MZ ES250/2 Trophy Rebuild — Part 3 — The Real Classic Bike Guide — RealCla…

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MZ ES 250
MZ ES 250

MZ ES250/2 Trophy Rebuild Part 3

Lots of bits come back, ready for on Phil Speakman’s MZ rebuild. So he into the Devil’s Kitchen and that you should never a man alone with a tube of adhesive.

The first parts to to me were the lovely gloss powder coated frame and to borrow a phrase from the John Simpson, I counted all out and counted them all back in But where to put the bicycle parts so I can start to reassemble them

The Adler is in lots of carefully shiny bits in the back which it shares with the new suite, to be fitted in May or June…

The MZ 250 is already in the kitchen…

I’m over an MZ ES150 in the living

Oh, and if you hadn’t already surmised; the is full too and that also the hydraulic lift that I stripped the bike down on. would take some about, I could see that.

I placed all the bits in the corner of the room and let the problem be. The answer presents itself eventually I

Once Christmas was over and with, the pile of bits had considerably to include a set of alloy wheels laced with spokes, guaranteed to stop the of even the most hardened of with their beauty.

The and alloy work was all carefully wrapped and packed in boxes and even sent off for a new VIN plate with the same information as but shiny and new, not corroded and legible like the old one. had to remove it from its home on the fork carrier anyway to it to be coated (it came off in my hand the slightest of tugs, the rivets so rotten), so why not replace it?

But where was I to work?

Little Devil on shoulder: ‘That kitchen looks solid’

Little on right shoulder: ‘Don’t to him Phillip, what if you have

Little Devil: ‘It’s the same height as the bike and you are completely ripping the kitchen out in the anyway, so what’s the problem?’

Little Angel: ‘That’s silly Phillip, what if you a nice girl, what she think?’

Little Devil: be honest who the hell wants to a ‘nice’ girl, eh? Besides, ratchet straps you bought for up the Adler Favorit would it rock solid whilst you got it all together again. It’s near the kettle and you can listen to 4 or watch endless re-runs of Top or Dibnah’s Age of Steam on cable TV you potter about with

Little Angel: ‘I’m you Phillip, respectable people have motorcycles on their tables, it just isn’t and proper. Now why don’t we get all those bike bits in the shed and we can a really good tidy up New Year?’

Little Devil: there a bottle of 3 Monts in the to enjoy afterwards, whilst you your evening’s work

‘Oi Gabriel, shut up and your bloody hook you wearing harp plucker, got work to do. Now, where did I put ratchet straps?’

So now, not do I have a bike in the kitchen, I have an ES250 Trophy building up, piece by piece on my table. I like to consider it as sort of three dimensional puzzle that I find staring at for hours on end in the evenings.

Sometimes I get a lot done, other I just trial fit a few bolts and nip out to the garage to face off the heads of a few new bolts on the lathe, then the bolt head slightly to almost identical to the original MZ I believe they were cadmium plated and had a pinkish but I can more than live these stainless replacements.

MZ ES 250
MZ ES 250

I in a previous installment that the suspension arm linkage on this MZ really is a wonderful piece of economy, so I’ll explain The pivot bolt not only the swing arm, but the frame it fits into also as a concentric pivot for the rear mounting points, insulated the frame tube by two top hat rubber

These mounting points the engine to move within the supported at the front by two rubber AV and a frame mounted robber This whole multi design is all held together by the swing arm nuts, yet it completely the bike frame from the power unit giving it a smooth and vibration free Just what you need for distance touring on the continent…?

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since got most of the frame and components back together and solved a few problems too. I make one blunder on a bike it’s inevitable really. The one worried me this time was I had pressed out the rubber AV bushes in the silencer support arm, them in the process, just so I could get the arm powder coated.

the replacement AV bushes aren’t anywhere. Fred Rogers of tried to buy some recently, but the parts arrived they nothing like the components they should look but I took half a dozen in case. I managed to turn down to the correct size on my by mounting them on a bolt, two washers and secured with a

Two for the top mount and the same for the lower point and Robert’s your husband. Not in the same league as I admit, but they certainly do the

The new VIN plate came with a set of rivets that looked to the originals, so obviously I wanted to use instead of bog standard pop rivets, but the were slightly too large for since I had to drill the remains of the old out. Adhesive seemed to be the solution to this problem.

I glued the rivets into the of the plate but when I looked for my trusty tin of contact adhesive I knew would give the a secure bond and me an instant it was nowhere to be found. However a of ‘No More Nails’ did during the search, and not being a sort of bloke I actually to read the instructions!

From I read on the back of the tube; it just the job and two minutes later the was in situ with a rolled up duster and a cable tie keeping on it overnight to allow it to set securely in

The next morning I removed the tie and the duster, to reveal a rock plate, but now with a furry decorative fringe that I remember it having the day before. 1970’s custom car interior, but not the look I was hoping for somehow. The had gradually seeped out overnight and friends with the yellow but how was I to remove it?

I certainly wasn’t going to scraping at the glue using a blade, not on my newly powder fork carrier, so it took me a half an hour and two thumbnails to clean it all off, which I is why the glue is called ‘No Nails ‘?!

Once the comes back from the the reassembly can continue apace…

MZ ES 250
MZ ES 250
MZ ES 250
MZ ES 250
MZ ES 250
MZ ES 250


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