MZ Mecca

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by davebeef, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. davebeef

    davebeef Buffoon

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  2. rightsideup

    rightsideup Get your motor running...

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    A bit of gentle green laning, there’s miles of it round here.
    (Not as good as Scotland though the weather is usually better and no midges!)
  3. davebeef

    davebeef Buffoon

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    Excellent... Well done!!!
  4. altf4

    altf4 playground psychotic

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    this specimen just appeared on the german mz forum:

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    there's a lot I like about this bike.

    max ~:)
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  5. rightsideup

    rightsideup Get your motor running...

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    I like everything about it apart from the riding position!
  6. rightsideup

    rightsideup Get your motor running...

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    p.s. I need to score a Simson S50, any leads?
  7. davebeef

    davebeef Buffoon

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    I know of a completely standard one of these in excellent condition for sale for £3500. Very tempting.
  8. rightsideup

    rightsideup Get your motor running...

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    Can anyone identify the rider or year on this photo I recently acquired??

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  9. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Adventourer

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    My immediate thought is that's John "moon eyes" Cooper.
    If it is him, I would guess that the picture was taken later in his colourful racing career because his famous moon eyes usually adorned pudding basin helmets. I'm guessing '73 - '74
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  10. rightsideup

    rightsideup Get your motor running...

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    Cuba??
  11. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Adventourer

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    I am not able to reconcile the Cuba .
    My subsequent research failed to find any reports of Cooper riding MZ's or any pictures of him wearing a full face helmet.
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  12. altf4

    altf4 playground psychotic

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    hi -

    i got moony eyes on the side panel of my ts combo. and i'm *not* cooper. :)

    also -
    ongoing mutations:

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    max ~:)
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  13. davebeef

    davebeef Buffoon

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    Time for some new rubber..
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  14. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Adventourer

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  15. davebeef

    davebeef Buffoon

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    I was told by a previous owner that it was a one off by Corbin but I’m not so sure...
    I’ll take a photo of the plaque on the rear when next working on it. I can’t really remember what it says.
  16. davebeef

    davebeef Buffoon

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  17. rightsideup

    rightsideup Get your motor running...

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    I thought I’d share my £13.20 eBay purchase since it seems very well made and perfect for carrying on the MZ.
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    I might file the 12mm out to 13mm but apart from that it’s perfect.
    No affiliation but search East German multi-tool on eBay if you want one.
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  18. rightsideup

    rightsideup Get your motor running...

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    What is this little rubber bung for?
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  19. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Adventourer

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  20. rightsideup

    rightsideup Get your motor running...

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