HELP PLEASE . LOTS OF BIKES AVAILABLE
As many people know, the MZ Riders Club has inherited Mike the Bike’s bikes. All the non-MZ related stuff (BMW, Honda and a lot of miscellaneous unidentified parts) has gone and we will shortly be listing all the MZ stuff or at least a great proportion of it, for sale on eBay.
We have been lucky to acquire a couple of months storage of what amounted to a dozen or so bikes, dozens of wheels and spares (In fact, 4 Mercedes Sprinter long wheelbase vans full) for a relatively nominal sum.
We had intended to put this in the magazine for the members so that those without the benefit of the Internet could know what’s available and make an offer.
However we had been waiting since the beginning of the year for probate and when the solicitors advised us that the bikes were ready for collection (in a very narrow time window I might add) the magazine has just gone to print this.
As it would clearly be two months before the next magazine, that would be two months storage for which we would have to pay a substantial amount extra. We did toy with the idea of sending out a separate newsletter to all the members but that would have cost almost £1000 with printing and postage and to do so for the few members who don’t have access to the Internet, didn’t make logistical sense.
We need your help.
Help Number 1
Can you please contact as many people who you know in the club, who do not have Internet access and tell them that these bikes and spares will shortly be going for sale on eBay (within the next week or so) and that if they want to look at them and make an offer, they will need to find someone with access to a computer.
To give you an idea of what we have here, there are 7 bikes in various states, all nonrunners, one of which (TS125/150) has been extensively powder coated and chromed but for which there is no engine, five frames some with swinging arms, three of which have been powder coated. About 20 wheels or so, (3 or four of which have been rebuilt with chrome spokes) a dozen tyres (some of which are new).
Apart from the above, the bikes are all non-runners and have suffered from storage and not all have keys but they are:
ETZ251 with the front forks and some parts of instruments and controls removed but the front forks are present.
TS150 which looks complete apart from the toolbox cover
Saxon 251 fun which looks complete
TS250 Wilf Green special with legshields. Not done a lot of miles, about 4000 from memory. I can’t guarantee that.
TS250 which looks complete.
ETS250 Trophy Sport which needs a total rebuild but looks complete apart from the rear light cover.
Saxon 251 with forks removed but the forks are there.
There are boxes and boxes of parts, speedos, indicators, new parts, all parts, regulators, generators et cetera et cetera.
The next thing I need help with :-
Help Number 2:
We need to go through all the boxes and puts everything into some semblance of order and decide which parts go with which bike so that we can then list them on eBay.
I propose therefore that a week tomorrow, Saturday the 29th, from 11am until probably 2 o’clock I will be at the unit in Flint, postcode CH6, where all this is stored.
If you could put your overalls on and a pair of gloves (to keep your pinkies clean!) and pop along to assist in sorting this out, it would be really appreciated.
I promise, it’s an eye-opener (and half of the bulk has gone already!).
Please PM me for address or get hold of me through the address in MZ Rider magazine