...
by GKinTN
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 840
Views: 132077

Re: Does anyone else own a Honda NS 50?

Very cool!
by GKinTN
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 840
Views: 132077

Re: Does anyone else own a Honda NS 50?

I bought a NOS NS50F chain guard last year on Yahoo Japan auction. The trick is you pretty much have to go through an auction broker to get anyone to ship from Japan to the USA. So a middle man company buys in your behalf then ships it to the USA. My $35 chain guard worked out to be about $75 when i...
by GKinTN
Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 840
Views: 132077

Re: Does anyone else own a Honda NS 50?

A very nice (but optimistically priced) NS50F for sale on CL with all the "Hondaline" options. Has the headlight fairing, both body fairings, tach, and crash bar. I'll admit It seems almost impossible to find these options separately, except for the tach...maybe. Seller says they only made 200 of th...
by GKinTN
Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 840
Views: 132077

Re: Does anyone else own a Honda NS 50?

The IRC "Zap" NR53 tires went on quickly without any difficulty, 2.75" x 17 front and rear. I rolled each wheel/tire assembly on a loose axle (with the brake drum pulled) to find the heavy side and it took about 1/2oz to balance the front and 3/4oz for the rear. I first test things with various coin...
by GKinTN
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 840
Views: 132077

Re: Does anyone else own a Honda NS 50?

I decided to try a set of IRC NR53 tires on my NS50F. They should be here tomorrow and size wise I went with a pair of 2.75 x 17. I remember seeing some NR53s on an MB5 a couple years ago and thought they almost look like IRC's copy of the Bridgestone BT39 race tire. I really liked the 18" BT39s on ...
by GKinTN
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 840
Views: 132077

Re: Does anyone else own a Honda NS 50?

Nice to see some new members and activity here! I no longer have my MB5 or CB175, but I did keep my favorite.being the NS50F. Thinking of maybe doing True Grits again this year, and I hear Motormike is also already planning on it. My NS50F has now turned over 2,000 miles up from the 800 or so it ...
by GKinTN
Sun May 11, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 840
Views: 132077

Re: Does anyone else own a Honda NS 50?

Very cool. We will have to ride soon!
by GKinTN
Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 840
Views: 132077

Re: Does anyone else own a Honda NS 50?

Here is another. Stupid price, but stupid condition. Seems if I was looking for a perfect one I'd call the number. Clean!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-Other-199 ... otorcycles
by GKinTN
Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 840
Views: 132077

Re: Does anyone else own a Honda NS 50?

I do not know the seller, but here is a decent one on Ebay with only one day left to go...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-Other-199 ... otorcycles
by GKinTN
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 840
Views: 132077

Re: Does anyone else own a Honda NS 50?

Gear ratio wise I've settled on one tooth larger counter shaft sprocket on both my MB5 and NS50F, running Dream 50 race tires on the MB and stock size Gazelles on the NS. That said I tried 2 teeth higher on the NS50F but it really wouldn't pull it very well slowing the bike down overall except for m...
by GKinTN
Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 840
Views: 132077

Re: Does anyone else own a Honda NS 50?

A nice low mileage NS50F on ebay with title>

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda-Ot ... =mtr#v4-39
by GKinTN
Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 840
Views: 132077

Re: Does anyone else own a Honda NS 50?

Correct. It appears someone did click the buy it now but then must have backed out because then it was relisted. Now someone clicked on the starting bid of $1500, which made the $2k BIN go away. Time will tell on this one...