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by thunderbolt
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: NZ Talk
Topic: Help? What is up with this engine?
Replies: 6
Views: 3573

Re: Help? What is up with this engine?

Hi Julian, Frank's ignition tips worked for me, my bike runs a treat! But, I also have charging problems and my generator (armature) is away at a rewind company at the moment being checked. Also, re carburettors, I've been in contact with AMAL asking about gaskets and carb rebuild kits - here is the...
by thunderbolt
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: NZ Talk
Topic: Stoye Sidecars
Replies: 6
Views: 3929

Re: Stoye Sidecars

Hi Mike, meant to send these ages ago - sorry! I now think the sidecar is a Belgian /French make, possibly a Precision. still researching my bike's history, got back as far as 1950 at the moment. It's a 1939 350NZ with correct engine and frame numbers for April 1939 build date. I think it might have...
by thunderbolt
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Parts wanted
Topic: 350NZ 1939 rear chain guard wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 1753

350NZ 1939 rear chain guard wanted

Hi, anyone have a spare chainguard (from gearbox to rear wheel).

many thanks,

Chris
by thunderbolt
Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: NZ Talk
Topic: First time on British roads!
Replies: 1
Views: 1509

First time on British roads!

Hi all, very pleased to announce that my 350NZ is 'up and running'! I cured the carburettor problem (I had fitted the float bowl upside down, I should learn to read German - "oben" means top!). Engine starts easily and runs very well, except dynamo not charging. I will attend to this later. Took the...
by thunderbolt
Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: NZ Talk
Topic: Gearshift assembly
Replies: 1
Views: 1421

Gearshift assembly

Hi chaps, i stupidly took the gearshift off my tank without paying attention, now I don't think I've re-assembled it properly! Can someone send me an exploded view of the tank mounting assembly please? Also, on my historical research, I've now got names of previous owners of my bike in France dating...
by thunderbolt
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: NZ Talk
Topic: Stoye Sidecars
Replies: 6
Views: 3929

Re: Stoye Sidecars

Hi Matthias,

that's a blow, I thought for a moment I was onto something - back to my research!

Many thanks for your expert response!

all best,

Chris
by thunderbolt
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: NZ Talk
Topic: Stoye Sidecars
Replies: 6
Views: 3929

Re: Stoye Sidecars

Hi all,

These photos appeared in the February 2015 issue of Classic Military Vehicle magazine (courtesy of John G Teasdale). What do you think, is that a 350NZ with the sidecar?

cheers,

Chris
by thunderbolt
Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: NZ Talk
Topic: 350NZ carburetor issues?
Replies: 4
Views: 2779

Re: 350NZ carburetor issues?

Hi chaps, Last weekend I ran my boat on a lake (1961 Fairey Cinderella with a '79 Merc 500 outboard). Talking with my boating chums I realise I've made a stupid school-boy error with my DKW! To try and start my bike I just used the fuel I had in the garage - albeit fresh fuel it was 5 litres of my o...
by thunderbolt
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: NZ Talk
Topic: 350NZ carburetor issues?
Replies: 4
Views: 2779

350NZ carburetor issues?

Hi all<

I can get my bike to fire by squirting fuel into the spark pug hole and the engine fires two or three times, but I can't keep it running. I've stripped the (Amal M76/426) carb and cleaned everything, but no luck.. Any ideas?

thanks,

Chris
by thunderbolt
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: NZ Presentations
Topic: Normandy veteran!
Replies: 3
Views: 5098

Re: Normandy veteran!

Thanks Martin! My dad passed by Hoensbroek in January 1945! He was a despatch rider on a Norton 16H with the 3rd Btn Coldstream Guards. His war diaries showed spent Christmas 1944 in Houthem, then in January 1945 on to Brunnsum, Limburg, Tilberg, Nijmegen then Kleve in Germany. They finally crossed ...
by thunderbolt
Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: NZ Presentations
Topic: Normandy veteran!
Replies: 3
Views: 5098

Normandy veteran!

At last - here are photos of my bike! 1939 DKW 350NZ with a Stoye sidecar. Discovered in a military shop in Normandy this July, and brought back to UK in August. It is in excellent condition, and I think restored about 20 years ago. The desert colour is obviously not original but at the moment I am ...
by thunderbolt
Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: NZ Talk
Topic: Tracing my 1939 350NZ history
Replies: 3
Views: 2316

Re: Tracing my 1939 350NZ history

Thanks Matthias,

how do I upload the photos?

cheers,

Chris
by thunderbolt
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: NZ Talk
Topic: Tracing my 1939 350NZ history
Replies: 3
Views: 2316

Tracing my 1939 350NZ history

Hi all, I am now researching the history of my bike. The previous French owner bought it in October 1994, prior to that it changed owners in 1969. I have now wrtten to the Ministry of Transport in France to trace the registration numbers and see if they can give me any names and addresses. Is there ...
by thunderbolt
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: NZ Talk
Topic: Stoye Sidecars
Replies: 6
Views: 3929

Stoye Sidecars

My 'new' 1939 350NZ has a sidecar fitted that I believe is a Stoye. Does anyone know how I can identify it correctly? So far all I have found is a number 904 stamped in the body under the seat.

thanks, Chris
by thunderbolt
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: NZ Talk
Topic: buying a 350NZ
Replies: 6
Views: 3062

Re: buying a 350NZ

Hi all, The latest 350NZ is now on English soil - probably 76 years later than originally intended!! My son and I collected it from Normandy yesterday - no known history yet so a lot of investigation needed. I've checked the numbers, so far I'm reassured that it is 1939: engine: 848480 Frame: 482054...