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Enkenbach-Alsenborn moped meeting

23 to 25 July 2010

Photos text by Ben Teuben

I travelled on 25 July to Enkenbach-Alsenborn (Germany, Kaiserslautern area) for the 21st edition of a moped meeting. Obviously prominently present were the Big Guns (6.25 hp and over) as earlier German legislation allowed sixteeners to run these Kleinkraftrad bikes, limited only to the 50 cc rule. The industry responded with adequate port-timing, big bore carbs, 1:11 compression, high rpm. narrow power bands and five to six gears in your box.

Noise levels were somewhat abated by introducing (Zündapp, 1973) water-cooled engines, but accident levels and spiralling insurance rates silenced the Guns and led to a shortlived 80 cc class with restrictions in the early eighties. Most specimens were there, but it was good to see how our German friends showed the origins of these Big Gun bikes as well.

Passing the traders’ stalls on the way to the main showground.

At the showground there was a good fire going (for drying your anorak!)

A Kreidler Mustang and a Hercules.

Achilles Capri with a Zündapp Combimot engine. The Capri will be more familiar to our UK readers as the frame used for the Norman Nippy.

The Zündapp Combimot engine in the Achilles Capri.

Two Kreidlers: in front, an Amazone II (K 52 2-3) and, behind it, a Roller.

The same two machines, giving a better view of the Kreidler Roller.

Two Zündapps: a Watercooled and a GTS 50 .

Close-up of the engine in the Zündapp Watercooled.

Two more Zündapps. These are Super Combinettes: a 429 and a 433 .

Here’s one of the 80 cc machines; this is a Hercules RX -9 dating from 1983.

. and here’s another. This one is a Zündapp KS 80 Watercooled.

The engine of the Zündapp KS 80 Watercooled. The tooling for these was sold to China.

A Kreidler – note the large number plate. this is a rocket!

This 1970 Zündapp Type 517-21 has the smaller type of number plate: it’s not so much of rocket. unless you tune it.

A cyclemotor of unknown make. the outside flywheel, horseshoe magneto and fixed-head engine all point to it being a pre-war machine.

We have a winner! The presentation of the prizes.

Hercules K 50 RL with a leading-link Earles fork. Hercules used leading-link suspension on a wide range of bikes during the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

More winners as the presentation of prizes continues.

Two Simsons: the blue one is a Sperber SR -4 and the pink one is a Schwalbe KR 5 1.

Hercules Ultra II LC.

The front wheel of the Hercules Ultra II LC. The twin discs were an optional extra on these.

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