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by Channel Hopper
Sun May 31, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch & Gearbox
Topic: Hydraulic Clutch
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

Re: Hydraulic Clutch

Magura is the brand that makes conversion kits for 80s bikes including Honda two strokes. 10mm travel only though. https://www.magura.com/en/components/powersports/hydraulicclutchsystems/productdetailpage/?p=1853 Whilst it is claimed there is 20% less pull required, I'm not too sure the return is wo...
by Channel Hopper
Fri May 22, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Frame ID help
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Frame ID help

There isn't an issue with UK registered bikes having either primary code number

Pht9 has an eu registered 400.

Unless I've missed some detail.
by Channel Hopper
Tue May 19, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Frame ID help
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Frame ID help

From what I recall from purchases a few years back, almost all the early bikes had outboard indicators front and rear, regardless of the paint scheme For example https://ns400r.co.uk/ns400r/gallery/arjen.jpg Or https://ns400r.co.uk/ns400r/gallery/Channel_Hopper.jpg :D When Honda started with the fro...
by Channel Hopper
Sat May 16, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Frame ID help
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Frame ID help

Strange front end and indicator layout
by Channel Hopper
Wed May 06, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Frame ID help
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Frame ID help

Possible confirmation the home grown NS from 1985 was the one with series 100XXXX numbers, or perhaps 1985 production in general

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/1985-Honda-NS40 ... 2655474033
by Channel Hopper
Wed May 06, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Frame ID help
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Frame ID help

There are a few bikes on series 1 out there, but the date system is clouded by the time of registration around the world, presumably since sales would be slow. Dealers may also have been taking the bodywork off newer - and slower Rothmans - deliveries out of the crate to shift the older ones, based ...
by Channel Hopper
Tue May 05, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Frame ID help
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Frame ID help

If you look at the detail Alastair posted on the thread below http://www.ns400r.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3709&sid=526c21528c7ec95603aec41fb2b9c6ee you can see some frames do start with '1', and without learning Japanese it looks like they are series A It doesn't help with mine though :shock: http...
by Channel Hopper
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: So, is everyone doing OK ?
Replies: 15
Views: 870

Re: So, is everyone doing OK ?

The lockdown may be relaxed in the UK sooner rather than later (I suspect our govenment will follow France and extend into mid May), but the issues of getting back to leisure riding will be hampered by a number of factors, not just the dwindling of finances in reserve. The manufacturing and distribu...
by Channel Hopper
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: So, is everyone doing OK ?
Replies: 15
Views: 870

Re: So, is everyone doing OK ?

The next scandal will be insurance brokers not adjusting premiums in line with the raft of lower annual mileages.
by Channel Hopper
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: So, is everyone doing OK ?
Replies: 15
Views: 870

So, is everyone doing OK ?

My story - classed as a key worker through the UK system of having telecoms background plus field engineer experience. I can still carry out maintenance work for vulnerable people that have no acccess to the outside world , or work for essential companies through the infrastructure collapse of their...
by Channel Hopper
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Wheels, Brakes & Tyres
Topic: Tyre Sizes
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

Re: Tyre Sizes

The BT45 in 100/90 is the most common tyre I know of.

I would not consider fitting a 120 section on the front rim.
by Channel Hopper
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Wheels, Brakes & Tyres
Topic: original NS
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: original NS

If you look hard you can get Dunlop (Arrowmax) and Metzlers.

H rated, so good for 130 MPH
by Channel Hopper
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: NS250RK bodywork?
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Re: NS250RK bodywork?

If you search for the RS250(R) and derivatives you will find plenty of pictures out there. For example

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/15321/ ... egory=list

https://rmdmotors.com/bike/1984-honda-rs250-2/

Or search by rider and year

https://www.f1network.net/main/s180/st76825.htm
by Channel Hopper
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: ns400r official honda accessories
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Re: ns400r official honda accessories

Hello

A knuckle cowl is just that, an extension (or two) to the existing fairing that deflects the wind around the handlebars.

I have not seen one of those before on a NS400 and I doubt it adds anything to the aesthetics or performance.