The success story of Jung Pumpen GmbH began in 1924 with slurry pumps for agriculture. Today slurry pumps are only to be found in the company's own museum and the company, which is now active worldwide, produces wastewater pumps and wastewater lifting systems for building drainage and municipal wastewater transport in Steinhagen (Germany). For the 95th birthday there should be slurry pumps again - only a little different!
The Honda CX500 motorcycle called “slurry pump”
Slurry pump (in German “Güllepumpe”) is also synonymous with a motorcycle that is very popular in the custom biker scene: the Honda CX500! The bike was launched in 1978 and was technically the latest trend, but unfortunately also anything but beautiful. So German cartoonist Brösel made fun in his “Werner Comics” about the - in his eyes - useless water cooling and had his plumber apprentice convert the cooling circuit of a CX500 to a slurry pump. This was how the motorcycle got its name.
The “plastic maggot” competition
Jung Pumpen takes the 95-year anniversary of the company as an opportunity to call on all custom bikers who have converted a motorcycle from the Honda CX family into a cool "plastic maggot" to take part in a competition by 19 July. Experts from the custom scene will select the best conversion at a motorcycle meeting on 18 August at Kabelwerk B64 in Beelen (near Münster in Germany).
The price is hot
The 1st prize is a weekend trip for 2 people to London to the Ace Café Reunion at the beginning of September 2019 worth 1,000 €. For the 2nd and 3rd place there are vouchers (500 € resp. 300 €) from the Kickstarter Webshop.
There is more information in addition on www.guellepumpencontest.de/?lang=en