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Old 01-26-2013, 04:00 AM   #1
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Little bikes in Sydney

Just got a tu250x for the ride into work and it's an absolute gem of a bike, handles well, stops well but the throttle on this thing is pretty much just for show, you twist it and the bike continues to do it's own thing at a very mellow pace.

Surprisingly, that doesn't make me like it any less, it's great fun, it feels like it's going fast as long as I don't look at the speedo and I seem to ride the thing to the exclusion of the other bikes I have. So much so that I'm ditching the rest of the fleet and keeping the wee zuk (and probably grabbing a 2 stroke dirtbike).

Why is this important you ask? It probably isn't, actually it definitely isn't, but it does mean that I'll tend to slow down bigger bikes on day rides so I'm wondering if anyone wants to pull the old neglected postie/cb/xl/ts/sr/vespa/minsk and head out for a couple of relatively slow bitumen/ unsealed road rides in and around Sydney.

I'm thinking coffee, ride, coffee, ride, lunch, ride type things and if you actually bring a Minsk the coffee is definitely on me.

Anyone keen or is it not quite adv enough for advrider?
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:11 AM   #2
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It sounds like an unsophisticated, slow, boring,.. and somehow delightful. Im in Southern Indiana, US, so I won't likely ride with you, but Im sure you fellas will have a great day! be well
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:04 PM   #3
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I'm ok with slow rides, doesn't take much to keep up with me once on the dirt.

Looking for a 250 myself that will fit in the back of my 4wd van, it would also be used for local rides as well.

Keep an eye open for rides I post up from time to time.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:48 PM   #4
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I just purchased an early 80's Honda CB250RS. It needs some TLC and will be undergoing some mods, but when done I'm up for a ride.
I've got a 500 EXC for foolin' around in the dirt. You'll often find me out at Pacific Park getting some trail riding in between teaching my 6yo how to ride.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:09 PM   #5
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I am building a lite weight ADV bike out of DT 250/400 parts. If you don't mind a very slow 750 coming along {till i get the DT on the road}, i would be up for a ride. Peter
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:35 PM   #6
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I just purchased one of these....

I'm going to fit an XL500 engine in it, do some cosmetic alterations and produce something that looks a bit like this;
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:51 PM   #7
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That sounds like it could be fun
Now all I need to do is to get the MZ registered
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:40 AM   #8
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Yeah, does sound like fun. I went out to my (offsite) shed the other day, first time for a long time and there was the XL250R that I'd forgotten about.... and a whole heap of non-running posties and the ADV'd MZ. Poor little things.

Might have to do something about one or more of them.

I reckon the MZ would be the go, but like everything I own it seems it needs a new carby

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Old 01-27-2013, 01:58 AM   #9
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When I am not out riding in the bush I take out the back street tourer. Back streets because its too slow for the open road.

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:48 AM   #10
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:53 AM   #11
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Yeah, does sound like fun. I went out to my (offsite) shed the other day, first time for a long time and there was the XL250R that I'd forgotten about.... and a whole heap of non-running posties and the ADV'd MZ. Poor little things.

Might have to do something about one or more of them.

I reckon the MZ would be the go, but like everything I own it seems it needs a new carby


That MZ looks pretty smart. Is that based on one of those 80's ETZ250s ?
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:03 AM   #12
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That MZ looks pretty smart. Is that based on one of those 80's ETZ250s ?
Yep. It was my son's Scrapheap Adventure Ride bike for 2011.



Its got a 21" front wheel from an old Ducati and that's a postie seat and rack. Alloy tank.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:38 PM   #13
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More little bikes round here than I thought, awesome.

How Saturday the 16th of feb work as ride day for wee-beasties?

Would be great to see the MZ on the road even if it is far tamer than a scrapheap run
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:52 AM   #14
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Keeping the pace

I am just back from a 1200k ride on my TU, went on the Great Ocean Road . You will keep up as long as the other riders are not doing well above the speed limit.

My bike has 4000k's on the clock and is still freeing up. Use 98 fuel.

The TU is a fun bike to ride, that is for sure.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:08 AM   #15
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That MZ looks pretty smart. Is that based on one of those 80's ETZ250s ?

Hmmmm now where have I seen that duo before?

G'day Bigfella, you still coming to the Scrapheap this year?
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