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1954? Kovrov arms factory k-125


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#1 Fatboyfreddy

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:12 AM

Good morning. I'm new to his forum, and excited to be here!
I recently acquired what I believe to be a kovrov arms factory k-125 , and on a badge on the frame iris stamped 1954, so I wonder if that is its year model.
I'm having a very hard time finding any info. Does anyone know these bikes? Any history? Like production runs, factory colors, where to find original manuals and parts catalogs, etc?
I should mention I'm in the United States. I know of no other  example of this Ike in the USA.
I am including a couple pictures. Thanks in advance!  GeneAttached File  image.jpg   201.44K   49 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   235.83K   50 downloads

#2 dneprlover

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 03:23 PM

Welcome to the forum, there not many two smokers on here. After wwII, the Soviets made many bikes modelled on the German DKW's and this looks like an IZH production to me but I am not that well up on them. Hang around and one of the East European posters may chip in with something more concrete

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:43 AM

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 04:01 AM

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#5 Alecu

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:55 PM

closely related https://www.youtube....F10D16&index=10
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Posted 27 November 2014 - 10:12 AM

What a nice little bike , and I love the Poster!! :smile:

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 12:31 AM

If you should get in touch with  a HD 125 group, you wil find parts for it there, To the harley crowd these were knownas corn poppers, no very fast, and they were riden by teenages, and as such they were badly abused, with the new synthetic oils, I am sure they will do better. At HD they were superceded ny the 165, that was more robust. Year for the 165 was 1952 as I recall. The 125 HD was a nearly direct copy of the DKW.  Ken




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