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.