MZ TS Project
The humble Mz TS 125 is a great starter classic. Finding one that is running and hasn't been left in a shed for a age can be a challenge . The Russian made big ends are the week point on these East German classics. It's always been a mistery why Mz produced such a tough rugged bike and then decided to fit such poor bearings . Cost must be the most likely explanation as these bikes retailed for half the price of a Japanese machine in the 1980s . Many people bought them as a spare ride. The TS was the last of the pre mix two strokes that originated from the DKW RT 125 . Unfortunately the East German military tinkered with the original design. This led to the Mz TS losing its lightweight, easy going character. The RT weighs around 75kg . The Mz TS 125 weighs in at a portly 1114kg.
The wiring can be a bit of a challenge on these cold war beauties. There are a few diagrams knocking about on the net that if you study will lead you to understand the how they work.
The ignition switch takes a while to master.
Check out this wiring diagram for the MZ TS 125 .