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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 05 Jun 2021 10:17

Hi Sturm 78,

to Your questions:
the motorcycle on the first pic You posted could be a BMW type R 71, the typical motorcycle with sidecar, but the type R 61 was identical in appearance.
You are totally right, the motorcycle on the second pic is a Zündapp type K 500 W.

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Jun 2021 20:54

Bert wrote
the motorcycle on the first pic You posted could be a BMW type R 71, the typical motorcycle with sidecar, but the type R 61 was identical in appearance.
You are totally right, the motorcycle on the second pic is a Zündapp type K 500 W.
Thanks for your answers, Bert.

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Natter » 06 Jun 2021 17:49

Robturner wrote:I googled "unusual motorcycles", scrolled through the images and quickly found the enclosed article.
Hans1906 wrote:Motorrad Robert Killinger & Walter Freund Projekt "Friedenstaube
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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 28 Jun 2021 11:34

Hi,

here a picture of a captured Polish motorcycle, a CWS M 111 Sokól.

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Hans1906 » 28 Jun 2021 12:29

Bert, nice and rare photo...

Several polish "Sokół" Big-Twins were for sale in the 1980s, in most times converted the "Choppers", and other nonsense...

Sokół (Motorrad) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokół_(Motorrad)

Photos: https://www.google.com/search?q=sokol++ ... era&hs=k0s

Called the "Polish Indian" also, if I remember correctly, it's been too long ago... :)

The asking price for these motorcycles was then an appel and an egg, very cheap, those days are over. :lol:


Hans

P.S. Enlarged and adjusted the photo a little bit, not much was possible, sorry.
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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 28 Jun 2021 15:45

Hi Hans,

thank You very much for Your interesting reply. Here is the original photo for sale now (70 zl.), unfortunately with a coin.
Source: https://archiwum.allegro.pl/oferta/znis ... 75859.html

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Hans1906 » 28 Jun 2021 17:00

Thanks Bert,

nobody wanted to buy a polish "Sokół" in these years, the bikes came over from Poland, most of them restored with everything
what was av. in Poland back them, russian spare parts in very bad quality.
1000,- to 1500,- german Mark at that time, for a still running Sokół Big-Twin.

The same with the Zündapp sidecar bikes, the BMW R75 models, etc.
"Polnische Restauration" was the topic, long ago... :roll:

Times changed...

I bought several Zündapp KS 750 Gespanne long ago, traded all of them for vintage Harleys and Indian motorcycles.
A mistake, for sure. :)


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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 28 Jun 2021 23:03

Hi Hans,

that´s really interesting what You wrote. You are right. Times changed a lot in the last years.
Here a video about this polish "Sokół" motorcycle. Maybe it is interesting for You.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zoq60hdC1zE

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Hans1906 » 30 Jun 2021 11:05

Thanks Bert,

nice video, and the sidecar model a real beauty ! :thumbsup:

For sure, it was a mistake, not to buy one or another of the "Polish Indian" Big-Twins in earlier years. :cry:


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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by arminfreitag » 09 Jul 2021 22:44

Hi everybody
here some interesting recent ebay pictures.

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by kerryboo » 10 Jul 2021 10:51

Hello all,
I was not sure if this was for identification or just an interesting 'bike, so I have put it here. Obviously a captured or impounded piece, I have no idea of the identity of the curious inline twin.
Kerry.
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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Hans1906 » 10 Jul 2021 11:34

@ arminfreitag,

three nice photos of a NSU "OSL" from you in this thread again, very nice bikes, still in the 1970s cheap stuff for very small money.

Aus und vorbei! :milwink: :roll:


NSU "OSL" Galerie (Civilian models...) http://www.hubler.de/nsu_501_osl/osl_ga ... alerie.htm


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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by arminfreitag » 10 Jul 2021 21:13

Hi Hans
thank you for the identification.

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by arminfreitag » 10 Jul 2021 21:16

Hi Hans
thank you for the identification and the interesting link.

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 10 Jul 2021 23:36

Hi Kerry,

the motorcycle on Your pic could be an Austrian Puch type 500 VL. Here a pic of this type. And another pic with the sidecar, but with the type 800.

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Bert
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