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by Mat Grant
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Project NS400r Wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 6941

Re: Project NS400r Wanted

Hi, I've got an NS/RGV with 500cc shepherd conversion and pipes, orange and white fairings, in the marlboro style. Bike is running but not MOTd at the mo. Has been MOT'd and used a few years on the 387 engine. Not been on road since fitting the 500. Considering selling it as I never use it. can prov...
by Mat Grant
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: NS400R Manufacture scenes
Replies: 6
Views: 3268

Re: NS400R Manufacture scenes

Hi all,

That's a great video - I like how even new in the factory the lower fairing is really difficult to put on!!!

Cheers, Mat.
by Mat Grant
Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch & Gearbox
Topic: Bearing needed
Replies: 27
Views: 10544

Re: Bearing needed

Hi Channel hopper,

You can make me an offer for the NS/RGV500, but it will have to be more than £500!!!

If you want expensive - try restoring an old Lotus!!!

Cheers, Mat.
by Mat Grant
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch & Gearbox
Topic: Bearing needed
Replies: 27
Views: 10544

Re: Bearing needed

Hi, Well it was a while ago but as far as I remember - the bearing on this bike was broken not worn, it manifested itself by lots of noise and the clutch lever moving in and out as you released it. On dismantling, the bearing was missing all its balls, which were in various levels of smashed up in t...
by Mat Grant
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch & Gearbox
Topic: Mito V-3 400
Replies: 23
Views: 11968

Re: Mito V-3 400

Hi,

I got a set of seals for the NS400 from ebay, it's a guy that comes on this forum, can't remember the name but i'll post it when I find it, I think they are remanufactured ones, but better than nothing from my point of view!

Cheers, Mat.
by Mat Grant
Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Water Flow Direction
Replies: 15
Views: 6146

Re: Water Flow Direction

Hi, I'm pretty sure the flow direction is: out from the pump along the solid pipe that goes between the barrels, along the solid splitter part into the barrels (the T shaped pipe), and out of the flex hose to the barrel of the rear cylinder. Then out of the heads to the 3 way inlet to the thermostat...
by Mat Grant
Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Carburetion
Topic: gas tank with no key
Replies: 8
Views: 7005

Re: gas tank with no key

Hi, The cap lock can be drilled off reasonably easy. I bought a jap import NS400 that came with no key - once you drill through the lock the top part of the lock comes off (ie the bit the key inserts into, and there are two small tabs that you can turn with a screwdriver to release. Obviously the lo...
by Mat Grant
Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Silencer Brand and type
Replies: 5
Views: 6419

Re: Silencer Brand and type

Hi Andrew,

I had some Swarbrick alloy cans that came with an NS400 I bought - I sold them to Steve (Channel Hopper on this forum). They were good from the point of view of being very light but were similar diameter to the originals so would look good on a standard bike.

Cheers, Mat.
by Mat Grant
Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Other
Topic: NS125 problem
Replies: 3
Views: 3145

Re: NS125 problem

Hi Alistair, Thanks for the reply - I wanted to keep it on, but it was not possible to make the ATAC seal properly against the exhaust, which would have defeated the point of the expansion chamber - so it had to go! I got it off - I used an angle grinder to take down the two sides to give a good pur...
by Mat Grant
Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: NS125 problem
Replies: 3
Views: 3145

NS125 problem

Hi all, I need help / advice on an engine problem... Don't ask me why :roll: but i've got an NS125F that I'm restoring / upgrading. Something to do with my first bike being one of these, and it coming up cheap. :D I've got a 175 engine, and a gibson expansion chamber, plus more modern NSR125 wheels/...
by Mat Grant
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch & Gearbox
Topic: Mito V-3 400
Replies: 23
Views: 11968

Re: Mito V-3 400

Hi, Sorry didn't realise you were in Greece! :roll: At least you get nice weather there! The other problem you will find is the unavailability of the crank seals, do a search on this froum and you'll see a few threads about it. There is a guy in Germany who has found a supplier or a source of the se...
by Mat Grant
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch & Gearbox
Topic: Mito V-3 400
Replies: 23
Views: 11968

Re: Mito V-3 400

That looks really good! Interesting that you've canted the engine back quite a few degrees - is that to get the clearance for the front wheel? Hope that doesn't give you an issue with the carbs.... As for the engine - if it needs all that work I'd suggest it would be more cost effective to just buy ...
by Mat Grant
Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch & Gearbox
Topic: NS400 CR?
Replies: 69
Views: 43885

Re: NS400 CR?

Hi, Your bike looks fantastic - I love the carbon fibre tank.... I was on the verge of selling the NS/RGV, I have a long term plan to do another one using the RS250 chassis and an NS400 engine with Yamaha barrels - it's major work - but it hasn't got very far. But the bike didn't meet it's reserve, ...
by Mat Grant
Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch & Gearbox
Topic: NS400 CR?
Replies: 69
Views: 43885

Re: NS400 CR?

Hi, Thanks - actually I meant from the top of the reed cage to the carb - ie the rubber. Presumably you had to make something up once you've moved the mounting locations(?) Be good to hear this thing run. I ran up my NS400/RGV with the tuned 500 barrels last weekend - it sounds loads sharper and 'an...
by Mat Grant
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch & Gearbox
Topic: NS400 CR?
Replies: 69
Views: 43885

Re: NS400 CR?

Hi,

Looks really good - I've been following this bike on the RGV forum - taken a long time but it looks great. Btw what did you do for the carbs to reed block interface? I'd be interested to see how you did it.

Cheers, Mat.