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Title: New additions to the stable
Post by: stresa on October 18, 2020, 04:31:49 PM
Hi guys,
got 2 new race bikes. Swapped with 2 friends for 2 of my bikes.
First one is a Uk built Hejira PE250 from around 1980/81. The PE Suzuki engine is converted to disk valve induction.

(https://up.picr.de/38827689le.jpg)

The second one is a bike I formerly owned and came now back to home. Built back in 1977 behind the iron curtain in eastern Germany. It is a copy of an Egli TZ frame. In the pics there is a TZ250 engine in it. Now equipped with a TD3 one

(https://up.picr.de/39671888nm.jpg)
(https://up.picr.de/39671887ee.jpg)

Regards Uwe
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: m in sc on October 18, 2020, 08:51:38 PM
oh man those are cool
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: rodneya on October 19, 2020, 01:12:38 AM
That looks like it was built a lot better than the Trabant's that they made
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: stresa on October 19, 2020, 05:45:36 AM
That looks like it was built a lot better than the Trabant's that they made
Yeah, not to compare.
Near all race bikes in Eastern Germany were homebuild bikes. Works MZ were only built till 1976 and they were not available to the avarage rider, only a couple of works riders got them. Nothing to buy from over the shelf. For this bike the builder got a destroyed Egli frame of a swiss rider via Finnland. They used it as a pattern. The engine was smuggled in via Tschechien. They had to made many parts from scratch. For example the hubs are casted out of Elektron, so were the fork yokes. Not all parts were to save. Plastics were always made from scratch. Often changed the outfit in the life of a bike. On mine is the 2nd incarnation where the plastics were build around 1983, copied from a Yamaha TZ250H.
All the bikes were called "Eigenbau"(homebuild). All Yamaha logo had to be removed from a bike.
Regards Uwe
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: stresa on January 25, 2021, 01:53:11 PM
Well,
had a bit of luck yesterday evening. Won this one in a raffle in the UK. Hope to have it in Germany end of march.

(https://up.picr.de/40410089yi.jpg)

Regards Uwe
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: SoCal250 on January 25, 2021, 02:00:13 PM
 :clap: Nice! Congrats
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: Czakky on January 25, 2021, 02:45:45 PM
 :drool: that is quite nice!
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: Arrow on January 25, 2021, 02:46:58 PM
Wow, nice collection you have there.

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Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: m in sc on January 27, 2021, 10:32:54 AM
that raffle bike certainly went to the right home.  :toot:
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: Kawtriplefreak on January 27, 2021, 08:59:20 PM
Very cool!
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: 85RZwade on January 28, 2021, 08:54:36 AM
And a great story
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: Greaser Greg on February 15, 2021, 12:13:08 AM
Man, I'm jealous.  The only bikes that get raffled around me are Harleys.   Congratulations!  World class! Nice collection. :taz:
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: stresa on March 17, 2021, 06:01:42 PM
Added a TZ/E roller to the stable..... :whistle:
Wrong fork and rear wheel but the offer was so good that I couldn't refuse to buy it. Stood in a private collection for a couple of years. All the wrong and missing parts I have lying around.
(https://up.picr.de/40772756yc.jpg)
Regards Uwe
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: SoCal250 on March 17, 2021, 10:42:51 PM
wrong fork and rear wheel...who cares! Nice score! You win  :metal:
Congrats
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: 85RZwade on March 17, 2021, 11:24:11 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Provenance?
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: stresa on March 18, 2021, 01:51:36 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Provenance?
@85RZwade
I am not 100% sure what provenance mean. It was built as a TZ350E from 1978. But the bike has no special history. It was raced in the german championship back in period. But it seems not used very much as the frame was never repaired/welded which is rare on these bikes. The last 10 years it stood in the private collection and the owner never came around to finish it. Engine in and it will ride. But I will swap the rear wheel for a PVM one at least. Engine wise I am not sure what I will do. I have the right TZ350 engine lying here but the bike would be not competitive in this form at our GP350 class. To many really high engineered and fast 350's in our series with superb pilots on it. Same would be as a TZ250. So it would be better and more competitive in our GP250S1 class where only aircooled engines are allowed. So a highly modified RD250 engine seems to be the best choice. In the end it is equal for me as I don't ride it myself. I always lent out my bikes to friends to race.
Regards Uwe
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: stresa on June 03, 2021, 05:12:24 PM
Hi,
was a bit struggled with organisation work for our first race meeting this year we hold last weekend at my home track(just 5km away from home) Hockenheim, so I was not often here lately.
Finally my Honda NF5 that I won in January arrived last weekend in her natural habitation. I am very pleased with the bike. It is really perfect for a never restored 30 year old bike.
(https://up.picr.de/41322831eh.jpg)
(https://up.picr.de/41322833nq.jpg)
(https://up.picr.de/41322835vh.jpg)
(https://up.picr.de/41322837ie.jpg)
Regards Uwe
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: Quicklimegirl on June 10, 2021, 01:26:15 AM
Well,
had a bit of luck yesterday evening. Won this one in a raffle in the UK. Hope to have it in Germany end of march.
(https://up.picr.de/40410089yi.jpg)
Regards Uwe

  WOW, that's one hell of an awesome Raffle prize!  The only raffle I've won was a fundraiser for the local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) and the prize was a Bolt Action Hunting Rifle chambered in
  7mm Mauser. Like Greg said, pretty much the only Raffle Bikes here are Old Harleys, Indians or other Cruisers. I suppose winning one of those could bring enough cash upon sale to buy an
  exotic Euro market specific bike.   Speaking of such things, I've always loved little bikes.  I believe this model was German market only.  I used to see them keep up with my RD350 until I went past 100kph, then I'd lose 'em.  Always thought it'd be a killer addition to my garage.  If you EVER see one for sale - I believe the model was a 1977, send me a PM!   Missed out on one about
12 years ago:
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: stresa on June 12, 2021, 02:55:30 PM
@Quicklimegirl,
yes. This aircooled Hercules 50 Ultra is a 1977 model. From 1978 they were watercooled. That was my youth. I had a Puch 50 Cobra GTL.
(https://up.picr.de/41411630bh.jpg)
It made 100kph aswell.
But both the Hercules Ultra and the Puch Cobra 6GTL are near impossible to find these days. They were rare back in period due to very high insurance rates. My Puch cost around 1000 Deutsch Mark insurance back in 1979......that's roughly the equivalent of 1500 Dollar now!
Regards Uwe
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: stresa on August 25, 2021, 04:07:24 AM
Hi guys,
the lottery win bike is gone now. A friend persisted me to sell him the bike since he saw it when I got it delivered. He has genuine bikes of Toni Mang and Helmut Bradl in his collection and wanted something original also. In the end I gave up and sold her to him. Something Yamaha was in my mind now. First I wanted to buy a later V2 Yamaha 2stroke but deep in me I felt that I am oldschool bike wise. So I searched for a TZ/F-G model as I have a twinshock B and an E model to round up my collection. But per accident I got offered something even rarer with TZ engine. Luckyly the money I got for the Honda was still there and more than enough to buy it. It's a Siroko TZ250 from 1979. One of Antonio Cobas early creations before they were named Kobas or JJ-Cobas.
(https://up.picr.de/41893695ix.jpg)
(https://up.picr.de/41893696bb.jpg)
(https://up.picr.de/41893697yf.jpg)
(https://up.picr.de/41893698ff.jpg)
(https://up.picr.de/41893699fd.jpg)

Regards Uwe
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: bitzz on September 05, 2021, 08:39:10 PM
If you're still looking I have a Tz350G for sale in Canada, Brian Henderson's bike.
Or a TA125 with spares or a TZ350B with almost no hours on it, only used for parade laps, comes with original Yamaha spares.
Title: Re: New additions to the stable
Post by: stresa on September 06, 2021, 05:19:17 PM
If you're still looking I have a Tz350G for sale in Canada, Brian Henderson's bike.
Or a TA125 with spares or a TZ350B with almost no hours on it, only used for parade laps, comes with original Yamaha spares.
Thanks bittz for the offer. But I am in Germany, I think shipping costs would be a killer. Getting overhere a F or G is no problem, in fact I could choose from 3 -4 good ones at a good price also but now my bike money is in the Siroko so I have to fill up the wallet for the next one..... :cool:
Regards Uwe