Then and Now
1954 NSU Bike Restoration
Jammer Cafe Motors will have a team of builders at the Vancouver Show, completing a restoration build of a 1954 NSU. The NSU Project is the restoration of a barn find from the sunshine coast.
Ryan Valade of Jammer, has been breaking down the bike and restoring all the parts and the assembly of the bike will take place over the three days of the show.
The NSU Max was not your average motorcycle. A pressed steel frame, leading-link front fork, mono-shock rear suspension and “Ultra Max” valve train were all features that set the Max apart. It also took over the 250cc podium at the Isle of Man TT race in 1954.
Using vapor blasting and powder coating to restore the parts, the crew at Jammer Café Motors are looking to demonstrate some of the simple restoration process’s that can be completed at their new communal service shop in Mount Pleasant.
Come check out the daily progress and be sure to tune in Sunday after the final product is finished!
1954 NSU Max TT Specs
· Claimed power: 21hp @ 7,000rpm
· Top speed: 80mph (est.)
· Engine: 247cc air-cooled OHC single, 69mm x 66mm bore and stroke, 7.7:1 compression ratio
· Weight (wet): 332lb (165kg)
· Fuel capacity/MPG: 3.7gal (14ltr)/55-65mpg (est.)
· Price in 1954: $745
Jammer Cafe Motors officially launches their unique new community space for motorcycle enthusiasts with a Grand Opening on Saturday, January 26th. Jammer Cafe provides a space for professional mechanics and hobbyists to work alongside each other in the Urban Garage - a shared workspace that celebrates the art of motorcycle restoration. www.jammercafe.com