What does NOS mean?

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What does NOS mean?

Postby Aushiker » Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:59 am

G'day

I have seen a reference or two to "NOS. " The latest popping up in a ebay auction. Can someone kindly explain what it means?

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by BNA » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:41 am

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Postby europa » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:41 am

NOS - New Old Stock - it means the thing's old but unused, sometimes still in the original packet.

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Postby Aushiker » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:46 am

Thanks Richard, ye fountain of knowledge :D

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Postby Kev365428 » Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:19 am

Hmmph.
I thought it was some kind of bolt on go fast thingy for ya bike.

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Postby europa » Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:35 am

There was a motorbike shop in the country NSW that tarted up some boxes of rubber bands and sold them as 'power bands' - people actually bought them :shock:

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for the unitiated, the 'power band' of an engine is the rev range when you get a large increase in the power the engine produces. In the old two strokes of the era, the engine was typically flat until you hit the 'power band' where the thing took off like a scared cat.
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Postby GaryF » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:39 pm

Sometime new old stock comes with a much 'newer' price tag.
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