Posts by tag: NSR250

Honda April 15, 2013 posted by

Where Were You In 1987? 1987 Honda NSR250 MC16

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I know where I was; sitting in high school dreaming of a way to get a hold of a two stroke street bike.  Well, I was dreaming about some other things as well but that is for another web page.  The MC16 was Honda’s first real try at a ‘race replica’ 250 and they scored a hit with it.  It may look a bit dated compared to later NSR’s but there is plenty here to work with.

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Most importantly it is titled so check that off your list.  How does it look for being produced back in 87?  I think it looks pretty darn good.  Yes, there are some scrapes/dings and some corrosion but overall it looks in good shape.  From the sellers description it sounds like the carbs need a good going through but that isn’t unusual.

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Other than the chambers, I’m not noticing a lot of changes to the bike.  Stock photos show the bike with a blue passenger seat.

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Lets hear from the NSR experts on what little bits and pieces might be missing.  I’m noticing a bar end and mirror.

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Here is what the seller had to say:

up for auction here is a very rare honda

nsr250r 2 stroke grand prix bike

is a #312 bike on frame sticker

i got the bike ,cleaned carbs,changed plugs and oil

it starts right up runs great with choke on

carbs will need to be synced up

at top end bike flys with choke off

shifts through all gear and has plenty of pull!

so im thinking air/mix screws are off

is all original paint on bike

has a couple little cracks and scratches

bike is missing tool kit,will also need 2 of the 1/4 turn fairing fastners on lowwer right fairing

please look at all pictures posted of bike

has a clean and clear michigan title in my name

speedo is in kilometers,shows 10,000 km

comes with original binder manual and new brake pads for front and rear,still in package from previous owner

bike is missing right side mirror as well

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It might be a nice candidate for a full restoration project: for the right price.

Check out the auction here.

Ian

Honda March 21, 2013 posted by

Wrench And Patience Not Included: Project 1993 Honda NSR 250 SE

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Who is good with puzzles?  I love a good project bike and this certainly looks like one.  If you think you will be pulling up to your local hangout wreaking of Motul by the end of the week, arrow out of this page.  If you don’t mind a twist here, a missing part there but the satisfaction of completing a project yourself; well then scroll on down.

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Maybe most importantly, the frame has a title.  That should provide some motivation to get it back together.

 

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If you are serious about this bike I’d make a new friend that knows his NSR’s and see if he can gauge what is missing (if anything).  I didn’t notice any chambers but the seller says it was a runner before being dismantled. 

 

Here is the story:

TWO STROKE  STREET LEGAL  TITLED  MC21 BIKE …..DISMANTLED FOR CLEANING FOR RESTORATION AND NOT PUT BACK TOGETHER AS I FOUND A COMPLETED BIKE ,,THIS IS A CHANCE YOU GET YOUR HANDS ON THE INCREASINGLY RARE HONDA NSR 250..OF WHICH THIS IS THE SPECIAL EDITION DRY CLUTCH MODEL…..SOLD AS IS ..FRAME STRAIGHT WITH SE REAR WHEEL, PMG111 COMPUTER ,STEEL BRAIDED BREAKLINES ,,BEET REARSETS.AND .WHATEVER PARTS ARE FOR THE BIKE I HAVE IVE TRIED TO PICTURE IF THERES ANYTHING ELSE I FIND ILL THROW THEM IN TOO ..BIKE WAS A RUNNER BEFORE IT WAS DISMANTLED .

 

nsr bodywork

I can’t tell if that is OEM bodywork or aftermarket but factor in the cost of paint if you don’t like black.  I’d factor in the cost of a total engine rebuild as well, since it is totally apart.  Consider it peace of mind.

 

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This one is all about price and patience.  Can you get it for the right price and do you have the patience to put it back together?

 

Click here for the auction.

 

 

Ian

Ducati January 31, 2013 posted by

End of January Mailbag [NSR250 MC21, 996 SPS, H2 750, ZX-7]

Here are our picks for the week. While not every suggestion will make it, we thank you for another great week of submissions. Thanks for your emails!

dc

James has his restored 1992 Honda NSR250 MC21 on Santa Barbara Craigslist for $9500. Great looking ride, good luck with the sale!

1992 Honda NSR250 MC21 For Sale


Next up is this 1999 Ducati 996 SPS in Scottsdale. Current bid on eBay is $10800 reserve not met.

1999 Ducati 996SPS For Sale


Gregg spotted this stunning 1973 Kawasaki H2 750 Radical Cafe Racer. Available on San Diego Craigslist for $13500.

1973 Kawasaki H2 750 For Sale


Jeremy sent us over a dozen picks but we rather like the ZX-7’s this week and this 94 looks like another great example. This one is located in San Francisco with just 12k miles and only a $3k ask, this looks like a great buy considering the seller states it’s never been dropped!

1994 Kawasaki ZX-7 For Sale

dc

Honda January 28, 2013 posted by

Spotted! 1993 Honda NSR250SE MC21 in New Mexico!

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Two stroke smoke is in the air! 2013 has certainly started with a bang given the number of great smokers we have seen in the past few weeks. Here is another one to consider; while not stock, it does look very clean and sports a New Mexico title. Consider the following photos:

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From the seller:
This bike started off as a very used stock NSR250SE MC21. It is now the beautiful bike in the photos. Kept in temperature controlled garage. Only about 8 miles on it after rebuild and paint.

Body, rearsets, expansion chambers are TYGA. Front end and triple clamp is 1993 Honda RS250. Powder coated front Marchesini magnesium rim. Full Brembo. Iron rotors. All new bearings. Reduced steering lock from stock due to reduced triple clamp offset.
Trailtech digital display. New Honda RS250 coils and leads. Wire splice mod done.
Brembo radial front master cylinder. New CRG clutch perch. POR-15 coated tank.
Excellent condition Honda RS250 radiator with electric water pump, silicone hoses, Guhl thermostat.

Stock, completely rebuilt carbs with HRC jet kit, UNI foam filters.
Engine, transmission, and clutch completely rebuilt with new parts and RS250 lower cylinder head conversion. Stock and RS250 plugs and caps. Crank has new bearings, thrust washers, shot peened and balanced pistons and rods. New rod bearings.
All brake calipers rebuilt with new seals. Stock powder coated, widened rear wheel with new bearings. AFAM sprocket. Regina chain. Both new.

Enough parts to build a second engine, including transmission, clutch assembly, completely rebuilt, zero miles crank with shot peened rods. Various new gaskets, bearings, and seals. Spare PGMIII. This bike uses premix. No oil injection system.
Registered and titled in New Mexico.

Check your state laws regarding registration and titling of this vehicle before purchase.

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If oil can be referred to as “black gold” then surely the market should start to refer to these two strokes as “smokey gold.” Prices are definitely on the move, with stakes on the rise for top-level examples of the breed. This bike – while not stock – seems to qualify as per the pictures. The starting bid is set at $9,000 with no takers at the time of writing, so if you want to make ring-a-ding noises in the new year you’d better come with a full wallet. Check out the pictures and details and let us know what you think!

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MI

Honda January 26, 2013 posted by

Weekend Mailbag [0 Mile RE5, NSR250 MC28, TZR250 SP]

Hey guys,

Thanks for your submissions this week. See below for what is still active and have a great weekend!

dc

Lets get started with this BRAND NEW, 0 Mile, Suzuki RE5 on eBay in Chicago!

1976 Suzuki RE5 For Sale


Next Gregg spots this 1994 Honda NSR 250SE MC28 with aftermarket Smokin Joes scheme. It’s Cali plated, 5300 miles, and on California Craigslist for $6000.

1994 Honda NSR250 MC28 For Sale


Darryl spotted this 1995 Yamaha TZR-SP 250 2 stroke, also in Cali and plated. On Craigslist for $11,500.

Yamaha TZR250 SP For Sale

Honda January 11, 2013 posted by

1996 Honda NSR250 SE MC28 For Sale in California

1996 Honda NSR250 SE MC28 For Sale

Yes I know… With yet another two stroker to post on RSBFS some fans may think it’s 4:20 in Washington state with all the smoke wafting in here. But actually we’ve just been blessed with a much better than usual winter selection of choice rare bikes to pick from! Today we’ve got this very well written and photographed MC28 SE that has just 6500 miles:

1996 Honda NSR250 For Sale on eBay

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quote from the seller:

1996HondaMC28CD001

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There is a walk around video but sadly no start up or ride footage. Nonetheless, it’s pretty clear from the photos that this a very well looked after ride and the description has just the right keywords dropped in (Motul 710) to help encourage potential 2 stroke buyers this is worth investigating further.

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Bidding is over $5600 in just half a day after being listing, so bid high and bid often if you intend to own it! Good luck to buyer and seller,

dc

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Honda December 20, 2012 posted by

Please Buy Me This For X-Mas- ’96 Honda NSR 250 SE (MC 28)

Location: Marina del Ray, CA    Mileage: 22,500    Price: $9,200 BIN

96 NSR250

The holidays are a time for giving and for those of you out there who want to make this RSBFS staffer happy, here’s your shot. We have up for consideration a Honda NSR250 SE in Repsol livery. While not the SP edition, it’s one very good looking and super cool bike that would look outstanding under my tree. For all of you out there familiar with these machines, you know what a special ride the two stroke 250 is. This is the last generation of the NSR250, a legendary line of 250 two strokes.

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Here’s the seller’s description-

1996 Honda NSR250 MC28 SE Repsol This is a very rare 2 Stoke 250CC imported from Japan. Even rarer is that this bike is CA registered and the tags are good through March 2013. 

Performance: I recently had the bike dyno’d and it put down a healthy 54hp to the wheels. I just had the carbs completely cleaned. The bike currently runs Tyga billet aluminum rear sets, Tyga High Flow Reeds, Tyga GP exhaust, Tyga Race Airbox, #155 main jets, and 2 degree Woodruff keys. I have the stock exhaust, reeds, airbox, jets and woodruff keys. This SE Model features a fully adjustable front and rear suspension as well as a dry clutch. The bike still utilizes the factory oil pump and is not a pre-mix bike. 

Mileage: approx 22,500 

Disclosures: There is a dent in the upper right portion of the tank which was there when I bought the bike. The lower fairings have some scratches on them but are not visible unless you look under the bike. 

This is a nice example of an MC28 and runs really well. 

Serious buyers only please. 

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This bike looks like a good condition with modifications outlined by the seller, including a variety of Tyga parts along with the original pieces. The seller has had the bike dyno’d and the carbs cleaned. All in all it sounds like it’s in good running order.

The seller is asking $9,200 BIN. So if you feel so inclined, please pick this beauty up for me. It will be the best Christmas ever! Or if you actually want it for under your tree, I will be very disappointed, but understand.

Either way, to make your or my Christmas dreams come true, place your bid!

-RN

Honda November 24, 2012 posted by

Eye Candy: 1991 Honda NSR250 MC21 Kato Replica

Update 11.23.12: We love this look of this bike but it’s failed to sell a few times. Having been relisted several times, the seller has now included a buy-it-now of $12500 in the latest listing on eBay. The highest bid we’ve seen is $7600 in previous listings. Links updated. -dc

Update 11.9.2012: Back on eBay. Closed last time at $6500 without meeting reserve. Already up to $5100 with 4 days to go. Links updated. -dc

Love it! I’m a sucker for replica’s and this Daijiro Kato replica doesn’t dissapoint. I believe this would be a replica of the NSR250 Kato piloted in the 200o Grand Prix season, finishing third overall. Sadly, Kato was killed at the Suzuka GP in 2003 riding in MotoGP.

By the way, these pictures don’t do the bike justice, you have to click on the video below to appreciate this machine. I think the word “wow” might come to mind a few times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82oH4ArV0Os

Sounds lovely, nice smooth idle.

It is looking good from every direction.

Now that the pictures and video have sucked you in, here are the details:

1991 KATO GP REPLICA HONDA NSR 250 2-Stroke STREET LEGAL LIGHTS TURN SIGNELS ECT FLORIDA TITLE SUPER LIGHT 132 KG WITH ONLY 5820 KILLOMETERS . ABOUT 2300 MILES AWESOME ELF AXO RSW GP REPLICA BODYWORK COMES WITH TYGA STAINELESS EXPANSION CHAMBERS WITH KEVLAR STINGERS JETTED TO SUIT TYGA REARSETS RUNS LIKS A SCALDED CAT THE BIKE HAS A LOT OF $$$ TITAINIUM BOLTS CUSTOM BAR END MIRROR BLUE WINDSHIELD NEW EBC GREEN HH BRAKE PADS FOR SUPERIOR STOPPING REAR HUGGER FULLY DIALED IN AND RUNS PERFECT STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD THE SELLING THIS FOR A FRIEND

Low mileage and a title to go with the good looks. Moto2 is entertaining to watch but I still miss these bikes and their factory GP cousins.

Not a thing out of place. They even went with a GP type brake reservoir set up.

I really don’t have anything meaningful to add. You either love the race replica look or you don’t. If you do, this is one fine example. It looks like the seller is seeking top dollar from the info he posted on the WWW. The only problem with the reps, no matter how stunning, is finding a buyer who was in as much love with that GP machine as you were. Maybe more importantly, is his love matched by his willingness to open his check book?

The auction is up and running and I’m betting quite a ways to go before hitting the reserve. Here it is.

Ian