NSU History in brief:
In the early years of the 20th century NSU motorcycles were developed, in 1905 the first NSU cars appeared. In 1932 the car production in Heilbronn was sold to Fiat.
During World War II NSU designed and produced the famous Kettenkrad, NSU HK101 a half-tracked motorcycle with the engine of the Opel Olympia.
There appears to be a good deal of work involved to get that one back on the road. It is possible that the engine will be just fine, but given that there is no air filter chances are it will require stripping, with a minimum of new piston rings and a valve grind. For someone with a complete lack of experience in these matters, my advice is to forget it. Find a nice cheap lightweight for him to ride while he still can, and perhaps make a start on restoration of the Maxi to show him what you're up to. The manual available is for the 250cc Max, not the 175cc Maxi.
NSU Maxi 175 image posted in Comments
Congratulations on your English - it's a good deal better than many of the native English speakers, I can tell you. :)
If you decide you'd like a copy of the 250 manual anyway (after reading my comments), no problem, let me know.
P.S. You may enjoy this: https://cybermotorcycle.com/marques/galbusera/toyo-marama.htm
Thank you for replying so quickly and for all of the compliments. I appreciate it.
I know that it will take time, money, effort and dedication, but I am determine to make it happen. For me it is a very unique piece personal and world history. We used to have old Zastava Yugo 65, but it had to be sold to scraps.
For the job I still have my father who, as a young adult, swapped engines from old Zastava cars and old Tomos automatic 50cc mopeds. I have a man with a lot of experience in engine mechanics and similar fields to get help and guidance.
I would really like to get any documents that could help me rebuild it and drive it again on my farm.
P.S. The Toyo Marama story is actually pretty relevant for me. Because I know that my family lives in southern Istria for over 6 generations (and probably more but for 6 we have documentation and proof) and it's kinda awesome that you shared with me a bit of history that I didn't knew.
P.P.S I have a question. If I get stuck or in the need of help and maybe buying some parts, where or who can I contact? Is there any forum/ blog or any facebook groups to recommend me? That will be very helpful, or any book also 😀
Thank you for your kindness.
Try this: https://www.google.com/search?q=nsu+motorcycle+forum
Will email 250 Max manual.
98% of my email exchanges are dreary to the point of making me want to give up. I'll put a good deal of effort into my reply, and the recipient rarely has the grace to even say thank you. Then one like yours comes along and makes it all worthwhile.
I have recently purchased this NSU and have been attempting to come up with an approximate value. Any help would be greatly appreciated! It has just under 1600 miles on it with original everything including the tires and spark plug. Runs like a top.
Sun Jan 15 2017
turfdvlp at optonline.net
NSU V Twin
came across old picture from my father, his friend Otto. 2 are from NY 1927 & early1930s. Last picture Otto Sr and my cousin Helmut Germany early 1950. Hope you enjoy them. Any information on models please let me know. Thank you
More I'm thinking NSU picture is Germany 1927. My father was here in 1927 but his childhood friend Otto came US 1928. Unfortunately, my cousin Helmut in 1956 was killed driving a bike and sidecar, 2 on bike 2 in sidecar, hit a tree. He loved motorcycles and at a young age drove around with Ottos father, in picture.
Thanks again, enjoy the pictures. Found your site searching pictures of old bikes.
Fri Jan 13 2017
Catherinecoulson25 at hotmail.com
nsu 1914 v twin
valuation for sale
Tue Dec 20 2016
pitianos at gmail.com
NSU MAX 1953 SPARE PARTS
Im wriiting you regarding some parts I need for the restoration of my NSU STANDARDMAX
In details I have an NSU STANDARDMAX 1953 (frame number 1240012)
I need the 2 front shock absorbers and the rear shock absorber
Attached you may find the pictures with all the measurements and the exact parts.
Could you please be so kind to let me know where I can find these parts and have them shipped to Greece?
Thank you in advance for your interest and replies.
Tue May 03 2016
peterkennedywid at aol.com
NSU Max 1955
Hi, my Max front suspension bangs going over bumps. I don't have a maintenance book so looking for information to fix the problem
Sat Apr 30 2016
bonvino54 at gmail.com
Air in oil
NSU standard Max
So much air is being picked up the oil is foaming out of the tank
gingerman04 at yahoo.co.uk
Ignition timing required
Can anyone please tell me the ignition timing for the NSU Mod 501
Wed Dec 09 2015
eiichivr at ybb.ne.jp
it is miss label.
NSU 1952 Fox 101 OSB LHS front
3 photo. I think so that's a NSU Fox 125 because look like 2st motor!!
I have NSU FOX 101 OSB.
JAPAN.okayama NAME:eiichi kogura
Fri Oct 23 2015
vijay422003 at yahoo.co.in
NSU SUPERFOX 125CC 1957
Restored in my father's memory
Thu May 14 2015
erroleyberg at gmail.com
nsu 1957, 175 cc
I please need the original colours of the bike as I am redoing the whole bike
south africa,cape town
Mon Feb 02 2015
gregsgrandon at googlemail.com
Spare Front Lamp Glass Hella and rim
Tue Jan 27 2015
rolexengg at gmail.com
Problem with headlamp
NSU KONSUL 351
i am Fredrick Menezes from Goa India.
I have an NSU KONSUL 351.
Problem is , when i ride the bike during the day with headlamp off , the bike does not show any defect or sign of stopping. However in the night when i turn on the headlamp the bike rides well for about 1 kilometer and then suddenly the engine goes off. I can then kick start the bike only after putting off the headlamp.
please help with suggestion on how to fix this problem.
Mon Jan 26 2015
illsley at lamar.colostate.edu
NSU 1953 Konsul 500
description or picture of the fitting from the oil line into the crankshaft end hole for oil to the rod big end.
Ft Collins CO
Wed Jan 07 2015
d.fernandez at lectus.com.ar
KONSUL II 1953
I wonder if anyone can tell me where can I get a Owner Manual and Spare Parts Manual of NSU KONSUL II 1953 model and 6V Noris Dianamo.- Also would be nice to know if anyone has original parts to sell
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fri Nov 07 2014
leonsmax at gmail.com
nsu 1936 501 osl
is there a manual available in English for this marque? thanks
Wed Nov 05 2014
blackandredspike at yahoo.co.uk
SPARES FOR SUPERMAX
can engine parts be obtained,eg crankshaft assy
Fri Aug 12 2011
I have bought this motorcycle thinking it was a Jawa. Ended up it is NOT. Can you help me identify which maker and model is it? I want to restoreit and don't know where to start at.
Sun Oct 26 2014
maxxengland at yahoo.co.uk
Mystery Two Stroke
Twin port 2 stroke, in cream. Tank badge is NSU, it's bigger than a Pony, so perhaps a 200?
Mon Mar 03 2014
earlsworld at live.ca
what is the designation of digits in nsu vin
trying to determine year of my nsu for registration purposes
Mon Feb 17 2014
mcchd1 at comcast.net
251 OSL parts
NSU 251 OSL
I am looking for a carburetor and intake fitting for my motorcycle. I also wandered wht value the bike may have 20,000 miles indoor stored since 1965 and clean
Wheeling West Virginia
Sun Feb 16 2014
mailfoley87 at gmail.com
Quigley NSU Parts
I gave a Quigley nsu which was and n da 60s maybe 50's and it needs a new fuel tap and carburretta to get it back motoring wasn't driven n 40years but does start may a duel tank? If anyone can help with just parts prices or where to buy would be better.
Tue Jan 21 2014
steve at armorindustriescorp.com
Motorcycle Value 1955 NSU Fox The bike has a clear title and runs. Oklahoma City
Jan 20th 2014
Nsu 52 ohc 500 consul - designed by the designer of the manx norton who went to nsu ? - Hence the similarity - a very collectible bike - ask anyone who was the largest manufacturer of bikes in 52 - answer , nsu - 35,000 in one yr - motze in germany has spares - we have a 1903 nsu in our club , still in perfect condition -
Jack Cairns, USA.
Mon Aug 05 2013
nsu 251 osl
hello. please could you give me the oil capacity please as the dipstick has four notches and is confusing. regards mark.
Fri Aug 16 2013
model year identification
nsu 251 osl
trying to find information to identify the nsu i have from the serial numbers on frame and engine thanks ,earl
Thu Jul 25 2013
need parts cylinder barrel, piston,etc
1907 nsu veteran
here i have an early nsu engine 1907, need cylinder barrel, piston, cams? any info about this engine and parts can mail me
Tue May 28 2013
Engine and parts
NSU super fox 125
I have been given a NSU Superfox that I would like to restore. I will be needing a reconditioned engine as the covers are missing of this one. Are there parts available or am I wasting my time
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tue May 07 2013
Should the frame number and engine number be the same on 1954 NSU Max?
Tue May 07 2013
1957 NSU max 175cc
I have a NSU 1957 175cc that I would like to sell but to some one that wants to restore it. all parts are there .
Sun Feb 10 2013
NSU Quick motor
We wish to buy, at moderate price, à NSU Quick motor.
We are located in Montreal, Quebec, canada.
Thu Jan 10 2013
NSU LUX 200
need piston rings
tacoma, wa USA
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