1980 MZ TS250/1 Supafive — Classic Motorcycle Review — RealClassic.co.uk

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MZ TS 250/1
MZ TS 250/1

1980 MZ TS250/1

Some say old MZs are second-class classics. Mark says they’re missing out on a motorcycle.

I was encouraged to look for a classic by Frank’s adventures the Ј100 AJS. My search for a beastie failed miserably, the search for a British bike at price. I assume Frank’s AJS was purchased some time So I went for the next best although ‘best’ is obviously a that some people may applies in this instance, and may disagree…

Searching back my grey cells one make of has often appeared in my life: the MZ. Back in the day I had a couple of 250/1s, an then followed because I it might be a better bike; the at the time seemed to think so. Now I a Can-Am ex-army bike but cheaper was needed.

I also about a FannyB, Ambassador, Villiers and a Bantam and the like, but an MZ was — and running and. so

1980 MZ TS250/1

I happened the 250/1 seen here and why not? It had tax for 12 months and was running. there was some cheap fun to be

This is one of those bikes I always enjoyed. even the I recall clocking up some miles on one years ago and always the ‘wheeze-…-…-…’ simplicity of the bikes. distantly related to DKW too, and from the ‘father’ of the two-…, Kaaden.

So what have we got It’s a 1980 TS250/1 the speedo showing 23,000 or so; who knows how accurate that is. blessed with a patina of age and

The exhaust is off some form of MZ and black, but it works so it’ll do for now the urge to restore overcomes the to ride.

Still some fettling was called for. I the chocolate frogs-spawn that was as gearbox oil, fitted a new 6V gave it a general check and some new brake shoes up (along with this www.realclassic.co.uk /techfiles/tech07071900.html ). Everything seemed in order. So I then some sage advice: if the running, then leave it

1980 MZ TS250/1

I had a worrying when the indicators and rear stopped working, but found it was more serious than the dropping out! Put them in and after some fiddling pins all seems well I recall not being terribly with the ETZ. The 12V electrics supposed to be better than on models and the oil pump saves but the engine characteristics seemed to me less well than the

I never tried a later MZ they became MuZ or Kannuni.

So I to the road on this 5-speed MZ its peculiar cylinder head. The is ‘unique’, but at least the tank loads of fuel; the voluminous cover the battery and air filter and in case the coil. The brakes to work; the front one is improving now bedding in and the lower end of the mudguard no fouls the tyre after fine adjustment and careful (the pliers came in

The bike rolls around nicely, too I must say.

The TS fires up as it should, with the two prods of the kickstart lever, fuel on and air lever thingy and that’s sticking with the 6V with points. This is one of the MZ’s major attractions. In ways it’s reminiscent of an British bike in the lack of sophisticated electronics. I did treat it to a new NGK plug (but only they were on special

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Once on the move, power seems to from 1500rpm. From or thereabouts it has more acceleration in The powerband between 3000 and really suits my style of

It’s lovely and very to the ETZ which felt much peaky to me. Mind you, to out what those revs are I had to buy a rev cable from eBay. See: I told you owning an MZ was It came from a 125 or 150 so it’s a bit — but it isn’t quite on the floor…

The gearchange has a long it but seems fine snicking up and although occasionally on down-changes I to let the lever centralise. Must it’s not a GPZ-GSV-VFR type! the lever needs moving a on the shaft to raise it up for my size 8s.

At least all five gears are and it’s showing no trouble as yet third gear which I on some older MZs can become

MZ TS 250/1

The TS is a light machine and good on returning over 70mpg so It just zips around the very well; the handling is good. A pair of replacement maybe helped here.

came from eBay solved a leak and were than rebuilding.

In its day I guess the may have been seen as a but out here on the wolds and near the it’s great for nipping seeking out windmills, watermills and for a coffee and a bite to eat. I years ago that its earlier was capable of travelling long without wearying the rider, so looking forward to some rides. The seat seems too and the riding position takes me

This one has the lovely flat and, well… it’s nice really. That of sums the whole bike up. nice.

The chain enclosure seems a real bonus; eBay was useful for finding replacement rubbers at not eye-watering I haven’t fitted them yet but no will get around to that The pre-mix in the tank isn’t too of a chore, especially as the tank cap has a measure. But carrying a supply of two-… is awkward on my machine as I mentioned, the coil is under the

Why? Maybe to keep it out of the Certainly works OK.

1980 MZ

So as a bike this MZ seems inexpensive and economical. it mixes the and vintage (well, older) of motorcycling in a good overall Two-strokes don’t suit but thus far it seems to be that thing: a properly developed made by motorcyclists for motorcyclists. in the day and back in East Germany, bikes had to last a long, time and be easy and simple to

So it ticks the right boxes for days too.

If you can’t find a Ј100 then one of these might do the trick. Some people MZs ‘second class classics’. if they are then those people are missing out. I say good fun.

Classic? Who What I do know is that MZs are bikes.

*The Ј100 was indeed bought back in the of time: a decade ago when was first launched. Frank completed its restoration in time for the 100th issue …

MZ TS 250/1
MZ TS 250/1
MZ TS 250/1
MZ TS 250/1
MZ TS 250/1
MZ TS 250/1
MZ TS 250/1
MZ TS 250/1
MZ TS 250/1
MZ TS 250/1


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