another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Saturday, 30 January 2016

blind in safety and leafy in love













so, sporty sold and an itch i needed to scratch see's me and dangerous buying an mz 250 etz two-stroke commuter bike to go racing with. a winter of head-scratching, no-sleep and lot's and lot's of work, even more money, [fourteen hundred big ones for a race tuned engine, fuck me!] we turned out a work of art. the scrutineers took pictures and complimented us on our bike. one off yokes, tz 50 moped wheel's turned down to lose weight, brembo brakes, one-off fork brace, handmade carbon covers, turned down stainless fittings, check out the pictures, heart and soul, blind in safety and leafy in love, we made 'motor's' tv, me overtaking three bikes on the grass at snetterton. totally out of control on wet grass at the hairpin. i was shit. fifty-one years old when i started racing. my best position was second from last, but, you know what? i did it. [and my bike looked pretty cool too................................]

5 comments:

  1. I think the last few sentences sum it all up quite nicely.

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  2. That motor! it looks so tough...the whole bike looks tough...kind of bulldoggish...in an upcoming Hermit post you will probably be amused...now see..if you had an Instagram account, wait a minute....never mind...forgot I was talking to the Prez of the Derbyshire Luddite League.

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  3. Mr Loveless you have created a wonderfull motorcycle where can i buy the carbon plate you use ?? Cheers Julian

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  4. thanks jan, larry, the humble mz two-stroke commuter bike was always regarded as a bit of a joke amongst the british bike riding population who are obsessed with performance and selling last years machine to buy this years model that some superstar racer can get around a racetrack fractions of a second faster. the mz never pretended to be a world beater, [although in the right hands they were back in the day and were the blueprint for 'modern' racing machinery in the right hands, see matt oxleys brilliant 'stealing speed' book for the definitive race history] anyway, i love them, tough, utalitarian, simple machines and fast as fuck when 'tickled' julian, thank you, you can't buy the carbon i'm afraid, it's the finest pre-peg carbon available and i get it from a 'well known east midland aircraft engine manufacturers' via that traditional outlet known as'the back-door'.......

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  5. Ah yes, probably the prettiest MZ I've seen so far. I loved mine to bits. An MZ ETZ250 hack was my main means of transport to and from work for about two years after my divorce. Bl**dy ace to work on it was and quite quick too with the 300cc kit.

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