Monday, October 10, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I'm much more comfortable working on my lower budget BMW projects since parts are found much easier and cheaper.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
The amount of money required to properly restore this machine is above what I can spend. My alternative is to modify the bike to accept a BMW engine. The conversion option would take the original value away from the bike but it would be more practical for daily use.
The bidding quickly went up to over $1600.00 in the first 24 hours. There may be a serious collector out there with deeper pockets than mine who will properly restore the machine.
My R100S sidecar rig needs work...rear main seal, possibly a clutch due to oil from the rear main seal, cylinder base gaskets and a new timing chain. Right now I have 4 projects in hand and the Zundapp will be the most costly. So we'll see how the auction goes. If my reserve isn't met, I'll continue on with the work at a slow pace no doubt.
Monday, September 5, 2011
The other day I removed the hacked up shifter linkage which was on the bike and installed a nice original ($80.00) linkage assembly. This "new" linkage has a bit of surface rust to be removed but it is in nice condition. I also found a reproduction headlight ring on EBay a while back. I haven't installed it but it appears identical to the beat up, dented original on the bike now.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Engine "ghost" photo. The Cam Gear & Oil Pump Gear are a fiber type material. A well known Zundapp guru tells me these gears last quite a long time. He has seen ones from the 30's still in good usable order.
The "Bing" carbs. Similar to those used on BMW's and other motorcycles.
Monday, April 25, 2011
The KS600 Hand shift. This bike has the same foot lever / linkage as the KS601 but also utilized a hand shifter along the tank.
My KS has one "ball tip" lever and one short spear type lever. I bought the shorter of the two here so I have a matching duo.
These are the proper pins needed to affix the new shifter linkages.
I'm missing the front upper fender brace. This brace comes with a nasty old "bobbed" fender. I'll remove the brace and refit it to my fender. I do have some old school aluminum fender struts but preferred the original ones.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
I also installed the front center shock absorber. It is internally shot so will need replacement if I decide to continue with a restoration. A new one is $300.00.
I have a contact with a fellow in San Diego who restores Zundapps. I'll send him a lot of photos and see what kind of a quote he may come up with. I'm relatively sure it will be a very high dollar quote.