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Old 10-14-2011, 07:20 PM   #91
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Cool bike. The latest Motorcycle Classics has an article about the MZ ES250/2 with a sidecar and leg shields. Even shows the guy in an East German's police uniform. Amazing what kind of bikes one can find.

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Old 10-15-2011, 03:27 AM   #92
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I think MZs are amazing to own, had several, dirtcheap fun :)
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:55 AM   #93
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I know I don't write alot, but I hope I have some followers anyway :)

I did some more work today. It all started monday, which was a complete failure, I spent 4 hours and had to undo it all before I left. The wiring harness didn't match in colours or the terminals at the ends, so I dropped that all together, as I wanted to study the harness when I got home.

But today, after a bit of studying I found out I had an incorrect mainswitch, which only has half the terminals of the one that was on originally.



So I piggybacked it, not the best looking solution, but it works and will probably work well plus I saved having to find the correct switch and pay for that. Forgot the lighter for shrinking the tube though.

I mounted the wheels so they can be trued up, the rear rim is quite out of shape, so I hope it can be done to a somewhat straight.



Next issue is chain clearance, I can't figure out why it is this way, but it is. It's all original parts :(

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Old 10-19-2011, 11:10 PM   #94
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I know I don't write alot, but I hope I have some followers anyway :)
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I'm sure you do, it's an interesting bike/build, keep it up, I'm sure there are many lurkers enjoying your thread.
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:29 AM   #95
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Today I received a new wiring loom along with some small oddities :)

Nice bit of history you got there. Small oddities should fit well with your even larger one. Good luck with the preservation of this east bloc relic.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:20 AM   #96
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This sounds ackward. But on the topic of the rearfender obstructing the way of the chain I advised myself with the clever guys over at the german MZ forum, and they truly everything, bless them!

So it seems this is a common issue with this range of bikes. The fix you think?
Squeeze the fender together and grease it, yes, grease the rear fender :)

I finished the electrics today more or less, speedometer mounted along with the mainswitch, all I need up there is to change the bulbs to 12v and make a ground.

I also spent 2½ hours trying to drag the front axle out, and only came halfways, so a bigger hammer is needed. I tapped the axle in yesterday thinking it would be easy enough to get out, but no I should have removed more paint.

So to everyone who is thinking about getting their frames paint, mask EVERYTHING, it is a royal pain :)
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:04 PM   #97
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Tonight a friend helped me true up the wheels, so I'm sorted there too :)
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:45 AM   #98
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Slooooow progress! But, front wheel is on, rearwheel is only for show, I still need to paint a spacer and the brakeplate needs a layer or two more.

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Old 01-15-2012, 05:56 AM   #99
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Tonight (It is 3PM now) I should also get a quote from the painter. Haven't decided if I am going with a full paintjob now, or wait and just run it with the patina it has now.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:35 AM   #100
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Looking good, keep us informed of your progress,
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:23 AM   #101
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:39 AM   #102
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Tonight (It is 3PM now) I should also get a quote from the painter. Haven't decided if I am going with a full paintjob now, or wait and just run it with the patina it has now.
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sweet bike. what year, early 70s? looks SO 1973.

a friend (in England) has had more than a few MZs over the years. i would think parts are much more accessible there rather than here in the U.S., where i have seen VERY few MZs.
lookin good.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:28 PM   #103
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Well, everybody needs a helping hand sooner or later and I'm glad that you could be there for that Little MZ. I know for a fact that my "SO" would never allow that thing stay in our garage for more than a weekend!

It's great to be able to follow along on your latest adventure! Thanks!
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:30 PM   #104
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VERY COOL. I think you can get laid with that bike. Just find a art major...
Well, everybody needs a helping hand sooner or later and I'm glad that you could be there for that Little MZ. I know for a fact that my "SO" would never allow that thing stay in our garage for more than a weekend but it's looking good!

It's great to be able to follow along on your latest adventure! Thanks!
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:26 AM   #105
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Can I get this moved to 2 smokers?
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