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|This page will detail the
process to fit NSR250R SE [MC21] adjustable forks onto the CBR250 RR
Due to a lovely design feature of most 80's to late 90's Honda
motorcycles sharing lots of parts, the front suspension between most
Honda sports bikes are compatible as they use an identical head stock.
Meaning you could theoretically swap any front end onto any bike with
little or no modifications. I chose to use the NSR front as it was
fully adjustable, and through my contacts very very cheap.
The basic benefits for this front end over stock are as follows;
41mm fork tubes [compared to 38mm stock]
Adjustable preload and compression
4 Pot Nissin calipers
As soon as you fit them to the MC22 you will immediately realise that
the steering stops are in the way, not permitting you to steer the bike
at all. These must be ground down and new ones must be fitted further
The good thing is the NSR uses the same front wheel and discs as the
CBR so there is no need to go looking for another front wheel.
I also looked into purchasing a decent quality fork brace to further
improve feel from the front end of the bike but I found that the MC19
OEM fork brace can be modified and convinced to fit into place under
the front mud guard.
I have yet to finish this front end modification but once i get some
more spare time to begin some of the modification and fabrication
process i will update this page...