Monday, October 10, 2011

Adios Zundapp

Due to other projects coming to the forefront the Zundapp has gone to a new owner who hopefully will bring it back to its' former condition. After weighing in the costs of bringing it back to life, I found that I would rather work on BMW's, basically due to the availability and reasonable costs of parts. So I hope the Zundapp will be in good hands and not be pieced out.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Going, Going, Gone....

I'll be damned but the Zundapp hit my reserve price on EBay this evening. I have mixed emotions about selling it but I have a hard time justifying the proper restoration costs needed to bring it back to life.
I'm much more comfortable working on my lower budget BMW projects since parts are found much easier and cheaper.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Reserve met?

I had a weak moment last night and decided to list the KS601 on EBay. I have an amount invested so far and if I can make back my investment, plus my seller fees it will go to a new owner.
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.