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Discussion in 'Resources & Links' started by Beretta, Jun 18, 2020.
3200 miles- Starts 1st kick- runs out smooth--Needs a few things Newby is addicted !
Lol...it was only a matter of time...
Congrats on your new addiction
Nice looking bike! It a seat is all you need, you made a great purchase.
Thanks Guys i'm Soo glad I found this site-- Just full of knowledge and great Guy's.
Found this - Think I'm going to buy it ! 72 Z50
Cool, I never had a Z50. I learned to ride on a 1970 QA50 at 7 yrs old. A true hard tail!
nice couple of bikes you've picked up, enjoy them both
Wife says something is eating my Brain !
Bought these 3 Babes Outside of Detroit yesterday 9 hr round trip from Indy.
72 CT70- starts and runs out a little sluggish but ? In overall good shape.
the second was supposed to be a 1970 Z50 But from the SN Z50A-1009345 It's a 68 or 69-It is a soft tail- Runs- Smokes a little and evidence that a Non Mechanically Inclined person (covering Men-Women and Children) was into this Engine- Stripped Chain Tensioner Bolt and a Chisel used to remove the Rocker Arm access Plugs- Blue atv on the Timing gear cover-- Needs a Z50 specialist to chime in - have a few questions.
the 3rd is a box full (Basket case) of a 68 or 69 Z50 need to find the S/N and look it up.
#2 is a candy gold 72ish K3 z50...notice the vin number is 7 digits.
#3 DOES look like a 68 K0 Z50 hardtail. Look for any damage...cracks or previous repairs, to the frame...they are notorious.
Soft tail means no earlier than 1972. Prior to then, they were all hardtails.
That hardtail frame appears to have sustained damage to the LH rear hoop. Looks boogered at the LH side of the main tube and near the top of the LH axle flange. The axle flange itself looks battle-scarred as well. The bad news...gonna take some real metal surgery to heal the injuries. The good news...these frames have enough metal thickness to respond well to metal surgery, i.e. welding & metalfinishing.
Looks like you did well.
Thanks Guy's !
The Z on the Bench is in fact a 72 according to the serial # s.
The Z in Pieces is a 69 according to its serial number.
It appears to have been welded in several places-Talked to My Friend Chris (Welder) - He can make it better than New- Sand blast first for a closer inspection. maybe a later project-- Gonna Restore the 72 over the Winter.
Thanks for all of the Help !
For the bike in pieces...
If the Vin #, on the frame, is 119xxx or less, it's a K0. I think K0 #s actually went up to low 120xxx. Judging by the ignition switch mount that I see in the pics, it's gotta be a K0. First of the Z50's...it's a great find.
The SN is Z50A-119466, Are they more valuable than the 72 I have > No light mount on the front !
In a perfect world, it SHOULD be more valuable than your K3. But everything revolves around the condition of the bikes, and the opinions of the buyer.
K0s do not have lights. They are a different model altogether, with different features. A few very hard to find parts to make one "correct". If you have all of those parts you're ahead of the game already. It takes some dedication to dive into a K0. Only to end up with a very basic/simplistic minibike.
That is 622 numbers before K1 production began.
How many seams across the top of that seat?
Nice score. The hardtail seat looks more like a k2 seat with the pebble grain.
6 Seams across the Seat
If that has a split seam in the back, it's a K1 seat. If not, you have a rare seat.
Beretta...are you holding out on us?? Did a 93 follow you home too?
Funny You should Ring !- Just finished watching all of Your engine videos.- Learning as much as I can,
My 93 was the 1st one I picked up - actually by accident - One owner -original Title- 1400 miles.
So including the Z50's I now have 6.