New bike, most unrational trade ever.

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by LasseNC, May 22, 2011.

  1. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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    And to the pictures!

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  2. mb8

    mb8 Been here awhile

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    Looks good, can't wait to see her back on the road.
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  3. Xequence

    Xequence Adventurer

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    Cool looking bike! I can honestly say I've never seen anything like that before :)
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  4. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I would use some fairly fine steel wool to get the chrome ready to paint,cheap and works fine. That headlight/ft fender is quite original. Only bike to compete with that would be an old Jawa.
    I once traded a perfectly good running GS750 Suzuki for a nice looking but clapped out Norton 850.
    That was the end of me traveling out of town on bikes for a while,the Norton would do maybe 100 miles between major wrenching sessions. Women liked it though.
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  5. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    That is one really complicated frame. Busy, busy, busy.
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  6. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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    Progress!

    Need some small doodads to finish up the major frame parts though :)

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  7. LasseNC

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    Got some better pictures :)
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  8. chiefrider

    chiefrider Chrome won't get you home

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    Next time I'm in Denmark you should let me ride that bad boy!

    Tom in Salem
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  9. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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    Kein problem!
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  10. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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    Today I received a new wiring loom along with some small oddities :)

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  11. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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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.:lol3 Amazing what kind of bikes one can find.

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  12. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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    I think MZs are amazing to own, had several, dirtcheap fun :)
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  13. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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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.

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    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.

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    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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  14. mb8

    mb8 Been here awhile

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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. :clap
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  15. Lee 303

    Lee 303 razryadka

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    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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  16. LasseNC

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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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  17. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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    Tonight a friend helped me true up the wheels, so I'm sorted there too :)
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  18. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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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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  19. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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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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  20. mb8

    mb8 Been here awhile

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    Looking good, keep us informed of your progress, :clap