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|For December and
January I have decided to join up both the Bikes of the Month as one as
I went away for the holidays and did not have the time, sorry for that.
Stay tuned for the next Bike of the Month coming soon. Thank you!!
2006/ January 2007 Bike of the Month belongs to Paul Goat from the United
had owned a NSR 250 a few years ago and regretfully sold it. He had some
fun days with that bike and really loved how the bike was built and handled.
Unfortunately the bike was sold and Paul was busy with other things.
years later, Paul came across an all original 1991 NSR250R SP in the very
rare and limited edition Pentax colors. Honda only made 1,500 of these
special NSR bikes through out the entire world and Paul was lucky enough
to find one for sale. He had some great memories with his old NSR in the
past and just had to have this bike so he struck up a deal with the seller
and purchased the bike.
was very excited. The NSR was also showing some signs of its age, but
was complete and all original and would make a great project bike that
Paul was about to under take.
step was to completely pull the entire bike apart. Everything that was
removable on the bike was removed. Every little nut and bolt, every wire
and cable. The entire bike came apart and every little part was restored,
nickel plated or replaced with OEM parts for one of the most complete
restoration jobs ever performed on a NSR250 in the world. Click
here for a close up picture.
this restoration was going on, Paul took care of the entire engine rebuild
himself. The whole engine was rebuild with all new parts. HRC reeds, stuffers
and spacers were added. The carbs were rebuilt and adjusted. The stock
exhaust was retained and restored to like new condition. The upside down
front suspension comes from a Honda RVF400 and was also rebuilt too. A
custom made stem shaft was machined and it works very nice with the NSR
set up. Calipers and larger 296mm discs are borrowed from the RVF. Brakes
have been improved even more with Goodrich brake lines and sport pads
all around. The rear shock was rebuilt and tuned up at the same time.
The rear sets are the stock MC21 ones but were modified to allow an extra
5mm of clearance.
step was the bodywork and paint. Paul had always been a fan of the NSR
cause of its attractive lines and bodywork and wanted to keep the bike
as close to stock as possible and stay away from the more modern looking
body work kits available today for that classic NSR look. Paul took care
of all the paint and bodywork himself. He had custom made decals made
up and the MAGTEK wheels were powder coated in gold and new tires added.
tinted wind screen was fitted, all bearings and seals replaced along with
new Renthal chain and sprockets. Paul is more than pleased with his NSR
and still has some plans coming very soon for the bike which will include
after market race pipes and some other bolt on goodies. One thing is for
sure, Paul has probably one of the cleanest looking Pentax bikes around
in the UK if not the entire world.
month I try to feature a different NSR in this section. Above you can
check out the featured Bike of the Month and past Bikes of the Month.
Do you think your NSR belongs here ? Then send a few pictures and some
information and maybe we can feature it here. Mail
me here. Cheers !!