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Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Shocktower, Dec 21, 2011.
I love that. A real rider. not some shined up queen....
damn nice kettle
Sweet ! Love the last picture!
Gotta know stevegt738 how many miles? I'd love to see how many miles one of those crankshafts will last.
The bike has done nearly 430,000kms now. I bought it in '88 as a 1 owner with 32,000kms. The original engine went 320,000kms when it hand grenaded in a big way. I've put over 100,000 on the replacement motor, but I don't know the history of it. It came out of a non running parts bike I bought. But I do know that an (cough) expert tuner (cough) has been at the ports with a die grinder. I took it of the road before xmas as the poor old girl is really worn out. Will rebuild and up grade some bits over the next few years as money and parts become availabe.
Some more pics.
For those that liked the last pic, here is the Wee taken 8 weeks before.
A couple of stable mates over the years
Dragged this around for a few years when the kids were little
These 2 pics are 14 years apart
This guy saved his handlebars and burned his bike!
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Old school enough, I think, though it's a '88 one.
MZ ETZ250, 11,000km on it and original. I rode it from Christchurch NZ to Dunedin on Saturday morning, 400 kilometres or thereabouts, averaged about 80kph. A fine example of engineering for the masses.
I had a 250TS when on study leave in England in the 1990s - vividly recall an occasion when I was bimbling along, piled with luggage, and passed two fully-leathered (and slightly lathered) try-hard young gents on ZXR400s in the twisties on one A road. They were hanging off an' all, came up to me at a gas station later, trying to work out what I'd done to this old thing that made it faster than their bikes. Poor little bunnies.
I'm just across the water from ya! Many moons ago back in Scotland a mate had the same bike, but gray/silver/oxy red, bought specifically for riding in snow....... It out performed all our trail bikes when the going got really tough. Brilliant bit of practical kit. Enjoy it.
Hi, Harvey K
Yeah, the MZ's a really good gravel road bike, road tyres notwithstanding. It's with my son in Dunedin for the winter because it'll be the easiest of my bikes for him in the snow and ice (and because the dumbass didn't go and get his full licence so as to be able to ride his DR650 lawfully on the road and Mr Plod nabbed him, so he has to have a 250....)
Just got myself a lovely 73 Yamaha CT-3. Any suggests on a exhaust silencer?