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general question spare parts

Post by Paul » Thu May 09, 2019 2:54 pm

Hi guys,

I'm Paul from the Netherlands and I want to know if (generally spoken) the spare parts for the NS400R are stil avalible.
I'm not entirely sure buying one. If so, I want to make a compleet restoration, but I do not know which risks I wil be confronted with.

Thanks in advance for the reply,

Paul

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Post by Channel Hopper » Sat May 11, 2019 7:18 pm

Hi Paul and welcome to the forum

The answer to your question is yes, and no.

The NS has a unique frame for a Honda, and the engine, whilst similar in design/technology to the NS250 and MVX250, does not have much to share with either. Top end replacement is relatively easy, but bottom end is the realm of specialists. Gearbox is more 'check for mods and wear'.

Exhausts are unique as are the wheels, these do come up relatively often, though it is worth having a good look over before parting with cash.

Bodywork is a sod if you want originality, though if you are good with glue and a paintsprayer then it will only be your vanity that stops you from riding something home built. The petrol tank and fuel tap are getting very rare.

Consumables such as brakes, footrests, and other external things that might fall off or get damaged when throwingdown the road (particularly wing mirrors and clocks), just don't throw it down the road.

Electrics. Make sure it sparks on all cylinders when you buy it and look out for corrosion on the earthing points whenever you can.

Suspension - front is rebuildable, rear is relatively easy to bring up to modern standard.

Remember, its a relatively highly strung machine that is over 35 years old and getting rarer by the year

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Post by Alastair » Sun May 12, 2019 9:21 pm

I think parts availability has gotten better not worse in recent times.

www.classicracereplicas.com has most stuff. I've done rubber items ixluding manifolds and mirrors. Then DMR Japan has done a lot of stuff too.

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Post by Channel Hopper » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:01 pm

Slightly off topic, but is one of the Ians on this forum linked to the company and eBay store Legend Biking ?

Currently they appear to be breaking a NS400R, their prices are eye watering, though not as much as the seller flogging stuff out of Hanover.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-NS-400 ... Sww7NcpGzi

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-NS-400 ... SwQQBbHieq

I might sell off some of my duplicate pieces in a few days.

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Re: general question spare parts

Post by Ian » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:12 pm

Well it isn't this Ian.

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Post by Channel Hopper » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:31 pm

I've just had a glance at the other stuff these two are flogging. I suspect the auction price is artificially high to offset the eBay / Paypal charges that creep up to almost 30% of the final bid plus delivery costs.

The seller is certainly stung on the site.

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