MZ-Riders Meeting in Finland 2005

Let´s remember the good old days. I made an article about our MZ-Drivers Meeting in Möhkö, small village near Russian border (actually we made a trip to the border). Welcome to Finland and our meeting in june also this summer!!’ More information HERE and by e-mail


You will find the article from HERE


Lisäsin tähän blogiin jutun MZ-tapaamisajoista Möhkössä vuonna 2005. Koko juttu löytyy TÄÄLTÄ

Project MZ Kanuni goes on…..

My own project MZ ETZ 301 Kanuni goes on. My friend Olli Niinikangas made me new mudguards from old TS-model. They are waiting for painting and finishing. This project has last nearly two years and it was very difficult to find all missing parts from my garrage. But now I have found them all. Where is the motor?


I have noticed that the quality on Turkish Kanuni is not the same as the DDR-made models. For example the plastic parts are terrible. You must remember that in DDR models are almost handmade ones! They had so old tools and machines at that time so everything must be finished by hand.

My friend Olli Niinikangas is working with his project IWL scooter SR 59. This is not a restoration-project, he is making IWL shopper! You´ll se, this is  something terrible!


MZ-tuning, how to do?

I was reading old Big Bike – magazines (from US)  and found one good example how you can tune your MZ. Sorry, in USA there is not many MZs so our examble is Yankee!  HELLO…this is also 2-stroker Yankee, not HD!



Please remember, this article is from Big Bike number of february year 1974!   Do you know something about motorcycle name of Yankee. It´s not very common in Europe. So I read the article and learned, that Yankee had something to do with spanish Ossa (six speed gear box).  And the main issue of Yankee was manufactoring dirtbikes.  They compared Yankee to Kawasaki (mach III), motor is same size (500 cc), almost same horsepower (58/55). This has been a very powerfull bike!!!

What kind of  idea did you get? Look at the colors and style.  Maybe you can copy it and tune your MZ  ETZ…

And of corse visit web-sites of  Hungarian-made motorcycles!

17th International MZ-meeting in Finland 12.-14.6.09

17th International MZ-meeting
will take place 12. – 14.6. 2009
in Sinervä Camping Area, Leiritie 15, Multia, Finland


Take a tent or reserve one of 36 beds in cabins for 2, 4 or 6 sleepers
Reservations: Mauri Koppelomäki +358 400 237373
There will be sauna bath for all of us to use.

Multia lies in central Finland, 60 km northwest from Jyväskylä,
in crossing of road number 18 (Jyväskylä – Vaasa) and road 58 (Kangasala – Kärsämäki)

More information also via e-mail

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My wife with her MZ

girl_with_mzThis is a photo of my wife with her MZ TS 250/1. I bouthg this MZ in year 1982 after our trip to Europe. Arja is almost only women in Finland driving MZ and I am very proud of it.

We have driven many years together and everything has gone well – no accidents. Also our journeys in Europe has been succesfully. Do you know other MZ ladies?


My litlle sister eating icegream and dog traveling  in the sidecar, summer 1979!