Need Help 1974 Jawa

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Need Help 1974 Jawa (Pics)

Hi guys. I was hoping someone can give me some info on a bike I have. I'm trying to find out the history, value, if this bike is rare, well any info really.

It's a 1974 Jawa 175cc
It has 2037 miles
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On the rear fender there's a sticker: International Six Days Trial
9x World Trophy 12x Silver Vase

I took one picture of the sticker that I'll include here. I can take more pictures of the bike in the morning.

I tried to add a link to the picture but I got an error, Spamkiller, can't add links or something like that so you'll need to copy/paste the address below.

Thanks alot
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i want to see the whole bike!!!!
 

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I don't know much about that particular model, but Jawa is a Czech built bike.

Do a google search and you will find all sorts of info about them.
 
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Hi

I tried to use the forums Insert Image feature and [IMG tags] but I get the message below

SpamKiller: Your Post contains one or more links... please remove them before submitting your post.

I see other posts with images so the reason I can't add images is because I'm new I take it right?

I don't know how I was able to post the first image but now I can't link to any images. Can a mod help.

Thanks
 
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Hi
Ok I managed to post the two pics by starting them with img.
I was thinking with those stickers (one on each side) maybe a famous racer had this bike at one time? I tried google and I'm able to find some info but maybe I'm not using the right keywords.

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Thanks
 

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Sammy07 said:
I was thinking with those stickers (one on each side) maybe a famous racer had this bike at one time?
Very doubtful. Jawa (aka CZ) was a popular bike for Czech and Eastern European riders in the ISDT during the '70s. I think the stickers were part of their promotional campaign. The '73 ISDT was held in the USA, so I think Jawa/CZ were trying to piggyback on that event for their marketing.

Sounds like a fun old bike. I suspect it is somewhat rare, but sorry, I have no idea if it is valuable.
 
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Thanks dirt bike dave.

I had this motorcycle for about 21 or so years now and I think it's time she found a new home. That's why I'm trying to learn all I can about it.

I also have the owners and repair manual for this bike. I should dig those out and maybe find out more info right : )

If anyone has more information I'm all ears.

Thanks

:ride:
 

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could be worth a pretty fair amount.
do a lot of looking around, keep an eye on ****. lots of vintage bikes sold there.

maybe also try the vintage enduro group:
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/vinduro/

Me thinks ya should get it running, and keep it. worth more as time goes on.

Jawa/CZ - Jawa did the Enduro and road bikes, CZ name on the MX.
 
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Hi Bspeed

Back when I got it I ran around on the trails with it some. I don't think I rode it more than 10 times really. Then I parked it and it's been sleeping all this time.

I'm thinking about cleaning it up, changing oil, battery etc. It would be nice to hear it run again.

Who knows I may still keep it for another 20 years, I've had it this long what's another 10 / 20 years right.

I'll check out that yahoo group, thanks.
 
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Those bikes were pretty bad even back in their day. I'd still buy one though, because I'm a sucker for the old Czech stuff. Reese Dengler knows about as much about Czech Iron as anybody. http://home1.gte.net/jawaman/index.htm
 

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I dimly remember them. They had a reputation for bulletproof motors and transmissions. A bit heavy, but sturdy and good handling. The Russians, East Germans and Czechs used to kick our butts at the ISDT on these bikes. On these shores, I would think it is somewhat rare. The Jawas were never nearly as popular as their cousin, the CZ motocrosser. Decently restored, you would for sure have a cool seldom-seen bike.
Mike
 

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AjayMike said:
The Russians, East Germans and Czechs used to kick our butts at the ISDT on these bikes.
I suspect the factory bikes available to the East Bloc trophy teams were quite a bit more advanced than what Jawa was selling in the USA. I think they did very well in the 250 and 350 class.

It would be interesting to know how many 175's were imported to the USA. Can't be very many.
 
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Hi VintageDirt, I came across that site when searching, I bookmarked it.

AjayMike, you said it's a seldom-seen bike, your right. I've so far come across a handful of images/articles on this particular motorcycle. I am slowly but surely learning more about this bike.

Thanks again guys