Author Topic: 75 CZ Jawa 175 OK  (Read 154 times)

Offline ozarquebus

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Re: 75 CZ Jawa 175 OK
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2021, 08:09:39 AM »
Sealed chain cover bits are gone...??
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Re: 75 CZ Jawa 175 OK
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2021, 08:18:53 AM »
 Why do these types of ads for motorbikes that haven't ran in years always claim "it has good compression" or something similar ? Realistically this is an old pile of parts that will likely need a complete rebuild costing serious money to make operational , and then you will have an old smokey motorbike with the performance level of a new small scooter sans the reliability .

 ...rant off ...


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Re: 75 CZ Jawa 175 OK
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2021, 08:41:00 AM »
Why do these types of ads for motorbikes that haven't ran in years always claim "it has good compression" or something similar ? Realistically this is an old pile of parts that will likely need a complete rebuild costing serious money to make operational , and then you will have an old smokey motorbike with the performance level of a new small scooter sans the reliability .

 ...rant off ...


 Dusty

Using your logic, then we shouldn't resurrect old Guzzis, just junk them and buy new. They take "serious money to make operational" and can be outrun by any number of cheap new motorbikes.  :rolleyes:

What I see in the CZ ad is a fairly complete bike in surprisingly good condition, missing a few non-critical parts. Even if it needs crankshaft seals, it's not going to be that expensive to get running. Greta Thunberg won't approve of it's operation, but they're still fun to ride. 
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Re: 75 CZ Jawa 175 OK
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2021, 08:41:00 AM »

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Re: 75 CZ Jawa 175 OK
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2021, 08:54:02 AM »


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Re: 75 CZ Jawa 175 OK
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2021, 09:04:24 AM »
 Nope , I simply object to the way these old heaps are marketed , it has good compression , needs carb cleaned etc etc . Realistically it is a pile of parts that will need huge amounts of work and will likely just be in the same shape it is in right now 20 years from now .

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Re: 75 CZ Jawa 175 OK
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2021, 09:12:07 AM »
Back in 1969, my cousin and I used to go watch the "scrambles" races at Andre's Farm in Fishkill, NY. 

Along with Ossa, Bultaco, Montesa, and Husqrvarna, THESE were the CZ Jawa's I remembered. 

They were light and fast!   :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :smiley: :wink: 

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Re: 75 CZ Jawa 175 OK
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2021, 09:41:04 AM »
Come buy this useless lump of crap out of my garage for $1,900.00. Yea, that's gonna happen.
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Re: 75 CZ Jawa 175 OK
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2021, 09:47:17 AM »
Come buy this useless lump of crap out of my garage for $1,900.00. Yea, that's gonna happen.

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C'mon now..."BARN FRESH", aka, needs total nut & bolt restoration!!  :laugh: :grin: :wink:
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Re: 75 CZ Jawa 175 OK
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2021, 09:57:23 AM »
Come buy this useless lump of crap out of my garage for $1,900.00. Yea, that's gonna happen.

 20 years ago when I was still working on a few old lumps for other people , about five times a year some poor kid who wanted to ride would in fact buy one of these old lumps that someone sold them while promising it only needed "the carbs cleaned" . Poor dumb kid would then somehow locate me and suggest the old heap he had purchased could/should be brought back to life by me , usually for free or almost nothing . Then said poor dumb kid would tell people I was an asshat after I told them the truth , and bluntly told them they had two choices , either buy a really good manual , tools , and get after it , or park it until some other poor dumb kid offered to buy it .

 A famous Guzzi mechanic from Down Under got flamed for telling a new owner this hard truth .

 Not meant to insult Charlie and those who have the skills , or those who are willing to spend the money , just a cautionary note is all .

 Dusty

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Re: 75 CZ Jawa 175 OK
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2021, 10:20:35 AM »
20 years ago when I was still working on a few old lumps for other people , about five times a year some poor kid who wanted to ride would in fact buy one of these old lumps that someone sold them while promising it only needed "the carbs cleaned" . Poor dumb kid would then somehow locate me and suggest the old heap he had purchased could/should be brought back to life by me , usually for free or almost nothing . Then said poor dumb kid would tell people I was an asshat after I told them the truth , and bluntly told them they had two choices , either buy a really good manual , tools , and get after it , or park it until some other poor dumb kid offered to buy it .

 A famous Guzzi mechanic from Down Under got flamed for telling a new owner this hard truth .

 Not meant to insult Charlie and those who have the skills , or those who are willing to spend the money , just a cautionary note is all .

 Dusty

So, you're suffering from some kind of "kid with junk motorcycle PTSD syndrome?"  Maybe "famous mechanics" could benefit by scrolling on by?? How all this infinite wisdom is gleaned by a internet post is amazing to me.
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