1968 Honda Z50 K0 #5

VIN# Z50-108916

Bright Yellow / White

This bike was delivered to me in boxes  and was very complete.  The previous owner was good to put every nut/washer/bolt back in its' place in the boxes so it was easy to keep all the original hardware.  Prior to assembly, I decided to give it a fresh coat of paint and polish up all the hardware.  The original handlebars are straight as an arrow and the chrome was just polished up.  Same for most all pieces including that hard to find On/Off switch.  I found a very nice original K0 seat (yes they are different) and reproduction white grips and levers.   The K0 seat is different than any other versions, as it has an additional pleat, and has a slightly different kick up in the rear.  I used the original throttle cable, and the original brake cables are just going to need a bit of cleaning, and I'd like to find out how to dye them back to the original grey color.  I've put reproduction brake cables on for now.

The first time I tried to start it after completion, the on/off switch lever broke off in my hand.  Luckily I had an NOS one stashed away.

All in all, this is one of the most complete little Z50 K0's out there.  It was fun putting it together as the entire bike has only less than 50 bolts!  By the way, those are the original badges on the tank as well..

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