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MZRC news.

Kanunidave

Sorry To do this again but the Kent Sunday Meeting will be a week Earlier at the Hollyville Cafe on 19 September 10 am to midday. If good weather we can have a ride out to somewhere near by. And for those Itching for a ride i will be at the Willesborough Windmill for Norman Day on the 26 September 10 to midday, Address Just of Junction 10 m20 Down Hythe Road. TN240QG..

Saturday 25 I will be at Headcorn Airfield for the Buzzing Club camp.

Section News

Meetings

Please check with me to ensure meetings are going ahead (but prior to the day of the meeting) by email or phone.

  • Tuesday 29th September :- Hemel Cafe Allanheads Northumberland
  • Wed 27th October :- Bradley Burn farm shop on A689 between Woolsington and the junction with the A68 in Co. Durham
  • Wed 24th November :- Beamish Mary no place Co. Durham pub opens 12 noon, AGM starts at 1pm
  • Wed 8th December :- High House Farm, Matfin, Northumberland, 12 noon. Optional Christmas lunch

Events Diary

  • 8-10th October :- Clennell Hall Hotel not Riverside Holiday Park which is next to it. Camping fees £10 pppn I will be collecting the fees and arriving about 11am on Friday The hotel is next to Alwinton which is about 10 miles north west of Rothbury in Northumberland.From Rothbury take B6341 through Thropton and turn off near Wharton and through Harbottle, then just before Alwinton after a bridge take turning on right and follow road to hotel and Riverside Holiday Park. No need to book, pay when you arrive. Please could you let me know if you are coming! The site is on the edge of Northumberland National Park and the Otterburn military ranges.

Kanunidave

To let all Kent members know that i have changed the Sunday meeting place The Bull. To Meet at the Hollyville Cafe, West Kingsdown Nr Brands Hatch on the 22 August. This is the 4th Sunday. I will be there at 11am. It is a classic Bike meet every Sunday. If most turn up on bikes then we can have a ride out from there.

Section News

I have a list of my proposed section meetings for the next few months please note they are on the last Wednesday of the month. Please note if you are interested in attending any of these please contact me about 2-3 days before to check to see if they are going ahead.

I have changed my land line number a few months ago so the new one is 01912364673.

I have also booked up for our two normal camping weekends at Dent for the second weekend of the month. If you are intending to go please phone the site up to book and pay on arrival. The telephone number is 01539625239.

The weekend at Demesne farm Bellingham is now the last weekend in September 24-26th if you are planning to go to this one please book on line and pay a deposit of 50% on line with bacs or a cheque and the balance a week before the camping weekend.

SECTION MEETINGS
Wed 30th June High House Farm brewery Matfin Northumberland
We’d 28th July Bradley burn farm shop and cafe on A689 about 1 mile west of A68 near crook Co Durham
Wed 25th August lavender tea room at Etal north of Wooler signposted from A697 near Crookham.

Thank you

Tony Searle

Covid19 Update

I have recently found out Demesne farm camp site at Bellingham has just opened for camping but any bookings must be competed on line and paid in full and no day visitors are allowed. The site has introduced new rules which are part of the booking in procedure. Highlanning farm at Dent has been open all the time since we were at the site in March but I have not be able to speak to them and have had no reply to my email from early July. I Don,t know if anybody turned up in July for our camp. When we start to have our section meetings again I am hoping to keep to our list from the beginning of the year but this could be subject to change so please contact me for up to date information. if you are planning to attend.

Tony Searle

Yorkshire section August meeting

Greetings kittens, just a reminder.

the Yorkshire section August meeting is on the 9th at Ponden Mill cafe, Stanbury near Haworth.from 12.30

The cafe is opening specially for us but sadly there will be no hot food. The order of the day will be tea/coffee ,freshly baked scones and hopefully lots of crap to be talked.

i will be running a ride out to the meeting from the Brown Cow in Bingley BD162QX leaving at 10 am

come with full petrol tanks. There will be some light off road sections so be prepared. For this reason if you want to come on a sports bike please meet us at the cafe.

be there or be elsewhere

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New member

Hi all

New member here. Just getting my recently acquired ETZ250 ship shape. It has passed an MoT test and is now roadworthy. A few short runs round the lanes have proved it be very different (my other bike is a Kawasaki Triple) but good fun.

The first problem to solve is that it misses and does not like revving past about 4000/4500 rpm. It starts and idles nicely but does not like a big throttle openings.

Have done some basics, like fresh plug, fuel,timing check and it all seems OK, btw. it has electronic ignition and it appears rock steady, on it’s marks with a strobe.

Exhaust seems clear but will caustic soda it to be sure. Being new to these beasts, is there anything special to check?

Any advice gratefully received

Cheers

Tom

Section Meetings 2020

SATURDAY MEETINGS 2020
Held on second Saturday of the month.
Normally start at 11 am in cafes and 12noon for meetings at pubs

JAN 11TH GEM CAFÉ COXHOE CO.DURHAM
FEB 8TH THE AVIATOR BISTRO FISHBURN AERODROME
APRIL 11TH CHAIN BRIDGE HONEY FARM HORNCLIFFE NEAR BERWICK
MAY 9TH BRADLEY BURN FARM SHOP NEAR CROOK CO.DURHAM
JUNE 13TH BOWES RAILWAY MUSEUM NEAR WASHINGTON TYNE AND WEAR
AUGUST 8TH LAVENDER TEA ROOM ETAL NORTHUMBERLAND
SEPT 12TH HEMMEL CAFÉ ALLENHEADS NORTHUMBERLAND
OCT 9/10TH DEMESNE FARM CAMPSITE BELLINGHAM NORTHUMBERLAND
NOV 14TH BEAMISH MARY PUB NO PLACE CO.DURHAM
DEC 12TH HIGH HOUSE FARM MATFIN NORTHUMBERLAND
(WITH OPTIONAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT 12NOON )

WEEKDAY MEETING
LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
( meetings at café start from about 11 and pubs at 12 noon )

APRIL 29TH CAMIEN CAFÉ ROCHESTER NORTHUMBERLAND
MAY 27TH OLIVE TREE CAFÉ NEWCASTLETON
JUNE 24th SHILDON RAILWAY MUSEUM CO .DURHAM
JULY 29TH PARKHEAD CAFÉ NEAR CRAWLEYSIDE AND STANHOPE
AUGUST 26TH FISHING BOAT IN BOULMER NORTHUMBERLAND
SEPTEMBER 30TH WOOLER MILK BAR NORTHUMBERLAND

Section meeting details 2019

July 12th – 14th High Lane Farm camping weekend. I’m hoping to arrive on the Thursday.

August 10th lavender tea room Etal Northumberland

Sept 14th Hemmel cafe allenheads Northumberland

October 11th – 13th Demesne Farm camping weekend, Bellingham, Northumberland. I’m hoping to arrive on the Thursday.

9th November Beamish Mary no place

14th Dec High house farm brewery optional Christmas lunch served at 12 noon

Please note all meetings second Saturday of the month

Mid week meetings :-

Wednesday 7th August, National Railway Museum, Shildon, near Newton Aycliffe in Durham

Thursday 5th September, The Bowes Railway Museum, Spring Well Road near Washington

2018 Section Meetings

Section meeting details

January 13th – Gem cafe Coxhoe co Durham
February 10th – cross keys pub Bishop middle ham co.Durham near sedge field
March – camping at Dent
April 14th – Bradley burn farm shop near woolsingham .co.Durham tel 01388527285
(Farm shop also has website and camp site)
May 12th – Hemmel cafe Allenheads Northumberland
June 9th – Olive tree cafe Newcastleton
July – camping at Dent
August 11th – Lavender tea room Etal Northumberland
September 8th – vallum tea room wall houses on military road B6318 between whittle dene
reservoir and Matfen. Turn off is on left while travelling west
October – Demesne farm camping at Bellingham Northumberland
November 10th – Beamish Mary no place co.Durham including section AGM

Please note all meetings second Saturday of the month meetings in pubs normally start at 12 noon when the pub opens and meetings in cafe normally start from about 11.30

The 2017 Yetti Rally

Dear Anyone  ( who can help)

The 2017 Yeti Rally is advertised as taking place at the Bull I th thorn pub. I was recently informed that the venue had been changed to a camp site at or near Thorpe near Ashbourne.

I am now told that it will not be held at the campsite near Thorpe but instead at somewhere else.

The MZ Riders Club is renowned for the quality of the rallies that it runs. People travel for miles in order to pitch their tents and  commune with their fellow MZ riders. I would like to say that the rapier like wit of the banter and badinage that passes between attendees rivals that of Paris salons of the 19th century. I repeat I would like to say it……….. However.

Regrettably we can’t have any banter and badinage at the Hunt the Yeti Rally if we don’t know where it is being held. HELP

Worried of North owersby

HELP PLEASE . LOTS OF BIKES AVAILABLE

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

Saxon 500R owners handbook anyone

Does anybody have a owners handbook for a Saxon 500R? I’ve just picked up a 500R in need of TLC and while I can muddle through with a Haynes ETZ manual and a Rotax engine manual there are things specific to the 500R I need to know. I can copy one if anyone has one loan.

Neil Brandrick 01538 753361 or 07970 825821 or neilbrandrickmz(at)gmail.com