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wschmechel
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Buddy 125, MZ Moskito 50cc (sold), Yamaha Vino 50cc

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: MZ Moskito Reply with quote

Anyone have any experience with the MZ Moskito? A neighbor of my wife's parents is thinking of selling a 50cc Moskito, but I know nothing about this company or the machine. In some light research, it appears MZ was a German-built bike. The owner said it runs, but is pretty oil-rich (it's a 2-stroke).

I've hardly seen the bike (kind of buried in his garage) but I would imagine I could get it for $300 or so. It would be for my wife as I'm not going to give up my Buddy! I appreciate any feedback you might have!

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually it was the Moskito that first bit me with the scooter bug....
My then 'Lady Friend' and I had rented one for a day while vacationing in Chincoteague the summer of '03.
Having not ridden anything 2 wheeled with a motor since the late '70s I had a blast, it seemed to be able to get around with an amazing amount of vigor considering it was an abused rental. The two of us combined, riding 2up I'd think was about 350 lbs +/-

I spent the rest of that summer hunting where to buy one with no luck here in south/central Pa to the point I was going to contact the rental place in Chincoteague where I initially fell upon them but he wanted retail price even for his used and abused rental stock!
THAT'S when I found Genuine but however bought my Met then in the spring of 05.

I am by no means a mechanic but if the price is right........

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Buddy 125, MZ Moskito 50cc (sold), Yamaha Vino 50cc

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the response! It was good to hear that this machine got you hooked! I don't know anyone who's tried a scoot and didn't get hooked themselves!

I think the bike has been rather well taken care of, and I've got access to a good mechanic, so maybe I'll have to get negotiating!

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just be advised that there is probably no such thing as parts. MZ has done been and gone. They were a storied motorcycle company with a long history, but in recent times they were mostly famous for a particular model of two-stroke motorcycle, the ETZ 250 & 500, which we never got in the United States because it didn't meet EPA regs. It was a cheap, dead-simple bike (with terrible OEM tires that everybody replaced right away). They were particularly popular with dispatch riders in the UK. In the 1990s they tried to make a comeback with an angular-looking sport motorcycle that wasn't a hit and that was that.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny though, I hadn't thought of the Moskito in several years until this thread, now I see this too....
http://lancaster.craigslist.org/mcy/3812885022.html

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. That's a LOT of "greats"!!!
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Buddy 125, MZ Moskito 50cc (sold), Yamaha Vino 50cc

PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wow. That's a LOT of "greats"!!!


Right? See if he'll take a thesaurus as a trade.

Or call him and tell him that you're interested...but will take $100 off your offer for each time he uses "great" as a description of it...then ask how it runs and how it is on gas, etc...

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