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NC24 questions

Post by Faxe400 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:50 am

Hello all,

I'm planning to buy a NC24 (maybe NC30). To avoid getting into trouble I've got some questions to prevent me from that.

Can I use NC30 engine gaskets for NC24 (both engines start with NC13 - ....) ? I didn't find gaskets on ebay. Are there online stores for such parts?

I'm interested in the Rothmans colour scheme. Has anyone tried to convert a NC30 into old Rothmans scheme with the aftermarket sticker set? I know there are newer Rothmans fairings (90s style) available from China.

I just reworked brakes and suspension on my bike. Are there any work shop manuals available for these bikes?

Best Regards

Axel

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Re: NC24 questions

Post by Suzuki416 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:08 am

Save money - buy a NC30
easier & better in the long run ( & I have 2 x 24's)

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Re: NC24 questions

Post by Neosophist » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:43 am

I've owned both.

Get an NC30... prices have pushed them both up in recent years but the NC30 was light years ahead and has a lot more possibility from the offset.

Chassis / brakes / forks / suspension (espeically on the post 89 model nc30) in good working order are still quite useable today and you can even do some decent track times on one.

The NC24 while it had a great engine (firing order / cranks etc all different from NC30) has the typical mid 80s soft honda feel, 2 piston sliding calipers and generally feels a lot more looosey goosey in comparission.

Lot more aftermarket parts availabe for the NC30 and will cost you less and be worth more in the long run.

You can get a complete nc30 aftermarket cowel set from china for a couple hundred quid in rothmans scheme... wont be the standard of a factory kit but you can slap one on with a bit of fettling and not worry so much about damage...

oh and yes head gaskets can be made to fit, i think you might need to cut a hole or remove something but nothing rocket science.
xivlia wrote:i dont go fast on this bike so really do not need a rear brake.. /
vic-vtrvfr wrote:Ask xivlia for help, he's tackled just about every problem u could think of...

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Re: NC24 questions

Post by Faxe400 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:13 pm

I know a 30 year old motorcycle won't save me any money ... ;)

I like the older Rothmans style (like 85 NSR 500) -> http://world.honda.com/MotoGP/history/1 ... index.html
For the NC30 you get fairings in the newer Version -> http://world.honda.com/MotoGP/history/1 ... index.html

For the gas tank they only provide plastic covers?

You get the stickers for NC24, maybe I can fit them on a NC30 if I get a repainted (and therefore cheaper) one.

Here in Germany the NC24 wasn't sold. So spare parts will be a nightmare. If I complain, you told me before. In the Netherlands there are quite a few running. Maybe I have to learn dutch.

I have got a 1986 VF1000R, so I know about older suspension and brakes. I don't want to put the VFR on track. I will be somehow a "project" bike. Make VFR great again.

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Re: NC24 questions

Post by Neosophist » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:38 pm

There are not so many spares anymore for the NC24... the engine while its the same casings is totally different inside..

even for road use the nc30 is miles miles miles better to ride... much better base to start from if yuo want to keep a bike.. much better choice of tyres availble... 17" rear conversion is easy if you want to do so.

if you spray up an nc30 you can fit whatever stickers you want

if you really must buy one then do so but having owned both for many years i wouldnt recommend an nc24 as a keeper if its not super cheap.. ie couple hundred euros... (which is what i paid for my last rothmans one actually...) now the prices are close to the nc30 prices its a no brainer to get an nc30
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