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Offline Jonathan

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new baby in the manger....
« on: September 07, 2019, 11:55:54 AM »
who couldn't resist a slim Japanese 32 year old with long legs and a nice pair up front?  :001:



had to be done...it's a unicorn

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Re: new baby in the manger....
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 05:55:51 PM »
Looks good!!  :062:
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Re: new baby in the manger....
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 06:02:31 PM »
Looks fun!

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Re: new baby in the manger....
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2019, 11:02:27 PM »
was pretty ahead of it's time when it came out...

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Re: new baby in the manger....
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2019, 12:59:37 PM »
Looks a bit like an NX250...
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Re: new baby in the manger....
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2019, 05:58:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ceddy17 [+]
Looks a bit like an NX250...

It is essentially a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) NX250. Quite sought after nowdays. Great find.

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Re: new baby in the manger....
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2019, 04:07:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Oyabun [+]
It is essentially a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) NX250. Quite sought after nowdays. Great find.

I figured I'd be hard pressed to lose money on it, if it turns out not to be what I was looking for. They don't come up for sale very often, (especially in the UK) and even though it's a bit of a niche market, those that are still complete and unmolested hold their value. 6sp, 4 valve, liquid cooled, stressed-member engine...pretty radical for the time. On paper it puts out 29hp and weighs in at 118kgs dry, so quicker than a CRF250L and just shy of 40kgs lighter. I've yet to get the magnifying glass out but it's all complete and original as far as I can tell, and hasn't been wagged up or restored, so a sympathetic resto may be in order. looking forward to getting my mitts on it this winter :152:

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Re: new baby in the manger....
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 04:10:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ceddy17 [+]
Looks a bit like an NX250...

Yep...essentially the same bike but a little more refined (so they say!) Parts are pretty hard to come by, but it shares a few essentials with various small hondas built up until the late '90s, so I should be ok....with older bikes, half the fun is sourcing stuff :001:

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Re: new baby in the manger....
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2019, 03:56:29 AM »
Nice! Love these rare, old Honda's 😎

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Re: new baby in the manger....
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2019, 04:34:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Marv_ [+]
Nice! Love these rare, old Honda's

I love 'em until the cdi f*cks up and the loom goes brittle.... :008:
Generally speaking, the late 70s to early 90s japanese-built Hondas seem to hold up better than later models built elsewhere
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