New guy with k0 questions

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  1. andrewdell19

    andrewdell19 Active Member

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    Then I think you have your answer. They K0 bars are rare yes in that they are different than any other z50 bars. Would k1-k2 bars look fine on it? Yes.
     
  2. kirrbby

    kirrbby Well-Known Member

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    K1/2 bars will have a few useless holes in the left side bar that you may have to explain when you're showing off your fine K0 Z50.
    If you wouldn't mind having a few useless holes in your bars, maybe you wouldn't mind having a few scrapes and scratches in your bars either...just until your ready to spend the extra 150 to have them chromed.
     
  3. tomz50

    tomz50 New Member

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    This isn't going to be a show piece by any means. I actually already bought the CHP repo bars but was thinking I could chrome powder coat the original ones just to keep as many original parts as possible.
     
  4. andrewdell19

    andrewdell19 Active Member

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    I think you will be happy with CHP bars. Will a purist notice they aren't really k0 bars? Probably. Will your friends or people you show at swap meets? Probably not. The question is can YOU live with it?
     
  5. tomz50

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    They definitely look nicer than what I have. I don't want to shoot myself in the foot. When I first got the bike I noticed the switch was broke and was going to toss it, glad I didn't do that.
     
  6. tomz50

    tomz50 New Member

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    I appreciate your opinions
     
  7. Gary

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    IMG_4405.JPG Do you guys know what the number stamped on the inside of the left rear dropout represents? The number on the outside of the drop out was removed in the past.
     
  9. Gary

    Gary Active Member

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    According to Jeremy Polson's mini trail book that is build date of the frame. Yours 81212 is December 12 1968. There is the same thing under the rear rubber pad mount of the gas tank too,so you can date your tank.
     
  10. tomz50

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    Great, thanks for the info.
     

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