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Re: Z50m french model total restauration
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2013, 01:17:42 PM »
Luc,
My shop is just for personal use, I'm not in business.
I have been into fixing and making stuff since I was 14, 46 yrs old now.
My 8 -4:30 job is a welder/fabricator in a local machine shop.
I have a 17 x  72 Dean Smith and Grace lathe, tos milling machine and 3 welding machines, drill presses etc. almost enough equipment to take care of my hobby.
I like working on small projects, I seem to have a short attention span.
 I have about 13 various bikes from mini trails to dirt bikes.

Your next cz looks great, any chance of posting pics of your shop, you do amazing work and it would be nice to see where it is done.
Scott.

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Re: Z50m french model total restauration
« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2013, 02:04:23 PM »
Scott,

Ok...your job matches perfect the hobby.
Our shop combines a motorcycle and a bicycle shop. I work in the shop together with my 2 sons. My oldest son is responsable for the bicycles, my youngest son and me do the motorcycles and scooters.

Some pictures of the shop :

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Re: Z50m french model total restauration
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2013, 06:22:49 PM »
Luc,
 your shop is quite impressive, nice and clean and well laid out, I see why you have such high quality bikes.
Does your son do restorations on bicycles or do you just sell new.
Scott

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Re: Z50m french model total restauration
« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2013, 06:58:22 PM »
Scott,

We sell new bicycles and we also do the restaurations
Same with the motorcycles...

This for 4 generations now. My grandfather started in 1924 with his own shop where he builded his own bikes.


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Re: Z50m french model total restauration
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2013, 09:27:35 PM »
Luc,
That's pretty cool being 4 generations business, That kind of shop would probably have gone under many years ago here in Canada.
Bicycles are very common in Belgium are they not.
Scott.

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Re: Z50m french model total restauration
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2013, 11:05:58 AM »
Scott,

Bicycles are very popular overhere. Since Belgium got no mountains , people like to drive around on their bicycles. Electric bikes are becoming very popular.

There is even an electric dax model available.... ;D


Luc

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Re: Z50m french model total restauration
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2013, 01:35:33 AM »
How are you going to hot rod an electric dax.
Scott

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Re: Z50m french model total restauration
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2013, 07:31:32 PM »
Easy :  put the minus on the plus...it will melt down.

The electric dax is not popular at all...but I must say that it runs smooth. Easy if you want to go shopping downtown.



We also got an original Honda zb in. Planning to make it look like new. Very rare : white and Belgian model.
These were hardly sold in 1988. Nobody liked them because the white was to girly . They all wanted them in black.

I have a French white zb in my collection, also a JDM monkey rt .


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Re: Z50m french model total restauration
« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2013, 09:16:01 PM »
Luc,
The white and red bike in the picture is that the French model, and what is a JDM Monkey rt.
Scott.

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Re: Z50m french model total restauration
« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2013, 05:17:31 AM »
Scott,

JDM : Japanese domestic market ( only made for japan )
In Japan they had 2 types of our ZB model : monkey R and monkey RT. Both much nicer ( 4 speed engine with handclutch, front diskbrake, different wheelhubs and rims, chromed parts.......)
The wit/red zb was made for the French market. It has small differences compared with the Belgian model.

Luc

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Re: Z50m french model total restauration
« Reply #40 on: December 12, 2013, 10:34:53 AM »
Luc, You have some great bikes, looking forward to the progress on your next cz.
Scott

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Re: Z50m french model total restauration
« Reply #41 on: December 14, 2013, 05:11:30 PM »
Scott,

Thanks, but first we'll have to rebuild the z50a and our ST50 .

Luc

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Re: Z50m french model total restauration
« Reply #42 on: December 14, 2013, 09:52:01 PM »
Luc,
Bring on the pics, by the way nice collection on the shelf and the tree.
Scott

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Re: Z50m french model total restauration
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2013, 05:25:45 PM »
Z50ak2 stage 2.....hubs buffed, fuel tank mounted. Engine will be ready soon ( pearlblasting - ultrasoon cleaning )



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Re: Z50m french model total restauration
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2013, 08:32:41 PM »
Luc, bike is looking good. Would you mind taking pictures of the tail light assembly , headlight and speedometer these are different then the North American z50a.
Thanks Scott

 

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