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There's a German inscription on the base of the rear seat that says "Möve Mühl Werk Hausen" or "Möve Werk Mühl Hausen" (I'm not sure in what direction it's read), but the engine covering's serial number is from the Russian M72. Can anyone tell me if the motorcycle is Russian with German parts, or German with Russian parts, or something completely different?

Note- I'm not sure about the German accents, that's just what it looks like to me from the picture. There wouldn't happen to be any German speakers out there?

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Does anyone know what company made this motorcycle?

I'm sitting in the Las Vegas airport checking things...I have my boss next to me who knows German pretty well. He says that the "muhlhausen" is the town of Muhlhausen (one word with the umlaut...I can't type that). Werk means factory and the "move" is probably the name of the factory. I did some searching but couldn't find anything.

See if that helps any...meanwhile, I'll keep looking around...

Kurt in S.A.

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Does anyone know what company made this motorcycle?

What part of the bike is the metal tag attached to? Is it part of the pillion seat assembly? The rubber pillion seat has the "Move" name on it.

Move is a "brand" of the Walter Co. Among other things, Walter made Move branded bicycles and some small motorbikes before the war (the largest was the 347cc Villiers) and supplied parts after the war, especially to IFA.

Everything about the bike in question looks RU.

Mühlhausen is in former East Germany. The probability is that the East Germans supplied it to the Russians or that it was added later.

Kurt, you might post this on the /2 list. Universalb50 generally knows about such things.

Bruce

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Does anyone know what company made this motorcycle?

I got some input on the Yahoo /2 forum from Richard Sheckler...he also some his way around these older bikes. He said it appeared to be a post war Soviet M72 with some East German manufactured parts.

I also found the Möve factory mentioned on this page under the German motorcycle section...not much info, just listed...

http://www.autogallery.org.ru/mota.htm

Kurt in S.A.

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Does anyone know what company made this motorcycle?

"Bruce Frey" wrote:

What part of the bike is the metal tag attached to? Is it part of the pillion seat assembly? The rubber pillion seat has the "Move" name on it.

Move is a "brand" of the Walter Co. Among other things, Walter made Move branded bicycles and some small motorbikes before the war (the largest was the 347cc Villiers) and supplied parts after the war, especially to IFA.

Everything about the bike in question looks RU.

Mühlhausen is in former East Germany. The probability is that the East Germans supplied it to the Russians or that it was added later.

Kurt, you might post this on the /2 list. Universalb50 generally knows about such things.

Bruce

Thanks for the replies and information guys. The tag is on the base of the rear seat, let's see if I can find a picture of it...yeah

I don't have a picture straight from the front, da** it, but the tag id there

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Does anyone know what company made this motorcycle?

Here's a response from another forum thinking that it was a Russian M72.

Kurt in S.A.
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This bike is a Russian M72, copied from BMW right before the war and
probably built in a relocated factory in Irbit. Go to this website to
find all about it.

http://www.goodkarmaproductions.com/History.htm

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