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Just ran across this shot in my old photos, from VietNam, 1968.

Poor photo, but interesting bike - anyone take a guess.
Looks like it might be an early '50's Honda (or something)?

 

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i don't know, but i agree the head looks like a honda or a local clone of one.
 

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Looks like a 50's " "british-copy" middle european bike....Zundapp , puch, or CZ maybe?
Appears to be a two-stroke twin or twingle.....
 

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I thought the Zundapp was a flat twin (like the beemers) :?:
 

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Yes, Zundapp did make one like that..... Also a variety of singles......
To me, the forks and general form look "British", but I'm hard pressed to explain the two-stroke engine....Many Japanese manufacturers "borrowed' their lay-out and styling from the British bikes....It COULD be a Yamaha for all I know....LOL.... :lol: :lol:
 

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does not show up in my vintage jap bike yearbook, has the big four from '56-07, i'm guessing a brittish bike, looks like an enfield perhaps?
 

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So lets deduce from what we can see.....pre 1970, 2 stroke (seemingly a twin), hardtail (?), tube front suspension, British styling.....whats with the pulley wheel / belt drive on the right side of the engine?
 

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i would lean away form honda. At that point most of their frames would look more stamped plate (think honda dream 50 style).

It's interesting. I will see what I can turn up. I'm thinking there's a lot of British influence as well. BSA, Triumph copying.

Seeing what I can find.
 

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I got this off another board where I posted the picture.

1953 or so TWN (Triumph Werk Nuremburg) BDG 250. I've had one in pieces for for 30 years.



....and here is what one sounds like. 2 Carbs, 2 [pistons 1 spark plug.....

 

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Diggin' those headpipes :cool:
 

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Well, from appearance only, I was right on a few points.....
.....It's a British look...(Triumph ancestry)
....Two stroke engine (no brainer what with the expansion chambers)
.....Middle European (made in Germany)
.....50's era......(rigid style, plunger rear...)

Not bad for guessing...LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Jeez, Louise - wonder what the odds are of running across an obscure bike like that in 1968 VietNam??
The photo was taken in Dalat, which still had a heavy French influence in those days.

Seems I recall that there was an Allstate (Sears) model in the early 60's, a twin with a single spark plug, about that displacement. A buddy had one.........
 
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