THREE - RS Bodywork and derestriction
Welcome to Project
NSR 2. This is part three in a series of segments showing you how Oyvind
Birkeland of Norway will restore his NSR back to better than original
three of PROJECT NSR 2 shows what Oyvind has been up to since the last
update. On the left are brand new Jolly Moto racing pipes ordered from
Red Racing Parts.
They fit fine with the normal rear sets and come with carbon fiber silencers.
back view of PROJECT NSR 2 shows the very cool looking RS250 seat cowl.
It cleans up the back of the NSR much more than the original parts. Of
course the seat needed to be cut, modified and refit several times. The
new pipes look cool, have a much better and raspier sound. In addition
they help to derestrict the NSR. New tires will be added later as well
as a rear brake light.
the seat cowl removed, you can clearly see how he cut away the rear area
of the seat frame. In addition you can easily see the special seat brackets
that were made in part two.
The seat cushion
was temporarily fitted. Oyvind will finish up the body work soon with
more final grinding, refinishing and sanding before applying the paint.
The final color is still undecided.
Oyvind was waiting for his front end to arrive, he ordered a HRC 030 card
to complete the derestriction of his MC28. It was easily ordered from
and completes the derestriction of the NSR.
process derestricts your NSR at the expense of a lost neutral light, oil
level indicator light, the side stand switch and the speedometer which
transforms into a large temperature gauge.
NSR 2 awaiting the front suspension. The RS250 cowl was properly fit with
new quick D-fasteners and a GP style stepped racing screen ( Double bubble
) was added.
close up view of the side brackets made by Oyvind for the lower RS250
cowl. The finish of the bodywork is still a little rough and will be smoothed
out later. The main thing is that the body work fits tightly and securely.
The front of
the bike shows the twin projector lights that Oyvind fit into the ram
air section of the RS250 upper cowl. Some minor cutting of the lower
cowl was also required to fit the Jolly Moto pipes as well as the side
tank was fitted with a super lightweight aluminum gas cap from Red
Racing Parts. Sorry no key, but Oyvind does not seem to mind. The
tank was test sprayed in metallic blue, but Oyvind has decided to go with
another color. Stay tuned for more !!
|Part four will
show PROJECT NSR 2 nearing completion with a complete front end, new paint,
brake improvements, carb setting and more performance parts as well as
a test report for the first time. Stay tuned !!
one : introduction to Project NSR 2
Part two : RS Bodywork
Part three : RS Bodywork and derestriction
Part four : Project NSR 2 completed