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Iron curtain revisited.

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Iron curtain revisited.

#1 PostAuthor: Gyesdad » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:22 pm

Gents,
Does anyone know of a group/forum/club that would be able to help with old Eastern Bloc motorcycles?
I've been offered a late 1960s SHL Gazela M17, a 175cc Polish bike. Found pics on the internet with some specs, but no detailed info.
I know it's an ugly MoFo to a lot of people, but I like it: very MZ Trophy.
It takes all sorts... :D
Thanks in advance.

Gary.

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Re: Iron curtain revisited.

#2 PostAuthor: KeithZ1R » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:14 am

you could try the MZ riders club

https://www.mzridersclub.com/Welcome/

or this forum

https://www.mzriders.com/viewforum.php?f=22

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Re: Iron curtain revisited.

#3 PostAuthor: Gyesdad » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:55 pm

Thank you, Keith.
I’ll give them a try.



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Re: Iron curtain revisited.

#4 PostAuthor: Garry.L » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:08 pm

Gyesdad wrote:I know it's an ugly MoFo to a lot of people, but I like it: very MZ Trophy.
It takes all sorts... :D
Thanks in advance.

Gary.


Don't feel strange or unusual about buying an MZ.... I knew someone once who actually bought a CX500. :shock:
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Re: Iron curtain revisited.

#5 PostAuthor: r3sc » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:43 pm

I’m sorry to say but I have two CX500’s :lol:

One of them is probably the earliest known survivor and is frame number 22 fitted with engine number 28.

They are quirky but easy to ride!

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#6 PostAuthor: Gyesdad » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:22 pm

r3sc wrote:I’m sorry to say but I have two CX500’s :lol:

One of them is probably the earliest known survivor and is frame number 22 fitted with engine number 28.

They are quirky but easy to ride!


I’m a closet CX fan too. Back in the 80s I was in the cops and did the advanced bike course. Week 2 was spent riding CX500s and despite the amount of ridicule they received I think they’re a good bike. I’d like to add one to the garage at some point

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Re: Iron curtain revisited.

#7 PostAuthor: r3sc » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:37 pm

As I’ve said I have two of them. Both identical in every way, one early one and one a little later.

They’re a decent bike to ride and very comfortable!
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I have two of them because they were part of a whole deal. I wanted the early one but had to buy them both or none. They were both basket cases in bits and had been stood for 35 years!

Each man to his own eh!! :D

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Re: Iron curtain revisited.

#8 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:10 pm

I used to commute on a CX way back in my youth. An excellent bike for those duties.
Good to see some that are original and not butchered into a cafe racer or worse...
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#9 PostAuthor: Ginger Bear » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:22 pm

I used to ride pillion on a CX500 to Cardiff from Bristol, used to fall asleep and 'nut' the back of the riders helmet regularly. :splat
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Re: Iron curtain revisited.

#10 PostAuthor: Pigford » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:03 am

CX500 - Plastic Maggot - HATE THEM.............

Reason being; back in 1980 I was out on my first Z900A4, girlfriend on the back (squashed into the 2:4 seat :twisted: ) and I was scraping the Zed on a large roundabout (bike was wobbling all over the shop) when a CX500 wafts past on the outside of me :!: I was well miffed :lol:
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Re: Iron curtain revisited.

#11 PostAuthor: Bill P » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:31 am

:lol: :lol:

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Re: Iron curtain revisited.

#12 PostAuthor: Gyesdad » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:15 am

r3sc,
That's a good looking bike you have there! I've got CX envy :)

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Re: Iron curtain revisited.

#13 PostAuthor: KeithZ1R » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:25 am

:oops :dead2


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Re: Iron curtain revisited.

#14 PostAuthor: r3sc » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:14 pm

Hi Guyesdad,

I’ve got two of them, both exactly the same! Am I mad!??

Apologies upfront for discussing such a steed inappropriately on this forum!

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Re: Iron curtain revisited.

#15 PostAuthor: KeithZ1R » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:46 pm

r3sc wrote:Hi Guyesdad,

I’ve got two of them, both exactly the same! Am I mad!??

Apologies upfront for discussing such a steed inappropriately on this forum!


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