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    RedZed Red K2 U

    05-04-2008, 04:00 PM


    My Dad swapped this Z50 with a man who had daughters (no sons) who had won it in a raffle, with a new pushbike or possibly two. Dad reconed it was 1975 and the date stamp under the tank says the tank was made in 1974 (So it's likely the Z is a 1974). I'm not sure how long the guy had it before Dad scored it for us.

    I've had the bike follow me around since it stopped running when I was in Grade 12 at school. My Wife told me to dump it every time we moved house. I'm glad I kept it.

    Now.....before you read too much into the next photo, it was 1981 and I was probably drinking or something similar that day. I assure you I'm heterosexual!

    My mate Simon has the Z50 muffler in his hand.


    June 2005















    I went to Autobarn to get a spary can made up with a metallic colour that was close. Turned out not to be so close to the factory candy as my frame colour had changed too much.


    Progress April 2006



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    05-04-2008, 04:07 PM






    The dents in the tank are the same on both sides so I thought they must have been normal. I didn't remember how it looked when I rode it as a kid.

    Added the long fender that was rechromed at Pine Rivers Electroplating.




    The next step is to strip it back to the undercoat/bare metal and spray it the same as this spare tank I got from eBay and sprayed with the 3 part candy rattlecan system.

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    05-04-2008, 04:24 PM


    This is what they were made for. My son and his mate fang'in around.

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    I'll fix the missing photos later. I'm changing my hosting to Skydrive

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    My son was riding it in 2009






    Last edited by RedZed; 12th November 2012 at 12:53 PM. Reason: added missing photos from original MG thread

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    Nice pix, and good to see a bike that has been around for so long getting used.
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    My is in this photo. He rides an R1 now

    You're only young once but you can ride a monkey forever.

    Red Z50AK2 U 1974 - Blue Z50AK2 U 1973 - Yellow Z50AK2 U 1974 - 2 x Gold ST70 K0 DAX
    Red ST50 DAX registration lapsed - XL250S 1978 - 3 x SUZUKI TC185 1974/1975 - TS185 1990

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