Press shaft out of the front brake backing plate. These are the basic components, in this case, I left the seal in the backing plate as I decided to use a maintenance free sealed bearing. The bearing is pressed in the splined hub and secured with the big circlip. In case you decide to replace..
By Pim van den Bergh – In 1982, I graduated from high school in Medellin, Colombia. Three months before I returned to Holland, my native country, I traded my Bultaco Metralla for a Zundapp basket case. All I knew was that it was cool looking and bigger that any Zundapp I had ever seen before,..
By James Marshall – My passion of the beast goes back to about 1986. It all started at a BMW bike shop when my R80gs was being worked on. I heard a really strange motor running and I went out to the side of the building to see this faded-red kinda BMW looking bike with..
James Marshall’s first Zundapp on a local club ride. “I wish that the plane in the background had come out better, but then we’re not really interested in the plane anyway,” James said. “Golly, what a pretty bike and it ran good, too. The exhaust pipes were white because the former owner told me he..
More bikes owned by James Marshall at one time… A late 1941 BMW R12 found in Portugal. The bike has been restored, badly damaged by a “nazi hater”, restored, burned badly in a paint stall while being restored, and restored again. Sold to Bench Mark Works. 1945 KS750 in solo. Had most of the bike..
August 21, 2013 – Many moons ago when I was a young and impressionable kid, there appeared in our neighborhood a blue motorcycle, which whizzed by at break-neck speeds, and seemed to explode in a high pitched scream when it “came on the cam” during full accelerations. This blue streak, ridden by an “older” guy..
December 21, 2011 – Lately, for some reason, I got thinking about my first motorcycle, a 200 cc Zundapp. This wasn’t the first motorcycle I was ever on or operated, but the first I owned. I acquired the Zundapp in the fall at the start of my Junior year in college. This must have been..
December 20, 2011 – To set the stage for this tale, I must go back to the summer of 1956 when I was just a skinny 14-year old tomboy yearning for adventure. My older brother, Kelly, who was stationed at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX, came home to Rochelle, Georgia on vacation with a..
June 28, 2011 – It all began when I was quite young, something like 16 years old, when my father told me that when he was young his father, my grandfather had a incredible bike, most reliable and extremely powerful and when he say powerful he meant that it pulled up a whole tree root..
June 26, 2011 – Trouble…Trouble… I’ve had many problems with motorcycles, Zundapps of course. One that stands out iny mind is battery trouble. We had a Zundapp Super Sabre that the battery would go dead. We checked the generator, it was fine; changed batteries and they would still go dead after a while. The suspense is killing..