This is a collection of the short videos that I took yesterday at Eastern Creek at the Post Classic Racing Association of NSW race meet. As I use a small digital camera so this video is not the best. But the sounds are just great.
Today I went to Eastern Creek to watch the road racing put on by the Post Classic Racing Association of NSW. The racing was close and great. The smell of racing fuel was like perfume. The sound was like an opera of open exhausts, very loud.
I entered my Traveller in the Show and Shine. I was in the Post 80s European Class. But alas I did not win. A beautiful Laverda did. And rightly so too. I voted for it. :-) There were over 80 bikes in the Show and Shine.
I took an awful lot of photos and a few videos. So instead of hosting them up on this blog I have put them on a webpage. Part one is up now. To see these click on the image below...
Bill has sent in some of his unqualified advice files. These have been written or gathered from the net over the years as he has reworked and modified MuZs for both street and race use. These files are in English and some in German. Click on the file Title to download. All about Spark Plugs. click to download PDF file. Title says it all. In English.CDI Boxes. click to download PDF file. Info relating to the 3 different types of CDI boxes that can be fitted to Skorpions. In English.Rear Shock Info. click to download PDF file. In German.Spark Plug Heat Ranges. click to download PDF file. In German.NGK Spark Plug Info. click to download PDF file. In English.Torques. Info on Torque ranges. Bills MuZ Advise file. rtf file. In English. Riding Position. rtf file. In English.
This is one rare Skorpion. muz660’s owns MuZ Skorpion Replica. He has allowed me to show it off here on my blog. He too is from the Netherlands. Skorps are very popular in Europe.
The factory only made 250 of them. They are a replica of the factory Supermono racers. Muz660’s bike is number 106. He has owned it since August. So far he is none no modifications to it.
Got to say they are a sexy looking Skorpion. I bet the two mufflers make people think it is a twin. Also the twin from discs would haul this light bike to a very quick stop.
Muz Skorpion Replica specifications Engine type Liquid cooled single cylinder, 4-stroke Displacement 659 ccm Bore x stroke 100 x 84 mm Compression ratio 9.2 : 1 Valve system 5 valves, SOHC Ignition Digital Transmission 5 gears, chain Frametype Steel 'bridge' frame Rake/trail 26.5 degrees/107 mm Front suspension WP UPSD fork, compression and rebound damping adjustable Rear suspention Single shock, WP, rebound damping adjustable (11) Front tyre 120/6…
The MuZs keep on coming. But hey thats what this blog is about. :-) Those great German single cylinder bikes. To prove how good they are and how great they can be made, Bill from Germany would like to show and tell us about his three MuZs.
1990 was the first showing of the award-winning Seymour Powell prototype with Rotax motor. Seeing it, I said this is the bike! I kept an eye on developments, meanwhile riding my 1974 Benelli/Motobi 2500SS.
A late model with 5 speed trans. The engine - goes almost without saying - was heavily modified and had seen use in a Zanzani racing frame. In street-legal trim it still had 26hp and the bike weighed all of 105kg, ready to go.
Here in my home town of Lauffen, one of the oldest west German MZ dealers, Probst, has or rather had his shop. Had because, due to the turmoils caused by Kourus, they eventually got so fed up with MZ that they stopped dealing with them. 1994, they had the first two Skorpions in the Stuttart area, a yellow Sport and a blue Tour.…
This has nothing to do with MuZs or even motorcycles. But it is wheel related. I sat in front of my monitor with my dropped jaw resting on my keyboard. Wait till you see the 2 up bike being passed by this guy.
Here are the last of the Postcards from Michael's trip down to Victoria for the MotoGP. Thank you mate for sharing these with us. Thanks heaps for stopping and taking these as I know you had to resist the throttle wrist on those great bike roads just to stop and get the camera out for us. This shot is of a beautiful part of central Vic. in an area known as Happy Valley, I call it world class motorcycling country. I passed lots of bikes here and we all waved to each other enthusiastically.
The Snowy Mountains , about 40-50kms to the south-east, between Corryong and Tumbarumba.
London, Paris....... Wombat , between Cootamundra and Young .
The MuZ feast just keeps on going this weekend. It is now just on four months ago that I bought my Traveller. It has not been all roses. There have been some thorns thrown up at me by the Traveller. Taken today at Lake Parramatta.
The rear shock is one. Turns out it was stuffed. No wonder the rear end was jack hammering me up the spine. On the BMW ride I noticed at one stop when I got off the bike that the rear end was much lower than normal. I thought I was seeing things. By the time I got back on the bike all was normal.
The about a month ago I had the honour to ride Bruce Campbell’s Tour. He rode my Traveller. I wanted him to do an evaluation on my bike. He commented that the shock was not good. Had no rebound. When I got home on my bike I found that the shock had collapsed. The rear end was sagging. It took a few minutes before it would come back up. And then very slowly. Bruce came to the rescue with the original shock from his bike. Wow the difference. So much so that I was able to…
It's a MuZ feast. Today we meet BlackMuZZer and his MuZ Sport. He is MuZZer's son. (see From Skorpion Sport to Sport Cafe Racer posting to this blog) Seems that MuZs run in that family. :-) So over to BlackMuZZeR to tell us about his superb MuZ..... He is in Belgium.
Just like my Dad I’m very fond of thumpers and I always wanted a Skorpion since my dad had one. I have my drivers license for two years and I ride that single since the first day.. It’s a second hand black MuZ, had only 14.000 miles. The first months I only could watch it in the garage and making plans to change the bike, more sporty looks. Early this year I went to the Ardennen in Belgium with mother and father and a few MuZ riders. There I met Zzero (see yellow Skorpion on this blog) and he made told me everything ‘bout going flat at the track. A few months later I try kneedown with success. So next year I’m going to the track in France with the Monoconnection gang.
Time to have a look at another great MuZ. I asked ZzerO, who hangs out at online on the forums at http://forum.monoconnection.nl/, to tell us about his lovely yellow MuZ. So take it away Zzero… He is in the Netherlands.
The this bike is officially called a Skorpion Sport Cup, they have the side fairings standard, mine where taken off for a while because I had a minor crash with a pushbike rider, not my fault...
I've had the bike for about 1.5 year know, bought it in May last year, but I didn’t have my drivers licence yet. I got my licence in August so from that time I could actually ride my MuZ.
At first I only rode for commuting and for fun. Then I went on the track for 2 times (Croix en Ternois). That was so much fun that I only wanted to ride on the track. As I’m still studying, I can’t afford to go to on the track that much. So now I don’t use my sport to much for commuting, and I’m saving up some money to go on the track more often.