Suzuki TS185 ER Upgrades

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Matariki, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Matariki

    Matariki n00b

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    Recently I bought my new motorcycle, a Suzuki TS 185 ER and this summer I have planned to have a go at modifying it and upgrading some of its components.

    My goal is to get it from looking like this:

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    To looking like this:

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    I intend to keep the original color scheme of my motorcycle. My main goal at the moment is finding a new seat, tank and headlight.

    The problem is that I have no idea where to get the required parts from, yet alone which parts (that would fit) I would need (if I have to obtain them from another model of motorcycle). :scratch
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  2. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Motorcycle wrecking yards are a good place to look.Find out how
    Much room you have for said part and find what will fit ( year,make and model) and then if the price is to high find it on Ebay.I have even taken my bike to the wrecking yard in my truck and they let me bring out the different parts (tanks) and see if they fit.
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  3. Matariki

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    Hmm... thats the tricky part, finding out the measurements. I should probably go measure my tank and seat, but usually parts online don't come measurements.
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  4. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I always ask the seller to measure BEFORE I buy..
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