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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tank Clean-out on 1982 MZ ETZ250 Sidecar Rig

Before clean-out.  Photo doesn't show how bad interior was.

This is part of the tank liner.  I hate these.

After cleaning with Lacquer Thinner, Metal Rescue, and Pressure wash.  Much better.

New petcock from Poland.  Original was beyond saving.


  1. what brand tires does it have, and are they the same tires that were on the bike in Iraq? are the white logos painted or decals?

    1. The tires are Pneumant which were manufacured in the GDR (German Democratic Republic also known as East Germany). MZs were also made in East Germany and I assume the tires are original to the bike because it only has 1,100 miles on it. The logos are painted, not decals. They were the symbol for the Iraqi Republican Guard.