Honda Z50 K1 #1

VIN# Z50-177588

Candy Sapphire Blue / Silver

I had a 1969 or 1970 Z50 K1 that I bought from Fred’s Honda in Okmulgee Oklahoma and rode the tires off of it until my cousin Johnny wrecked it one weekend.  It pretty well mangled it up and I was really upset.  But, it eventually turned out great for me because I managed to get a brand new 1971 Red SL70 in its’ place.

The Z50 was the second bike that I owned and the affliction of taking something perfectly good apart and trying to make it better continued.  I adapted a rear foot brake to the bike and also changed out the triple clamp and put high-rise handlebars on it.  From the best recollection that I have, I don’t think I any longer had a rear hand brake, only the front one.  I know that I also continued the tradition of taking the exhaust apart to make it louder, but I think I only took the stinger out of the muffler.

I bought this bike in memory of the little Z50 that I had when I was 13 years old.  You can see pictures of the originals under the “Old Bike Pictures” section.

I kept this little bike until the Yellow/Silver one took its’ place in the living room showroom.

 

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