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1977 Masa XR-3

#1 2007-08-29 9:44pm

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1977 Masa XR-3

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1977 Masa XR-3

1977 Masa XR-3, rear suspension, ARAI drum brakes in Ukai Heavy-Duty wheels, Suntour Honor Derailler, Fresh powdercoat and new stickers.

Back in 1978 I had a MASA XR-1, which was a single speed version of this bike, but did not have the drum brakes. My father bought it for me brand new from the local Honda Motorcycle dealer for $199, and the three speed version was $229, in 1978!!! Another kid in the neighborhood had this version, but I never really knew him that well. Since then, I have never seen another one, until I found this relic on Ebay. It was beat up at the time but everything was there. I had a local sign company re-do the decals, and then had the f/f powdercoated in the blue, and the bars/neck combo, chain guard, seat clamp, crank, all done in black powder coat. I re-touched every nut and bolt on the bike and re-assembled it into what you see here. Comments welcome, anybody else ever see one of these??


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#2 2007-08-30 6:11am

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Re: 1977 Masa XR-3

Never seen one of these before but you have done an excellent job bringing this back to such good condition


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#3 2008-01-11 3:20am

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Re: 1977 Masa XR-3

Has anyone else ever seen one of these, or know where I might find another??  wink


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#4 2008-02-28 7:53am

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that's awesome!

I'd love to see the "before" pictures.

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#5 2008-08-31 9:02pm

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i just got one nice original cond , too many projects do you have any idea on what its worth  thanks

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#6 2008-09-11 5:45am

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Hey, Masa's also appeared in Australia around '79, and were also sold through the local motor bike dealership! I remember a slightly 'tuffer' version of this with Tange forks and cast alloy mag wheels. Then there was a rigid bmx frame version, again with Tange forks and them damn heavy mags! I saw 1 at a second hand store about 3 years ago......
Nice resto btw !

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#7 2008-09-11 5:55pm

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Re: 1977 Masa XR-3

Thanks for the info and compliment.  I'm very interested in scoring another one, of any sort.  They aren't really the most desirable bike, but I have a lot of fond memories of mine.


Grammar is important. Capital letters are the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse, and helping your uncle jack off a horse.

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#8 2009-03-12 7:15am

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Re: 1977 Masa XR-3

Geez that is nice


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#9 2009-03-24 11:30am

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kool sshit bro ......i like it
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#10 2010-02-05 12:49pm

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Re: 1977 Masa XR-3

Tell me about this process -especially the decals -did they do the work, or did you have to 'provide artwork'?


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#11 2011-07-26 10:04pm

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Very nice bike you got there, what do you think they're worth being that they are rare and cost a good bit to begin with.

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#12 2011-07-29 11:29pm

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do2011 wrote:

Very nice bike you got there, what do you think they're worth being that they are rare and cost a good bit to begin with.

I have no idea, but not very much as I don't think anybody but me has a thing for them  lol


Grammar is important. Capital letters are the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse, and helping your uncle jack off a horse.

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#13 2012-01-29 12:09pm

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here's another MASA 15 just popped up on ebay in Australia

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/masa-15-old- … 19cd358d7c

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#14 2013-06-08 5:36am

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Super cool! You did an awesome job with this!!


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#15 2014-09-08 5:43pm

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Re: 1977 Masa XR-3

Just picked one up myself this weekend. Doesn't have the rear fender, seat bar, or chain guard on mine but looks to be original

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#16 2014-09-09 1:42am

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Re: 1977 Masa XR-3

ducein08 wrote:

Just picked one up myself this weekend. Doesn't have the rear fender, seat bar, or chain guard on mine but looks to be original

I just found another myself but haven't even unpacked it yet.  I sent you a PM and I'd love to see some pictures of yours.


Grammar is important. Capital letters are the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse, and helping your uncle jack off a horse.

Ezekiel 25:17 ~ "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men....."

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#17 2014-09-14 5:57pm

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I was at the Pittsburgh Bike Swap today and one of the vendors had a Blue Masa all OG- same blue and the version with gears. The drum brakes are so cool on these. He wanted 500 for it. Kind of kicking myself that I didn't nab it.  The Swap was held at Bicycle Heaven.


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#18 2020-05-04 3:31am

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badmofo wrote:

ducein08 wrote:

Just picked one up myself this weekend. Doesn't have the rear fender, seat bar, or chain guard on mine but looks to be original

I just found another myself but haven't even unpacked it yet.  I sent you a PM and I'd love to see some pictures of yours.

I have just joined this forum and also have a Masa XR-3. Mine seems to be original but is missing the fenders. Would you have a spare decal set, I would be interested if you do have a set.

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#19 2021-04-16 2:29pm

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MASA stands for Multi Advanced Sports Action.  I am the son of the founder.  I am happy to see this bike still running.  You have done a great job restoring.
MASA was a short-life company.  It ceased operation because half of the shipment from Japan, the manufacturer, was rocks inside the box.  It happens with the Japanese as well.
I was 17 then, so it was in 1978.  They were sold by selected Honda dealers, mostly motorcycle dealers.

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#20 2021-04-22 1:35am

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Fatboy wrote:

Tell me about this process -especially the decals -did they do the work, or did you have to 'provide artwork'?

Hey Fatboy do you still have that Black DB 24 assault for sale

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