Zundapp - I must be nuts?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by bmwhacker, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    looks like a nuclear proof 1 speed. :lol3 but what do I know.
  2. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    Hell, you should have made a right turn at Willow Road and stopped by...
    Free tours of the preservation studio still available. Perhaps on your return trip. I would love to see that BMW of yours.


    Don in Nipomo
  3. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    We're heading back to MT. on Monday from Yuma. We'll likely take another trip up that way next Winter. Maybe you'll have it running by then...:lol3....
    We attended the Death Valley Airhead Rally in Feb. then cut over to the coast through Lake Isabella, Bakersfield, and some other "middle of nowhere" mountain ranges. What a great ride. Wore out my sidecar tug tire in a 1000 miles and had to find one in LA..... Sidecar driving / L.A. Freeways were a rough mix. At 65 mph I felt I was standing still. The 405 Freeway was a real experience due to the terrible road conditions and insane traffic. Scary! :eek1 but we got around unscathed!:clap...decided to take another shortcut on the 710 Freeway...missed my turn and ended up crossing the big shipping channel bridge into Long Beach Harbor....nothing like a country bumpkin lost in the City...
  4. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    Main shaft, lay shaft, 4 sets of gears with their own duplex chains.
    Sliding engagement within layshaft assembly selects one set at a time.
    Tank transmissions used this design.

    :wink:

    Don in Nipomo
  5. willis 2000

    willis 2000 neo-quixote

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    How do the cognoscenti pronounce Zundapp? A guy I knew had a Rickman with a Zundapp 125 motor and said it was pronounced tsween-dopp. That 125 had the same type of shifting as you've described, but the selector moved an internal key to engage gear sets, sans the chains. Sachs 125s used a similar mechanism and both transmissions were known for false neutrals. Hodaka made it work with a spring-loaded selector, engaging internal balls in the gear sets. What vintage of tank transmission used chains? The M60s and M1s are all I've seen, and they had gears. The M1 uses planetary gears and must have been designed by a team of genius-level engineers, IMO. Watching an animation made me feel uneducated, at the least. That is a beautiful project you have.
  6. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    Thank you, it is stunning with all the preserved patina, certainly a contender in the "scruffy" class. Should run soon, I'm being careful, don't want to screw anything up.
    My finger tips are getting worn twisting everything on and off repeatedly. Check-check, clean, polish and check again.


    Don in Nipomo
  7. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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  8. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    It looks great!

    But, I dont like the way this gaskets fits...:scratch
  9. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com TPB all the way

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    Congratulations on sticking with the project! What a great bike! It looks like the bike was well cared for by its previous owner and so much original hardware, controls, body work and suspension was kept. What a great place to start from!
    My 53 Indian Chief was a very incomplete basket case, and its been 8 years since any progress has been made. I've decided it will be my last restoration, and I will sell my panhead to finance the remainder of the Chief restoration.
    Excellent patience on your part as well!
  10. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    Looking good Don. :clapThanks for posting. I thought you'd fallen off the edge of the earth.:lol3
  11. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    No cliifs yet but I am known to roll around on the floor of the garage after a few Pacificos.


    Don in Nipomo
  12. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    Not many points for symmetry on that streetside head.
    The push rods do travel freely. Wadda ya think of the curbside ?


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    Don in Nipomo
  13. EetsOK

    EetsOK Been here awhile

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    Zundapp boxers are beautiful!!!
    There is something about these eastern European bikes that appeal to me. :clap
  14. R80st

    R80st Been here awhile

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    Zundapp is not eastern europe they came from Munchen
  15. R80st

    R80st Been here awhile

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    My wife on a Zundapp in 1973
  16. zundappuk

    zundappuk Adventurer

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    Not quite, Z├╝ndapp originated in Nuremberg.

    D
  17. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    Just a few more things to do...


    Don in Nipomo
  18. deezildennis

    deezildennis Its a what?

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    Awesome!!
  19. Zundapper

    Zundapper n00b

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    Great job, Don!!

    My 52 is finally coming along.....


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  20. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    Finally read this thread and you Zundapp guys are awesome.
    Saw the post #55 with the oil fill question and the proper translation is:

    Check oil here
    Add oil here

    Do not trust the translation programs. I realize that this one was self evident but in general they're not even close.
    If you do need anything translated, pm me and I'll gladly help out.