Mz 660 Supermoto

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by frederickflintsone, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. frederickflintsone

    frederickflintsone Flaming Misanthrope

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    My last street bike was my old 93 Honda xr600 converted to a supermotard. My previous bike was a Yamaha Vmax. The 600 was a huge step down from the Vmax power wise but far more nimble. Although riding it on the freeway in traffic I felt like I was naked. I had sold the xr a year and a half ago to pay some bills.
    I had visited an old high school friend who had a 1970ish 600 BMW. Other than the drum brakes, I loved the bike. After doing some research I decided I liked the BMW r1200gs adventure. I test drove a new one last spring (2007) and I liked the bike but I couldn’t justify selling my car and putting money with it to buy one. Instead I took the money I had and bought a 97 wrangler. I figured I would have the wind in my hair like with my old CJ and my family could enjoy it with me. While I loved driving the jeep over the summer it was still not a bike. I started looking at older GS’s and I just cannot justify the asinine prices that people pay for a used GS. Shortly after I looked at my last used GS in December, I found out that my fantasy of moving my family to my rural home and selling my urban home and commuting on the GS was just that. A fantasy.
    When the stark realization that I no longer needed a long haul bike finally hit, I being a craigslist junkie found an interesting bike. I test road it while wearing a leg brace (recuperating from knee surgery), made a low offer that was affordable to me at the time. And now I have my new street bike. I now have a 2002 MZ 660 SUPERMOTO. I don’t know much about the brand, but I figured since it has a Yamaha motor similar to the one in my raptor ATV it can’t be too bad. I will throw new tires on it and see if I can have adventures in my 2.93-mile commute to work everyday. If anyone has any relevant info about the bike and would like to share, please feel free.

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  2. wsdbikes

    wsdbikes New Max is Mad

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    you like it, you ride it.
    looks pretty cool.
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  3. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia Tamer

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    PLEASE put anti-sieze on the chain adjuster bolts as soon as possible.

    Otherwise you're looking at a massive headache down the road.
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  4. frederickflintsone

    frederickflintsone Flaming Misanthrope

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    Thanks for the tip. as soon as it comes out of storage, I will put that into the maintainace schedual. I put anti-sieze on just about every bolt i ever remove.
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  5. tr6

    tr6 Banned

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    the muffler kinda looks like it belongs on a car
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  6. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia Tamer

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    You put your ham and cheese between the heat shield and the muffler.

    When you get where you're goin, you're ready to munch. :evil
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  7. xshanex

    xshanex Been here awhile

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    congrats on the supermoto. I looked around for a mz but couldn't find one in a reasonable distance. For a 3 mile commute there's nothing better than a supermoto :evil


    BTW: I agree with you on the asinine prices on the BMW GS's :lol3 I thought I was going to have a long commute and looked into them for a year round ride....no way I'd pay that much.
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  8. Transalp Jas

    Transalp Jas Been here awhile

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    Great bike! I've always loved the look of those mz motos.
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  9. PegasoPat

    PegasoPat General Smart Ass

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  10. frederickflintsone

    frederickflintsone Flaming Misanthrope

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    yeah its freakin huge!! i would like to put a smaller/lighter can on it but they are not realy an off the shelf item, and money is tight right now.
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  11. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia Tamer

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    For future reference, M4 made one, might still. Pretty darn loud though.
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  12. mitchxout

    mitchxout Been here awhile

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    MZ's are cool!
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