There is no "P" in Simson!

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by spokester, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    Thanks, Scootern. I was thinking about you today when I had to go back into the MZ 150 clutch. I could have used your CZ clutch spring compressor!
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  2. tjv

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    Dang, so you got the Simson done on your stay this summer?
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  3. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    No, that was last summer.
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  4. tjv

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    Oh ok, but you got it still done within few months or so. How far are you with the 150 BTW? And does it need to go through Tüv/Dekra check once you are done?
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  5. spokester

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    MATTY BORDER RAIDER

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    A brilliant thread this one enjoyed it.
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  7. spokester

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    I took a big on/off road trip the other day. Two and a half hours non stop running for a distance of 80 km. I'm teaching my wife how to ride, this is her first ride. DSCN6496.JPG

    She loves the cool retro helmet. DSCN6495.JPG
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  8. JensEskildsen

    JensEskildsen Long timer

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    Reminds me of this clip:
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  9. spokester

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    This recently came to my attention. This young couple shipped a 1976 50 cc Simson with 3.6 horsepower to the US in boxes. They drove it 5,000 miles and got married in Vegas! Bear in mind this was the 3 speed without the electronic ignition. How did it make it up the hills of San Francisco two up? I thought the video was very well made.

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  10. Bovino

    Bovino Been here awhile

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    Nice.

    I fixed up a Schwalbe on a work stay in Germany a year or so back. It used to be my grandparents bike, we ripped it apart for spares almost 20 years ago.
    After throwing 55,- Euros at eBay and Amazon, I had to add maybe 6 hours to get it from that:

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    To that:

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    I did throw out the 3-speed semi-automatic though. I had a S51 3-speed in like new condition laying around, much better engine. In stock form I even like it better than a 4-speed.
    Back in Autumn I painted the frame and handlebar cover, now it's just right.

    Now that I'm mostly based in the motherland for now, I enjoy playing around with my Simsons (still have another two family owned S50/51).

    Cheers
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  11. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    "Hey mister, ain't you too old and fat to be riding a mini bike?"

    Maybe that's why my spokes worked loose. There would be no tightening them as they're solid rust.

    The Spokester speaks mainly of spokes and Sportsters.

    Got all of this from Ost2Rad for a very reasonable price.

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  12. spokester

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    Further examination of the situation lead to the purchase of new alloy rims and an El Chino dial gage. Looks like I'll have to learn them metric numbers! These things were really affordable, forty bucks per rim and twenty for the gage. 0828201029_Film3.jpg
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  13. spokester

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    These rims trued up very nicely with minimum effort. First one came out true within a quarter of a millimeter, or .010". Probably close enough for a 50 cc minibike.:lol3:lol3
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