War time hacks

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by fyr, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    I did some digging and found the guys phone #...I'll PM it over to you.....:D....PM sent.
    I would love to take on a project like that but I have enough trouble keeping what I have going.....plus I just picked up another later model derelict BMW project.:d
  2. fyr

    fyr iRoast Coffee

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    Great to see this thread still going!
    I sold my GU a year or so ago but man I need back in!
    My two wheel addiction is set (T100)
    Now it's time to get another (well used hack) for winter use
    ... Long term goal... Get that Zundapp KS one day!

    One day. Closest one to me now is in our local War Muesum..
  3. zundappuk

    zundappuk Adventurer

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    Bump!

    And over in Regional Rorums: Europe.

    This:

    <img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NX7kuR7Nh0E/UuQIQgo3ClI/AAAAAAAAInU/l4ZCQn3tVFQ/s1024/SLIDE%2520%2528676%2529.JPG" border="0" alt="">

    David
  4. fyr

    fyr iRoast Coffee

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    Thanks David
    Looks Great!!
    May have some news soon....:evil
  5. zundappuk

    zundappuk Adventurer

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    I was at a Military vehicle show at the weekend, Militracks at Overloon in Holland.

    First time I had seen one of these machines in the flesh.
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    This is a French Gnome et Rhone AX2. A purpose built military bike with sidecar drive and reverse. Said to be the inspiration behind the German Zundapp KS750 and BMW R75. Production was maintained for a period after France fell.

    David
  6. fyr

    fyr iRoast Coffee

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    Great find.
    Looks like a solid rig. The frame must have inspired the folks at Zundapp!
    The rig looks in good shape But a chore to scare up spares?

    Was that a 'Krad parked beside.....:D




  7. zundappuk

    zundappuk Adventurer

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    Spares were a huge problem but there is a guy in Poland making parts, including full replica sidecar frame/boats!

    That "Krad" is actually a SdKfz 10 Half-track like this:

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  8. fyr

    fyr iRoast Coffee

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    I've got to get over to Europe some day and see these things (and places) in person. Thanks for sharing David
    Cheers
  9. MotoJ

    MotoJ Mobtown Hacker

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    Hi Guys,

    I contacted the owner of this nice pile a couple years ago now, but we were unable to work out a deal. Now, out of the blue he called me and told me it all has to go, finally. I'm no longer in the market- sold my own M72, but this would be a great project for the right person. PM me for the owner's contact info. I cannot quote prices- that's up to interested parties to haggle.
    Parts are outside San Diego on a ranch.
  10. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    I'm still interested in the sidecar...
    Have trailer will travel.
    The bike could be fun, perhaps a different engine and FD.

    I'd give the owner a call.

    Don in Nipomo:
  11. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    Hey Don....:wave....How's the Zundapp project going?
  12. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    Going strong, I run it hard a couple of times each week.
    It will always be a project but it's a pleasure to ride and own.
    Great as a solo for now.


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    Still have the ACAP but would like a TR500 or at least a Russian copy to mount the body to so I don't have to alter the Nimbus specific frame.

    Whacker, I think you need the M72, you could stick one of your spare R100 engines in it. That frame looks Zundapp heavy to me.

    Don in Nipomo