Parts for DKW NZ 350

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Post by Frank » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:07 pm

Which one???

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Post by Nech » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:24 pm

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Post by Frank » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:35 pm

Hi again,

No its not correct, it has a clamp for attaching it to the handlebar. On an original NZ handlebar there shall be a threaded hole for attaching the hebel.

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Post by Nech » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:51 pm

Thank you Frank.
Your advices are very helpfull.

Well, I think there should be better first ask you, if my handlebars are original :)
I very much hope so..

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Post by Frank » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:55 pm

Hi again Martin,

The handlebar looks nice in my opinion. The lufthebel shall be mounted in the smaller hole on the right side.

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Post by 19landser42 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:58 pm

check it see if they are bent. my originals were bent to bad to correct.
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Post by Nech » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:59 pm

And I'd like to stay on topic and ask the more experienced DKWists :)
I bought my DKW with this switch. I saw this one baklite switch on several pictures, but not so often. Is it ok for NZ?

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And my last question, is there posssible to buy at some place the whole ignition? My DKW was equipped with JAWA ignition, so I am looking for the original part.

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Post by Nech » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:03 pm

Regarding the handlebars in comparsion with the originals, they seems to be correct shaped. My DKW was in luck, it was not attacked by some IZHist. However it suffered by an JAWAmaniac :-)
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Post by Frank » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:12 pm

The light switch is ok for the very first NZ models (1938-39?), later models shall have the light switch which is attached to the handlebar with two small screws (one of the holes can be seen on your image of the handle bar). I have never seen any repro ignition switches, they are quite hard to find. Some times there is one for sale on German ebay, but prices are sky high! :cry:

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Post by Nech » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:16 pm

Well regarding the frame and engine number my DKW was build in 1943.
Do you think it's possible, that the switch is original? Better said, is there a chance it was mounted in 1943? Or was maybe replaced during the war years..
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Post by Frank » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:27 pm

Hi Martin,

The switch was not factory mounted in 1943 anymore, but its fully possible it was replaced during wartime, the same switch was also used on other DKW models.
The later model light switch is quite often sold on German ebay and the prices on them are quite low.

A good tip when it come to DKW parts, contact forum admin Thomas on email, he sells a DVD with a lot of NZ parts manuals and other nice stuff in pdf to a good price.

Its really worth the money when starting restoring an old NZ. Then you can compare the parts sold on ebay for example to the original ones, so you dont get fooled. It very popular with old motorcycles in Europe for the moment and there are many out there selling pure crap that they claim will be NZ parts.

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Post by Nech » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:36 pm

Thank you Frank. It's a very rational advice.
I am using all the manuals I found over the internet, but some of them are badly scanned and are undetailed.. I'll contact admin.

I have almost all parts at the moment colected, the motorcycle itself is sandblasting.
The parts-hunting (except some smallnesses) is almost over I hope :)
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Post by Frank » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:39 pm

Hi again Martin,

Yes i know, many of the manuals found on the web are of very poor quality. The manuals on Thomas DVD are of very high quality.

Good luck with your project 8)


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Post by Nech » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:47 pm

Thank you Frank.
One last question please of wich I did not found any answer.

I am wondering what's the purpouse of the 2 holes drilled to the sides of the front fork? (It's mine fork)



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Re: Parts for DKW NZ 350

Post by Frank » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:43 pm

Hi Martin,

I think the holes in the front fork is for some kind of head light protection bars. If you check this forum thread "images from internet" there is a picture of a red NZ with this protection. Also Finnish army NZ 500:s had this kind of protection for the head light. I have no idea if it was possible to order this from factory, or if they were home made???

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