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  1. Back in the mid eighties wifey person had the estate version in a fetching shade of bright blue, it was used as the school run bus and started on many freezing mornings with the starting handle which it still had, I seem to remember it being stored under the bonnet somewhere? Must say it never once failed to start or even thought about breaking down, it even carried on after being smacked in arse by an inattentive driver at a pelican crossing. Only got rid of for a rather smart? FSO estate in an equally fetching shade of orange.
  2. I can't imagine how hard it must have been to try and fire up with a side car in the way, I also have a Planeta and a Jupiter 91 and 92 vintage respectively, I will see if I can drag them out and let you listen to the 2 stroke symphony. As you will know they aren't exactly lightweights and if they start to fall over it's best to let them go rather than being catapulted 10 feet into the air as you try and stop them.
  3. Hello chaps , thought I would share the rebirth of an amazing piece of soviet two stroke bike shite with you, spent a fair bit of lockdown time, fitting a new loom, left and right switchgear, coil, voltage rectifier, indicator relay and repro rusky indicators. It is a rare old beast in the UK, IZH Springbok 350 single cylinder, ankle breaker to start and so tall that I have to stand on a milk crate to get on it........ VID-20210122-WA0000.mp4
  4. Had one in the late seventies, I used to buy 10 "crossply remoulds for £2.50 a piece and wear them out in a fortnight ragging it round the local roundabouts...........
  5. Sorry bud I meant to but just not clever enough!
  6. RED2stroke

    1972 Daf

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/748808312396403/ Hopefully this hasn't been posted already, apologies if it has , rare little beast anyway
  7. Yes and Blue mink did the same....
  8. Eerm yes, sorry to say that it was grade one shite, bad earths everywhere, water everywhere, put me off fibreglass cars for ever ,the only good thing about it was the XR2 engine, sold the car after 2 weeks of misery. Although I imagine that they were pretty quick if they had the nissan turbo engine fitted?
  9. That hasn't strayed far from home, Bournemouth reg and still in Christchurch...............
  10. My god I had forgotten about that episode, I know the feeling of being a senior citizen and dropping a few bikes along the way, the worst was my lovely few months old Suzuki GT 250 RAMAIR in 1974 I had to hide the damaged bike from my mum till I got it fixed, because my mum had signed the HP agreement as I wasn't old enough . She would have had a fit if she had seen it !Ask your grandad about HP (hire purchase) and flairs and loon pants and Elton John moon boots ha ha ha.
  11. Managed to get the assembled beastie out into the sunshine today, haven't cleaned it, just got it starting and running, for the first time in 40 years, sadly I will probably move it on as I have others that need my urgent attention.... next up should be a 250 twin that's been hiding in my garage for the last couple of years.
  12. Great little bikes widely used by the plod in my neck of the woods.
  13. That's a shame, they are probably the most sought after model, aside from the 175 Trail. Apparently they did a 350 custom, but I have never seen one.
  14. One of my favourites too and not only that but I have one in that very colour, its a very coarse silver metal flake , it def does not wheelie like the pic though. I will try and dig out a pic.
  15. Very nice bikes I have a 2014 reg new retro model, with oil pump injection , electric start and disc brake wohooo.......I will try and get a pic, meantime here's one I sold recently
  16. I thought thats how everyone cleaned their baffles......I have a couple of 250 twins, they make a lovely sound, did you know that CZ fitted restrictors inside the air box on 175 singles as they were reputedly quicker than the more expensive 250 twins, removing it requires splitting the airbox which is easy as it's cast in two halves and bolted together........oh god I sound like a right anorak. Cool pic .
  17. Yes they still turn up, most will have 4 km on the clock as that was the length of the assembled test ride, saw one for sale the other day still in it's delivery crate ! Many came to the uk long after the factory closed as they mostly sat in containers all over europe after Cagiva , who by then owned CZ gave up on them, you will find some later models with Cagiva vin plates and engines stamped the same.
  18. Yes you def right about prices I used get given CZ bikes or evenpaid to take them away, but I have been amazed by the interest shown in some the bikes that I sold recently, I think that most people don't have deep enough pockets for the Japanese stuff anymore and although the eastern bloc stuff is not in the same league it's an affordable way to get that nice two stroke noise and smell.
  19. What ho chaps, I suspect like many of you, I have spent the last few weeks, mowing the lawn to within an inch of it's life, painted everything that keeps still long enough and fixed all the stupid stuff on the car. So in true AS fashion and having competed every job that "er indoors " could find I have now retired to the garage, to indulge my lifelong passion for resurrecting two wheeled shite........ I have managed to get a couple of easy fix bikes running again and now I have started on a third bike, all my bikes are CZ, Jawas or other eastern bloc shite (beauties). Anyway I thought tha
  20. I used to drive one of these everyday, it was my gas board company car, same colour reg number GTR 9 X they had a large consecutively numbered fleet all the same dark blue and if you rose to the rank of supervisor, you were given a morris marina coupe or mk 1 ford ecsort......ah happy days.
  21. The bezels are def not right, they should be concave not convex................god that sounds geeky......sorry
  22. Wowser, my mum used to have one of these in 1966 and she used to take me to school on it, I was allowed to start it and warm it up ,it would be parked up in our side alley with my dads Sunbeam scooter. Happy days
  23. Evening gents, went on a little road trip to collect some bikeshite on Sunday, being a self confessed CZ nut I just couldn't resist when four of the things turned up for sale less than 30 mins my place. I had already been to see them earlier in the week and sealed the deal, so went back to collect them as arranged. Took my son and grandson for the muscle , on the promise of breakfast at their choice of venue. Fleet services M3 south bound to be precise. Cheap labour as I had neglected to tell them that one of said bikes was in pieces in the loft of the sellers house! Should taken some pi
  24. Must resist, already done a two hundred mile round trip today to pick up 1982 Cagiva SST 250 2 stroke. Still got room on the drive though hmmm.........
  25. Started off about six weeks ago at £650, it's had a lot of brake work and I'm sorely tempted too!
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