By Leon Vlasveld. Pictures from the collections of Leon Vlasveld and NMBA. Thanks to Rik Smits, Eric Porter and Kevin Johnson. Bromfiets translates as moped. It is the oldest moped magazine in the world. After my masterpiece in ‘Bromfiets’ in 2017, marking the hundred year anniversary of Zündapp’s foundation, editor in chief Wout Meppelink asked..
Remove the aluminum seal cover to get access to the circlips retaining the bearings. Remove the bigger and smaller circlips. This is the smaller circlip that locks the brass shaft bushing in the bearings. The bearings shown are the original factory setup. I have also replaced this setup to a single sealed bearing thus eliminating..
By Sandy Roca The super rare Citation 500 was actually a Horex in disguise The year 1958 was a good one for horses, both the flesh and the iron kind. A thoroughbred colt named Citation won the Triple Crown and a brand spanking new motorcycle model — with the same name — from Germany hit..
1936 Zundapp KS 500 found in Texas (original Fool’s barn). 1937 Zundapp KS 500 found in Texas (original Fool’s project). Harley Davidson 06, custom build by Skip Green. 1952 (late 51) Zundapp KS 601 found in Atlanta, Georgia, after sitting in a basement for 38 years. Thanks Blue Moon Cycles, Richard & Kevin. 1940 Indian..
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 than 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..