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Old 11-21-2007, 08:06 PM   #16
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Looks like he'd rather be out " off roadin' "
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:42 PM   #17
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:02 AM   #18
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I rode the wheels off an old SL350 I used to have, I got all excited and sold it to an uncle when I purchased a CB550F. I need my ass kicked for selling them.........
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:07 AM   #19
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Exhaust

After eating too much on Thursday, and laying around Friday digesting, I spent most of the day Saturday in the shop. It ain't too warm; with my undersized pellet stove the temperature peaked at 40.

I went to work on the exhuast. I started with two of these ($30 in mandrel-bent tubing):

And this (an old tractor stack): Ugly, huh?

I spent a long time on the wye pipe, making sure it flowed reasonably well. There's a short baffle inside where the two come together to make it flow a bit better.

Many many back and forth trips from the bike to the vise to eyeball the whole assembly, tack weld, recheck, etc.

Sorry, not many construction pics (I get in the zone). Eventually I come up with this:

The muffler currently has a piece of hardware cloth rolled up in the middle, wrapped in stylish pink fiberglass insulation. I suspect the fiberglass may not last, but the end is removable so I can continue to play with the muffler inards. It doesn't sound too bad - throaty, maybe a bit loud. It's hard to tell inside the shop.

It fits on the side of the bike, misses the paniers, kick-start and suspension, and is only slightly ugly. Once I build a muffler support, I'll tear the bike down to the frame. I hope it warms up a bit...
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:57 PM   #20
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I'd do a nice Ebay resto on that puppie! I am picking this up this weekend and am going to totally resto it to a pretty rider. It's a 1972 TC125 Suzuki.
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:45 PM   #21
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What a great project!
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:12 AM   #22
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That Suzy looks like a fun project, Kevin.

If I was doing that SL, I'd definately get the pipe and racks powder-coated.

Probably get a pair of Progressive shocks, too.

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Old 11-27-2007, 02:46 PM   #23
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That Suzy looks like a fun project, Kevin.

If I was doing that SL, I'd definately get the pipe and racks powder-coated.

Probably get a pair of Progressive shocks, too.

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Id actually try to find a SET of stockers (pipes) for the SL350 on fleabay. Not only do they look cool, but they work very well for a stock pipe. And the sound neato. I allready got a new (used but clean) seat, and NOS seat cover for the TC on there plus an extra set of side covers, and emblems. Even scored a set of stock NOS side cover emblems and tank emblems for it.
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:27 PM   #24
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I'd do a nice Ebay resto on that puppie! I am picking this up this weekend and am going to totally resto it to a pretty rider. It's a 1972 TC125 Suzuki.
I wore out that bikes brother, a TS125 in H/S, LEO almost caught it one day on the street. I rode that thinkg and trashed on it for 2 years. Cost me one license, and dad moved us to a new state. It was Zuki Orange.
You want to shoe horn a 185 engine in there let me know I have an 80% complete one in the yard.
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:09 PM   #25
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It would be great to have the stock exhaust (and side covers for that matter), but I don't think the panniers would fit as well, and that would require money, which I don't have any of. Similarly powder coating would be great, but budget will dictate otherswise...

Just curious, but what do you all suppose a good running SL350 with my stylish additions is worth? I suspect I could return my targeted $500 investment to get the bike respectable and on the road, but it would be easy to get carried away and loose my shirt too.
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:07 PM   #26
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I wore out that bikes brother, a TS125 in H/S, LEO almost caught it one day on the street. I rode that thinkg and trashed on it for 2 years. Cost me one license, and dad moved us to a new state. It was Zuki Orange.
You want to shoe horn a 185 engine in there let me know I have an 80% complete one in the yard.
Id love a TS185 motor, more power and tourque, and hear they share the frame...
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:34 PM   #27
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It would be great to have the stock exhaust (and side covers for that matter), but I don't think the panniers would fit as well, and that would require money, which I don't have any of. Similarly powder coating would be great, but budget will dictate otherswise...

Just curious, but what do you all suppose a good running SL350 with my stylish additions is worth? I suspect I could return my targeted $500 investment to get the bike respectable and on the road, but it would be easy to get carried away and loose my shirt too.
My guess is it's worth about 1k if it had a good Krylon paintjob,, You could see as much as 1200.00 or so..

Here in AZ I see them on Craigslist for about that.
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:38 PM   #28
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My guess is it's worth about 1k if it had a good Krylon paintjob,, You could see as much as 1200.00 or so..

Here in AZ I see them on Craigslist for about that.
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I agree, but if he bought a set of stock pipes, and cherry side covers and tank emblems and had the tank painted, then refinished the motor, and frame he would probably get $2500.00 for it from the right person. I saw one sell on craigslist that was not perfect but very clean and nice for $2500.00, it sold in the first day it was on there. I've allready had offers (2) from guys wanting my TC125 after I resptre it for $1500.00. Ill bet if I held out I could get 2500 for it but I want to keep it.
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:43 PM   #29
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Id love a TS185 motor, more power and tourque, and hear they share the frame...
Sorry for the thread high jack, I'll have to check to make sure its not stuck, its been sitting out back for awhile. The frame is broke (that wa when I got it) so its basically wheels, forks, shocks and engine. This one has te High/Low range too I think. Make me an offer it can be yours when I get a chance to pull the engine off the frame. I got a TM 250 engine too.

I don't trhink you want it I went out and lookedat it this eve, its missing a few parts, kicker, and mag cover. The lower end looks larger than I remember my TS 125 being.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:19 PM   #30
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Very Nice!

And free! (Kinda . . . . ). Title, I trust?
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