WW2 German Mini Bike Motorcycle Sachs SM98 Motor Effzett Tank Magura Lever WOW For Sale
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WW2 German Mini Bike Motorcycle Sachs SM98 Motor Effzett Tank Magura Lever WOW:
The engine is a German manufacturer F & S "Sachs" Motorcyle SM98 dating to circa 1937, with a Yugoslavian? Effzett gas tank and a German Magura lever on the handlebar. I did notice the tires appear to be American replacements as they have the standard sizing markings on them, and the spark plug says Made in the USA so it appears to be a replacement also. The back part of the frame seems to be a more basic angle iron construction to me so this part might be theater made? The front forks and frame is a very unique design with the horizontal suspension springs as shown. No rear springs, just a very unique seat made of springs and on springs for cushioning. There was a leather seat wrap of which some is still left but a large part is missing. I also have a loose piece of this leather that I will include. The gas tank is Effzett which I have seen on an old Croatian (Yugoslavia) outboard boat motor but I have no other information but that.
This is likely war spoils, as on the tank the GI's have jokingly named the bike "Flying Buttress" I assume because of the location of the name on the tank (right below the seat!). A very rare item, possibly one of a kind. You will be hard pressed to find another one like this anywhere in the world.
There is no drive chain and I did not try to start it, although I believe these motors are very well built. If you want me to check to see if it has compression let me know. Original as found condition, a historical item without restoration as I think it should be.I have no problems crating and shipping this item as I have done much bigger and heavier items. Depending on your location I would estimate shipping would range in the $200 to $300 range but if you are farther away from the mid America region I would contact me for a better estimate. I also have shipped items overseas but if you wish me to ship out of country you should definitely contact me first as I will need to research restrictions and finalize assurances for this item.
This item will be sold as is, no returns so please be sure to ask many questions. I have many other photos and can take additional ones as many as you like if necessary.