Suzuki TS fourms?

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by wfopete, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    Yeehaa!
    I've got a nice little and nimble two-stroke!! :clap

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    It starts at the first kick, even in the snow en the engine just screames "Let's goooooooooogoooogooogogogogogo!!":clap:clap

    To bad that I'm missing about 10 spokes in the rear wheel and the inner tire is completely gone. No driving this weekend..:(:
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  2. Firemanmike69

    Firemanmike69 Been here awhile

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    I picked my '77 ts 250 about 6 months ago for $150 running with a title and 2spare tires
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  3. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    Nice one!
    I discovered some yellow paint underneath the red on my bike. Now I know what it would look like in yellow as well. Looks nice. It looks like my bike is in a similar condition as yours, I'm busy with creating a new seat cover and repairing the seatpan.
    Other than that and replacing the rear tire and spokes I'm ready to go.
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  4. john479

    john479 Been here awhile

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  5. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    I've just been riding a bit in the snow today. I realy like this bike, its so nice and nimble.

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  6. Firemanmike69

    Firemanmike69 Been here awhile

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    Took mine out in the snow last nite, did good in the deeper stuff than the hardpack left by the plows. Tons of fun
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  7. bondbmw

    bondbmw Adventurer

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    LIttle ongoing project. Finally got the paint sorted and some Hagon shocks on... apart from the tyres and tubes still on the shelf I think this'll do for now :)

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  8. Rockman

    Rockman Been here awhile

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    Here's a couple of mine.
    First up, 1979 TF185 Ag bike. Mechanical restoration, but havent touched to cosmetics. All set for a 2000km charity ride starting tomorrow;
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    And a 1980 TS185 ER I got for 50 bucks. It was going to be spares, but its fairly complete and the engine turns over ok so it might get restored, maybe...

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  9. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    I think I have a cherry TS125 service manual if anyone needs it for a rebuild thread.
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  10. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    I had a 185 for a while but I hardly rode it because it did nothing for me and I ended up giving it away.

    Had a 75 TS125 for a while, rode it to work through some trails for a while.

    It surprised the hell out of me for such an old bike, that had sat for six months after being submerged under muddy water for a week after the shed got flooded.

    Took it out riding once with a guy on a DT200 and his father on a DR350 and they were getting annoyed that they couldn't keep up in the tighter stuff and through a sandy whooped out section.

    They did blow me away on the straights though.

    Gave it to a mate who said he wanted it for his son, found out a while later he ripped the engine out of it for a go cart that never happened, I was seriously pissed about that.

    And now a couple of months ago I did a stupid thing on eBay.

    What the hell am I going to do with a TS50.:lol3

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    I have put a new piston in it, and stupid me got it from the UK where they have the aircooled TS and mine is the water cooled one, it seemed to fit ok, but about 30 seconds into getting it started, the piston crown separated at the top ring.

    So I just re-ringed the old piston, and now I find that the PO has geared it way to high and it can't pull it.

    So I'm up for new chain and sprockets, and then I still don't know what I'm doing with it.:lol3
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  11. DancesWithPoultry

    DancesWithPoultry n00b

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    Hi guys. Nice to see the appreciation of these of bikes here. I run http://www.suzukits.com and we are a happy band over there if anyone needs some specialist advice on their old two-smokes. I have two TS185ERs (2003,2004) and a TS50J (1972). My main ride is a F650GS.

    Cheers

    Nigel in NZ

    --"Ride Tall, Ride Small"--
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  12. Vanjoe

    Vanjoe n00b

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    New to me in May 2007 with 661 miles on the clock!
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    Still going strong in late 2012
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    Love my TS! Wish it was a 185 or 250 but it does what I need it to do!
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  13. Toysoldier

    Toysoldier Adventurer

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    i used to have a ts 50 =] well 2

    in the uk it is aircooled and so restricted it does 30mph tops, i was trying to import a ts80 water cooled from Germany for the engine but that fell throw.

    so i wiped on a 70cc big bore imported a race exhaust heheeh

    i loved it to bits then when upgrade time came wanted a ts125r but they are quite rare in the uk and i couldn't find one so ended up with a dt 125

    my next bike will be a ts200 or a dt 200 not made my mind up yet but it will be a 200 smoker =]




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  14. bakaster

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    https://www.dropbox.com/s/omrsqvhu2fn6v3c/2013-04-02%2008.04.02.jpg

    Thought I'd join in on the TS love.

    Picked up a non-running ts-90 from a friend who got her and never got her running. Fixed her up and has been my main commuter bike for most of the last 6 months. (When my girlfriend isn't wanting some time to practice riding that is)

    Beautiful little bike. Gets more comments and questions than anything else on the road, and has been a rewarding first restoration project. (As of today stopped getting a spark, so looks like it's time to bust out the multimeter).

    In all honesty suzukits and advrider have been the most useful sources of information in getting her fixed up again.
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  15. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Parts for the DS on ebay are literally pennies on the dollar,very hard to sell said parts and they go cheaper then cheap. I had a perfect DS100 pipe I couldnt get 10.00 for.
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  16. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    Has anyone got a TS 250 parts bike? I need a few things for a '78, rear brake, sprocket carrier, some other stuff.
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  17. DancesWithPoultry

    DancesWithPoultry n00b

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    There's a guy on the suzukits.com forum that's parting one.

    Cheers

    Nigel in NZ
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  18. wario

    wario good bike cleaner...

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    Just scored this today!

    73 TC125. I'm basically the second owner - 6k miles.

    I had a TC125 as my first bike - Been looking for one for awhile then I stumbled across this -


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  19. Dualsportnorm

    Dualsportnorm n00b

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    I just finished, never finished but ready to ride my TS 400 restored back to almost new. I would post some pictures if I new how..... (HELP) I found this bike in Lewisville Nebraska in a barn. The owner had crashed on it back in the early 80's. He bought it new his brother had one also and was robbing parts off of this one to keep his going. There it set with 5 gal paint cans stacked on it the only good thing was it had a lot of compression. Everything was either bent broken or rusted. I carried it back to my friends house in Omaha we cleaned the carb and it started on the third kick. It blew the bottom out of the pipe seems the mice had been living in the pipe. I brought it back to Texas and started the rebuild I've been working on it off & on for over a year. It really looks good and runs great. Someone let me know how to post pictures and I'll post the build.
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  20. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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