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I've just realised that this is an MZ TS 125 . I had one of those once and in all seriousness , this is probably an improvement . The drum brake shoes were made of something resembling Linoleum . Nothing much happened in dry weather no matter how hard I squeezed the lever . But in damp weather it was like hitting a brick wall as soon as I touched the lever . I tried carving the leading edge off the soft pad material with a Stanley Knife but it wasn't much better . If you consider the leverage of the pliers in the picture , it might have actually exerted enough force to effectively stop the bike , but the lever travel at the handlebar must be enormous .

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Would you call that a restomod? :lol:

 

I think that's more of a retromod . In some ways I miss old WTF , sorry FTW , I'm sure that with a little more love and understanding he could have become a valued member of the forum . 😆😆😆😆😆

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Chinese?

 

It's originally from a website called Slavs Squatting in Tracksuits . Make of that what you will . It came to my attention via the Sportster Sickness FB page.

 

You fibber, it obviously originated from the Itchybum Moto YouTube feed 😂

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I think the point that needs to be made here is that Fastbob actually 'fessed up on a public forum to having actually once owned a MZ TS 125.


Brave man! :salute:

 

I've had two ! Everything about them was like a bike from a parallel universe where the Gumbies had taken over . When you ride one you just can't stop laughing . They used to be cheap as chips but of course now they have become collectable. This is not mine but I had one identical to this . I also had a pale blue one . To be fair , they always started and only broke down occasionally when the plug fouled up . I could never work out how much Two Stroke to put in the tank so I just used to guess . The funniest thing was that the speedo used to go up and down when I revved the engine while the bike wasn't moving . This was due to the horrible vibrations . Note the locking cupboard to keep your Two Stroke , or your vodka , in .

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Nothing wrong with MZ/CZ, they're brilliant when you've got naff all money. They aren't fast and they don't handle but they do just keep plodding on.


The CZ twins weren't that vibey but I had an ETZ301 which shook like a jack hammer. Like you said Bob, you just can't help smiling. :-)


They get bonus points from me for never rusting - mine were always coated with a healthy layer of two stroke oil!


I wouldn't mind another one for comedy value but like you said, the weird beards have taken over and they're now collectable so are just too much money for what they are.

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Technically speaking the swept braking area is greatly reduce so braking efficiency will be drastically reduced and may cause an accident.

OR, it's a plain bodge uo.

I would have given that a red ticket for an MOT, yes i did do MOT's many moons ago "had" to pass some bikes that had bad brakes, those were the real old bikes.

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