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Discussion in '2 smokers' started by LasseNC, May 22, 2011.
And to the pictures!
Looks good, can't wait to see her back on the road.
Cool looking bike! I can honestly say I've never seen anything like that before :)
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.
That is one really complicated frame. Busy, busy, busy.
Need some small doodads to finish up the major frame parts though :)
Got some better pictures :)
Next time I'm in Denmark you should let me ride that bad boy!
Tom in Salem
Today I received a new wiring loom along with some small oddities :)
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.
I think MZs are amazing to own, had several, dirtcheap fun :)
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
I'm sure you do, it's an interesting bike/build, keep it up, I'm sure there are many lurkers enjoying your thread.
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.
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 :)
Tonight a friend helped me true up the wheels, so I'm sorted there too :)
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.
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.
Looking good, keep us informed of your progress,