The NZeta 501 was based on the Jawa Cezeta model 501/05. It was fitted with a dynastarter plus kick start and 2 batteries giving 12 volts. The dynastarter worked as a generator and a starter motor. Ignition was electrical, the stator then switched by a voltage regulator to become the generator and charge the battery. One of the features of this model was where the 2 batteries were located at the front of the scooter, a design change implemented by JNZ. There were 2 models after the 501/05, the first with minor refinements and the second was the 502/00 L or “Supreme”.
The NZeta 502 was based on the Jawa Cezeta model 502/00. It was fitted with a dynastarter only and also had 2 batteries giving 12 volts. The dynastarter worked as a generator and a starter motor. Ignition was electrical, the stator then switched by a voltage regulator to become the generator and charge the battery. Some models had accessory kick starts that could be used when required.
The 501 model is identified visually by a center skirt horn and dual exhausts plus they have vents on the rear panels and a center stand. The 502 model is identified visually by no center skirt horn, a single exhaust and usually came with a side stand. Most mechanical parts were common with Jawa/CZs motorcycle range, except for the frame and wheels.
Just added another 2 scooters to the “squadron” also purchased off TM but from another local scooter collector.
I’ve always liked the distinctive look of the Cezeta/N.Zeta scooters, something you do or you don’t, plus they were one of the few scooters made here back in the sixties.
They are also able to be re-powered with different motors: Honda XR motors, Lifans, Yamaha 250’s and the like.
The orange and cream one is a 502 with electric start and the blue one is a 501 with kickstart. The idea was to make one good one out of the two but that might change……