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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Mr. B., Dec 16, 2009.
I think we need a bump. BUMP!
I've got a 1958 NSU Supermax. I rode on the back of this bike as a kid of 13. Forrest, the owner, gave it to me just for asking him about it. I'm 69 years old now with a king size project on my hands. It's painted in what they call Christiana Blue with white pinstripes. I've spent about $1600 so far with Motorrad Stemler in Germany on parts. They have everything I needed in stock. I don't think the parts are expensive even with shipping from Germany, just don't use UPS for shipping "cause they hose you real good. Regular German post is good and our post office delivers to my door.
I'm not going to "restore" the bike. It took years to acquire the patina and a bike can only be original once. It's going to be a runner and I hope to do some Motogiro (sp?) events with it. I'll post pics when the program gets rolling.
Good luck with yours.
Thanks for the bump. I havent looked at this thread in years. Its nice to know that others are still interested in these bikes. I would still like to get this bike on the road. If I do, I plan on just working on the mechanics and leaving the patina alone.
I read once that NSU had three new 1953 250 Max' that were completly chrome plated in the 1953 New York Motorcycle show. Does anybody have an idea if thats true and or any photos of them.
We have a SuperMax Scrambler that is in dire need of a thorough and professional restoration... Anybody have any suggestions?
Personally I don't have a clue. After cosmeticaly totally screwing up a nice original '53 Standard Max 35 years ago, I'm going to do a better job this time. The gods command that I make amends for me stupid ways.
Thought I'd resurrect an old thread. I just bought this lovely 1954 NSU Lux standard. Having trouble looking for resources for both parts and service info. I'm having a HELL of a time getting it started and or maintaining an Idle. I had a bunch of rust in the tank, petcock, and carb, I'm in the process of clearing that out. Just I'm not at all comfortable with a 6v system. Are there any experts on the forum that are receptive for advise?
Nice machine- I am sure it will be rewarding when you're finished.
Cleaning the fuel system will be your first priority. Old BMW petcocks are similar, I think.
The Zundapp Fool website has the electrical parts that you might need, many German bikes used the same 6 volt systems that functioned perfectly well for decades.
I wouldn't mind finding a 250 NSU motor- I have a 250 Ducati roller that needs an interesting motor.