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Etz 125Sportstar

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:20 pm
by Simon Mac
This is gonna sound pathetic to all of you.
Bought this bike for my daughter last year, she hardly rode it. Now I'm gonna ride it on a 1600 mile charity ride next week !!!! That's the length of Great Britain and back home again.
Can't find any information on this bike on line apart from the 2 stroke oils. ..
Does anyone know:
1. How do you check the oil level?
2. Does it have an oil filter...if so where?
3. What's best grade of oil to put in the engine?
As I said ....pathetic that I can't even find a dipstick or glass bubble window!
Many thanks if you can help..

Re: Etz 125 Saon Sportstar

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:41 pm
by DAVID THOMPSON
its a 2 stroke bike and what is your city in uk
you need a crash course in MZ bikes may be some one local to help in your city

Re: Etz 125 Saon Sportstar

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:54 am
by Puffs
Simon,

the ETZ is a 2-stroke, meaning that the lubrication of the transmission/gearbox/clutch is separate from that of the cylinder/piston/crankshaft. The transmission oil is checked via a screw on the left-hand side of the engine. If oil comes out it's OK, and it is EP80 gear oil, and the transmission has neither an oil pump nor an oil filter.

Your bike is however likely to have an oil pump for lubricating the cylinder/piston/crankshaft part of the engine, and then also an oil tank, below the left-hand side panel. That oil tank has a side glass and a dipstick; keep it full with good quality two stroke oil (not engine oil). The level will go down over time, maybe by 1 litre/1000 miles, so you may need to take two stroke oil with you for your trip.

Possibly it is a model without oil pump/ oil tank. Then you have to pre-mix two stroke oil into the fuel, typically 2%.

Enjoy your trip!

Re: Etz 125Sportstar

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:01 pm
by Simon Mac
Thanks Puffs. Makes perfect sense. I knew about the 2 stroke oils tank. Just not the transmission oil... I'll look for that screw in the daylight :D

Re: Etz 125 Saon Sportstar

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:48 am
by Simon Mac
Is it this one Puffs?
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The transmission oil is checked via a screw on the left-hand side of the engine. If oil comes out it's OK.

Re: Etz 125Sportstar

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:37 am
by Puffs
Yep,
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is the one Haynes indicates for the 125/150. Total volume is just 500cc.