Fell on a K750 now what year

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Fell on a K750 now what year

Post by 1offrides » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:53 am

Good morning all,
Well in the never ending search for something odd, something strange and definitely different than the norm and totally awesome I found this beast. I have seen sidecar bikes and lots of military stuff but I had no idea the KMZ, IMZ and Urals were so big in the world. Well I am here now :)
So the guy I bought it from (no papers of course) said it is a 1967 Dnepr K750. It has a lot of chopper esc modifications done to it over the years and doesn't resemble the original much anymore. Its not ugly but it has to be chewed on to appreciate it.
The numbers I found are as follows and any help you guys can give me would be HUGE:
Engine: #444717
Head: #1201300
Frame front by neck: Y7k9220213K939003
Rear frame doesn't exist anymore as original and I will be doing lots "O" welding hear soon.
My plan was always to build a custom Swedish chopper with a Jap motor but this is far cooler.
Thanks for all your guys posts on this site its AWESOME.
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Re: Fell on a K750 now what year

Post by dneprlover » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:14 am

Engine , gearbox and rear drive are the only untouched parts,
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Re: Fell on a K750 now what year

Post by 1offrides » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:52 am

Thanks...sorry I am in USA...Northern California to be exact

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Re: Fell on a K750 now what year

Post by rivers » Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:20 pm

If chops are your thing it'll be a fun simple to maintain bar hopper. Before you put any money in it see if you can get it titled and plated. Don't know if CA allows it but if they do you might have to go with an "assembly" title. You'll need every serial number you can find. Frame, motor, trans etc. If that's what appears to be a Paughco springer there should be a serial number on it too. The disc brake is a nice touch.
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Re: Fell on a K750 now what year

Post by propwash » Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:52 pm

1offrides wrote: Frame front by neck: Y7k9220213K939003
I'm betting it has already been titled.
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Re: Fell on a K750 now what year

Post by rivers » Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:04 pm

propwash wrote:
1offrides wrote: Frame front by neck: Y7k9220213K939003
I'm betting it has already been titled.
If it's been previously titled get the previous owner(seller) to file for a lost/duplicate title. Only the legal owners who's name is on the title can do it. No way is the DMV going to issue a new title to some who's name isn't on the title until it's signed off by the "legal" owner. Here in WA it's $40 and about 2 weeks time.
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Re: Fell on a K750 now what year

Post by 1offrides » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:04 pm

Thanks guys...I ran it through the DMV vin check and its out of the system or doesn't exist. That's a good thing because a lot of bikes I looked at buying had huge fees due and unpaid. Last year I bought a 1958 Travel trailer with no paperwork. Told dmv it was a gift and relative was no longer alive. Took about three hours but they figured I wasn't going to leave so they gave me a title and registration. Ca has what they call "special Construction" application for bikes so I think I am in luck. My thing was I wanted know what exact year and sort of history on the parts that are KMZ. The bike has several what look to be baked enamel on pot metal circle badges about 2" with KMZ logo. I searched the internet and couldn't find any. I like the story behind the machine and adding to it makes it more fun. BTW it started and idled like a champ with two kicks. A few minuets idling and it revved right up and roared...I figure the $600 I paid for it was a steal huh...

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Re: Fell on a K750 now what year

Post by Nemo » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:13 pm

this website has all the technical info you could want


http://cvkustoms.com/#
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Re: Fell on a K750 now what year

Post by propwash » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:17 pm

KMZ and certainly this custom bike never had a 17 digit VIN originally. It has been titled before and the bikes from Vostok Motors in CA added VIN plates (with blue color IIRC) in the location you described. However - who cares. You now have a title - congrats!
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Re: Fell on a K750 now what year

Post by rivers » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:39 pm

You can likely narrow it down somewhat to an era but pinning down a specific year is going to be tough. Consider joining the russian iron forum. Seems to be more KMZ owners there than here. There's a member there Ken Ulrich that has a good rep knowing and building KMZ's.
http://www.goodkarmaproductions.com/ will also have some useful KMZ info. Fun find for $600. So long as you ain't in a hurry to get some place and keep it serviced the 750 flattie will be a fun long running motor. Good luck on the papering!
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Re: Fell on a K750 now what year

Post by 1offrides » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:14 am

No hurry to do or go anywhere. Thanks for the links and all the info guys. I found out it is actually a 1967 K750M Issued for military use.
Thanks again
Steve

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Re: Fell on a K750 now what year

Post by Scott » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:45 am

1offrides wrote:Thanks guys...I ran it through the DMV vin check and its out of the system or doesn't exist. That's a good thing because a lot of bikes I looked at buying had huge fees due and unpaid. Last year I bought a 1958 Travel trailer with no paperwork. Told dmv it was a gift and relative was no longer alive. Took about three hours but they figured I wasn't going to leave so they gave me a title and registration. Ca has what they call "special Construction" application for bikes so I think I am in luck. My thing was I wanted know what exact year and sort of history on the parts that are KMZ. The bike has several what look to be baked enamel on pot metal circle badges about 2" with KMZ logo. I searched the internet and couldn't find any. I like the story behind the machine and adding to it makes it more fun. BTW it started and idled like a champ with two kicks. A few minuets idling and it revved right up and roared...I figure the $600 I paid for it was a steal huh...
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Re: Fell on a K750 now what year

Post by dneprlover » Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:48 pm

1offrides wrote:No hurry to do or go anywhere. Thanks for the links and all the info guys. I found out it is actually a 1967 K750M Issued for military use.
Thanks again
Steve
The engine/gearbox might be (has it got any Soviet acceptance stamps on those units) probably not? K750m for military use was a 2wd model.
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Re: Fell on a K750 now what year

Post by 1offrides » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:12 am

Seen your post on RI. Not a fan of multiple posting so I'll bow out now and leave you to others.[/quote]

Dneprlover- I understand that multiple postings is not welcomed but it was this forum I joined first and was directed to go to RI and other sites due to more KMZ owners over there. I did post this in Newbie section so as I learn the ins and outs of these awesome machine so will I of the ones who moderate their input and help. Thanks

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