Since December 20, 2003:
So... this bike was into hibernation, inside its own box, until recently. I somehow decided to make it a runner once again, but upon opening the box, there was a sad surprise waiting for me... Somehow, my son a few years back had managed to "steal" a few items out of the box, while the bike was dismantled: The rider's head, one leg (!), his back, the complete fairing and the CHAIN!
I told about this to some friends at a yahoo forum, and in the next few days the RCMCC from California sent me a small box containg a few things: A full unpainted fairing, a new chain, as well as two of their own molded silicon tire inserts to try.
Meanwhile, I was tricking my already tricked out new Suzuki HOR bike even more, so the NSR was somewhat neglected.
Alas, I had to get hold of the very same color that I had originally painted my NSR, when it was still alive and kicking!
In the meantime my garage was getting bigger and bigger: My friend Louis found his NSR HOR also in a box and asked me nicely to rebuild what was left of it!!!!! It was missing two things: The bike stand and the lower fairing...
In the back is Louis' NSR, with number 3. At the front is my own rebuilt NSR with number 5.
So, I managed to rebuild the NSR, paint it and decorate it with new decals found at www.rcmart.com for around $10. You may actually wonder where is the rider? Well, I still have to fabricate a few metal and one plastic part for him to safely ride this famed bike. By the way, and since Louis has decorated a Doohan bike, I made my rider a Gardner. Just for some competition; same thing as I did with my Suzuki, even though I am a big fan of Kevin Schwantz.
So the bike is complete, minus electrics, and with only ball bearings around and nothing else on it.
Finally, here are a couple more pics of the refurbished NSR:
I expect to build the rest of the bike one of these days... Stay tuned!
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