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  • Dirt Squirt from QA/Z50J meld

    Picked up a QA50 / Z50J meld the other week. Thanks Tom Fidler. Started to clean up the frame. So far from this

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    To this

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    Just for fun. It has a repaired tank with a petrol tin screw lid, Z50 tyres and rims, Z50 engine still to have running, and a Z50 seat to be repaired. Had no bearings in the steering head, and the brakes were seized.

    The grand-kids will be pleased, They are not allowed near my Z50M. But they enjoy a double on the Lifan 125 scooter that can be seen in the background in one of the shots.

    Z50Monkey
    Andrew

  • #2
    The frame seems to be from a QA50 KO. Frame number starts with QA50-1*****. But it has the fixed handlebars of the K1 - K3. A real bitsa bike.

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    Z50Monkey
    Andrew

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    • #3
      That would be good fun to ride! Wouldn’t matter too much if it got dinged up. I wish my parents got me a peewee fifty when I was younger.

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      • #4
        A quick update. Soldered up the wiring that had only been twisted and taped, and re-mounted the coil with bullet connectors in the wiring. Mounted the fuel tank. Did a fast repair of the seat with gaffer tape, and screws with washers in place of the rusted seat studs. Re-mounted the seat. Connected up the rear brakes.

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        Opened the carbie to check condition, has had water in it, corroded and full of crap.

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        This will keep me busy for a while in my spare time

        Z50Monkey
        Andrew

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        • #5
          Well. It looks like I need to rename this thread to QA50/Z50R meld, from the engine number, the engine seems to actually be from a 1979 Z50R.

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          Anyway, all of the engines are basically the same; and it is fun to work on and ride any of the Z's. (And the Decksons etc. )

          Z50Monkey
          Andrew

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          • #6
            This is a cool little bike. Good job
            Life is too short for cheap carbs...

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            • #7
              It is getting closer, but still waiting for a couple of parts. Changed the badly damaged rotor cover for one that I had that is not as bad (now two mounting screws, and not just one).
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              Also mounted the engine and front wheel. So close now. Also used the CRF50 exhaust that I had on my Z50M before purchasing a low style muffler for it. I think that it is looking OK

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              Z50Monkey
              Andrew

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              • #8
                Completed -for now.

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                Have ridden it around the yard, adjusted the chain tension and the brakes, and changed the oil.

                Z50Monkey
                Andrew

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