Zundapp K500 – Identify the parts.


The “package” contained, 2 frames, one with heavy modifications, two engines, two gear boxes, one final drive, a gas tank with cover, some controls, a headlight, a couple of wheels, one carburettor, two fenders (and a couple more from different motorcycle brands), one front frok, a couple of seats and a lot of rust.

Unfortunately i would later find out most of the parts needed major restoration, and a lot of them replacement.

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Zundapp K500 – The beginning

During the “2 Roti Istorice” – 15.09.2012, an Retromobil event dedicated to old motorcycles, i noticed something very interesting.



This old guy was an unrestored, almost complete (so it seamed at the time) Zundapp K500, from 1948. It had a complete frame, gass tank and cover, the engine, the gearbox, the fork, and the front light. Next to it was the carcass of a Stoye sidecar, unknown modell, cut in half and welded to a custom back end.

A couple of weeks later i think i found out the owner had another engine and a modified frame and everything was for sale, so… I bought them!

Due to a rather busy schedule i neglected to write anything about this project, until i almost finished it.