Any NSU owners out there?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Mr. B., Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Mr. B.

    Mr. B. Climate Controlled

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    Hi, I am new here and thought I'd check in. I just aquired a 195? NSU Superfox. Does anyone have any info on parts resources etc. Thanks.
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  2. bereahorn

    bereahorn Long timer

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    I had one in HS. OHV,OHC 125cc. Don't know where to find parts.
    Good luck with the search.
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  3. goatroper

    goatroper Been here awhile

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    British bike magazines like "Classic Bike" and "The Classic Motorcycle" have had several articles about them. A neat bike for sure. I think the cam drive was by eccentric connecting rods. Maybe it had lots of roller bearings, too.

    By reputation, very refined but also sporty. I'd love one, myself

    here's some basic specs- http://www.cybermotorcycle.com/euro/brands/nsu_superfox.htm
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  4. MaraBiker

    MaraBiker Vozi Miško!

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    I have NSU Pretis (http://www.nsumotor.onlinehome.de/pretis.htm). Bought it a two years ago and learned to ride on it. It's partly restored and after carb cleaning it's going to the market (need money for bmw r60/7).

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    The bike is highly reliable. The parts are tricky to find, especially used. New parts cost money. So sometimes you will need to use your ingenuity, like I did :D .Instead of the old exhaust I put a pipe from vacume cleaner . And replaced the old clutch cable with new bicycle brake cable (must be the same length). :huh
    I have user manual for NSU Maxi. Comparing pictures of Maxi and Superfox their build seems to be the same (frame, wheels, fork and everything else except for the Engine displacement and maybe the carb).
    PM me with your mail for the manual.
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  5. euromotorcycles

    euromotorcycles Been here awhile

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  6. Mr. B.

    Mr. B. Climate Controlled

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    Thanks for the info, it helps alot. Hope to post some pics soon.
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  7. TomTom63

    TomTom63 Motorradfahrer

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    Where are you located? US?

    There is dealer in Atlanta, GA who might be able to help out http://www.bluemooncycle.com/ This dealer carries all kinds of vintage bikes and parts.


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  8. Mr. B.

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  10. Vntg-Gearhead

    Vntg-Gearhead b00b

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    I purchase a factory repair manual for my NSU several years ago from
    NSU-Motzke. They are email friendly with an english speaking/writing staff.

    Web site is www.nsu-motzke.de

    Money sent to them has to be converted to DM at your bank. Your banker can tell you how to do it. My new repair manual (in 1995) cost less than $50 including postage and $ to DM fees. Not bad I thought considering the rarety and how far it shipped.

    Most parts are availible for NSU's. Gotta look in Germany and pay the costs involved to get them here.

    Never seen any tech info and very little other info that wasn't in German. Be prepaired to get a translation program for you PC.

    I purchased a few parts from Blue Moon 10 years ago. I can talk about that experience in person. I think he uses NSU-Motzke.

    I'll look into some of the other web sites mentioned by previous posters.

    I have a 1952 NSU standard Lux. Almost no information out there on this bike. Not even at Barbers library or the internet. Only a few registered on the NSU registry in the U.S.

    Gotta build that bike someday.
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  11. Vntg-Gearhead

    Vntg-Gearhead b00b

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  12. BrianK

    BrianK F'in' half ass lookie boy

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    By "NSU," do you mean non-specific urethritis?



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  13. nsu max

    nsu max Been here awhile

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    My dad bought me a 1953 250 Max in 1976. Other than still wearing a botched paint job that I did when I was 18, Max has run fine all these years. Thanks dad.
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  14. wronkatoys

    wronkatoys n00b

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    Hello;

    I have two Lux frames ,fenders and motor cases,cylinder,two heads and some other parts for a Lux's. Let me know if you are interested in any of the Lux parts. Can send detailed pictures.

    I also have three NSU Superfox's and two Super Max's.

    Best Regards
    Wally Wronka
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    I have a 1952 NSU standard Lux. Almost no information out there on this bike. Not even at Barbers library or the internet. Only a few registered on the NSU registry in the U.S.

    Gotta build that bike someday.[/QUOTE]
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  15. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    There is a guy up here in Seattle who has about seven NSU's IIRC, and has lines on experts... His name is Tim Fowler and he is heavily involved in the Honda CB160 vintage racing scene (here and Portland). If you can track him down, I am sure he can help.
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  16. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar fine beer sampler

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    I know Tim! Don't talk to that guy, he is crazy!:lol3

    Just kidding! He loves all thing old, and has lots of neat old bikes, or he did, I have not talked to him in years. Good guy to be sure, but crazy:rofl
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  17. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    He actually sent his NSU's bottom ends (at least one) to some guy in the mid west who had some odd-ball factory tools for a re-build.

    Tim's a great guy for sure!
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  18. Mr. B.

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    I received some original paperwork and manuals from the PO. Seems like most parts are available for the Fox, but are $$$$ out of Europe. Still trying to decide where to go with this bike. Thanks for all the good info!!
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  19. isdt BMW

    isdt BMW willserv@aol.com

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    I have two, a 1909 544cc Deluxe 2 speed belt drive, and a 1936 501-OSL Supersport, high pipe, 4 speed, foot shift
    Restoring the 09 from a rusty pile of parts, it is coming along nicely. Both are great quality, well built machines.
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  20. knuckle

    knuckle Adventurer

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    NSU that was my first two wheel ride. It was a used Quickly. Throttle cable was broke on it when I got it part of the cable was still on the carb so I had to pull on the cable to work the throttle learned how to ride with one hand.:D
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