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About Bill

  • Birthday 09/06/1969

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    Wichita Kansas
  • Interests
    Russian Motorcycles, British Sportscars and beautiful girls like my wife.

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  • My Bike(s)
    1953 M-72 (Komendareka) 196? MV-750M (Bizon) 1974 MZ TS250
  • My Story
    I lived in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan for a couple years. I saw my first Russian bike there and fell in love. I importing a 40' container full of flathead heavy motorcycles from there - after a great deal of aggrevation.

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  1. Sure! I livedin a fromer Soviet republic for a while and saw some truly amazing modifications. I guess what I am saying is don't read to much into anything. I am alway curious too. I really wondered what use some of the military bikes might have had that I brought back with me.
  2. The KMZ and IMZ parts interchange. I would not get too excited about what is stamped on your engine internals. It looks like your bike engine was rebuilt during Soviet times. Parts availability was a problem then and it is not surprising that they used what was available.
  3. Maybe the place to look would be some of the Chinese vendors. I think I remember the Blitz Bikes guy saying he got his from China. Have you checked out vendors on the Chang Jiang Unlimited site?
  4. With the wrong cylinder heads on it! Man these things are getting expensive! I would sell mine in an instant if I could get that many euros!
  5. Here is my M-72. I bought mine in Kazakhstan and shipped it back. There are a few other M-72 owners here. It's nice to see our ranks expanding! Feel free to PM me with questions. Bill
  6. Next time you are there you need to put out a bounty on the factory sign. I was able to bribe my way into a military warehouse while I was in KZ. While I couldn't go in personaly, I was able to forward shopping lists! You never know how hungry somebody might be! Bill
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    Wow, very spooky! I had some problems when we first moved into our home. My wife and I head footsteps in our bedroom and other strange goings on. Things started to break like one of my grandmother’s dished fell from a high cabinet and a vise I had not bolted to the work bench in the basement fell on the floor. My wife told them they could stay if they behaved and we had no more trouble. Good luck Martyn!
  8. Hi Pete, I’m afraid don't have answers to your questions. But, I wanted to tell you that I ordered two complete wheels for M-72 from Ural Zentral. It seemed that the price was very inexpensive. When I get some more money I’ll order two more. Maybe this would be a cheaper option? Bill
  9. I'm pretty low-tech but my secret for keeping warm is fake wolf fur.
  10. We don't get very much snow here and it usally melts pretty quickly. That dosen't stop me from taking out the MV-750M when it does though!
  11. My daughter had her first motorcycle ride when she was less than a year old with her mom riding with her to hold her in place. She has been riding by herself since she was three and she is now 4 ½. Who else here can say they have been riding Soviet motorcycles for almost half their lives?
  12. When I lived in Alma Ata I used to park my K-750 under a balcony in the bulding where I lived. The bike fit there but the space was to small for me to stand up. I used to have to crawl in and push the bike out before I could start it. I used to keep the battery in my apartment because somebody stole the first one I had. Other than that no problem. Now that I returned home to the United States I have a nice garage. There were many Soviet era garages available for rent when I was in Kazakhstan, I was too cheap to do that though. Bill
  13. I guess I can’t really type too much here… I’ll make it short.

    O.K. 2 clutch plates, bearing, rod ,distance piece thing and shipping- $50

    If PayPal works for you can send payment to: sales@redoctobermotorcycles.com

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