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Old 01-18-2010, 06:20 AM   #41
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Some of the most fun I've ever had on a bike was racing a Honda NSR50 on kart tracks. Wish I still had that thing. Rode the piss out of it for 17 months, including a 2-hour endurance race at Streets of Willow. Got a class championship. Expenditures were limited to a minimal amount of fuel, one set of tires, one spark plug and a couple of oil changes. Saving a front-end tuck by picking it up on my knee was a semi-regular occurrence.
You know, this post is useless without pics. C'mon, Duke.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:45 AM   #42
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I too learned alot when the GM at one of the many dealers I'v worked at serviced out 20 CRF50's and had the tech's install scooter tires on every single one. Needless to say it took all of a year to grind away the kickstands and footpegs until they were nubs.

It's an awsome feeling to beable to find the limits of traction like Kevin said and when you travel past that traction, all you need is your foot to save the front from washing out.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:03 PM   #43
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You know, this post is useless without pics. C'mon, Duke.
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- Press intro: 2005 Honda Dream 50R & NSR50R - Honda Sportbike Motorcycle Review - Motorcycle USA

- Going racing, with dyno chart: NSR50R MCUSA Off to the Races - Honda Sportbike Project Bike - Motorcycle USA

- First Race: Project NSR First Race - Honda Sportbike Project Bike - Motorcycle USA

- Endurance race at Streets of Willow: NSR50 Update Kenny's First Time - Honda Sportbike Project Bike - Motorcycle USA
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:32 PM   #44
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What a nice looking bike; it reminds me of an early-70's Ducati. Can you go buy one from a Honda dealer?
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:37 PM   #45
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What a nice looking bike; it reminds me of an early-70's Ducati. Can you go buy one from a Honda dealer?
Unless a dealer has a leftover, no. I believe they imported them only in 2004 and maybe 2005. An NSR100 was brought in for '06, if memory serves, but it was nearly twice as expensive as a Ninja 250, so not many were sold.

However, the NSR50 was well built, durable and simple, so don't be afraid of buying a used one!

Or, were you referring to the Dream 50, which is a totally different story? Most of those were bought by collectors - I haven't seen a Dream 50R since the press intro, and certainly not on a racetrack.
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Now that's what I'm talkin' about!
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I'v always admired the NSF100 which could still be found although it's not a 2stroke. Kevin have you ever ridden the NSF?
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this thread went from a big twin cruiser comparison to minibike racing
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Wow KD, that looks like a blast. Dig your togs...
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:54 PM   #50
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I'v always admired the NSF100 which could still be found although it's not a 2stroke. Kevin have you ever ridden the NSF?
No, surprisingly, I have not. And that is part of the reason why Honda sold so few (other than the crazy MSRP!). Honda didn't have a press launch for the NSF (Non Sufficient Funds...?), nor did they have one in the press fleet. I'm sure it's quite a bit quicker thanks to its much greater torque production than the NSR, especially with a heavy-ish adult on board.

@ASR: Yep, a totally hijacked thread!

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