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Discussion in '2 smokers' started by wfopete, Oct 10, 2012.
I've just returned from a small late night ride around the neighbourhood:
I had a TC 100 and a TC 125 when I was a kid, wish I still had them.
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Thanks for reply, that should help me. 46T is pretty big so i assume you dont do much open road riding, mostly tight stuff?
You forgot to answer question about tyre size, but i think i will try 120/90 x 18
Do you like the quicker steering? A magazine test i got says they are pretty raked out from std and 400mm is a full 40mm longer than the stock shocks.
I've been riding last sunday, clearly not enough speed....
Yesterday I've got my bike borrowed back from a friend.
'89 TS125R (SF15A), about 85000km driven and still on original rear shock...
He liked her a lot, but says he suits best its (much newer) Triumph Scrambler.
Love my TS, not a racing machine but sounds wonderful...Not in a million years I would sell this cute Suzi!!
Just picked up a 72 TS125 today... I've always wanted a 2-stroke that I could ride on the road, they just sounds cool.
Seems to run pretty good but I think with a carb clean and some fresh gas it should run even better. I plan to ride this mostly on the road around the neighbor hood.
I got the tail light working today but the headlight is toast. Those are hard to find. Anyone have one they want to part with? Thinking about retrofitting a different socket into the headlight so I can put a more standard bulb in there without having to replace the entire sealed unit.
Ordered a few things off ebay for it tonight. New tach cable, bulbs for the speedo/tach, new 6v battery, mirrors.
What does the battery actually do on this bike? The tail light is working without a good battery hooked up. The horn works, but it is very very weak.
My wife had this ts when I met her in 84. We still have it. 1973 td 250.
Does anyone know what GE type bulb would go in the taillight of a 72 TS125? I popped a GE 1157 (12v) in there by sanding down one of the contact pins, but it was only a single filament bulb. I need a dual filament single contact 6v pin that fits into the same socket as a GE 1157?
GE 1154 is what you need... I found an LED version on line that works really nice - bright and low current draw.
Bought a '72 TS250 a couple of years ago and turned into a VMX mount for the Pre-75 class:
Complete with Montesa forks and home made pipe!
Nice job! Did you do the math and design your expansion chamber for a particular power characteristic, or just wing it?
I did the calc's off Gordon Jennings formulae. Drew and made up the templates on my dining room table, cut the sheet with a jigsaw. Bent the sections with a rubber hammer over a pipe mandrel. Header is from an auto shop. Practical issues always mean that the pipe is never really as per formula. Bike goes well but is no fire breather. Needs a bigger than stock 28mm carb to wake it up now.
Shave about 2lbs off that flywheel (go to an internal rotor), raise the exhaust port about 1.5mm, open the transfers as much as possible, and put a 36mm Mikuni on it. It'll run hard!
Try to find one of the factory hop up kits. I did a few of these in 1970 it turned the docile TS into what eventually became the TM250.
Those are like gold! I wish I could find one of the hop-up kits for a TS185...
In the meantime, I have a '71 185 running a Kawasaki snowmobile piston that displaces 220cc. It pulls pretty good for a 185 ;-)
Picked up a little gem
I posted this elsewhere but this was one of my favourite bikes.
They'll run if you let 'em
Nice TS185. I put many a mile on one back in the 70s, great motorcycle! looks like Oregon woods in the background?
It's actually a TC 185 and it's in the Bohemia mining area above Cottage Grove, Or. If you're in Eugene, come play with us some time. look at the regional forums.