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Old 17 Nov 2006
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MZ Baghira

Hi there,

as I was registrating myself I couldn't find my bycicle. Does anyone of you know this kind of bike? It is called MZ Baghira from http://www.muz.de

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Cool Baggy

Like this one



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Hey Alec,

nice to read from you... Nice Bike you have got there.. It looks so much different if she is ready to go :-) I am about to get my Baghi done for the big ride.

How did you get along with it. Have you had difficulties?

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Hi Leonie,

they're a great bike. The engine's built by Yamaha, so is pretty reliable. They're not a very popular bike in the UK as not many people relate the name MZ and trail bikes! A shame really, as it's a very underrated bike.

We took one in last week that was 2 years old, had a genuine 7,000 miles on the clock, was in mint condition and it came in at 1,300 GBP. I just wish I had the spare dosh as I'd have bought it there and then. Needless to say it was bought the same day!

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Baghira bike parts

I had a german couple stop by on their RTW trip this summer. They got parts in canada at a yamaha shop because here in canada and the usa this motor is used in a 4 wheeler. So come on by if you get to the states.
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Alec just posted a pic of his MZ. I recognized the custom aluminum tank. Met Alec at the 05 Colorado HU Meeting... Ray from Kamloops (DR650) and I (KLR) had wondered how the MZ made out over the past year. Following through Alec's posts, it looks like things went well. Great to hear ....You'll see part of Alec's rubber-gloved hand in the attached pic as he was half way through changing the MZ's oil...Ain't the HUBB great!!

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Thanks for replying.. And yes, you are all great here!
I am still quit confused figuring out everything but I am sure, HuB is a well of knowledge.

Is there a chance putting MZ on the list so the next person driving this wonderful bike can choose it?

@ Cameramen

Yeah, I know.. If you want one.. Let me know.. There might be a chance I can help you

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South Africa has a few of them. One is in my shop. It's a 2004 and still a virgin with 0km (showroom demo) from the importer MotoZulu / Thomas in Port Shepstone.
Will probably start to hire it out as soon as I got rid of some of my older bikes.
Very nice bike. I used to have a Mastiff which was eventually converted to Baghira wheels. I did not really enjoy the stiff handling and hard tire sidewalls of the wide 17" road tires although the grip was excellent. Never dared to try the Mastiff on dirt feeling too sorry for the beautiful polished rims.
The Mastiff (geometrically identical with Baghira HR except shorter swingarm, same forks) handled and performed very well on dirt roads.
Some of the best brakes ever put onto a semi - offroad.
Bit heavier than my personal favourite Suzuki DR 650 SE
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Hi Leonie

Thanks for the comments about my Baggy:-



Yes, it is a good bike for overlanding, a bit tall, uncomfortable seat(will have to 'have a second go at it'!), could be lighter, but still not a bad weight in comparison to some. Can't be too bad, I travelled 30,000 miles last year in the Americas'. Odo' now reads 50,000 miles. Handling is superb, it is a far better bike than I am a rider!
You asked if I had any difficulties, :-
Sidestand welded four times, possibly due to being strapped down many times on ferries, planes and in containers.
White Power rear shock leaked at 42,000 miles - repaired in Buenos Aires.
One back wheel bearing failed at 43,000 miles.
Oil consumption worsened - rebore and new valve guide rubbers sorted this upon return to UK this year.
Had to renew rear caliper this year.
Spares :- Pattern sprockets were available in South America, but Yamaha dealers in USA were less than helpful on this issue!
Oil filters available everywhere.
Rear pads available in South America, but no front pads.
Good fuel consumption - up to 70 mpg.

Where are you planning to go on your trip ?

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Hi Stephen,

The Hubb sure is great, it's good to hear from you, you make so many friends through Horizons.

Tell me, which way did you return to Canada, same Great Divide Route?

Did Ray get back to Canada OK, without the DR dumping oil again onto his boot?

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Yes Alec I made it home to Canada. Heck of a desert west of Colorado to Salt Lake City. Dr650 never missed a beat despite my best intentions of seizing it in the heat. This year I got down to Oregon. The engine is not burning oil at all! Hence my Hubb name! This is my first newbie post. Sorry for busting in on this thread but I don't have the posts to message you. Nice to see your bike again. No dents! Regards Ray (Dr650 dreadnought)
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Hi Alec
Hows it going, i new it was your bike as soon as i saw the umbrella handle sticking out the back, but it needs the christmas tinsel back down the front forks. Hope your well mate. Skip ( Pete from Christmas in Ushuaia last year)
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Hi Ray

Great to hear from you and to know your still travelling, I see from you profile that Russia may be on the agenda - would make a great trip. I'm thinking of heading that way in about five years time when I retire and have a bit more cash!!!!!!!

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Hi Pete

How you doing, hear your' back home, are you saving for another trip?
I'm OK, rather be back in South America !

Tinsel coming up

Christmas 05 - Rio Pipo, Ushuaia

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Hi Alex
I'am back in the country untill christmas, came back a couple of months ago. I put the old Tenere into retirement and heading to Australia some time in Jan. I've been in touch with a bike shop in Perth and have a new Suzuki on order. Is it really a year since we were all in Ushuaia, a lot of miles have been covered and a lot has happened since then. What are you up to any plans....
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