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Old 03-03-2011, 12:32 AM   #1
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Zundapp - I must be nuts?

Came across this a few years ago. I'm thinking of a different project and this is definately that. I found today that it is still available. Hopefully it won't bankrupt me if I buy it. Now just have to sell one of my bikes.

1954 Zundapp KS 601
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:27 AM   #2
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Yeah, but if you ride it to a BMW rally, they'll all ask you why you put your name on the tank.

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Old 03-03-2011, 06:09 AM   #3
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Why not? Go for it! Post pics
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:16 AM   #4
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the green elephant, great ride



at the time mostly used with sidecar.

the most interesting feature is the gear box:




go for it

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Old 03-03-2011, 08:08 PM   #5
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:05 PM   #6
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I've heard of Zundapp, but I've only seen their scooters with that big funky front fender. I got a cursory education from Wikipedia on the brand. The flat twin and the driven sidecar makes me think Ural, but this is obviously not a BMW ripoff. Is there any connection there?

I could Google some more, but could someone give us some more history for the good of everyone reading? Were they ever sold in the States?

BTW, the bike looks very complete. Does it run? I'll be very interested to see the progress.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:40 PM   #7
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Please buy it, then sell me that tacky Lucas tail light bracket.

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Old 03-03-2011, 10:40 PM   #8
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:38 PM   #9
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wtf?
looks like a nuclear proof 1 speed. but what do I know.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:53 AM   #10
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:38 AM   #11
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Interesting information and collection of pictures. I remember some of them.
"This one appears to be a twin port 2 cycle single...hand shifted" This bike is a DKW, not a Zündapp.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:50 PM   #12
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Gear box? Fear box!
Roller chain is a very efficient way to transfer power... and in an oil bath probably lasts quite well.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:23 PM   #13
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Came across this a few years ago. I'm thinking of a different project and this is definately that. I found today that it is still available. Hopefully it won't bankrupt me if I buy it. Now just have to sell one of my bikes.

1954 Zundapp KS 601
Geez, clean the tank and carbs and it will run.... crank the Hank and crack the Jack.
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:29 AM   #14
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Shoot,, just fit an electric motor, some batteries and ReName it DunZapp.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:08 AM   #15
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This is a pretty cool thread to stumble upon.
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