Honda Z50A K0 #11 - Slant Guard
Restored Bike, very rare early Slant Guard model. If
you are not familiar with the term Slant Guard, look closely
at the metal guard that is supposed to cover the exhaust
from the riders skin. On the first early K0's, the
manufacturing process had an apparent boo-boo and the
placement of the forward boss was further down than
needed. Funny enough, the actual guard itself is
shorter as well to accommodate the difference. Honda
finally saw fit to correct the later bikes and carried the
tradition of the 'Straight Guard' from there forward.
This bike has the all too rare extended stator cover.
Z50 K0's had different front forks as well. They only
had one access hole for the front brake on the lower triple
tree where the K1's had two (one for speedometer cable), and
also, the K0's did not have provisions for headlight ears.
Front and rear fenders are painted and not chrome and as
well the tabs that hold the rear fender to the frame are
much thinner. K0 seats are straight up in the back
where the K1's slant forward. K0's had white grips and
levers as opposed to the black ones on the K1's. K0's
had a simple 'butterfly' fuel shutoff valve that was
upgraded on the K1's. K0's had a much different
exhaust diffuser that did not extend out beyond the end of