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#1 Mike Att

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:44 PM

Hello

I am currently looking to buy an M72, ideally i'm after a bike with original paint or patina

I've been offered this bike, the owner has the correct forks and front fender which would be included in the sale

Apart from those parts all that I can see that's incorrect is the front wheel and the levers, can anyone else tell me what else might be incorrect?

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:45 PM

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:51 PM

View PostMike Att, on 20 March 2012 - 03:45 PM, said:

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I'm no expert, but it looks all there to me, besides the front end- K37 carbs, RR31 regulator, G11 short generator. The fuse holder in the headlight bucket is still there, tail-light looks correct, post '54 wheels, correct petcock. Hard to tell if the paint is original, but the tank badges are still there, remnants of pinstripes, so probably yes. Torsion bar and leaf spring car suspension, rear hatch. Correct cylinder covers, wingnut damper knob. Even has the cool rear reflectors. Is the key the pressed steel shaft rather than the nail type? My guess: '54-60 IMZ M72M.

What model and year does he say it is and how much?
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:58 PM

If you buy that, my hat is off to you. You've your work cut out for you...
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

Wow, now thats what i call a project bike!!  Looks like it's pretty well all there though, wish I could happen upon something like that.  Great find!
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:30 PM

Do it! It's only dirt! That bike is complete and original. There aren't many survivors left that haven't been mixed and matched to death with incorrect parts.

I just bought a similar project this past December. It's almost done, and it's been a helluva lot of fun, and not as expensive as I thought it might be (jinx myself-fingers crossed). I wish mine had the original paint and all correct bits like your potential rig!


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:24 PM

Other than the obvious stuff mentioned - the final drive appears to be later too- like m61 or m62.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:35 AM

View Postzach, on 20 March 2012 - 09:24 PM, said:

Other than the obvious stuff mentioned - the final drive appears to be later too- like m61 or m62.

How can you tell? I thought they were virtually identical besides the OHV motor. Not quibbling, just educating myself. I need it...
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:02 AM

It will probably buf out just fine....Ken :feelssogood:  :smileywaving:

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:08 AM

The location of the filler plug. Its on the face of the final drive cover instead the side of the inner half.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:42 PM

Thanks for the reply's

I'm still waiting to seal a price on this and also waiting to find out if it's a running bike

I'm not put off by having to do a full strip and rebuild as I restore early Vw & Porsche for a living

If the deal comes off all I would do is remove and rebuild the motor, go though everything and just just roll it like it is no repainting etc

So am I right in that the front wheel is incorrect?

What price would people put on this outfit if it's running and has been in use?

I'm just getting into early Russian bikes and this forum had been a great source of info

Thanks
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:49 PM

Not just the wheel. The entire front end is from a Dnepr. Triple clamps, fork tubes and covers. Possibly indicating a front end collision in the past.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:09 AM

View PostPeter Williams, on 21 March 2012 - 04:49 PM, said:

Not just the wheel. The entire front end is from a Dnepr. Triple clamps, fork tubes and covers. Possibly indicating a front end collision in the past.
It could've been a KMZ (Dnepr) M-72H with the leaky leading link...
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:23 AM

View Postzach, on 20 March 2012 - 09:24 PM, said:

Other than the obvious stuff mentioned - the final drive appears to be later too- like m61 or m62.
I can't see it (computer nazis at work), but Ural M-72M's (and probably M61/62's) had fill plugs on the FD cover, earlier M-72's had the fill plugs built into the FD housing itself.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:51 PM

View Postgspell68, on 22 March 2012 - 10:23 AM, said:

View Postzach, on 20 March 2012 - 09:24 PM, said:

Other than the obvious stuff mentioned - the final drive appears to be later too- like m61 or m62.
I can't see it (computer nazis at work), but Ural M-72M's (and probably M61/62's) had fill plugs on the FD cover, earlier M-72's had the fill plugs built into the FD housing itself.


He says he has the correct front end- any photos, Mike?
I was guessing M72M, from the paint job and IMZ tank badges. So that final drive might be correct then?
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